University of Pittsburgh 
University Center for International Studies 

Global Studies Center
Newsletter
Spring 2017


January 20, 2017
In This Issue
From the Director
Dear Global Studies colleagues, students, and friends: 

I write to you as the new Director of Pitt's Global Studies Center.  I had the chance to meet and work with some of you during my term as Interim Director in 2015, and I look forward to renewing those connections; for those I have not met, I look forward to doing so.

My friend and colleague Nancy Condee, the inaugural Director of the Center, has taken up the directorship of the Center for Russian and East European Studies. On behalf of all of us in Global Studies, I thank her for her tireless efforts in building this Center and wish her great success in her new role. I am happy and relieved to know that she's just down the hall and that we'll to continue to benefit from her wisdom and insights as we go forward.

I take over a dynamic and innovative program that ranks among an elite group of seven global centers funded by the US Department of Education.  As we seek to build on our past success and to strengthen our constituencies within Pitt and the wider community, I ask for your help. What ideas do you have for programs and collaborations? How can we better support your intellectual endeavors and enrich your experience at Pitt? I encourage all of you reach out to us - as we shall reach out to you - in the coming months.  You can always reach me by email or at 412-648-7409.

In this newsletter you'll learn about some of the many exciting programs and opportunities the Global Studies Center is offering this spring.  Some highlights include our ongoing Empire and Imperialism seminar, part of the Humanizing the Global initiative (in cooperation with the Humanities Center); a series of Year of Diversity events; Taking Refuge, a transformative program on the personal stories of refugees, undertaken with our partners in Theater Arts and Classics; and funding opportunities for students and faculty, including our annual Faculty Fellow and Global Academic Partnership (GAP) competitions, which offer significant support for global and transnational research. I encourage you to explore these and other opportunities and to contact us with any questions.

With my best wishes for a joyful and successful 2017,
Michael

Michael Goodhart, Director

fellowGSC Faculty Fellowship
Each year, the Global Studies Center (GSC) selects an outstanding University of Pittsburgh faculty member to advance and showcase scholarship related to one of GSC's current themes: global health, human rights and human security, or inequality. The fellowship includes a course release; up to $15,000 to organize a scholarly event (e.g. workshop, conference, exhibition, performance, or seminar); and an additional $5,000 for related research, travel, and curricular development. The award year runs from August 28, 2017, through June 30, 2018, during which time the GSC Faculty Fellow is expected to deliver one public lecture and participate in other campus activities that support the Center's research, teaching, and outreach priorities. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 1, 2017, with further details available here.
GAPGlobal Academic Partnership Grant Competition
We are pleased to announce the annual Global Academic Partnership (GAP) grant competition, which aims to amplify the Global Studies Center's transnational themes (global health, human rights / human security, and inequality) through interdisciplinary research collaborations, curriculum development, student exchanges, and other scholarly ties that enhance the University of Pittsburgh's international profile. One grant in the amount of $40,000 will be awarded to support ongoing campus programming in a variety of innovative formats that enriches the intellectual environment at Pitt over the course of two years ($10,000 in AY2017-18 and $30,000 in AY2018-19). This award is generously sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for International Studies to help Pitt faculty develop meaningful institutional partnerships with foreign universities, governments, international organizations, NGOs, and/or think-tanks. Review the grant guidelines, complete the GAP application form, and submit your proposal online here. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 1, 2017, and applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Jessica Pickett with any questions well in advance.
Faculty Development Seminar
Empire
Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human
The Global Studies Center's support of the Faculty Development Seminar, "Humanizing the Global, Globalizing the Human," which began last year, in partnership with Pitt's Year of the Humanities initiative, will continue, with three more events scheduled through the spring. The popular and provocative lecture series which began in the fall  examines the global and humanistic themes of Empire and Imperialism. The series continues on Thursday, January 26, with Political Rights, Social Rights, and the Decolonization of Africa presented by Frederick Cooper.
Dr. Cooper is a Professor of History at NYU. His interests include slavery and labor in the 19th- an d 20-th century East Africa, the shifting nature of colonial thinking and practices, and the relationship of social change and conflict to decolonization in French and British Africa. His work seeks to counter both the national and  the  modern bars of most historical studies through th e study of empires.  
 
For more information about attending the series, or for more details about future Empire and Imperialism lectures, please click here .
  
