Events for Thursday, October 19th

Language Access For Migrants And Refugees

TIME: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

LOCATION: 302 Cathedral of Learning

This panel/workshop session will discuss language access for migrants and refugees in the Western Pa region, with guests from the Mayor's office, the Greater Pgh Literacy Council (ESL), and other agencies working on these issues in an official capacity in the region.

Global Drop-In Hours

TIME: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

LOCATION: 2nd Floor - William Pitt Union

First-come, first serve 20-minute appointments with the designated career consultant for global careers. These drop-in hours are for students who want to learn how to live and work abroad, learn about gap year programs, find H1B employers [for international students], resources and more!

International Fellowship Opportunities For U.s. Students

TIME: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

LOCATION: G20 Barco Law Building

The CILE will invite specialists to discuss the Fulbright, Boren, PeaceCorp fellowship opportunities that are available to domestic U.S. students. The audience will be School of Law students.

Jumpstart Your Cultural Competency At Pitt

TIME: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

LOCATION: 4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

We will examine how international students adjust to life in the United States. Then, we will incorporate these lessons into a broader discussion about improving our cultural competence in a global society.

Crossing Borders: Environmental Cooperation In Israel And Palestine

TIME: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

LOCATION: 548 William Pitt Union

This event is focused on Israeli-Palestinian dialogue taking place at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. Hosted during Pitt’s International Week, this event would feature two alumni of the Arava Institute – one from an Israeli background and one from an Arab background – who came together to study trans-boundary environmental issues at the Arava Institute.
About The Dialogue Project:
Every semester, two alumni of the Arava Institute visit U.S. college campuses to share their stories of regional cooperation. By working with student organizations, faculty members, study abroad offices, and other departments within the university, this tour raises awareness of the important cross-border environmental work taking place at the Arava Institute and in the region.
During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Dialogue Project visited 30 distinct university campuses throughout the United States and was featured in multiple student publications including those at the University of Colorado and Binghamton University.
About the Arava Institute:
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. It houses academic programs in partnership with Ben Gurion University, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.
With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Osama Alomar Speaker Program

TIME: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

LOCATION: 156 Cathedral of Learning

Osama Alomar has published several books of short stories and poetry in Arabic. His stories reflect displacement and poignancy. He will speak about his stories.
The Paris Review, April 2017: “From the Teeth of the Comb.”

The Filipino Diaspora

TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

LOCATION: 630 William Pitt Union

The event's theme revolves around the Filipino diaspora. There will be students who will act as different people who have been affected by it. The background stories for the characters will come from "In the Country",novel by Filipina author Mia Alvar, and from Filipinos in the Pittsburgh community.

Julissa Arce: The American Dreamer - From Undocumented To Wall Street Immigration Advocate

TIME: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

LOCATION: Kurtzman Room - William Pitt Union

Julissa Arce is a writer, CNBC contributor, and advocate for immigrant rights and education. She is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program for immigrant students, regardless of their status, ethnicity, or national origin. Julissa is also a board member for the National Immigration Law Center and College Spring. She is the former Director of Public Affairs at Define American, a media organization that uses the power of story to change the narrative surrounding immigration and citizenship. Prior to becoming an advocate, she built a successful career on Wall Street working for Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, and had seemingly achieved the American Dream—yet she still did not feel like a true American.

Global Trivia Night

TIME: 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

LOCATION: University Club, Ballroom B

Come join us for our 3rd annual Global Trivia Night! Compete with groups of up to five undergraduate students, and test your knowledge in global categories like Global Current Affairs, World Culture, World History, Geography, and more. Prizes include Apple Watches, Beats headphones, and Chipotle gift cards. Free food and beverages will be provided! Registration will close on Tuesday, October 17th at 11:59 PM, or once capacity is reached. Teams can register at