Upcoming Events

Friday, February 4

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Friday, February 4

DSAS Graduate Students: F-1 Employment Options

If you are an F-1 student, you are invited to attend a virtual presentation to learn about F-1 employment options that may be available to you. 
Topics covered will include:

  • On-campus employment
  • Off-campus employment, including:
    • Curricular practical training (CPT)
    • Optional practical training (OPT)
    • STEM OPT
  • Reminders, takeaways, and resources

There should be time available at the end for general questions. Students are welcome to contact me by email for any questions they may have.

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online - Register Below

Tuesday, February 8

DSAS Graduate Students: F-1 Employment Options

If you are an F-1 student, you are invited to attend a virtual presentation to learn about F-1 employment options that may be available to you. 
Topics covered will include:

  • On-campus employment
  • Off-campus employment, including:
    • Curricular practical training (CPT)
    • Optional practical training (OPT)
    • STEM OPT
  • Reminders, takeaways, and resources

There should be time available at the end for general questions. Students are welcome to contact me by email for any questions they may have.

10:00am to 11:00am
Online - Register Below

Friday, February 11

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Wednesday, February 16

Legal Permanent Residency (LPR) Information Session

This session is a prerequisite to apply for employment-based permanent residency with the University of Pittsburgh. Presenters will cover the main criteria for qualifying under EB-1B and EB-2 categories and how to document your qualifications. Topics covered will be:

  • University and regulatory requirements for permanent residency sponsorship
  • Processes and Timelines for EB1B and EB2 categories
  • Required Evidence for each category
  • Next steps to pursue permanent residency at Pitt
  • Minimal information will be provided on other employment-based green card options

This session is open to current University of Pittsburgh employees only.

12:00pm to 1:30pm
Online - Register Below

Motown + Race Relations in USA

Learn about how the small company founded in Detroit Michigan became the largest Black American-owned enterprise in the country and discovered legendary girl groups, boy bands, and solo artist. Lastly, we will give a broad overview of race relations in the USA.
 

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual, registration below

Thursday, February 17

Film: The Last Forest

Brazil, 2021 | Fiction
In powerful images, alternating between documentary observation and staged sequences, and dense soundscapes, Luiz Bolognesi documents the indigenous community of the Yanomami and depicts their threatened natural environment in the Amazon rain forest.

2:00pm to 4:00pm
TBA

Friday, February 18

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Friday, February 25

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below

Friday, March 4

Scholar Orientation

Attendance at orientation is required for all new J-1 scholars and interns. Scholars and interns will learn basic immigration regulations relevant to their status, and general information for adjustment to Pittsburgh and the surrounding community, and will also receive informational packets for future reference during their stay. Please bring passport, visa, I-94 and DS-2019 with you to the orientation.

10:30am to 12:00pm
Online - Register Below