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UPCOMING EVENTS AT PITT PUBLIC HEALTH

Event Category
Mon 7/24/2017 to Sat 7/29/2017
Oakland Restaurant Week Community Event
Oakland Restaurant Week
Mon 7/24/2017 to Sat 7/29/2017


6 days of $6 lunches at various Oakland locations, such as Lotsa Stone Fired Pizza, Peter's Pub, Top Shabu-Shabu, and many more. Sponsored by Only in Oakland.

Community
Event
Tue 7/25/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due August Graduation Deadline
Draft of Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Due
Tue 7/25/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Initial upload of your essay, thesis, or dissertation is due to the D-Scholarship system. The file may be a draft. Notify Joanne Pegher of the status of the file. Format is PDF for thesis and dissertation, Word or PDF for essays. August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Tue 7/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Encouraging Student Participation (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 7/25/2017 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


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Wed 7/26/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Diploma Mailing Begins June Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Wed 7/26/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to June 2017 graduates (term 2177).

June Graduation
Notice
Thu 7/27/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Blackboard: Using the Grade Center (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27/2017 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


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Thu 7/27/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 7/27/2017 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


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 7/28/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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 7/28/2017 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"


Public Health 7139
Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Sat 7/29/2017 to Thu 8/3/2017
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2017, Baltimore, MD Biostatistics Meeting
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2017, Baltimore, MD
Sat 7/29/2017 to Thu 8/3/2017


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.

Biostatistics
Meeting
Mon 7/31/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Human Library Launch Community Event
Human Library Launch
Mon 7/31/2017 6:00PM - 7:30PM


The Human Library is an initiative for social change growing from the power of a person's story. Community members who have lived with and been affected by behavioral health will share their stories. Come listen and deepen your understanding of the breadth of mental and behavioral health. Engage in honest dialogue to move past silence and toward connection. 

Community
Event
Wed 8/2/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 8/2/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

This workshop introduces principles of inclusivity and offers practical advice for fostering an inclusive university environment through your teaching. Through discussion and workshop exercises, learn how promoting and practicing inclusivity can improve learning outcomes and your relationship with your students. This workshop will also address effectively articulating your inclusive approach to teaching in job applications and interviews. 

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Thu 8/3/2017
New Course Proposals for Fall to EPCC School Governance Deadline
New Course Proposals for Fall to EPCC
Thu 8/3/2017


To meet the registrar's deadline, new course proposals for Fall 2017 (2181) must be submitted by August 18. The summer EPCC schedule is TBD. 


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 8/3/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 8/3/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A521

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC).  For more information see, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc

Public Health A521
School Governance
Meeting
Fri 8/4/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Maria Catrina D. Jaime- "Exploratory Research on the Associations of Masculinity and Gender..." BCHS Dissertation Defense
Maria Catrina D. Jaime- "Exploratory Research on the Associations of Masculinity and Gender..."
Fri 8/4/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

Maria Catrina D. Jaime will be defending her dissertation, "Exploratory Research on the Associations of Masculinity and Gender Attitudes related to Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Men Involved in the Juvenile Justice System."

Public Health Auditorium (G023)
BCHS
Dissertation Defense
Mon 8/7/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments August Graduation Deadline
Essay, Thesis, or Dissertation Review Appointments
Mon 8/7/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Your document must be reviewed for format. Contact Joanne Pegher to schedule an appointment. August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Mon 8/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 8/7/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

All Pitt faculty and staff have free unlimited access to Qualtrics, a tool for easily creating sophisticated, anonymous online surveys. These surveys can be used to collect information from your students, get anonymous feedback or evaluation, or for human subjects research.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

-Log into Qualtrics and use the Quick Survey Builder to create a 5-10-item survey;
-Use and understand multiple item types;
-Use logic statements to deploy survey items;
-View and export survey results, create reports and collaborate with others.