Year of Diversity Events
Diversity
Panel Series : Diversity in Global Business
Fridays, January 20, 1:00-2:30PM; February 17, 1:00-2:30PM & April 7, 
1:00-2:30PM  
Colloquium Room, 2070 Mervis Hall

January 20 - What is Diversity in Global Business? - Panelists will take a multi-dimensional approach, framing the concept of diversity and applying it to the environment that students are experiencing in the classroom during experienced-based learning activities and the future work place.
 
February 17- Managing Diversity in Global Business - Experts in the field of international human resources and workplace mobility along with administrators that recruit or advise diverse student populations will discuss how to manage international cultures and different perspectives, genders, ages, and religions during the students' time at the University of Pittsburgh and in their future career.

April 7 - Diversity and Multiculturalism Beyond the U.S  - This panel will feature student and alumni discussants who will share their experiences based on their diverse and "non-diverse" backgrounds, including their national, religious, and gender affiliations. The panelists will explore issues such as whether diverse teams perform better, what expectations and understanding international students hold concerning diversity  in the U.S., as well as how studying and working with diverse students and colleagues enriches the "non-diverse" person. 
This series is part of the Year of Diversity and is in partnership with the International Business Center and the Global Studies Center.  

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LionLion Attacking a Dromedary (formerly "Arab Courier") Symposium
Saturday, January 28 
9:30AM-3:30PM
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater

Please join us for a symposium that commemorates the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's reinterpretation and reinstallation of the popular diorama long known as "Arab Courier Attacked by Lions" and now named "Lion Attacking a Dromedary." This year marks the 150-year anniversary of the original display at the 1867 Paris Universal Exposition.  Scholars and staff from the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History and the University of Pittsburgh will come together for a series of talks to discuss the historical and intellectual contexts of the 1867 diorama in the morning, and the museum process for the reinterpretation and reinstallation in the afternoon. The symposium culminates with a community discussion and response led by the Outreach Coordinator for the Muslim Association of Greater Pittsburgh. The event is free to the public and attendees will receive free museum admission for the day to take part in the public opening of the diorama at 12pm.  The symposium is part of a series called Community Conversations: Neutralizing Historic and Contemporary Stereotypes co-sponsored by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the University of Pittsburgh's Department of History of Art and Architecture with funding from University of Pittsburgh's Year of Diversity and support from Global Studies and the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies.
 
Please note registration is required. 
 
For full details, see the flyer.
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Perspectives for a Diverse America Teaching Institute
Saturday, February 11 
9:00AM-4:00PM
University of Pittsburgh
 
The Global Studies Center is excited to sponsor a full-day Teaching Institute for pre-service and in-service teachers of grades 6-12. Led by Emily Chiariello, the chief architect of the Perspectives for a Diverse America curriculum, participants will discuss what is an anti-bias education, and how can it help us to teach about human rights and global issues. We will explore such concepts as multicultural education, culturally responsive instruction, and the need to integrate issues of social justice and diversity into teaching and learning. Participants will learn about the power of text in everyday instruction, design their own learning plans, and describe how an anti-bias curriculum aligns with the Common Core. Ms. Chiariello is the principal author of the Teaching Tolerance anti-bias framework and has two decades of experience as a classroom teacher and curriculum designer, particularly in urban schools and settings. Curricular materials will be provided, along with Act 48 credit hours, parking on Pitt's campus, and meals. 6-12 educators are welcome to register  here. Contact  Lisa Bromberg with any questions.
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Undergraduate Career Networking Trip - Exploring diversity in the workplace
February 16-17, Washington D.C.

Celebrating the Year of Diversity Initiative, the Asian Studies Center, the African Studies Program, the Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the Global Studies Center are partnering to provide an exciting career development opportunity for Pitt students. Students will travel to Washington, D.C. February 16 - 17, 2017 to meet with experts and alumni in various fields in order to learn about different career tracks and diversity in the workplace, network with alumni, and gain an insider's perspective on the different organizations in Washington, D.C. Meetings will be arranged into four different content areas:

* Global Health and Development
* Diplomacy and Security
* International Development and Education
* Human Rights and Refugees
 
What makes this program particularly relevant to the Year of the Diversity initiative is that at all site visits our hosts will be asked to address:
- what diversity means regarding hiring practices and social cohesion in the workforce
- how multiple perspectives are considered when making decisions in the workplace 
- whether diversity of opinions are valued, when does it make a program stronger and examples of impeding work productivity 
-whether hiring people from diverse social, socio-economic, racial, gender and geographical background is given a priority
- how does an organization or unit protect itself from overcoming group think when job applicants are selected through recruitment at specific schools or mainly from a socio-economic class.
Additional Upcoming Spring Events
What Costs $700 Million a Year and Accomplishes Nothing - A discussion of Peacekeeping in the Middle East
February 9, 12:00 Noon, 4217 Posvar Hall

