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 April 5, 2020 in UCIS
Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3
Friday, March 27 until Sunday, May 31
Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the
world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs
where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic
development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this
sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social
processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the
University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.
This iteration of the course will explore such topics as: the influence of multinational corporations on
cities; the rise of privacy issues in relation to adoption of technology within cities and homes; the
replacement of human labor and access to employment; the role of technology on urban planning,
One-credit for PITT students / 3 units
Monday, April 6
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Improve and practice your Russian language skills with instructor Katya Kovaleva.
Artists will demonstrate how to use found and recycled materials to make speculative and renderings of landscapes that are spatially aware while also being aesthetically pleasing and imaginative.
*Participation in the full series in encourages, but not required*
Register at forms.gle/zZyEsmYQkPDgjxt56
Tuesday, April 7
Postponed until the Fall!
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.
The films will be screened approximately twice per month, though the end of the spring semester. Doors open and pizza is served at 6 p.m., and screenings will start at 6:30. Stick around after the screening to participate in a discussion with actors, producers, directors, and faculty. Films will be screened at either 4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall or the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.
For more information on upcoming films, email us at email@example.com
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.
Bring your favorite instant noodles to slurp and watch with us!
Screenshot: Asia will be screening the anime film Flavors of Youth (2018) through the Google Chrome Extension, Netflix Party at 7 PM on Tuesday, April 7th. To register, please visit here.
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, April 8
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.
Thursday, April 9
Forty years ago, Margaret Thatcher declared that “there is no alternative.” State socialism was dying and capitalism, restructured as neoliberalism, was ascendant. The collapse of state socialism in 1991 seemed to hammer the last nail into socialism’s coffin and vindicate Thatcher’s prophecy. Fast forward to today—socialism is back. However, the road to socialism is not easy. Today’s socialists cannot simply be dreamers. They must also be realists. This live interview with Sam Gindin will discuss the need for socialists to establish popular confidence in the feasibility of a socialist society and the pragmatic steps we can take to get there.
This event is part of the Socialism: Past, Present, and Future Pop-Up course.
Register to attend here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAud-qtrzsjL38CYsBguvwlN3uu8N6HJQ
Revised date TBA.
Japanese video games have had a significant impact on the medium worldwide. Dr. Rachael Hutchinson considers how ‘Japan’ has been packaged for domestic and overseas consumers through these games. Ultimately, she argues that Japanese artists have expressed similar ideas in the video game medium as in older narrative forms such as literature and film.
Rachael Hutchinson is Associate Professor in Japanese Studies at the University of Delaware. She received her D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2000, and her research addresses representations of Japanese identity in a range of narrative texts – literature, film, manga and video games.
Space is limited, so please register! Registration is free.
Practice your Turkish language skills - all levels welcome!
Friday, April 10
This language table has moved online. Contact Dijana Mujkanovic (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Practice your Bosnian, Serbian, or Croatian language skills at our weekly language table.
Please note this meeting is postponed until further notice. Contact Areti Papanastasiou (email@example.com) with any questions.
Practice your Modern Greek language skills - all levels welcome!
Pulgasari (1985) is a North Korean dark fantasy film about a selfish king’s attempt to foil the working class’ plan to overthrow him from power. Built by a blacksmith, Pulgasari only becomes alive and grows after consuming blood and an assortment of tools. The monster soon earns a vital role in the battle between the working class and the king and his royal army. Join us at 3 PM on Zoom (online) on Friday, April 10th for a screening and introduction by Professor Mark Best. To register, please visit here.
REGISTRATION is open:
CLAS/UCIS @ Pitt Event:
Join us for a fun afternoon and test your knowledge about the Americas (North, Central, South America and the Caribbean) by playing:
The AMERICAS Trivia Game
Be sure to have the Kahoot! app downloaded!
We will be opening registration on
Monday, April 6, at 4:00 p.m.
START GETTING YOUR TEAM READY!
After teams registered, we will be sending further instructions for the the day of the event.
If you have any questions about the AMERICAS Trivia Game, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.