Events in UCIS

Friday, September 29

9:00 am Conference
Race & ... Conference
Alumni Hall
Announced by:
Center for African Studies on behalf of Center on Race and Social Problems and Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
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The annual Race & ... Conference elevates the work of the University's race-related centers, the health sciences, and Africana Studies and promotes and celebrates collaboration between centers and departments on campus. This year's theme focuses on collaboration and interdisciplinary work.

1:00 pm Information Session
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs' Scholarships Info Session
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Studies Center, Global Hub, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, Global Experiences Office and UCIS Engagement
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Explore the World with a Summer Study Abroad Scholarship! Join the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs' Scholarships Info Session!

Dreaming of an unforgettable summer adventure abroad? We're here to make it happen! Discover your opportunity to study abroad with the help of scholarships at our Summer Study Abroad Scholarships Info Session.

What You'll Gain from Our Info Session:
Scholarship Insights: Learn about various scholarships designed specifically for summer study abroad programs.
Application Tips: Get expert advice on crafting a compelling scholarship application.
Destinations Galore: Explore exciting study abroad destinations and programs available.
Q&A Session: Ask your burning questions and get answers from experienced advisors.

Don't miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime! Secure your spot at our Summer Study Abroad Scholarships Info Session and embark on a transformative journey that will broaden your horizons and enrich your life. Your global adventure begins here!

1:00 pm Student Club Activity
Polish Conversation Table
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!

2:00 pm Workshop
Art of the Interview Masterclass: Stories of Displacement
University of Pittsburgh main campus
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Studies Center along with Department of English
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UCIS and the Department of English are offering a one-credit masterclass led by former NPR Morning Edition co-host, David Greene, and author and frequent contributor to the New Yorker, Shannon Reed, on the Art of the Interview. Focusing on stories of displacement (refugees, migrants, threatened scholars from around the world), the course will meet in person four times during the semester. Students will work on their individual projects between class meetings and through the end of the semester.

This class may count toward your certificate in Global Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian, European, and Eurasian Studies, African Studies, European Studies, the Global Distinction, and more.

Course sessions: Friday September 29 (2-5), Saturday September 30 (10-4), Friday October 27 (2-5), Saturday October 28 (10-4).

Students should register for the course (ENGWRT 1360) through Peoplesoft. After add/drop, registration is still possible up to September 28th by completing the following form:

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

2:30 pm Lecture
Preventing the Impact of Schistosomiasis in Senegal (2023 Global Health Case Competition)
1500 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies and Global Studies Center along with Center for Global Health, Academic and Global Affairs Health Science and School of Public Health
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Jason Rohr is Professor of Biological Sciences, Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla College Professor & Department Chair, University of Notre Dame

Professor Rohr will give an overview on Schistosomiasis is a vector-borne parasitic disease.

His research interests encompass ecology and public health with particular interest in how anthropogenic changes, mainly pollution, climate change, and alterations to biodiversity, affect wildlife populations, species interactions, and the spread of both wildlife and human diseases. These effects are undoubtedly complex and dependent upon biotic and abiotic conditions. He has studied interactions among multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors and are making efforts to integrate our research across disciplines with the goal to understand and develop solutions to, environmental problems to enhance the likelihood of a sustainable existence for both humans and wildlife.

His current and active research interests in ecology fall at the interface of ecotoxicology, conservation biology, and community, population, behavioral, climate change, and disease ecology. My current and active research interests in public health involve understanding drivers of human schistosomiasis, how to feed the projected 11 billion people on the planet sustainably, the impacts of climate change on vector-borne and other zoonotic diseases, the effects of biodiversity on disease risk, and microbiome-infectious disease interactions. His has a PhD in Ecology and Behavior, Binghamton University

He has done extensive research in the Senegal River Basin and areas near to Saint-Louis Senegal.

4:00 pm Reception
GEO Alumni Bash
Global Hub in Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Are your friends and family sick of hearing about your amazing experience abroad? Well, you don’t have to worry about that at the upcoming Study Abroad Alumni Bash! This informal event is an opportunity to re-connect with your fellow study abroad alumni and friends. Come mix and mingle, learn about ways to stay globally engaged, and even get your resume reviewed to add your international experience. And of course, we will have some food and drink to share.

Can’t wait to see you on Friday, September 29 from 4:00-6:00PM at the Global Hub in Posvar!

8:00 pm Cultural Event
Referral: Bulgarian Night
449 W. 8th Avenue, W. Homestead, PA 15120
Announced by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies on behalf of Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center and Otets Paissi Performing Folk Ensemble
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The BMNECC presents Bulgarian Night! Join us for a night full of fun, with concerts by the Theodossi Spassov Folk Quintet as well as the Otets Paissi Performing Folk Ensemble. A cash bar and food for purchase will be provided.