Professor Jett, author of American Ambassadors, Why Peacekeeping Fails, and Why American Foreign Policy Fails, will describe the current status of four peacekeeping operations in the Middle East and why, despite their $700 million annual cost, they are actually accomplishing very little. He will also discuss why it is nonetheless impossible to shut them down and how peacekeeping will be unable to make any contribution to a  possible peace settlement between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Using Human Rights Law to Fight Racial Violence and Discrimination
March 23, 7:00PM-9:00PM, 107 School of Law, University of Pittsburgh

Chicago human rights lawyer  Standish Willis, founder, Black People Against Torture, and chair of the  Chicago Chapter of The National Conference of Black Lawyers, will discuss his recent successful defense of the rights of victims of police torture in Chicago and its implications for human rights. His work speaks to larger questions about the translation of international law to local contexts, about the use of law to fight institutionalized racism against communities of color, and about the practice of law and the realization of human rights in communities. In 2005, Willis led a group of lawyers and community activists to focus international attention on Chicago, presenting evidence on police torture before the Organization of American States' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the UN Committee to Eliminate Racial Discrimination in Geneva. In 2015 he filed a Stakeholders' Report with the UN Periodic Review of the United States, challenging the closure of predominantly Black schools and the privatization of public education.
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Syria
Taking Refuge
March 27-29, Humanities Center

This 3-day symposium brings the personal voices and testimonies of Syrian refugees to the University of Pittsburgh campus. Through script readings of contemporary and ancient dramas, film screenings, and guest speakers, Taking Refuge explores the impossible choices faced by Syrian citizens. Featured events include Lameece Issaq of the Noor Theater Company reading Oh My Sweet Land by Amir Nizar Zuabi, and a film screening of the play Queens of Syria, a re-telling of Euripides' Trojan Women by 13 Syrian women. In addition, throughout the week we will hear from journalists, faculty speakers, students, and community members. Full schedule and details will follow. Please contact Lisa Bromberg with any questions. The University of Pittsburgh program is a joint effort of Theater Arts, the GSC, CERIS, Classics, and the Humanities Center. To mark International Theatre Day (March 27), our institutional partners are also curating related events at Colgate University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Worchester College, Louisiana State, and Roehampton University in London, UK.   


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2017 Islamic Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium
April 8, 2017, Duquesne University

We welcome projects from any discipline on issues that impact Muslims in historical or contemporary contexts or Islamic thought, history, and theology, or relations with other traditions.
For more information see www.cerisnet.org

Sponsored by the Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies and the Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue at Duquesne University.
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Diverse Spiritualities: Embodiment and Relationality in Religions of Africa and its Diaspora
April 20-22, 2017, University of Pittsburgh

The symposium will bring scholars together to advance research and discourse on the various dimensions  of embodiment  across diverse religions of  Africa and its diaspora. It will also serve as the foundation for an edited volume that aims to put previously disconnected discourses in conversation with one another, bridging the geographical divides that have heretofore characterized scholarship on embodiment in religious studies. This symposium is organized by Prof. Yolanda Covington-Ward (Africana Studies) and Prof. Jeanette Jouili (Religious Studies) and is sponsored by the Kabak endowment.
Community Engagement
Kids Without Borders
January 29, 11AM-4:00PM
Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15212
 
Alphabet City (City of Asylum) is celebrating Pittsburgh's youth and supporting families with a day-long event.  Kids and teens will have fun activities to connect them to one another and celebrate their diverse strengths and interests - from face painting to storytelling to dance. Adults will find resources to navigate today's challenges, including sessions to counter bullying, counseling support, and legal guidance. All events are open to public and free. For more information, please click here.
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Lion Attacking a Dromedary: Using Physical Objects to Teach About Neutralizing Stereotypes
February 2, 4:30PM-7:00PM
University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History

