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UCIS Celebrates 50 Years

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh. Today UCIS is recognized as a leading institution in international scholarship and education. Learn more>

Belkys Torres, Executive Director of Global Engagement
Torres Recognized by PACWC

The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns (PACWC) has included Belkys Torres, UCIS's Executive Director for Global Engagement, in their Spotlight on Women Leaders. See the Video

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Pitt Among Top Fulbright Grant Producers

Pitt is one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright students and scholars for the 2017-18 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Learn More >

Alana DeLoge teaches Quechua
Year of PittGlobal Reflected in New Programs

From Water in Central Eurasia to new minors in Less Commonly Taught Languages, new academic programs at Pitt emphasize that it's the University's Year of PittGlobal. Read More>

UCIS This Week

Friday, October 19

Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia
Film Screening: Twenty Two
Time:
4:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Seung-hwan Shin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Korean Studies
Location:
120 David Lawrence Hall
International Talent Show
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Ballroom - O'Hara Student Center
International Talent Show
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
O'Hara Student Ballroom

Saturday, October 20

Comfort Women: The Legacy of Sexual Slavery in Asia
Panel Discussions and "Her Story" Film Screening
Time:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law School

Sunday, October 21

Pitt-Stop
Asian Film and Family Film Screenings and Discussion
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Cloister & Theater

Monday, October 22

Black Women and the Struggle
Time:
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Felix Germain
Location:
Posvar Hall 4217
Global Studies Undergraduate Student Meeting
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall

Tuesday, October 23

Sing to Me About Love... and Other Tortures
A Monologue in Spanish by Jacqueline Briceño
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location:
O'Hara Student Center Dining Room
Authoritarian Governance of Uyghur Autonomous Region in China
State Territorialization through Bureaucratic Control
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Presenter:
Sarah Tynen
Location:
Wesley W. Posvar Hall Room 4130
JET Info Session
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
CLAS Cinema Series: Eyes of the Journey
Time:
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Wednesday, October 24

The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synecdoche, and the New Capitals of Asia
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Natalie Koch, Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law School

Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28

19th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society
Time:
(All day)
Location:
Varies

Thursday, October 25 to Wednesday, May 1

Travelers Along the Silk Roads: 10th Century to the Present
Time:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
Ground and Second Floors, Hillman Library

Thursday, October 25

Mixing It: Multinternational, Multi-ethnic Britain in the Second World War
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Presenter:
Wendy Webster, University of Huddersfield
Location:
3911 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Journalism: First Draft of History or Tomorrow's Fishwrapper? Can Scholars Help?
Time:
5:00 pm
Presenter:
Peter Leonard
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Non-Alcoholic Mix off
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
International Week Committee
Location:
Schenley Quad

Friday, October 26

Mediating Voice, Sounding Politics: Āwāj as Metaphor and Material
South Asia Initiative Speaker Series - Year 3
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presenter:
Laura Kunreuther, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Bard College
Location:
3106 Posvar Hall
The Power of Evidence-Based Research in Policy-Making: Lessons from Afghanistan
Keynote Address for the Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society
Time:
4:30 pm
Presenter:
Dr. Orzala Nemat
Location:
David Lawrence Hall 121
CERIS Meeting & Book Discussion
Time:
6:00 pm
Location:
Seton Hill University
Palenque!
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Presenter:
Besame
Location:
Kelly Strayhorn Theater
CESS Welcome Reception
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Posvar Hall Galleria

Saturday, October 27

SAMHAIN-Gaelic Halloween Festival
Time:
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:
Commons Room - Cathedral of Learning
Majlis Podcast: Central Asia in Current Affairs
Time:
12:45 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Presidential Panel: Meet the Past, Present and Future Presidents of CESS
Time:
4:15 pm
Presenter:
Ali Igmen (California State University, Long Beach)
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Room 125
Premiere with Q&A: Ingushetia, the Speech of the Voiceless
CESS 2018 @ Pitt Special Events Series
Time:
5:30 pm
Location:
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

News

Join us for a weeklong celebration of all things international at the University of Pittsburgh. International Week honors international programs and research; students who travel the globe or come here for their education; faculty members and Pitt alumni who are making important contributions across the world; and more. View the International Week schedule of events. Learn More »
On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that President Trump’s executive order restricting travel to the United States is constitutional. In a statement responding to the order, the University of Pittsburgh expresses its commitment to an inclusive environment. Learn More »
The University of Pittsburgh strengthened its existing partnerships with European institutes with a trans-Atlantic trip in April by Pitt officials, including Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, to renew agreements with Newcastle University in England and universities in France. Learn More »

ucis by the Numbers

4

The University of Pittsburgh is home to four federally funded international studies centers under Title VI of the Department of Education. 

2,104

Pitt Students participated in an experience abroad in 2017-18. 

155

International studies certificates conferred in 2017-18.