Week of September 2, 2018 in UCIS

Wednesday, September 5

7:00 pm Lecture
Vanka Lecture
Location:
St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, PA
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Professor Michael Goodhart, Global Studies Director, will be giving the Vanka Lecture at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church in Millvale, PA. St. Nicholas Church is home to the amazing murals by Maxo Vanka. One of those murals, "Injustice," appears on the cover of Dr. Goodhart's new book Injustice: Political Theory for the Real World. The murals, created in two phases in 1937 and 1941, are outstanding examples of the social realist style popular at the time. They speak to themes of faith and family, the immigrant experience in America, social justice and injustice, and the horrors of war.

Friday, September 7

12:00 pm Career Counselling/Information Session/Reception
Study Abroad Alumni Welcome Home Bash
Location:
WPU Ballroom
Sponsored by:
Study Abroad Office
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The Study Abroad Office is hosting a Welcome Home Bash for the recent study abroad alumni. This a great opportunity to reflect on your study abroad experience , share your stories with others, network with fellow alumni, and develop techniques to leverage your study abroad experience for professional advancement. The event will take place on Friday, September 7th, from 12-5pm. Lunch will be provided. Here is the link to sign up for the event: https://pitt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b12BFMtiiYOfZcN

12:00 pm Exhibit
Study Abroad Fair
Location:
WPU Lower Lounge
Sponsored by:
Study Abroad Office
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Come and learn about study abroad, internship, service-learning, and research opportunities abroad.

12:00 pm Panel Discussion
New Voices from Japan
Location:
4130 WWPH
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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The Japan-US relationship is often described as the most important diplomatic and cultural relationship in the Asia Pacific region. One of the keys to the long alliance and friendship has been the development of frank and open discussions on a wide range of policy issues; those discussions presume well-informed experts on both sides who are familiar with the issues and assumptions of their partners. The New Voices from Japan (NVJ) program addresses a pressing need to develop a new generation who can actively participate in the dialogues.

SAYA KIBA
Associate Professor, Komatsu University
Japan's Engagement in Meeting Security Needs in Southeast Asia

TAKEMASA SEKINE
Associate Professor, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business
Japan's Leadership in International Trade Rule-Making

AKAI OHI
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Tokyo, Hosei University, and Showa Women's University
"The Politics of Reform" A Guide to Understanding Contemporary Japanese Political Confrontation

1:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Fair
Location:
William Pitt Union Lower Lounge
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Great opportunity to meet student workers and faculty members and get to know more funding opportunities and certificates information from Asian Studies Center!

3:00 pm Reception
ESC Opening Reception
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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The staff of the European Studies Center invite you to attend a reception to usher in the 2018-19 academic year. All interested faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the ESC community are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.