Darwin Day 2009, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. This “annual celebration of science and scientific discovery” is special this year because it will be the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, and Richard Milner will be portraying Charles Darwin at the musical performance "Charles Darwin Live & In Concert" at 7:30 p.m. in the Bromeley Black Box Theater, Blaisdell Hall. Darwin Day 2009 events include Displays and Demos in the University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons Buidling, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Birthday Cake at 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Mukaiyama Room; Illustrated Lecture "Darwin as Naturalist: Adventures with Dinosaur Diggers, Slave Owners, Flower Breeders and Coral Reefs," from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Mukaiyama Room.
For information of Darwin bicentennial celebration, see
NCTA (National Consortium for Teaching About Asia) workshops will be held at Pitt-Bradford Jan. through April. These workshops are for elementary and secondary school teachers, and will be taught be UPB professors who have experience in China, Korea and Japan. For information: Dr. Jody Burgert email@example.com
Cultural Festival, Saturday, February, 21, 2009, in the Frame-Westerberg Commons Building, Pitt-Bradford. This annual celebration of foreign foods, ethnic costumes, native dances and international relations is a campus favorite. Last year China was the focus culture and the Chinese Lion Dancers were spectacular.
Dr. Thomas's Annual Trip to Europe, will be May 4-15, 2009 This year, it is to Ireland. This is not a University of Pittsburgh sponsored trip. Contact Jessica South at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trip to Japan will be in May 6-21, 2009. Two students have won 'Japanese Studies Student Travel Assistant Awards': Immanuel Diamant and Andrew Hwang. Other students that are going are Samila Sosic and Adriana Vaccaro. For information about the trip, see Prof. Champlin
SIEP Visit by Japanese Students August 2009 Every year, about 30 Japanese students from Yokohama College of Commerce come to Pitt-Bradford for a Summer Intensive English Program. If you would like to be involved, contact Prof. Champlin email@example.com
Anthropology / International Clubs meet every second and third Friday, 2009
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- March 9-15, 2008 (Spring Break), Prof. Champlin, Anthropology, Maya
- Archaeology in Guatemala and Honduras
- May 12-22, 2008, Dr. Thomas, History, France and Italy
- May 6-21, 2008 (two weeks), Prof. Champlin, Anthropology, Japan
- June – July, 2008(six weeks), Prof. Stuckart, Anthropology, Ecuador, Anthropology Field School in Ecuador
- June-July, 2008 (six weeks), Dr. Shailendra Gajanan, Hyderabad, India
- A conversational Chinese language course, titled "Chinese Language and Culture," was offered for the first time in Spring 2009, by Dr. Flora Wei. It was sold out, and will be offered again in summer 2009.
Please send any news or event you wish posted, such as conference, seminars, workshops, trip, festivals and announcements, to Prof. Kong Ho at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in Prof. Isabelle Champlin, director of international studies, at email@example.com
- The 2009 winners of the Vira Heinz Scholarship are:
Vogue Bernard - Stellenbosch, South Africa
Vanessa Durland - London, England
Romainne Harrod - Madrid, Spain
The three Vira Heinz Scholarship winners for 2009: Left to Right: Vogue Bernard, Romainne Harrod, Vanessa Durland. On the far right is Sarah Wagner, the Director of the Vira I. Heinz Scholarship for Women in Global Leadership, who traveled from Pittsburgh for the March 4, 2009 presentation by the past 2008 winners and the announcement of these new winners.