Room B26, Alumni Hall


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Event
Tue 8/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Best Practices in Online Teaching (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Best Practices in Online Teaching (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 8/8/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Best Practices in Online Teaching – Faculty who teach online or hybrid classes want to know how to design and teach courses that are pedagogically effective. This workshop will summarize and synthesize research about the most effective practices in teaching learner-centered courses and point to CourseWeb tools that can help you implement engaging teaching strategies. Topics covered will include strategies and tools for planning sequenced assignments and activities, managing the course, and evaluation. The workshop will be of interest to faculty who teach online or who are interested in incorporating online components into their traditional courses. Bring your questions, ideas and experiences to share.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Organize materials for your course in CourseWeb
• Use CourseWeb to communicate with your students
• Design collaborative learning activities by selecting tools such as Groups, Discussion Board, Wiki, Blog or Journal
• Provide feedback to students with tools such as the rubric or quizzes

Location: Alumni Hall, B23


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Thu 8/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 8/10/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
• Identify optional features of a syllabus 
• Construct a syllabus for a class

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Fri 8/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due August Graduation Deadline
Final Upload and all Paperwork Due
Fri 8/11/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The final copy of your essay, thesis, or dissertation must be uploaded and all required paperwork must be submitted to Joanne Pegher.  August 2017 graduation. Term 2177.

August Graduation
Deadline
Sat 8/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Official Date for Award of Degree August Graduation Notice
Official Date for Award of Degree
Sat 8/12/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


Official date for award of degree for August 2017 graduation (term 2177).

August Graduation
Notice
Mon 8/14/2017 9:30AM to Tue 8/15/2017 5:00PM
International Graduate Student Orientation University of Pittsburgh Event
International Graduate Student Orientation
Mon 8/14/2017 9:30AM to Tue 8/15/2017 5:00PM


Orientation for new International Graduate students will take place on August 14th, starting at 9:30AM. In-person appointments will take place on August 15th and there will be a make-up orientation on August 16th (if applicable). OIS will send orientation details and information to international students in their Pre-Arrival Checklist. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 8/15/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 8/15/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 8/15/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

Whether it’s scribbled on the back of a napkin or filed in a formal record of course instruction, planning ahead for a class session makes for a more effective class. A detailed description of instructional activities for each class provides a roadmap for the instructor and structure for the students. It can also help you determine how well class goals have been met. 

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify the major components of a lesson plan
• Develop a lesson plan based on their own course’s learning objectivesLocation: Alumni Hall, Room 815

Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Wed 8/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Wed 8/16/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

Hillman Library
August Graduation
Workshop
Thu 8/17/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Thu 8/17/2017 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Public Health A622

A formal sub-committee of the EPCC, the MPH committee is composed of the MPH program directors, core course teaching faculty, the associate dean for education, educational programs coordinator, and student reps. They meet to discuss curriculum, core courses, and other related curricular needs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/mphcommittee. 

Public Health A622
School Governance
Meeting
Thu 8/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Developing a Syllabus (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 8/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
• Identify optional features of a syllabus 
• Construct a syllabus for a class

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Thu 8/17/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
ETD Workshop with the University Library System August Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop with the University Library System
Thu 8/17/2017 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

Hillman Library
August Graduation
Workshop
Thu 8/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Copyright Workshop with University Library System August Graduation Workshop
Copyright Workshop with University Library System
Thu 8/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Hillman Library

Knowledge of copyright is essential for scholarly work, beginning with your thesis or dissertation. To re-use figures and images in theses and dissertations, permissions must be obtained; however, these skills will give you a jump start for preparing future work that builds on the work of others. In this workshop, we will learn the basics of copyright in academia: your rights as an author, re-use rights of the work of others, and what you need to know about copyright and scholarship.

Hillman Library
August Graduation
Workshop
Mon 8/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Course Help for Faculty: Syllabus Construction- FACULTY ONLY(Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Course Help for Faculty: Syllabus Construction- FACULTY ONLY(Pitt UCTL)
Mon 8/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alumni Hall

A well written, clear, and concise syllabus is one of your best tools for ensuring your course gets off to a good start. It sets the tone for your course, and gives students clear expectations on assignments, behavior, and grading. This workshop can help you focus on the details that every syllabus should have. You can also continue working on the syllabus with an Instructional Designer after the workshop. Put your best foot forward with your best syllabus!This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only.Lunch will be provided.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Mon 8/21/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Getting Started in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Getting Started in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 8/21/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

