Events in UCIS

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Vice Provost Carnegie Mellon University
See Details

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.

Friday, March 27 until Sunday, March 29

(All day) Seminar
Online: Smart Cities and Technology Mini-Course
Location:
Online Format
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
See Details

Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.

Friday, March 27 until Sunday, May 31

5:00 pm Seminar
Transforming Cities: Smart Cities and Technology
Location:
Online-Zoom
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University Office of the Provost for Education
See Details

Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the
world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs
where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic
development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this
sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social
processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the
University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.
This iteration of the course will explore such topics as: the influence of multinational corporations on
cities; the rise of privacy issues in relation to adoption of technology within cities and homes; the
replacement of human labor and access to employment; the role of technology on urban planning,
among others.
One-credit for PITT students / 3 units

Saturday, March 28

10:30 am Conference
Canceled: Olympiada of Spoken Russian
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, Ground Floor
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures and Carnegie Mellon Department of Modern Languages
See Details

The Olympiada of Spoken Russian is a national language competition for assessing students' knowledge of the language. You will receive recognition for your demonstrated language proficiency, improve your chances of getting international and study-abroad scholarships, and enhance your professional resume.

1:00 pm Teacher Training--Language
Online Workshop: Integration of Culture into Chinese Language Teaching
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
See Details

Please join us for an online workshop on the integration of culture in Chinese language teaching.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Donato, Professor and Chair of the Department of Instruction and Learning, University of Pittsburgh
Invited Speakers:
Dr. Gang Liu, Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Sheree Willis, Director, K-12 Chinese Language Teaching Projects, School of Education, University of Kansas

Online workshop is free, however registration is required.
Registration Link: bit.ly/2QAARgH

8:00 pm Performance
Canceled: Mavra
Location:
Global Hub, Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Center for Russian and East European Studies, Office of the Provost Year of Creativity, Neighborhood Project and Aria 412
See Details

Mavra by Igor Stravinsky. Conducted by John McKeever and Directed by Alyssa Weathersby. March 28th 8 PM and March 29th at 2 PM. Pay what you can.

8:00 pm Performance
Canceled: Mavra by Igor Stravinsky
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of
See Details

Neighborhood Project presents... with Aria 412
"MAVRA" by Igor Stravinsky.
John McKeever, Conductor
Alyssa Weathersby, Director
By arrangement with Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., publisher & copyright owner.
a Pay What You Can Event