Events in UCIS

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

Friday, May 8

10:45 am Workshop
Online: How To Tai Chi
Location:
Zoom (online)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Reduce your stress, find more balance, join us for an online tai chi session with Dr. Margarita Delgado Creamer, Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh. To register, click here.

1:30 pm Cultural Event
Virtual Lunch from Lusaka, Zambia
Location:
Register Here- https://calendar.pitt.edu/
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms along with Pitt Honors College
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Holly Hickling of Pitt's Honors College and Mathew Tembo of the Music Department take you out for a virtual lunch date from Lusaka, Zambia. You will learn about the staple food nshima, a cornmeal dish, as well as other culinary delights such as edible leaves and caterpillars!"

Register Here: https://calendar.pitt.edu/