The first day of class sets the tone for the whole semester. Your students will form their first impression of you, and it is your opportunity to establish the classroom environment that sustains the class for the term. In this workshop, we cover strategies for making good use of this time, including establishing the relevance of the course, articulating student and instructor expectations, introducing course materials, and designing “icebreaker” activities. Participants will leave the workshop with a plan for their first day of class.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify some of the common mistakes of first-time instructors
• Set goals and determine a plan of action for the first day of class

Location: Alumni Hall, Room 815


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Course Help for Faculty: Putting Your Materials in Blackboard- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Webinar
Course Help for Faculty: Putting Your Materials in Blackboard- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 8/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Alumni Hall

The vast majority of faculty at Pitt use Blackboard. Students appreciate having a single place to go for course content; however, Blackboard is so feature rich, with so many places to post items, it can be confusing to know where certain course materials should be placed. When items are placed in the wrong (or hidden and rarely used spaces), students get frustrated. This short workshop will help you get things in the right place—whether you are creating a new course from scratch or are using an inherited or cloned course--in a way that supports best practices in student learning through Blackboard.It will also help you organize your class materials – and who doesn’t need a little extra organizational help at the beginning of the semester? Additional help is available after the workshop in the Educational Technology Center (basement of Alumni Hall). This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only. Lunch will be provided.

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Webinar
Wed 8/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Course Help for Faculty: Best Practices for Teaching- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Workshop
Course Help for Faculty: Best Practices for Teaching- FACULTY ONLY (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 8/23/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Do you sometimes get stumped in the classroom? Do you feel like you aren’t reaching your students, even though you are giving it your best shot? This quick workshop will focus on some of the most effective teaching strategies you can use – all based on research, and all practiced by our teaching consultants. After the workshop, you can get additional help with your specific course(s) with a Teaching Consultant. This workshop is for all full- and part-time faculty of the University of Pittsburgh only. Lunch will be provided. 

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Professional Development
Workshop
Wed 8/23/2017 3:30PM - 7:00PM
Orientation Sneak Peek Pitt Public Health Event
Orientation Sneak Peek
Wed 8/23/2017 3:30PM - 7:00PM
Public Health Lobby (G021)

Join us early for a little taste of what's to come with our Sneak Peek. Meet your future school, colleagues, and friends, tour the building, tour campus, tour Pitt Bridges, knock out your first semester to-do list. 

Public Health Lobby (G021)
Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 8/24/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
New Student Orientation Pitt Public Health Event
New Student Orientation
Thu 8/24/2017 8:30AM - 1:00PM
University Club

Two days of new student orientation and Plunge activities begin at the University Club and continue at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh.

University Club
Pitt Public Health
Event
Thu 8/24/2017 8:45AM - 2:00PM
New Faculty Orientation (UCTL) University of Pittsburgh Workshop
New Faculty Orientation (UCTL)
Thu 8/24/2017 8:45AM - 2:00PM
Location TBD

New Faculty Orientation takes place Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Registration for the event is now open. We look forward to seeing you there.

You may contact Laura McCarthy-Blatt via email or (412) 383-9729, if you have specific requests or have questions about the event.


Location TBD
University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 8/24/2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session A) Pitt Public Health Event
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session A)
Thu 8/24/2017 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

DISCOVER PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION 

Through Plunge activities new students learn about the community, meet and network with classmates, and gain invaluable insight into the different disciplines of the dynamic field of public health, before diving into their academic  programs.Activities take place at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh. 


Pittsburgh, PA
Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 8/25/2017 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session B) Pitt Public Health Event
Plunge into Public Health and Pittsburgh - for new students (Session B)
Fri 8/25/2017 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

DISCOVER PUBLIC HEALTH IN ACTION 

Through Plunge activities new students learn about the community, meet and network with classmates, and gain invaluable insight into the different disciplines of the dynamic field of public health, before diving into their academic  programs.Activities take place at Pitt Public Health and around greater Pittsburgh. 


