Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 30

RICE & ... Series: Rice and Beans - a Continental Classic

The Pitt Global Hub and the University Center for International Studies Engagement Team present "RICE & ...," a series on staple dishes from around the world shown through an educational and DIY lens.
 
In this first edition, the Center for Latin American Studies will perform two parallel, informal cooking demonstrations for all "Rice and Beans" lovers: one will follow the traditional path to a version of rice and beans (with full kitchen resources), while the other version will be an express version that may be prepared in typical dorm room settings. The culinary orientation will be accompanied by commentary, history and anecdotes about the use of rice in the Americas, the diversity of rice dishes from all over the region, illustrating adaptations related to regional resources, cultural traditions and nutritional needs.

3:30pm
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Wednesday, September 30

Watch Party Wednesday: Animal World

Animal World: 2018, China, Science Fiction, NR, 2h 12m (English subtitles)

Presented with the EGSO:  Backed into a corner by mounting debts, a youth agrees to submit himself to a high stakes game of chance in international waters aboard a disused warship.

Click here to view the trailer.

7:00pm
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Thursday, October 1

Extended Orientation: Employment Options for International Students

Extended Orientation events are designed to help international students and scholars better understand different parts of the American culture, campus resources, and processes related to their immigration status. While these programs are designed with incoming students and scholars in mind, they are open to any participants who feel like the information would be helpful. 
 
This week's topic is Employment Options for International Students. An Immigration Specialist from the Student Team in OIS will explain the types of employment students are eligible to accept while in F-1 and J-1 status. This will include information about on-campus employment, curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT), and Academic Training (AT).

10:00am
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Thursday, October 1

WC&S Series: Domestic Violence and Identity

Presented by the Women's Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh
Speakers:

  • Rhonda, Director of Education & Outreach
  • Sing, Specialty Legal Advocate (RIL Team)
  • Avi, LGBTQ Outreach Advocate

Domestic violence can affect anyone, but that doesn’t mean it affects everyone equally. Learn how domestic violence impacts racial minorities, immigrants & refugees, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community – and what WC&S is doing to address these disparities.

12:00pm
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Wednesday, October 7

Watch Party Wednesday

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm to watch an international film.  Right now we are using Netflix Watch Party (please visit the Netflix Watch Party information page in Chrome to learn more).  You can vote for the next weekly movie in the Pitt International Community Facebook group.  

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Netflix Watch Party

Thursday, October 8

Extended Orientation: U.S. Classroom Culture

Extended Orientation events are designed to help international students and scholars better understand different parts of the American culture, campus resources, and processes related to their immigration status. While these programs are designed with incoming students and scholars in mind, they are open to any participants who feel like the information would be helpful.
 
This week's topic is U.S. Classroom Culture. In this presentation, we will discuss how to communicate with your professors, classroom expectations, giving presentations, and group projects in an American classroom.

10:00am
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Wednesday, October 14

Watch Party Wednesday

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm to watch an international film.  Right now we are using Netflix Watch Party (please visit the Netflix Watch Party information page in Chrome to learn more).  You can vote for the next weekly movie in the Pitt International Community Facebook group.  

7:00pm to 10:00pm
Netflix Watch Party

Thursday, October 15

Extended Orientation: Understanding Criticism in the U.S.

Extended Orientation events are designed to help international students and scholars better understand different parts of the American culture, campus resources, and processes related to their immigration status. While these programs are designed with incoming students and scholars in mind, they are open to any participants who feel like the information would be helpful.
 
This week's topic is Understanding Criticism in the U.S.. In this presentation, we will discuss the different ways criticism is presented and accepted in the U.S. as well as how you can receive and present constructive feedback.

10:00am
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Thursday, October 15

WC&S Series: Domestic Violence and Family

Presented by the Women's Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh
Speakers:

  • Carla, Director of Programs
  • Sabrina, Legal Director

The effects of domestic violence don’t end with the abuser and the survivor; they reach the whole family – parents, children, and yes, even pets. Learn about the complex work WC&S does to help survivors keep their families together while escaping from an abusive home.

12:00pm
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Wednesday, October 21

Lunch and Learn: Elections in the US

Want to learn how Americans vote? Come join us for this session to learn about the election process ahead of the November elections.

12:00pm
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