Past Events

Oct
22
Soldier Songs: Veterans Reclaiming their Voices Through Music and Drama
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 8:00pm
Studio Theater, Cathedral of Learning

A new play using music, movement and text to tell the dynamic stories of veterans transforming from warrior to civilian, followed by a panel discussion.

Oct
24
Dr. Kathrin Bower: The Joke’s on Us: Creating Community through Humor in German Ethno-Comedy
Monday, October 24, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning

Professor Kathrin Bower's talk will examine the stand-up comedy of Bülent Ceylan and Kaya Yanar, as well as more recent examples of migrant comedy. Part of "Germany Meets the U.S. Campus Week: Migration, Integration, and the Refugee Crisis." 

Oct
25
Empowering Girls to Change the World Keynote Address
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Alumni Hall, 7th Floor Auditorium

A TedTalk-style conversation by Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya about her life in Kenya, her brave bargain with her father to let her continue her education, and her founding of a school for girls. Presented as part of the Race, Gender & Leadership Series: Perspectives on Africa. 

Oct
25
Let's Talk Africa: Girls and Women at the Heart of the Fight to End Extreme Poverty in Africa
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

A conversation about the role of education touching on shifting gender paradigms and educational reform in Kenya.Presented as part of the Race, Gender & Leadership Series: Perspectives on Africa.

Oct
25
Refugee Crisis Roundtable Discussion
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
211 David Lawrence Hall

Students and faculty will connect via video-conferencing with individuals in Europe to learn more about the daily life of refugees in Germany and Austria, moderated by Dr. Viktoria Harms and Dr. Jaclyn Kurash. Part of "Germany Meets the U.S. Campus Week: Migration, Integration, and the Refugee Crisis." 

Oct
25
Fireside Chat: Diversity Through the Eyes of Women
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 -
9:30pm to 11:30pm
Bigelow Conference and Reception Center, 4338 Bigelow Blvd.

A conversation with Associate Dean Murrell on ethics, women in leadership and education in the 21st century. Presented as part of the Race, Gender & Leadership Series: Perspectives on Africa.

Oct
26
Change Makers: Lessons on Leadership and Global Impact (Webinar)
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
2650 Sennott Square

Pitt Business student leaders will discuss the skills, awareness and values that a diverse array of students should develop to become ethical, impactful and successful leaders. Presented as part of the Race, Gender & Leadership Series: Perspectives on Africa. Open only to Pitt Business student leaders, but will be broadcast as a webinar - click the event title above for more information. 

Oct
26
Boxes and Walls
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:00pm to Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 2:00am
WPU Ballroom

An all-day exploration of diversity and inclusion through interactive displays. Presented by Residence Life.

Oct
26
The World After Pitt Alumni Panel
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
William Pitt Union, Room 548

Pitt alumni Jess Edelstein, Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya and Christian Peper will share how their time at Pitt prepared them for life, leadership, social activism, and civic engagement around the world. Presented as part of the Race, Gender & Leadership Series: Perspectives on Africa.

Oct
26
"Journey Into Europe" Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 10:30pm to Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 1:00am
Cathedral of Learning G8

Akbar Ahmed’s 2015 documentary examines the heightened tensions in Europe surrounding the growing Muslim community and addresses central questions about the relationship between European Identity and Islam. Part of "Germany Meets the U.S. Campus Week: Migration, Integration, and the Refugee Crisis." 

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