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.
Week of February 9, 2020 in UCIS
Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Monday, February 10
This language table has been moved online. Please contact Katya via Skype @katya.kovaleva1 during the usual meeting time of Monday's from 12:45PM-2:45PM OR email Katya directly (email@example.com)
Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.
This talk reflects on public media art festivals and screen media projects produced in collaboration among Hong Kong media/video art collectives and commercial to real estate institutions and their material facades, addressing debates concerning how such scaled screening situations potentiate (or refuse to potentiate) new collective modes of not only communicating in but also inhabiting the city.
Join us for a lecture by Dr. Neil Kodesh, from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. More details to come!
Contact Jennifer Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Bei Cheng (email@example.com) with specific questions.
Tuesday, February 11
Please note this language table has been canceled. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of German conversation practice and cultural activities.
Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Gabrielle Hobbib (email@example.com) with any questions.
The Arabic Language & Culture Club provides an opportunity for students of Arabic language classes to come together once a week and practice speaking the language with each other as well as touch on cultural aspects of the Arab world.
Wednesday, February 12
Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral
interviewing skills, and workplace ethicsin preparation for government, business,
and nonprofit sector careers. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS.
This initiative emphasizes developing readiness to transition to the
workplace. The focus is on the development of self-awareness, interviewing
skills, the acquisition of job-hunting knowledge as well as the formulation
of an action plan to achieve the student's job and career goals.
1. To clarify personal interests, values, skills
and career options.
2. To research/explore various fields for
international and global careers.
3. To create a career search strategy that
can/will be used upon course completion.
4. To present self effectively in an interview or
conversation with potential employers.
Socialism is often discussed as a singular, proper noun devoid of ideological, regional, political, or economic difference. Several types of socialism were operative in the twentieth century--from Soviet state socialism to Yugoslav worker self-management. What were some of the transnational movements of socialist experimentation and how, in the later decades of the twentieth century, intersect with, offer alternatives, and even shape neoliberalism? The first interview for REEES Series "Socialism: Past, Present, and Future" with Johanna Bockman will examine her work on second and third world perspectives on globalization, neoliberalism, and socialism.
This event is a part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up Course.
This talk presents preliminary data from a new research project that attempts to track women's movements throughout the ancient Mediterranean between 600 BCE and 400 CE. The preliminary data presented is primarily from Greek language grave markers, but also includes some citizenship decrees in Greek cities and includes women identified by approximately 60 ethnics from all over the Mediterranean. Because tombs and grants of citizenship are typically marked by ethnics, it allows us to see women who identify as having come from another location than the one they were buried or became a new citizen in. The primary goals of the project are to 1. understand the extent to which women moved in antiquity, 2. the reasons for movements (migration, enslavement, etc), and 3. to bring women to the surface in economic, social, and political histories where they are typically ignored because the data appears outside of standard literary evidence. This data can provide a foundation for comparative studies on the history of migrations, particularly in the Mediterranean.
Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will deliver the lecture to commemorate the memory of Professor Philip Watts and the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex:"
"From Abdication to Independence: Beauvoir's Philosophy of Love as Emancipatory Analysis", Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 5-6:30 pm, 602 CL
Join us for the Watts lecture in French studies. Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will deliver the lecture to commemorate the memory of Prof. Phil Watts and the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. All are welcome!
Co-sponsored by Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, the European Studies Center, and the Humanities Center.
The Coronavirus teach-in (full details: here) will offer an interdisciplinary take on the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Students, faculty, staff, and community members will hear from coronavirus experts, epidemiologists, historians of infectious diseases, and experts who can place the outbreak of Coronavirus in its context in China. Audience members will have a chance to ask all of the questions that they have about the virus, their risks or lack thereof, how to understand the news about Coronavirus, and how they can keep themselves healthy. Pizza and snacks will be served.
Thursday, February 13
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the publication of Simone de Beauvoir's ground-breaking The Second Sex, Dr. Manon Garcia (Harvard) will offer a lecture for undergraduates titled 'What is a Woman?: Beauvoir’s Understanding of Sex as Situation.' All students are welcome! Talk in English!
Dr. Garcia (Harvard) recently published the well-received book On ne naît pas soumise, on le devient (“One is not born, but rather becomes, submissive”) (Flammarion, October 2018), which is part of a recent reconsideration of the legacy of Simone de Beauvoir.