Pittsburgh, PA
Pitt Public Health
Event
Fri 8/25/2017 9:00AM - 3:30PM
New Teaching Assistant Orientation (UCTL) University of Pittsburgh Workshop
New Teaching Assistant Orientation (UCTL)
Fri 8/25/2017 9:00AM - 3:30PM
University of Pittsburgh

At the start of the fall and spring terms, the University Center for Teaching and Learning holds an orientation for new Teaching Assistants from across campus.

The orientation consists of workshops led by experienced teaching assistants and is designed to prepare graduate student teachers for their new roles at the University of Pittsburgh. The workshops are designed to provide new TAs with the practical skills they will need and to familiarize them with University policies and resources. All new teaching assistants are required to take part in the orientation unless their department has received an exemption from the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

If you do not yet know your University of Pittsburgh Computing Account Username, please contact Computing Services and Systems Development at 412-624-HELP [4357].

Location: David Lawrence Hall Lobby


University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Sat 8/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Phipps Conservatory Science Communication Workshop Community Event
Phipps Conservatory Science Communication Workshop
Sat 8/26/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM


Broaden Your Impact: Bring Science to the Public at Phipps! Attend the Science Communication Workshop on Sat., Aug. 26! 

As part of a dedicated effort to break down barriers between the scientific community and the public, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is offering a science communication workshop to graduate students and other professionals in STEM. The program includes the opportunity to return to Phipps to share your work with our guests. 


Community
Event
Mon 8/28/2017 to Tue 8/29/2017
Welcome Back Pitt Public Health Event
Welcome Back
Mon 8/28/2017 to Tue 8/29/2017
Public Health Lobby (G021)

We want to welcome back our students, faculty, and staff for the new academic year. Stop by to hear about what's new and what's coming up, grab a snack, and say hello! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days, August 28 and 29. Stay tuned for a Bridgeside Point date!  


Public Health Lobby (G021)
Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 8/29/2017
Fall Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students) Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Fall Term Registration Deadline (late fee applies for continuing students)
Tue 8/29/2017


This is the final registration date for Fall 2017 term (2181) and all sessions. Continuing students must pay a late fee between July 12 and August 29. Add or drop classes until September 8.

Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Fri 9/1/2017
Call for Submissions - The Heinz Journal Community Deadline
Call for Submissions - The Heinz Journal
Fri 9/1/2017


Submit to Carnegie Mellon's student-run public policy journal, showcasing original research from graduate students, faculty, and policy professionals across disciplines. The Heinz Journal is dedicated to publishing relevant, high-quality research that offers insight into a current political issue and advances the policy debate. 

Community
Deadline
Mon 9/4/2017
Labor Day Holiday Academic Calendar Notice
Labor Day Holiday
Mon 9/4/2017


The University is closed for Labor Day. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Thu 9/7/2017 to Fri 9/8/2017
Urban Health Symposium Career Services Event
Urban Health Symposium
Thu 9/7/2017 to Fri 9/8/2017


The symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers focused on health locally, in cities across the United States, and worldwide. Through this event we hope to spark conversation on ways to connect evidence to action, to energize work on urban places and health, to celebrate innovative data sources and methodological approaches, to stimulate debate on policy implications of what we are learning, and to highlight partnership-building strategies that can make research more relevant to community action and policy decisions.

Career Services
Event
Thu 9/7/2017 2:00AM - 4:00PM
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices-Pitt UCTL Professional Development Workshop
Controversy and Conflict in the Classroom: A Practical Guide to Good Instructional Choices-Pitt UCTL
Thu 9/7/2017 2:00AM - 4:00PM
Alumni Hall

This highly interactive workshop builds practical skills that faculty can implement in their teaching. It can be particularly helpful in preparing for and addressing difficult situations that may arise related to today’s social and political climate.  From tweaking your syllabus to rewording your assignments, the workshop focuses heavily on the use of language, wording, and tone in the learning environment. Faculty will leave with new techniques they can implement right away or over time to improve classroom civility, to promote honest conversations, and to highlight common ground on sensitive topics. This workshop applies various conflict mediation techniques to face-to-face and hybrid learning environments.