This hands-on teacher workshop follows the January 28 symposium on the re-naming and re-locating of Pittsburgh's well-known "Arab Courier" diorama. In this workshop, participants will learn about the historical and intellectual contexts of the diorama in a more intimate setting, led by Dr. Erin Peters and Dr. Gretchen Bender of Pitt's Department of History of Art and Architecture. We will then head over to the museum to view this and other physical objects, and participate in pedagogical activities that can be used in the classroom the next day. Dr. Bender will provide participants with lesson ideas, including suggestions for teaching with physical objects outside of a museum setting. Dinner, parking, and Act 48 credit are all provided. Register here.
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Perspectives for a Diverse America Teaching Institute
Saturday, February 11
9:00AM-4:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

The Global Studies Center is excited to sponsor a full-day Teaching Institute led by Emily Chiariello, the chief architect of the Perspectives for a Diverse America curriculum. Participants will discuss what is an anti-bias education, and how can it help us to teach about human rights and global issues? We will explore such concepts as multicultural education, culturally responsive instruction, and the need to integrate issues of social justice and diversity into teaching and learning. Participants will learn about the power of text in everyday instruction, design their own learning plans, and describe how an anti-bias curriculum aligns with the Common Core. Ms. Chiariello is the principal author of the Teaching Tolerance anti-bias framework and has two decades of experience as a classroom teacher and curriculum designer, particularly in urban schools and settings. Curricular materials will be provided, along with Act 48 credit hours, parking on Pitt's campus, and meals. 6-12 educators, including pre-service teachers and administrators, are welcome to register here. Contact Lisa Bromberg with any questions. This event is supported with generous funding from Pitt's Year of Diversity.


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Fa culty dinner and book discussion 
Ma rch 24, 5:00PM Dinner, 6:00PM Discussion,
4217 Posvar Hall   

Educators K-16 are welcome to join in a lively discussion over dinner to expand their knowledge on a breadth of topics related to Islamic studies. We are pleased to have Patrick Hughes, Instructor, Religious Studies, facilitate the Spring 2017 book discussion on Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an: Islam and the Founders. The first 20 faculty to register will receive a free copy of the book.

For more information and to register visit here.
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Taking Refuge: A Teacher Workshop on the Syrian Refugee Crisis
March 28, 10:00AM-3:00PM Posvar Hall

The Syrian refugee crisis is provoking timely discussions on human rights, immigration, and national security. How do we broach these issues in the classroom, make them accessible to our students, and offer impactful, yet sensitive, lessons? In this workshop, Mina Hogsett, a third-year doctoral student in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education at the University of Pittsburgh, will share a pedagogical unit she prepared following her experience interviewing teenage refugees in Germany this past summer. The Syrian teenagers were mostly male, and had arrived unaccompanied by parents or other family. After discussing the historical and social contexts of the war in Syria with workshop participants, and conducting a comparative analysis of the refugee situation in Europe and the U.S., Mina will share her interview transcripts and ideas for classroom projects and activities. Register here. This workshop will precede a 3-day symposium (3/27-3/29) entitled Taking Refuge, organized by the GSC, Theater Arts, Classics, and the Humanities Center. Taking Refuge features lunch and evening play readings, film screenings, and faculty speakers on the impossible choices faced by Syrian citizens. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Bromberg.
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2017 CERIS Research Symposium 
April 8, Duquesne University

11th and 12th grade students have the opportunity to present their research papers on topics related to Muslim American Experiences.  The call for papers is to encourage original ideas and critical thinking around topics of related to American Muslim history and contemporary experiences; to demonstrate college readiness, research skills, analysis, and presentation skills,
and to receive authentic feedback from university faculty and to present student research in a university setting.

The top three submissions will receive awards of $300 and all submissions will present their paper at 2017 CERIS Undergraduate research symposium. Students should consider what are the main political, religious, and/or cultural considerations and influences within a selected topic theme and identify the main position, debates or themes in the historical or contemporary narrative where relevant.

For more information, www.cerisnet.org  or contact Elaine Linn at cerisnet@gmail.com        
   
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PA Governor's School for Global and International Studies
June 19-July 14
University of Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Governor's School for Global and International Studies will help tomorrow's business, political, and intellectual leaders think critically about our world and the dynamic issues, connections, and perspectives within it.  The Global Studies Center proudly brings the program's prestigious 25-year legacy to a new generation. Through problem-solving activities and discussions with experts, they will tackle overarching global themes while building intellectual confidence, cross-cultural understanding and critical language proficiency - key skills to successfully navigate college and prepare them for the broader global knowledge economy.  We invite applications from talented and motivated sophomores and juniors from across Pennsylvania to spend four weeks in residence at the University of Pittsburgh this summer at no cost. Applications are available  here  and will be accepted until February 1, 2017.

