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Dr. Belkys Torres and Dr. Macrina Lelei Quoted in @Pitt Item About Mentoring and Advising Summit

Dr. Belkys Torres, Executive Director of Global Engagement for the University Center for International Studies, and Dr. Macrina Lelei, Associate Director of the African Studies Program, were quoted in a recent @Pitt article about the university's Mentoring and Advising Summit that took place Thursday, March 7. Read the article here.

Pitt International Centers Secure More Than $7 Million for Research, Language Acquisition, and Community Engagement

The University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh announced today that its Asian Studies CenterEuropean Studies Center, and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies have received more than $7 million of funding from the United States Department of Education and other sources to expand the reach of their international work.

A Message from Vice Provost Armony

This weekend’s shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue has shaken many of us to the core, as it shook our university and our city. It is truly painful to see a hate crime committed here in Pittsburgh, one of the most progressive, accepting communities that I have had the privilege to be a part of.

Yet it is already clear that Pittsburgh will persevere in the face of this tragedy. We are resilient, and we are united, as Mayor Bill Peduto so aptly says of the Pittsburgh community.

University of Pittsburgh Establishes New Relationship with Indian Council for Cultural Relations

The University of Pittsburgh and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a
new ICCR Chair of Indian Studies at Pitt for the next five years.

Pitt Chancellor Emeritus and Chair of the University’s Institute of Politics Mark Nordenberg represented Pitt at the ICCR headquarters in New Delhi on November 13, 2017, for the signing of the MOU. Representing the ICCR was Indian Director General Riva Ganguly Das.

Belkys Torres Selected for AIEA Senior Advisors Program

Belkys Torres, Associate Director for International Programs at the University Center for International Studies, has been selected to participate in the Senior Advisers Program for 2017-2018 for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). This prestigious mentoring program pairs newer Senior International Officers with seasoned professionals in international education, with the goal of working on specific deliverables to benefit Pitt's global priorities. Dr.