Events in UCIS
Thursday, April 8 until Friday, April 8
Sunday, October 24 until Tuesday, November 30
Please join us for a virtual event created by the Welsh, Scottish and Irish Rooms as they showcase unique aspects of their culture. Enjoy a brief Powerpoint presentation of each room and pre-recorded videos exclusively made for this event on each culture's history, art, music, poetry, dance and more?
Sunday, November 14 until Sunday, November 21
Free, Virtual Cultural Celebration: Join us in a week-long celebration and share the virtual Pittsburgh POLISHFEST '21 with your family, friends and neighbors, across the street, across the country or across the world. Celebrate a variety of Polish, Lithuanian and Carpatho-Rusyn traditions, including folk music, folk dance, culinary demonstrations with recipes, historical, religious, and folk-art offerings. These presentations were created to remember something old, discover something new, keeping alive our traditions alive in an ever-changing world.
Tuesday, November 16
Gender Equality in Public Administration: A Global Workshop will convene academics, practitioners, and experts to further global monitoring of women’s participation and leadership in public service. To that end, the workshop will profile results from a new UNDP-Pitt global report on gender equality in public administration (GEPA) (https://www.undp.org/publications/global-report-gender-equality-public-a...).
The report compiles data and cutting-edge research on progress towards gender parity in the civil service in 170 countries. The workshop will focus on three research areas: 1) glass ceilings that undercut women’s representation in top leadership and senior management positions in the civil service; 2) glass walls that limit gender equality across policy areas, with particular attention to environmental ministries; and 3) gender inequalities in public institutions tasked with COVID-19 response. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of the path forward towards building more inclusive, participatory and representative institutions.
During the Inca Empire, Cochabamba was used strictly as farmland to feed the entire Inca Empire. Remains of this empire provide an excellent opportunity for students to study the remnants of this ancient civilization. Pitt in Bolivia: Culture, Society, & Service Learning offers students the opportunity to learn about contemporary issues facing a diverse and largely indigenous population. During this 6-week program, students will take courses on culture and infectious diseases specific to the Andean country. Understand and learn about communicable diseases and risk mitigation in this vulnerable population.
Learn more by registering for our information session at https://bit.ly/3Fld2RD or visit globalexperiences.pitt.edu/bolivia
In professional and personal situations alike, the ability to present an effective and respectful argument is an asset. Whether negotiating for a pay increase or influencing the media on behalf of an organization, the art and skill of persuasion is useful no matter the career or situation. A panel representing nonprofit, government affairs, and media relations will offer participants advice and tactics on building a persuasive and compelling argument for your organization and for yourself in the workplace.
The effects of COVID-19 have been felt unevenly across Europe, a trend which continues into the recovery from the pandemic. In this panel, experts will discuss how these inequalities have been felt on an individual level and at the national level in terms of health and educational outcomes and economic impacts.
Holly Jarman, University of Michigan
Julia Lynch, University of Pennsylvania
Martin Myant, European Trade Union Institute
Sylke Schnepf, JRC-European Commission
Moderated by Jae-Jae Spoon, University of Pittsburgh
Audience Participation is encouraged.
Join the Chinese Language & Culture Club for their biweekly meetings where we will build our Chinese language skills and participate in fun cultural activities!