Student Awards
 
Critical Language Scholarship
Nicholas Caskey (International Development, Graduate School of Public and International Studies) Persian; Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Steven Moon (PhD candidate: Music, Cultural Studies) Turkish
Roisin O'Dowd (Molecular Biology, Linguistics, Chemistry) Persian; Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Ashley Saxe (Senior: Rehabilitation Science, African Studies, Global Studies, Pathokinesiology Rehab) Swahili; Arusha, Tanzania
 
Fulbright Scholar Program
Maria Sofia Barboza ('16, BA Anthropology) will teach English in Brazil
Harinee Suthakar ('16, BS Rehabilitation Science) will pursue a MA in Gender and International Development at the University of Sussex
Aly Yingst ('16, Sociology, Biological Sciences; BPHIL-IAS/Global Studies) will pursue a graduate degree at the University Centre of the Westfjords
 
Project Go 2016
Sydney Escoe (School of Nursing) Navy ROTC, Tanzania
 
The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs Scholarship 
Chimuanya Osuoha, David L. Lawrence Memorial Grant; Yokohama, Japan
Ying (Bailey) Lien, Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt Scholarship; Quito, Ecuador
Ruba Idris, African Heritage Room Committee Scholarship; Iringa, Tanzania

Nicholas Langston, George F. & Mary Ann McGunagle Scholarship; Entebbe, Uganda
 
Truman Scholarship
Lea Petrose (
Economics, Neuroscience)
 
Udall Undergraduate Scholarship
Ying (Bailey) Lien (Neuroscience, Chemistry and Film Studies minor)
    
 
Faculty Awards
Domestic Travel Awards
Ainur Begim (Post Doc Anthropology),
presentation, "Unequal Financial Markets: Space, Time and Profit" at the American Anthropological Association conference, Minneapolis.

Michael Glass (Urban Studies) report, "Singapore Housing program for UN-HABITAT" at the Urban Affairs Association conference, Minneapolis.

Ryan Grauer (GSPIA), presentation, "Allied in Combat: Alliance Organization and Battlefield Performance" (co-authored with Rosella Cappella Zeilinski) at the International Studies Association conference, Baltimore.

Todd Reeser (French and Italian), panel presentation, "Trans-migrations: The New Uses of Transsexualism in Literature and Film" at the Modern Language Association conference, Philadelphia.

International Travel Awards
Caitlin Bruce (Communication), presentation, "Citizen Voices in Aerosol: Complicating Leon Guanajuato's 'Urban Image' During Zero Tolerance" at the International Society on the History of Rhetoric conference, London.

Lisa Parker (Bioethics and Health)
, participation at the First International Workshop on Bioethical Dilemmas and Challenges in Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation, Geneva.
 
Research Awards  
Shalini Ayyagari (Music), research project, "Small Voices Sing Big Songs: A Transmedia Documentary Film Project".

Michael Glass (Urban Studies), research project, "Singapore Housing Research Trip for UN-HABITAT Report".

Lara Putnam (History), research project, "Caribbean Military Encounters: Final Manuscript Project" 

Student News
Undergraduates

Natalia Blewonska
Junior, Chemistry interned this past summer with Clean Water Action, where she worked on developing a lead hazard awareness campaign and a project to help get justice for local communities, whose water was poisoned with PFOAs.
 
Ruba Idris - Junior, Health Services is interning with the center of infectious diseases for the Allegheny county Health Department. She is working with animal bite victims and ensuring that they do not contract rabies by following up with victims and the owner of the pet. 
 
Carrie Kramer - Senior, Political Science is interning at Jewish Family and Children's Service of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill as their Refugee Resettlement and Placement Intern.  

Aarti Kumar, Senior, Sociology is serving as a  Birmingham Clinic Fellow, now called, Connections4health fellow.

Liz Lepro, Senior Sociology, Nonfiction Writing major was an Alexandra L. Rowan grant recipient this past summer through the English Department, which supported her internship in San Antonio. She is currently editor of The Pitt News.
 
 
Mariel Tabachnick - Sophomore, Anthropology received a David C. Frederick Public Service internship award for summer 2017. Recipients are to demonstrate a special interest in leadership and community service. 
 
