With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.
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Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Tuesday, March 24 until Wednesday, March 25
DUE TO CONCERNS SURROUNDING COVID-19, NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THIS EVENT. AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW DATES WILL BE MADE WHEN AVAILABLE.
An Initiative of the International Place-Based University Network
International Place-Based University Network: Academically Based, Globally Minded Community Engagement
Post-industrial cities are crucibles of reinvention and innovation. Those that have successfully navigated the sunsetting of industrial production have creatively reoriented to intellectual technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, and life science innovations. And yet, the challenges that followed industrial decline—loss of population, unemployment, and destructive urban redevelopment strategies—continue to reverberate.
As the founding members of the International Place-Based University Network, Newcastle University and the University of Pittsburgh are hosting this conference. The goal is to share best practices for community and civic engagement as well as to explore potential international collaborations for academically based community engagement.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
University Club | Ballroom A, First Floor | University of Pittsburgh
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Community Engagement Center of Homewood
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Tuesday, March 24
This event was originally scheduled for March 17th, but has been rescheduled to March 24th.
As part of the ESC’s 2019-2020 Year of Memory and Politics, this month we explore borders and contested memory in Northern Ireland. Our panel of experts will explore the conflict over territory and identity in Northern Ireland and how that has played out at the border and in other spaces. We will discuss what has changed since the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement and what may happen as a result of Brexit and the recent elections in the Republic of Ireland. Audience participation is encouraged.
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- Jonathan Blake, RAND
- Katy Hayward, Queen's University Belfast
- Jennifer Keating, Carnegie Mellon University
- Connal Parr, Northumbria University
Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh
Join us for a reading celebrating the work of Latinx literary voices. This installment of the Latinx & Proud! Reading Series will feature Melissa Lozada-Oliva and Ana Portnoy Brimmer! Melissa Lozada-Oliva is an American poet and educator based in New York. She is the author of chapbooks Plastic Pajaros, Rude Girl is Lonely Girl! (Pizza Pi Press), and Peluda (Button Poetry 2017). Her poem, “Like Totally Whatever” won the 2015 National Poetry Slam Championship. Lozada-Oliva was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts by immigrant parents; her mother is Guatemalan and her father is Colombian. Her work “explores, interrogates and redefines the intersections of Latina identity, feminism, hair removal & what it means to belong.” Lozada-Oliva co-hosts Say More podcast with her best friend and fellow poet Olivia Gatwood.
Ana Portnoy Brimmer is a Puerto Rican poet and performer, writer and ARTivist. She holds a BA and an MA in English (Literature) from the University of Puerto Rico, and is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Rutgers University-Newark. Her chapbook manuscript, To Love An Island, is the winner of YesYes Book’s 2019 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest, forthcoming in March 2020. Ana is the recipient of The Ancinas Family Scholarship; the inaugural recipient of the Sandra Cisneros Fellowship; a 2019 Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets and Best of the Net nominee; and a #PoetsForPuertoRico organizer. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Winter Tangerine, Gulf Coast, Foundry Journal, Sx Salon, Huizache, Anomaly, Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm, Centro Journal, among others.
Latinx & Proud! Series Advisory Board: Adriana E. Ramírez, Eloisa Amezcua, Malcolm Friend & Karla Lamb The mission of the Latinx & Proud! reading series is to incite conversation, empower, & amplify the Latinx community in Pittsburgh, PA & beyond.
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IN LIGHT OF DECISIONS BY THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.
John Hume’s political vision and innate sense of diplomacy persuaded key players in U.S. Politics to merge their concerns with his own. Ted Kennedy, Tip O’Neill, Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Hugh Carey – together known as the ‘Four Horsemen’ - were won over to his cause, lending the campaign for equality in Northern Ireland worldwide credibility and putting considerable pressure on the British and Irish governments to strive for peace.
John Hume in America illustrates how John Hume engaged every American President from Jimmy Carter to Bill Clinton. Maurice Fitzpatrick’s film explores Hume’s philosophy of non-violence during the Civil Rights Movement through to his indispensable work with friends in the U.S. to create a new political framework in Northern Ireland.
Maurice Fitzpatrick was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He is a lecturer at Villa Nova University, a film-maker and author. He has worked with John Hume in the past on a book and BBC/RTE film, The Boys of St. Coumb’s, published and broadcast in 2010. In 2013, he wrote and directed a documentary film for the BBC on Brian Friel’s Translations. He also writes journalism, primarily on Irish affairs.
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Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.
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The Arabic Language & Culture Club provides an opportunity for students of Arabic language classes to come together once a week and practice speaking the language with each other as well as touch on cultural aspects of the Arab world.