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
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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
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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
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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

Sunday, March 29

2:00 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 and Neighborhood Project
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Mavra by Igor Stravinsky. Conducted by John McKeever and Directed by Alyssa Weathersby. March 28th at 8PM and March 29th at 2 PM. Pay what you can.

6:00 pm Cultural Event
Canceled: Prometheus Resurrected: The London Protocols
Location:
Alumni Hall 7th Floor Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms
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Prometheus Resurrected: The London Protocols 1827-1830. A Celebration on the 199th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution (1821) and the 190th Anniversary of the Liberation of Athens and Attica (1830). A program by the Greek Room Committee in honor of France, England and Russia through the French, English, and Russian Nationality Room Committees at the University of Pittsburgh.

Celebrating the friendship of France, Russia, Great Britain, and Greece in the rise of the modern Greek nation through the London Progtocols of 1827-1830 imagined in poem, song, and music.

A light reception with wines from the Attica region of Greece will be offered following the Program.