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 May 3, 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
Tuesday, May 5 until Wednesday, May 6
The Undergraduate Research Symposium is an annual event since 2002 designed to provide undergraduate students, from the University of Pittsburgh and other colleges and universities, with advanced research experiences and opportunities to develop presentation skills. The event is open to undergraduates from all majors and institutions who have written a research paper from a social science, humanities, or business perspective focusing on the study of Eastern, Western, or Central Europe, the European Union, Russia, or Central Eurasia. The Symposium is held on the University of Pittsburgh-Oakland campus.
After the initial submission of papers, selected participants are grouped into panels according to their research topics. The participants then give 10- to 15-minute presentations based on their research to a panel of faculty and graduate students. The presentations are open to the public.
Please register to attend here: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkdeqpqzwqGtAzEUX1o93hQMl58NmZ6HjN
Wednesday, May 6
This course is a survey of the history of peoples of Latin American and Hispanic-Caribbean descent in the United States from the sixteenth century to the present.
We will learn from the distinct ethnic, racial, and cultural forms that Latinos either preserved from their homelands or produced in the US mainland. We will analyze the varied experiences of Latinos and Latin American immigrants as they transition to and become part of everyday life in the United States.
All of this will be done with a wide array of audiovisual sources like graphic novels, music and film!
This course counts for general education credit and does not require previous knowledge. Please direct questions to the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 7
The Pitt Global Hub and Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh are excited to present a pre-screening of the new PBS groundbreaking series, ASIAN AMERICANS, to kick off our #PittAPAHM event series in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
We will be screening the first two episodes of the series via OVEE, a custom screening platform run by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. RSVP here to receive instructions on how to access the screening: https://forms.gle/AWYPLscHXJEfNovz6
About ASIAN AMERICANS: ASIAN AMERICANS is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse—and more divided—while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.
Friday, May 8
Holly Hickling of Pitt's Honors College and Mathew Tembo of the Music Department take you out for a virtual lunch date from Lusaka, Zambia. You will learn about the staple food nshima, a cornmeal dish, as well as other culinary delights such as edible leaves and caterpillars!"
Register Here: https://calendar.pitt.edu/