Week of December 8, 2019 in UCIS

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
Location:
2400 Sennott Square
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Office of the Vice Provost Carnegie Mellon University
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With each global health crisis, the interconnectedness of populations around the globe becomes more pronounced. Diseases not only affect the health of communities, but they have a profound impact on political, economic, and social stability within countries and regions. This course engages the interdisciplinary nature of global health by approaching the issue through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) developed by the United Nations. The SDGs range in focus from good health and well-being to gender equality to clean water and sanitation to affordable, clean energy. By engaging the ways that health has a stake in these goals, the course will bring the expertise of faculty from the University of Pittsburgh and CMU as well as practitioners to understand and address the issue surrounding global health from a myriad of perspectives and avenues. With an applied focus, the course will assist students in engaging and advocating for a community on a global health issue through a policy memo. This iteration of the course will examine gender equality and SDG #5.

Sunday, December 8

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Holiday Open House
Location:
Cathedral of Learning Commons Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Annual Holiday Open House Celebration with food, music, dancing, and crafts.

Monday, December 9

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

11:30 am Lecture Series / Brown Bag
A Discussion on Beauty in the Age of Empire: Japan, Egypt and the Global History of Aesthetic Education
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 1325
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
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December 9, 2019 at 11:30am @ Cathedral of Learning 1325

Professor Raja Adal will be discussing his recent publication Beauty in the Age of Empire: Japan, Egypt, and the Global History of Aesthetic Education on Dec. 9 at 11:30 in the Cathedral of Learning Room 1325; please feel free to join this informal brown-bag event!

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub

Tuesday, December 10

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

4:30 pm Reading Group/Teacher Training
1989 for Young Learners
Location:
Posvar 4217
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center
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Anne Nesbet's novel, Cloud and Wallfish, invites middle-school readers into Berlin in 1989. A limited number of books will be available free of charge to the first registrants for this book discussion.

While the book target grades 5-9, all K-12 teachers are welcome!

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyIEJS3DMbzcr-LJxa0wUN3timKJ5V....

Wednesday, December 11

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

11:00 am Workshop
Stress Free Zone: Guided Meditation Sessions
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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Need a break from studying? Feeling stressed or anxious about exams? Come by the Pitt Global Hub for a 15-minute guided meditation session. Students will learn mind/body stress reduction skills through mindfulness meditation, a form of attention training which involves intentional, non-judgmental observation of the present moment.

Sessions will be led by YogaU Owner, Laurel Chiappetta.

2:30 pm Lecture
Conversation with Marcus Merkel
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence along with American Council on Germany
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Join us for a conversation with Marcus Merkel where he will discuss his experiences, German reunification after 30 years, and more. A general discussion will follow soon after.

Thursday, December 12

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, December 13

9:00 am Cultural Event
Stress Free Zone: Tea Tastings
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Stress Free Zone
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As part of the Pitt Global Hub's Stress Free Zone activities, come by any day from 9AM-12PM and try different teas from around the world, many with calming properties to help you calm any final exams anxiety.