At the conclusion of this workshop, faculty will be able to:
  • Negotiate rules of engagement in the classroom with their students
  • Build trust with their students
  • Make smart word choices in a syllabus, learning activity, or facilitated dialogue
  • Implement mediation techniques in their teaching style
  • Bring more peace into their classroom

Location: Alumni Hall, Room B23


Alumni Hall
Professional Development
Workshop
Thu 9/7/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 9/7/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health 4128

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC).  For more information see, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc

Public Health 4128
School Governance
Meeting
Fri 9/8/2017
Transcripts Available August Graduation Notice
Transcripts Available
Fri 9/8/2017


Transcripts available for pickup from Registrar's Office (G3 Thackeray) with ID. August 2017 graduates (term 2177).

August Graduation
Notice
Fri 9/8/2017
Fall Add/Drop Period Ends Academic Calendar Registration Dates
Fall Add/Drop Period Ends
Fri 9/8/2017


Add or drop classes for Fall 2017 (term 2181) term, first session, or second session between August 28 and September 8, 2017. The monitored withdrawal deadlines are October 27 (term), September 29 (first session), and November 27 (second session).


Academic Calendar
Registration Dates
Thu 9/14/2017
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH) Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
This Is Public Health Grad School Fair (TIPH)
Thu 9/14/2017
Pitt Public Health

Interested in learning about the field of public health, including related careers and educational paths? Plan to attend a "This Is Public Health Grad School Fair" or "TIPH Fair" or find out more at publichealth.pitt.edu/why-public-health.

Pitt Public Health
Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/14/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
IDM Research Day IDM Event
IDM Research Day
Thu 9/14/2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

Students from the Department of Infectious Diseases & Microbiology will present their research project at IDM's ANNUAL RESEARCH DAY. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to participate in the open reception portion taking place from 12-3 p.m. at the O’Hara Student Center Dining Room & Ballroom. Alumni planning to attend are asked to RSVP online.

O'Hara Student Center
IDM
Event
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Quasar Padiath - "Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease" University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Quasar Padiath - "Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease"
Fri 9/15/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Scaife Hall

The 2017 Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar Series presents Dr. Quasar Saleem Padiath, Assistant Professor of Human Genetics, on “Nuclear Structure and Regulation of Central Nervous System Function and Disease.”

Friday, September 15, 12-1 PM
Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6

(50-minute presentation followed by a short question-and-answer session)



Scaife Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Tue 9/19/2017 to Wed 9/20/2017
Pitt Fall 2017 Career Fair Career Services Event
Pitt Fall 2017 Career Fair
Tue 9/19/2017 to Wed 9/20/2017
William Pitt Union

Students, meet prospective employers at this annual, University-wide career fair. Useful for students at every level - whether you are job hunting or not! September 19 and 20 focus on STEM-related employers. Hosted by the Pitt Office for Career Development and Placement Assistance (CDPA). Student registration information available in the fall. Check Pitt Bridges for updates. 


William Pitt Union
Career Services
Event
Tue 9/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 9/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Fri 9/22/2017 1:30PM - 4:00PM
2017 National Health Equity Research Webcast Community Webinar
2017 National Health Equity Research Webcast
Fri 9/22/2017 1:30PM - 4:00PM


The Courage to Lead: Scholar-Activism and Health Equity in Turbulent Political Times 

Community
Webinar
Mon 9/25/2017 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Neuroethics of Implantable Brain Simulation Devices University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Neuroethics of Implantable Brain Simulation Devices
Mon 9/25/2017 8:30AM - 3:00PM
University Club

Keynote speaker: Hank Greely, JD

Invasive brain stimulation devices have great, and to some extent, already demonstrated potential, but, like all technologies, they come with a set of challenges. This talk will talk about ethical challenges arising from the relationship between the patients, doctors, and companies; the impact such technology may have on our sense of being human and being the source of our individuality; the legal issues arising from possible unintended effects of invasive brain stimulation; and practical issues, ranging from FDA and reimbursement considerations to public fears. It will also try to situate this technology, and the issues it raises, in relation to similar emerging neurotechnologies.

University Club
University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Diploma Mailing Begins August Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to August 2017 graduates (term 2177).