Graduate
 
Chelsea Pallatino,
PhD BCHS, is participating in a Working Group on Gender Equality in Public Administration with the United Nations Development Programme since September 2015 through Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, including completing a consultancy at the UNDP HQ in New York for this project. 
Funding
Funding
Li sting of application dates and deadlines to remember
 
Students
 
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
Undergraduate FLAS Academic Year Applications Deadline: February 15, 2017
Undergraduate FLAS Summer Applications Deadline: March 4, 2017 
Graduate FLAS Academic Year Applications Deadline: February 15, 2017
Graduate FLAS Summer Applications Deadline: March 4, 2017
The GSC awards FLAS Fellowships for an academic year or summer study to undergraduate and graduate students. FLAS Fellowships provide a stipend, tuition remission and medical insurance for students studying one of the following Less Commonly Taught Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Swahili and Turkish. For additional details on the application process, please visit  here. For FLAS related questions, please contact Veronica Dristas.

Peace Corps Recruiter
Deadline: February 20, 2017
The role of the Campus Recruiter is to increase leads and applications from qualified people on campus and in the Pittsburgh area by raising awareness and promoting Peace Corps. S/he must develop strategies to raise awareness of Peace Corps opportunities for underrepresented populations and increase the diversity of the applicant pool. The Campus Recruiter is also responsible for developing innovative, thorough and high-impact recruitment strategies based on recruitment goals and implementing them throughout the academic year. S/he must be able to build upon prior recruitment successes and identify new recruitment markets. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Veronica Dristas, Assistant Director of Outreach, Global Studies Center, at global@pitt.edu .    
 
Newman Award for International Intergenerational Project Initiatives
Deadline: March 17, 2017
The Newman Award provides up to $1,000 to defray the expense of international travel incurred by University of Pittsburgh graduate and rising undergraduate students involved in an academic project with an international intergenerational component (not conference participation). Applicants must also be enrolled in a UCIS certificate program. Intergenerational projects involve the participation of a community's older and younger persons in planned, ongoing interactions that address a social issue confronting the community. Application details are available here. For questions, please contact Veronica Dristas.

Global Studies Student Ambassador (GSSA) Fellowship
Deadline: March 17, 2017
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the GSC's certificate program are eligible to apply for a GSSA Fellowship. Contingent upon funding, the Fellowship will provide a partial tuition remission for the fall 2017 term and (upon approval of student's performance as a GSSA) the spring 2018 term in exchange for ten hours work per week. Additional details and the application process are available here . Questions should be directed to Elaine Linn .
 
GSC Domestic Travel Fund for Students
Deadline: Rolling
GSC provides grants up to $500 for domestic travel within the U.S. for students enrolled in the center's certificate or BPhil program. Supported activities include presenting at or attending conferences, workshops or symposia; or conducting research related to the student's global focus. Grant funds must be expended by June 30th. Additional information and applications are available here. Questions should be directed to Elaine Linn.  
 
GSC Tuition Remission for Graduate Students Studying Less Commonly Taught Languages
Deadline: Rolling
The center offers a supplemental tuition remission to cover the equivalent of one to five credits of LCTL study. Students must be studying one of the following LCTLs: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Swahili and Turkish and be enrolled in the GSC certificate program. Additional details and application are available here.
Please contact Elaine Linn for questions. 

For a full list of graduate and undergraduate funding applications and deadlines, please click here
 
Faculty
 
International Collaborations on Sustainable Innovations Grant
Deadline: February 28, 2017 
The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) and the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) at the University of Pittsburgh invite faculty to submit grant proposals to support high-quality research in sustainability through international collaborations.  The goal of the grant is to seed funding to develop new international collaborations that advance work in solving pressing sustainability problems. For more information, click here. For questions, please contact  Dr. Belkys Torres.

Hewlett International Grant Program
Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2017 
Hewlett awards include small grants ($500 and $1,500), large grants (up to $3,500), and major impact grants (up to $5,000). Additional details are available here
 
CERIS Curriculum Development Grants
Deadline: Rolling
A total of $2,000 will be available for small grants. To receive updates from CERIS, please contact   Elaine Linn . More information is available here.  
 
Bowman Faculty Grants for Research Abroad
Deadline: Monday, February 28, 2017
The Bowman Faculty Grants for Research are biennial grants awarded to University of Pittsburgh faculty members to enhance the quality of their teaching or to develop new courses through research abroad. Ten grants of $2,000 each are available to full-time faculty members who have been teaching for at least one year at the University of Pittsburgh. They are funded by an endowment in memory of Chancellor John Gabbert Bowman. To learn more about the grants, click here.
 
For a full list of faculty funding applications and deadlines, please click here.
 
For a full list of community college and MSI faculty funding opportunities, please  click here.