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Burke keynotes for Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, D...
Burke keynotes for Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Dean DONALD S. BURKE addressed members of the Allegheny County Overdose Prevention Coalition at their 2017 Summer Conference. The conference theme was New Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis, and Burke’s keynote address was titled Forcasting and Deflecting the Opioid Epide... (07/19/2017)

Pitt Public Health partners with state to destroy leftover prescription opioids

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE - Penn...
Pitt Public Health partners with state to destroy leftover prescription opioids

PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro hopes that destroying unused pills will help curb the state’s opioid epidemic. The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health will be assessing the distribution of 300,000 drug-deactivation pouches in partnership wit... (07/11/2017)

HPM's Jennie Laeng receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to begin MPH

ABC KLKN-TV - Entering MPH stu...
HPM's Jennie Laeng receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to begin MPH

ABC KLKN-TV - Entering MPH student JENNIE LAENG (HPM '19) carried a 3.967 undergraduate GPA while excelling as an intercollegiate gymnast at the University of Nebraska. She won a total of 22 gymnastics titles and was named a three-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American, a three-time Academic All-Big T... (06/29/2017)

New walking route, thanks to WalkWorks

ENDEAVOR NEWS - A walking rout...
New walking route, thanks to WalkWorks

ENDEAVOR NEWS - A walking route in Emporium will be inaugurated as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has teamed with the Pa. Dept. of Health and Pitt Public Health's WALKWORKS program to create a 1.67-mile walking loop through the county seat marked ... (05/26/2017)

Sushi doughnuts in the shadow of Pitt Public Health

POST-GAZETTE - We have two wor...
Sushi doughnuts in the shadow of Pitt Public Health

POST-GAZETTE - We have two words for you — sushi doughnut. That’s as fair a place to start as any in the discussion of Mount Everest Sushi, a tiny little takeout shop with a few dine-in tables in the shadow of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health building in Oakland. Rest as... (05/25/2017)

 

Thu
7/20
BCHS Dissertation Defense
Steven Meanley - "Experiences of Discrimination and Social Well-Being among Midlife and Older..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Steven Meanley - "Experiences of Discrimination and Social Well-Being among Midlife and Older..."
Thu 7/20 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A521

Steven Meanley will be defending his dissertation, “Experiences of Discrimination and Social Well-Being among Midlife and Older Adult Men Who Have Sex with Men from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study.”
Tue
7/25
Professional Development Workshop
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 7/25 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Few things are less comfortable than asking a question and seeing a classroom of blank faces staring back at you in silence. In this workshop, we cover concrete strategies for eliciting meaningful student participation, and facilitating that participation so that students meet course learning objectives. Participants will gain strategies to engage all of their students in the learning process.Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Describe the role of participation in student learning and course design
• Employ strategies for increasing quality student participation

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815

Thu
7/27
Professional Development Event
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL)Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Students value the timely feedback on performance they receive through the Grade Center. Blackboard can help you record and track your students’ grades more efficiently and can automatically grade certain kinds of student work. In this workshop, we’ll review the grade center and how it accepts grades from within and outside Blackboard. We’ll cover the Grade Center’s options for customizing grades to meet your learning objectives, and you’ll learn how to control what grades your students see and when they see them. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

-Locate the Grade Center, create columns, enter grades, export grades, and upload grades from outside Blackboard;
-Create a new rubric – or reference an existing one – to clarify learning objectives and grade assignments;
-Create calculated columns that are customized to meet your learning objectives;
-Use Smart Views, grade history and statistics to get a deeper picture of student progress and assessment quality.
By the end of this course, you will be able toBy the end of this course, you will be able to

Room B26, Alumni Hall

Thu
7/27
Professional Development Workshop
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL)Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

There are few things as painful as reading a poorly written student essay, and few things as rewarding as reading a well-crafted response to a writing assignment. Effective design and assessment of student writing can be challenging. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment, design grading criteria and rubrics, assess writing assignments, and provide constructive feedback.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to… 
• Identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment 
• Design grading criteria and rubrics 
• Effectively assess writing assignments 
• Provide constructive feedback

Alumni Hall, Room 815

Fri
7/28
Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yi Liu: Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yi Liu: Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and...
Fri 7/28 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Public Health 7139

Yi Liu of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and Gene-based Markers, with an Application to a Genetic Study of AMD Progression"

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