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

Saturday, May 30

5:00 pm Panel Discussion
#PittAPAHM: Unpacking APIA Identity as Pitt Students
Online (Zoom)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
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The Pitt Global Hub and Asian Studies Center are excited to announce our last event in our programmatic series in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

#PittAPAHM: Unpacking APIA Identity as Pitt Students is student-led panel discussion featuring Albert Tanjaya, Lauren Yu, and Weiyi Tu, moderated by Cynthia Truong.

Please join us on Saturday, May 30th from 5-6PM to close out the month! Register here: