Events in UCIS

Friday, March 27 until Sunday, May 31

5:00 pm Seminar
Transforming Cities: Smart Cities and Technology
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

Wednesday, May 13

7:00 pm Film
Online: Train to Busan
Netflix Party (via Zoom online)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Office of International Services
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Which would win in a fight: Pittsburgh Zombies or Busan Zombies? Find out at our next Netflix Group Watch of Train to Busan. Grab some shrimp crackers or popcorn and join us as we get terrified together. To register at Eventbrite, click here.. To join on Zoom, click here.