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The University of Pittsburgh has declared academic year 2018-19 as The Year of PittGlobal. Please check back as we add University events and programs to celebrate and progress Pitt's global impact. 

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Center for Global Health Seminar Series

Diversity in the LusoSphere: Encounters, Connections, & Communities

Monday 3/19 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Location: TBD
Event Contact: Luis Bravo, bravo@pitt.edu

Nine countries from all around the world have Portuguese as an official language, namely Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Portuguese is also one of the official languages in Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Therefore, this seminar aims to explore the amazing diversity of culture and history in the Lusosphere. We will celebrate cultures, identities, and the many voices of the Portuguese-speaking world. The possibility of discussing the meanings of the Portuguese language in its diversity of sociolinguistic and cultural contexts is a way to promote intercultural dialogue for joint and meaningful construction of knowledge.

The goal is to create an environment where specialists can share the results of their research, along with undergraduate/graduate students who will have the chance to share their ideas about cultural practices, products, and perspectives in Portuguese. From a variety of perspectives, we intend to incorporate new avenues, new theoretical and methodological paradigms, and new advancements in the areas of language, literature, culture, and education. By contributing their work to the seminar these participants will serve to expand Lusophone interculturality.

The seminar will provide an opportunity to communicate informed views and suggestions to an audience seeking to gain new insights into the cultures of the Lusosphere. Attendees will be inspired to learn (or expand their knowledge of) Portuguese language and Lusophone communities. We aim to learn more about this exciting area, exchange stories of success and failure, socialize, and start new collaborations. The objectives of this conference are to put side-by-side scientific investigations and professional experiences, and to revisit cultural production in general in the Lusophone world. We also hope that this event will have an impact on language educators at all levels of teaching and help their students to succeed in their language learning process. This event offers insight into the current state of Portuguese language teaching practices and language teaching perceptions through the dialogue between students and educators.

Sponsored by:Center for Latin American Studies and European Studies Center along with University Center for Int'l Studies (UCIS), the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures and The Brazilian Consulate in New York

Last Updated On Wednesday, March 07, 2018 by Temp, GSPH Marketing & Development
Created On Friday, March 02, 2018

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Sat 12/1/18
Deadline: PCMI Holiday Package Collection Center for Global Health Deadline
Deadline: PCMI Holiday Package Collection
Sat 12/1


The Center for Global Health is collecting items for IDM & Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI)  student, Megan Arden. Drop off your contribution to the Center for Global Health in room A310 Public Health. If you choose to send something other than a card, it must be small, non-perishable, and lightweight. Some favorite items include: candy/snacks (sour patch kids, raisins, hot cheetos, cheezits), magazines/lightweight books, and small personal care items (lip balm, hair ties, Band-Aids, etc). PCMI students always appreciate getting these care packages!
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Carrie, First Geographer of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), revolutionized the way the U.S. combats global poverty, disease and natural disasters around the world — with mapping. She established and directs the USAID GeoCenter, a team of geographers and data analysts who help inform U.S. aid efforts around the world.This event is free, but space in the University Club is limited. 

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Year of Pitt Global Featured Speaker: Jon McCourt, civil rights and community activist Center for Global Health Lecture
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Fri 11/2 2:00PM - 3:00PM


Jon McCourt has been a community peace activist and member of the Peace and Reconciliation Group in Derry, Northern Ireland, for more than 30 years. He played a major role in the development of the Community Awareness Training Programme and founded and established the first Victim Support Service in Northern Ireland in 1986. He has also worked with those involved in conflicts around the world, including Bosnia, the Middle East, Rwanda, and Colombia.

Join the Year of Pitt Global, the European Studies Center, and the Department of History for this Signature Event as we hear from Jon on his experience with conflict and peacemaking around the world.

Jon will answer questions following his talk in G24 of the Cathedral.

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