Events in UCIS

Wednesday, July 1

9:00 am Teacher Training
VIRTUAL Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group: Session II
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and National Consortium on Teaching About Asia
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Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module?

Collaborate across disciplines with colleagues from your school to (re)design global curriculum! This program will provide educators with the time, (virtual) space, and material support to work with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lessons. We are accepting applications from teams of 2-4 educators (teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel are welcome to apply). Act 48 credits and a stipend provided to each participant as well as a mini-grant offered to each team for curricular materials.

Submit your application here by June 19, 2020:

11:00 am Workshop
Summer Online Russian Language Sustainment for High School Students
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is enabling high school students with Novice-Low through Novice-Mid proficiency level in Russian to join the 2020 Summer Online Language Sustainment Program. Participants include students from Russian language programs offered at Brashear High School, Hollidaysburg High School, Penn Traffor High School, and Pritzker College Preparatory High School.

Wednesday, July 1
Знакомство: где живём, учимся, наша семья

Monday, July 6
Наши хобби и интересы: что любим, чем интересуемся

Wednesday, July 8
Наше расписание: что и когда делаем

Monday, July 13
Наш дом: какой дом, на каком этаже, сколько комнат в доме, что делаем

Wednesday, July 15
Одеваемся по погоде: погода на улице, времена года, какую одежду носим

Monday, July 20
Какую еду мы любим: покупаем продукты, готовим и едим в ресторане

Wednesday, July 22
Наше здоровье: что болит, как себя чувствуем, какие симптомы, как лечимся

Monday, July 27
Гуляем по городу: где что находится, как туда добраться, какие виды транспорта в городе

Wednesday, July 29
Хотим путешествовать: где мы отдыхаем, на чём мы ездим, где мы останавливаемся на каникулах

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Racialized Police Violence in Global Perspective: Discussion on Race
Virtual - Register Online!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Together with our friends at the Pitt Global Hub, we are excited to bring students, faculty and staff a virtual discussion every Wednesday in July that will give participants an opportunity to think about the most recent wave of brutal police violence in the U.S. through a global lens.

The goal is to have participants be able to explain how racialized and militarized policing in the USA shape and are shaped by historical and contemporary global connections and processes. Participants will do up to an hour of reading, viewing, or listening in advance of each conversation; there will be no structured presentations.

Register here: