Events in UCIS

Monday, May 16 until Thursday, May 19

9:00 am Workshop
ACTFL Institutional Workshops - OPI Assessment
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Less Commonly Taught Languages Center and Summer Language Institute
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The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages workshop on Russian and other less commonly taught European languages.

Thursday, May 19

6:00 pm Workshop
America's Energy Gamble
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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This professional development opportunity for K-12 educators will focus on the book "America's Energy Gamble: People, Economy, and Planet" by Shanti Gamper-Rabindran, associate professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. The workshop will be led by Tracy Wazenegger, Science and Global Issues educator and is designed for educators across ages and disciplines to incorporate global themes of sustainability, climate change, and the energy crisis into their classroom.

Books are available on a first come first serve basis. Act 48 credits will also be available.

The book details how any administration intent on pursuing a pro-fossil policy, when Congress fails to act as a check, can change governance rules to permanently entrench oil and gas extraction and reliance in the United States and to cripple regulatory agencies. The Trump administration’s actions which violated traditional bipartisan values of economic prudence, environmental stewardship and respect for democratic norms, damaged Americans’ health, economy and governing institutions.