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Thu 3/22 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Triumph through Adversity: The Tenacious Ethiopian Woman and Her Rise to Educational Success

Education in Ethiopia: Challenges Women Face in the Pursuit of Higher Education
Thursday March 22nd, 2018 - 12 – 1:30 pm Room 4217 WWPH
Triumph through Adversity: The Tenacious Ethiopian Woman and Her Rise to Educational Success

Some women will do anything to get an education. Embark on a journey of stories that will take you into the heart of a rural Ethiopian women who strives for an education. Stories that will make you laugh, cry, and be thankful for your own educational journey and appreciate the paths some women must create.Anna-Maria Karnes will share her research work in Ethiopia exploring the challenges women face in Higher Education. The numbers of women enrolled at the higher education level are very low compared to men. For example, in 2011, only 27% of all students enrolled in a university were women (Ministry of Education, 2011). In an attempt to increase access to higher education for women affirmative action provisions are being made to ensure equal rights in these universities. The government has also declared financial help to women who wish to pursue education (Prime Minister Office/women’s Affairs Sub Sector, 2004). Despite support from the UN and the Ethiopian government, women continue to face challenges of staying in school. According to Ethiopian academics. Anna-Maria will discuss her findings during her research tenure visiting Ethiopia and teaching in the university in the summer of 2016.

Thu 3/22 5:30PM - 7:45PM
Grand Rounds "How I Live" Documentary and Discussion: Pediatric Cancer in Low and Middle Income Countries
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Children living with cancer is a tragedy made worse with insufficient infrastructure, funds, access to treatment, and trained medical professionals. Unfortunately, families caring for children with cancer in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) face this harsh reality, and it contributes to the low survival rate of just 20% for pediatric cancer, a stark contrast to high-income countries’ 80% survival rate. 

Join the Center for Global Health and the Global Health Student Association in viewing the new documentary film, "How I Live," which delves into the unique issues people of LMICs face. After the film, we’ll have a panel discussion with the film’s producers and global health professionals with a reception afterward.

Sponsored by the Center for Global Health, Global Health Student Association, and the Office of Student Affairs. 

Attending Accepted Applicants Day the next day? Join us!
Fri 3/23 to Sat 3/24
22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference

22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference
March 23 - 24, 2018 
Location: TBD

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 22nd Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference. It is a student-organized event where researchers can present their scholarly work involving social and public policy in Latin America. Our team is focused on assuring a high-quality and open environment for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of works in progress. This year's presentations will be organized around, but not limited to, the following topics:

Social Issues and Public Policy: Economic development, health care, education, sustainability, climate change, energy, LGBT and gender studies, urban development, ethnicity, violence and crime, shadow economy, peace and conflict studies, social movements, lobbying and advocacy, policy formulation and implementation, technology, e-democracy, corruption and security.

Political systems and institutions: Democratic challenges, political economy, state building, public opinion, social-military relations, civil society, political parties and movements, political history, legislative studies, judicial studies, electoral systems, parties and party systems, comparative politics, ideology and subnational politics.

Sat 3/24
Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference

Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference
Creativity, Innovation, and Resilience: Rethinking Challenges and Opportunities in Africa
Time:(All day)
Location:University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:African Studies Program along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) and U.S. Department of Education
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The African Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its inaugural, regional one-day conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes African Studies Conference creates a space for the sharing of ideas and broader intellectual engagement for Africanist faculty, researchers, and graduate students from across the Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. Seeing the need for opportunities for scholarly development and networking among educators and researchers in African Studies outside of the annual meeting of the African Studies Association, we invite Africanists from universities, community colleges, HBCUs, and other academic institutions in the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, and New York to participate in the conference. The larger goal is to stimulate a regional intellectual community for Africanist scholars and researchers across a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and institutions.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Moses Ochonu, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History in the Department of History at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of three books (including Colonialism by Proxy: Hausa Imperial Agents and Middle Belt Consciousness in Nigeria, which was a finalist for the 2015 Herskovits prize), numerous articles, and is a frequent public commentator on history and politics in Nigeria and the larger African continent. Co-sponsors for this conference also include the Department of Africana Studies, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Education.

The conference organizers have limited travel funds available to support conference participants who are more than three hours away from the University of Pittsburgh. If you are interested, please contact Yolanda Covington-Ward at to request an application for travel funds.

Registration for the conference is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided. The deadline for conference abstracts is March 1, 2018. To present at the conference, please submit an abstract of 150 to 200 words through the online registration form. Participants will be notified of their acceptance within one week of the abstract deadline. A conference website with the full agenda will also be posted before the conference takes place.

You may also register on the website of the University of Pittsburgh African Studies program:

Please direct any questions or concerns to Yolanda Covington-Ward at

Fri 3/30
Application Deadline: European Studies Center Funding Opportunities

The European Studies Center (ESC) has additional funds to support graduate students during Summer 2018 and AY2018-19. We welcome applications from graduate students in any department working on topics related to European Studies. Contact for more information.

Information on how to apply can be found on the Center for Global Health's Student Funding Opportunities page
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Center for Global Health Panel Discussion

Advocating for Healthy Children in Urban Communities and Schools

Thursday 2/22 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Join the Center for Urban Education for a panel discussion and reflection examining health issues and disparities, and how they influence educational outcomes.Moderated by Dr. A. Dex Samuels and Dr. John Jakicic

Register now!

Location and Address
CUE Commons
4310 Posvar Hall

Last Updated On Thursday, February 15, 2018 by Mauer, Rachel Michelle
Created On Thursday, February 15, 2018

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