Events in UCIS

Friday, September 15

1:00 pm Information Session
Medical Humanities Academic Learning Community
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Students in the Medical Humanities Learning Community will hear from the Global Studies Center about the Global Health certificate program.

1:00 pm Student Club Activity
Polish Conversation Table
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 126
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Come practice your conversational Polish at these weekly meetings!

3:00 pm Information Session
Service-Learning: Lakota Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability & Indigenous Rights
Location:
Global Hub, Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Ethnic Studies Research, Global Studies Center, Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Interested in experiential learning opportunities on environmental sustainability and indigenous rights? Join community organizers as well as Pitt students and faculty to hear about their work on the Pine Ridge Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Lakota Perspectives on Environmental Sustainability and Indigenous Rights (3 cr.) is the first service-learning program launched by the University Center for International Studies. Learn about what you can accomplish and how to apply for Summer 2024.

3:00 pm Lecture
Let's Talk Africa with Valerie Bowden
Location:
Posvar Hall Room 1500
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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Join Valerie Bowden as she shares her experience backpacking across Africa by herself. During her "Cape to Cairo Route", she was inspired to relocate to Ethiopia where she lived for 8+ years. She is the founder of CRDLE which now does business throughout the continent. If you have ever dreamed of traveling, living, or doing business in African countries, you will not want to miss this event!

The Center for African Studies organizes the Let's Talk Africa series to bring our learning community together to talk about Africa-related matters. It is designed to bring students and faculty together to talk about their experiences studying about or in Africa, doing internships, conducting research about Africa or Africa-related topics, or other learning activities in African Studies. Let's Talk Africa is a forum that allows students and members of the community to talk about Africa's achievements while also exploring challenges and policy solutions.

4:00 pm Lecture
Integration of Proficiency, Performed Culture Approach, and New Textbook: A Journey of Curricular Revision at Portland State University
Location:
CL208A
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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Portland State University (PSU) adopted a new textbook NihonGO NOW! starting with the first year Japanese a few years ago and the second year in 2021. Join Dr. Watanabe as she focuses on the curriculum of the second year Japanese and share examples of adaptations such as vocabulary and grammar quizzes through Canvas, the flip-class approach, an assignment to develop fluency, and incorporation of conversational and transactional perspectives.

Dr. Watanabe will also talk about the importance of orientation at the beginning of a course in order to clearly indicate what it takes to study the Japanese language as well as to build a safe learning environment.