Events in UCIS

Thursday, October 7 until Friday, October 8

6:00 pm Conference
Career Center Presentation: Smart Strategies for the Job and Internship Search
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week along with Career Center and CCLD
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International Student Career Conference will be held virtually on Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8, 2021. The conference includes four dynamic sessions over the course of two days. Please RSVP here!

CAREER CENTER PRESENTATION:

SMART STRATEGIES FOR THE JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH

Thursday, October 7th

6-7p.m. ET

Learn about the career center’s changes to a virtual format, job and internship search advice and more helpful career tips.

EMPLOYMENT OPTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Thursday, October 7th

7-8 p.m. ET

An Immigration Specialist from the Student Team in OIS will explain the types of employment students are eligible to accept while in F-1 and J-1 status. This will include information about on-campus employment, curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT), and Academic Training (AT).

ALUMNI AND EMPLOYER PANEL

Friday, October 8th

9-10 a.m. ET

Meet alumni who used to be international students at Pitt just like you. They have experienced internships, job applications, the visa process, and work life and can answer your questions. Plus, you’ll hear from Chris Butor, Team Lead at Ansys Engineering Simulation & 3D Design Software company.

IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY SESSION

Friday, October 8th

10-11 a.m. ET

Friday, October 8

10:00 am Symposium
OIS Symposium
Sponsored by:
Office of International Services and International Week
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OIS will host a Symposium for interested faculty and staff to learn more about legal and cultural issues related to the Pitt international community. The schedule will be as follows:

10am – Check-in/Introductions

10:20am – Concurrent Sessions 

11:10am – Concurrent Sessions

12pm – Lunch/Updates 

1pm – Workshops (optional)

1:00 pm Workshop
Build and Master Your Intercultural Skills on Campus and Abroad
Location:
Zoom
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office and International Week
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Employers consistently list intercultural competencies among the most sought after skills. While travel experiences are an excellent way to practice your intercultural skills, there are also ways to effectively build and master them on campus and in your local communities. This highly interactive workshop is aimed to provide you with practical resources to develop intercultural skills and boost your resume.

2:00 pm Presentation
Geographic and Cultural Context
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Center for Global Health and Center for Bioethics and Health Law
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The Global Studies Center, Center for Global Health and the Center for BioEthics and Health Law are hosting Pitt’s 2nd annual Global Health Case Competition. Dr. Manuel Roman-Lacayo, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Latin American Studies will be presenting on "Country Overview through a Development Lens" and Dr. Firoz Abdoel Wahid, MD, MPH, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health will be presenting on "Climate Change Considerations."

2:00 pm Curriculum Development
PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE: Addressing Intersectionality Through Course Design
Location:
Online
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago; Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas; Center for Russian, University of Michigan; Center for Russian, University of Texas at Austin; Center for Slavic, Ohio State University; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington; Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Bloomington; Institute of Slavic, University of California, Berkeley Russian, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign
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MODERATOR:
Thomas Garza, University of Texas at Austin

PRESENTERS:
Frank Karioris, University of Pittsburgh
S.A. Karpukhin, University of Wisconsin-Madison

This event is part of the series titled "Intersectionality in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE AND FIND OUT MORE: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/intersectionality-in-focus.

3:00 pm Exhibit
20/20 Visions Workshop and Exhibition
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Director's Office, Global Hub, UCIS Engagement and International Week
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The year 2020 emphasized globalization and the shared experiences of a global pandemic, climate change, and social justice movements in communities across the world. As part of the Year of Engagement, The 20/20 Visions project utilizes art, creativity, and the act of making as methods to communicate thoughts and feelings around these impactful experiences in ways that are inclusive, regardless of linguistic, cultural, or other barriers. Join us at the Global Hub for a showcase of contributions from the Pittsburgh community and abroad and use the materials provided to contribute your own piece!

3:15 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Panoramas Roundtable: Expanding Latinx-Owned Businesses in Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Join Panoramas in celebrating Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month during their second roundtable of the semester! At this roundtable, Panoramas intern Isabel Morales will discuss her article about the importance of expanding Latinx-owned businesses, especially in Pittsburgh. To read her article and learn more, visit Panoramas.pitt.edu.

4:30 pm Student Club Activity
Addverse+Poesia Meeting
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
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Addverse+Poesia is a transnational and multilingual student organization dedicated to celebrating Black/Indigenous and LGBTQIA+ writers, poets, etc. Join us for your weekly meetings on Fridays from 4:30-6PM!

6:30 pm Film
Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Mustache
Location:
Schenley Plaza Tent
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Department of Film Studies
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The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

When a series of visions send a skeptical entrepreneur to seek spiritual advice, an eccentric Buddhist monk predicts his imminent death, unless he can locate an elusive lady with fangs.

Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival, Osaka Film Festival, and Morelia International Film Festival

For more information about the film festival click here

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8:30 pm Film
Wife of a Spy
Location:
Schenley Plaza Tent
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Global Studies Center and International Week along with Office of the Chancellor and Department of Film Studies
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The first annual SCREENSHOT: ASIA Film Festival will take place October 6-10, 2021. In its inaugural year, the Festival will screen features from all over Asia as well as highlight some lesser-known Asian filmmakers through a shorts program.

Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Pulse, Cure, Tokyo Sonata) delivers his “best movie in years” (Indiewire) in this riveting, gorgeously crafted, old-school Hitchockianthriller, which follows a Japanese woman during WWII who begins to suspect her husband’s Western connections may be hiding something more sinister.

For more information about the film festival click here

To register click here