Cosponsored by Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, the European Studies Center, the Honors College, and the Humanities Center.
Please note this language table is now meeting via Zoom. Contact Julia O'Hare (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Portuguese Language Table
Please note this event is now meeting online. Join via Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/466509031
Contact Benjamin Brand (email@example.com) with any questions.
Join professors and students from the Department of German and practice your language skills!
Please note this event has been canceled. Contact Emily Fogel (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Practice your Hebrew at our weekly language table!
The Asian Studies Center, in close partnership with the Center
for Latin American Studies and the Graduate School for Public
and International Affairs, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Professor Enrique Dussel Peters as Global
Professor in the University Center for International Studies.
As Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Universidad
Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Dr. Dussel Peters is an
internationally recognized expert on China-Latin America
relations. His work focuses on economic development, political
economy, industrial organization and trade theory, NAFTA and
CAFTA, TPP and CPTPP, and the evolution of industrial, trade
and regional patterns in Latin America and Mexico. He has
published extensively on China's overseas foreign direct
investment (OFDI) in Latin America and Mexico, and on Mexican
firms in China. In conjunction with his scholarly work, Dr.
Dussel Peters has served as the Coordinator of the Area of
Political Economy at the Graduate School of Economics at
UNAM (2004-2008), and is currently the Director of the Center
for Chinese-Mexican Studies at the National Autonomous
University of Mexico and Director of the Academic Network of
Latin American and Caribbean on China (Red ALC-China).
Dr. Dussel Peters has joined the University of Pittsburgh this
semester. With affiliation in the Graduate School of Public and
International Affairs he is teaching a graduate seminar on
China-Latin America relations. Working closely with faculty in
Latin American Studies and in Asian Studies his research
activities will support the Global Asia Initiative.
Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!
Friday, February 14
This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (email@example.com) for more information.
Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.
Take a break from studying to order and enjoy kaffe and kanelbullar in Swedish, chai and chakli in Hindi, or gazoz and kuru pasta in Turkish! Instructors and students from the LCTL Center will teach you how to place your order in Swahili, Quechua, Irish, Greek, Amharic, Vietnamese, or one of the 15 languages we offer. Then you can place your order at the LCTL Coffeehouse and enjoy free drinks and snacks from around the world. This is the international study break you have been waiting for! Stop by the LCTL Coffeehouse in the WPU Assembly Room on Friday 2/14 between 11am and 1pm to try it out.
A representative from the Career Center will be hosting drop-in hours at the Hub in preparation for next week's Career Fairs. Come with your resume and any questions!
For more information, visit: https://calendar.pitt.edu/event/featured_scholar_lecture_by_dr_vanessa_v...
fro-Latinx Portraiture: The Case of Arturo Schomburg
The Race, Gender, and Representation in the Africana World series presents: Dr. Vanessa Valdés, Director of the Black Studies Program and Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at The City College of New York-CUNY. Her research specialization focuses on comparative studies of Black cultural productions throughout the Americas, including the Caribbean, Brazil, and the U.S. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (2017), in which she analyzed Schomburg’s engagement with the vibrant, ethnically diverse, and racially charged world of early twentieth-century New York City.
Arturo Schomburg was a central figure in early 20th-century efforts to recover evidence of global Black excellence; with a focus on Spanish-speaking Black populations, he found himself educating a predominantly English-speaking audience about the histories of Afro-Latin Americans. Yet while he was prominent in New York City, particularly in the 1920 and 1930s, there was little memory of his physical image in the years after his death. In this talk, I will discuss questions of the genealogy of photography of Black populations in the early 20th century, Schomburg's legibility as a Black man in his portraits, and his measured resistance to the medium.
In addition to her public talk, Dr. Valdés will also speak with students enrolled in a class on Afro-Hispanic writers in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures.
This series is sponsored by the following units: Department of Africana Studies, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Initiative, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Department of History, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Race and Social Problems, Humanities Center, World History Center.
Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!
Please note this meeting is now happening online. Contact Luana Reis (email@example.com) for more information.
Saturday, February 15
Participants, both teachers and students, will learn about the history of Kamishibai, watch videos on the subject, and learn how to make a child's mini-theater. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more information.