Events in UCIS

Friday, November 6

(All day) Exhibit
International Photo Contest
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
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Out of over 250 photos received from study abroad alumni this year, 25 photos in 5 categories have been selected by judges and put on display throughout the International Week. Click on the link below to see the selected photos and vote for your favorites. The winner of each category will be decided by your votes.

See the photos here: https://sway.office.com/G7OGEDGQPod2Ebsi?ref=Link

9:00 am Career Counselling
International Student Career Conference
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week along with CCLD and Career Center
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As International students one of our most asked questions personally is now that I have graduated, what next? What do I do? Where should I go for work? How do I find a job? Talking to immigration lawyers, employers, international students who have done internship and many other resources at this Conference will help you clear out the answers about Visas, employment, and opportunities. Many international students from past years have told us they have, if not found answers, gained more confidence on their future from this event.

10:30 am Symposium
Global Competence Certificate Celebration & Networking Event
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and International Week
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Since the 2018 debut of the Global Competence Certificate Program (a series of the Faculty & Staff Development Program at Pitt), two cohorts of faculty/staff participants have earned this distinction. This event will celebrate and recognize their achievements and provide an interactive overview for those interested in developing their global mindset by participating in upcoming sessions. An informal Pitt Global networking event for faculty and staff will follow.

Any faculty or staff interested in attending should email Ian McLaughlin to request the Zoom registration link at: globalsupport@pitt.edu

1:00 pm Career Counselling
Global Company Tour
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week along with Career Center
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Join the Study Abroad Office and the Career Center for a Global Company Tour. You will have the opportunity to meet with four recruiters from companies and organizations that have an international presence. There will be four 45-minute information sessions with a Q&A at the end of each.

The companies are:
- Bayer - https://www.bayer.us/
- Covestro - https://www.covestro.us/en
- SAP - https://www.sap.com/index.html
- PAE - https://www.pae.com/

Registration link:https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/events/590872

1:00 pm Symposium
OIS Symposium
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week
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The Symposium is open to all department administrators, faculty, and staff who work with OIS. This year’s Symposium will cover topics including: current U.S. immigration climate, students and scholars working abroad, permanent residency options, and more.

This event is only for international students.

To register, visit: https://www.ois.pitt.edu/events

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Polish Conversation Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the Polish Conversation Table on Fridays from 2 - 3 pm with Jolanta Lion.

Email Jolanta Lion for Zoom info: jola@cmu.edu

3:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt German Club: Friday Stammtisch
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club
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Stammtisch is the German Club's weekly conversation table for speaks of all levels from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. Here we practice our language skills while also learning about German culture through fun games and activities!

Zoom Meeting ID: 950 0542 1812
https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95005421812

3:00 pm Cultural Event
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Join us for the Russian conversation table & tutoring to improve your Russian, meet other Russian students, prepare for oral exams, and learn more about Russian culture.

Email Katya Kovaleva for Zoom info at Katya.Kovaleva@gmail.com

4:15 pm Colloquium
Panoramas Round Table: The Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Crisis: Bringing Attention to the Displaced
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and International Week
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Join us on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:15 pm EST to discuss our featured article: The Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Crisis: Bringing Attention to the Displaced, written by Panoramas Intern, Isabel Morales. To read the article, please visit: panoramas.pitt.edu

Around 4.2 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela have left their country seeking asylum. They are fleeing from a crisis characterized by violence, human rights violations, corruption, hyperinflation, and poverty. Unlike other refugee crises, the one in Venezuela is not due to conventional war or conflict, yet the conditions people face are not too different from those in an active war zone. Despite the massive scale of displacement, the humanitarian crisis remains highly underfunded, and the international community is not giving it the attention it needs to ensure the protection and security of these refugees.

Isabel Morales is an international student from Colombia at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a sophomore majoring in Economics with a minor in French and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Through her experiences living in Colombia, the United States, and Israel, along with the opportunities offered by the university, she has become greatly interested in Latin American affairs and its role in the study of development economics. As a Panoramas intern, Isabel hopes to promote the region and continue exploring areas of interest such as politics, development, and human rights.

Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/yxhqt2bj

6:00 pm Lecture
Who are the Uyghurs?
Location:
https://cerisnet.secure.pitt.edu/resource/faculty-readers-forum
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS)
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The plight of the Uyghurs is arguably the single biggest human rights violation in the world today. Assistant Professor of History James Pickett, University of Pittsburgh will facilitate a discussion using articles and chapters of books to shed light on the historical context and current conditions facing the Uyghurs of China.

After registering participants will receive a reading packet and a zoom meeting link.

Please register at https://cerisnet.secure.pitt.edu/resource/faculty-readers-forum

8:00 pm Cultural Event
Global Candy Shop
Sponsored by:
International Week along with Office of Residence Life
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Take your taste buds on a trip around the world and learn more about the ingredients, design, and creation of different international sweets.! From the comfort of your own room, learn more about the ingredients, design and creation of different sweets. At the end receive a custom treat bag delivered right to your room. For each tour item you collect, you will have the opportunity to receive a Study Abroad Scholarship. This event is open to first-year students, all students in Resident Halls.

• Hosted by the Office of Residence Life for resident students
• Access your VCEs to participate (FYI - Virtual Community Extensions)
• OCC credit is available
• Contact your RA or RD for more information

Event Aims:
• Residence Hall students will have the opportunity to engage in global and cultural awareness
• Residence Hall students will learn about food cultures around the world

Friday, November 6 until Sunday, November 8

(All day) Seminar
Global Health and Climate Change Mini-Course
Location:
Virtual, see website to enroll!
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
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This course uses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to highlight the multi-faceted field of global health. The SDGs address everything from gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. In examining how health intersects with these goals, this course draws on the expertise of Pitt and CMU as well as health and sustainability practitioners. Students who complete the course will understand how climate and sustainability contribute to good health and well-being from an truly interdisciplinary perspective.