Events for Tuesday, October 17

Intercultural Competency Workshop

TIME: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

LOCATION: Craig Hall

Intercultural Competency: Beyond the Basics (Pitt faculty and staff) - Working and providing services in a diverse environment requires a knowledge and understanding of cultural differences, values, and behaviors. This fun, yet informative, session will help participants gain understanding to enhance the quality of their interactions with international and diverse students, faculty, and staff at the University and elsewhere. Please register through the FSDP website here -

Music Performance Of Julius Eastman’S Works

TIME: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

LOCATION: Bellefield Hall

Performing Julius Eastman's (1940-1990) works for three pianos Gay Guerilla (1980). Displacement, race, and visibility distinguish Eastman's life and work. To be performed by Ph.D. music composition and theory candidates Ramteen Sazegari, Luhan Li, and Jeff Weston.

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 Fair For Business Students

TIME: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

LOCATION: College of Business Administration - 2nd Floor - Sennott Square

The College of Business Administration's International Programs Office will host an International Fair in the College of Business Administration to promote study abroad and other international opportunities to business students, and encourage study abroad alumni, faculty, and staff to get involved.

You Say Potato…

TIME: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

LOCATION: Assembly Room - William Pitt Union

The potato has been a staple of South American cuisine since the time of the Incan Empire, but the story of its migration around the world is one of not just displacement, but conquest, exploitation, famine, intrigue, defamation, delicious dishes, and semantic confusion! Follow the path of the potato through history and learn about its impact on global cuisine, language, and culture.

International Internship And Study Abroad Panel

TIME: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

LOCATION: 548 William Pitt Union

Are you interested in studying or interning abroad? Are you in or thinking about joining the OCC? Then you'll want to attend this informative session that'll feature OCC Pitt Advantage Grant recipients who've been all over the world this past summer!! Snacks and refreshments provided.
*This program is part of CDPA's Global Careers Week in conjunction with Pitt's International Week*

An Evening With George Takei

TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

LOCATION: Soldiers and Sailors Hall

The keynote speaker for this year’s International Week, George Takei, was interred in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. This experience became a touchstone for his life and work. Takei rose to preeminence in the television series Star Trek and its first six feature films. However, that only scratches the surface of his storied career as an actor, author, and social media pioneer. Come hear him speak about his experience as an internally displace person during World War II, his life as an actor, and the work for which he is now arguably best known, his social media presence.

Non-Alcoholic Mix Off (Namo)

TIME: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm


NAMO occurs in the Schenley Quad on the Tuesday during Alcohol Awareness Week every October. NAMO aims to raise awareness about the effects of alcohol consumption. The Resident Student Association (RSA) executive board, in collaboration with Residence Life and Study Abroad, organizes this event in which all hall councils and RA staffs participate. In addition, RSA invites other registered student organizations to apply to participate in this event. Each group selects a theme, decorates a table, serves a non-alcoholic mixed drink, and provides information about alcohol consumption to participants. Teams receive awards for receiving the most participant votes in the following categories: best drink, worst drink, most spirited, best international drink, and best theme.

Vip Meet And Greet With George Takei

TIME: 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

LOCATION: Gettysburg Room - Soldiers and Sailors

Immediately following An Evening with George Takei, Mr. Takei will meet 100 guests. Each guest will receive a signed copy of Mr. Takei's autobiography, To The Stars. Please check back on September 15 to purchase available tickets.