Week of April 26, 2020 in UCIS

Friday, November 1 until Sunday, May 3

5:00 pm Seminar
Global Health and Gender Equality- SDG 5
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.

Friday, March 27 until Sunday, May 31

5:00 pm Seminar
Transforming Cities: Smart Cities and Technology
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University Office of the Provost for Education
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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,
among others.
One-credit for PITT students / 3 units

Tuesday, April 28

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Estrategia de Apoyo a Pequeños Negocios en el Sur Oeste de Pennsylvania
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Small Business Development Center
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Estrategia de Apoyo a Pequeños Negocios en el Sur Oeste de Pennsylvania
con expertos en la materia:

Programa del evento:

4:00pm – 4:12pm Brent Rondon, SBDC @ University of Pittsburgh
4:12pm – 4:25pm Ed Schick, Huntington Bank.
4:25pm – 4:37pm Clara Phelps, Wilke & Associates CPA
4:37pm – 4:50pm Roberto Iriondo, Marketing and Web Strategy, DAI Builds
4:50pm – 5:15pm Preguntas

Este evento se llevará a cabo en español. / This event will be conducted in Spanish.

Thursday, April 30 until Friday, May 1

8:30 am Workshop
Postponed: Human Trafficking Workshop
University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with University Center for International Studies and Liberty Shared
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The Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh and Liberty Shared will convene an interdisciplinary workshop on Human Trafficking on April 30 - May1, 2020 on the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus. The purpose of this workshop is to address the failure of existing approaches to curbing human trafficking and related forms of forced labor, debt bondage, and related forms of human exploitation. Human trafficking continues to thrive and grow despite the considerable resources and energy that have been dedicated to its eradication.

Thursday, April 30

2:00 pm Festival
Hearing Communism: An Audio Festival
Zoom (Register Online)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
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Samantha Mason

“American Socialist Youth and Social Change”

Philip Flannery

“Fidel Castro: American Villain, African Hero”

Draven Bechtel-Clark

“Lysenko’s Haunting Legacy”

Natalia Acevedo

“Communist ghosts and abortion rights: a non-linear history”

Rosa Williamson-Rea

“The Cry That Echoes Beyond Borders"


Friday, May 1

10:45 am Workshop
Online: How To Tai Chi
Zoom (online)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Reduce your stress, find more balance, join us for an online tai chi session with Dr. Margarita Delgado Creamer, Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh. To register, click here.

4:00 pm Cultural Event
The Americas Trivia Game
via Zoom
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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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


After teams are 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 clas@pitt.edu. Thank you.

Saturday, May 2

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Making a British Toy Soldier from Start to Finish
virtual - register at https://www.britsburgh.com/
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs along with Britsburgh
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Virtual Britsburgh presents....
Making a British Toy Soldier from Start to Finish

Painted metal toy soldiers were once the playthings of children and British toy soldiers set the standard for the world. Toy soldier collector and Britsburgh member, Dave Frankowski, will take you through the steps of making a traditional, glossy painted British guardsman toy soldier.

Dave will cast a metal figure from a mold, show the steps to prepare the casting, and the stages of painting it. Hobbyists today still make and paint their own figures and he will share his tips for completing the figure.