August Graduation
Notice
Tue 10/3/2017 12:50PM to Wed 10/4/2017 12:55PM
Women in Medicine and Science Forum Career Services Event
Women in Medicine and Science Forum
Tue 10/3/2017 12:50PM to Wed 10/4/2017 12:55PM


Save The Date! The Women in Medicine and Science Forum has a new date: October 3-4, 2017. Mark your calendars! More information will follow.

Career Services
Event
Thu 10/5/2017
New Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC School Governance Deadline
New Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC
Thu 10/5/2017


To meet the registrar's deadline, new course proposals for spring 2018 must be submitted by September 28 to be presented at the October 5 EPCC meeting. 


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A521

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC).  For more information see, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc

Public Health A521
School Governance
Meeting
Mon 10/9/2017
Fall Break for Students Academic Calendar Notice
Fall Break for Students
Mon 10/9/2017


No classes. Make-up for fall break classes on Tuesday, October 10 (Monday classes are held on Tuesday. No Tuesday classes this week). 

Academic Calendar
Notice
Thu 10/12/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Global Health Day Center for Global Health Workshop
Global Health Day
Thu 10/12/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

This year's Global Health Day will feature poster presentations and keynote speaker, Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr. A former undersecretary in the Philippines Department of Health, Dr. Belizario is a professor in the College of Public Health at the University of the Philippines, Manila. For more details, contact Meredith Mavero at mlm72@pitt.edu.

Pittsburgh, PA
Center for Global Health
Workshop
Tue 10/17/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 10/17/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Fri 10/20/2017
Pitt Public Health Career Fair Career Services Event
Pitt Public Health Career Fair
Fri 10/20/2017
Public Health Community Commons (1151)

Potential employers eager to meet our students. More information coming in the fall. 

Public Health Community Commons (1151)
Career Services
Event
Thu 11/2/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 11/2/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A521

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC).  For more information see, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc

Public Health A521
School Governance
Meeting
Sat 11/4/2017 to Wed 11/8/2017
2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta (145th) Community Meeting
2017 APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta (145th)
Sat 11/4/2017 to Wed 11/8/2017


APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo brings together more than 12,000 of public health peers from across the U.S. and around the world to network, educate and inspire each other. Save the date for the 2017 APHA Meeting and Expo in Atlanta for APHA 2017, Nov. 4-8 which is themed "Creating the Healthiest Nation: Climate Changes Health."

Pitt Public Health faculty and staff will present their work, the school plans to organize an exhibition and will host an alumni reception for all in the Atlanta area.  Click for details or to RSVP.


Community
Meeting
Mon 11/6/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Atlanta Alumni Reception at APHA (Tentative) Pitt Public Health Reception
Atlanta Alumni Reception at APHA (Tentative)
Mon 11/6/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


Pitt Public Health invites all alumni (and those visiting for the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo) to join us for this special event. Hear an update on research, department happenings, and new programs at Pitt Public Health. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Registration for the meeting is not required, but please click to RSVP online.

DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED




Pitt Public Health
Reception
Fri 11/10/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Open House for Prospective Applicants Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Open House for Prospective Applicants
Fri 11/10/2017 10:00AM - 3:00PM


Meet faculty, staff, and students; discover career opportunities; explore the application process; learn about our departments and programs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/openhouse. 

Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Mon 11/13/2017
Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar HPM Lecture
Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar
Mon 11/13/2017
University Club - Ballroom A

The Dawn Gideon Lecture & Webinar is an annual educational event funded by the Dawn Gideon Foundation and conducted in cooperation with the HPM Alumni Association and made possible by the contributing sponsorship of the Healthcare Council of Western PA.   
Eligible for 3 CPH-CE credits and Grand Rounds credit.

University Club - Ballroom A
HPM
Lecture
Tue 11/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 11/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Wed 11/22/2017 to Fri 11/24/2017
Thanksgiving Recess for Students Academic Calendar Notice
Thanksgiving Recess for Students
Wed 11/22/2017 to Fri 11/24/2017


No classes Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24. The University is closed November 23-24. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Thu 11/30/2017 to Thu 12/7/2017
Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC School Governance Deadline
Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC
Thu 11/30/2017 to Thu 12/7/2017


To meet the registrars deadline, existing course modifications for Spring 2018 must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by November 30. All modifications must be submitted at the December 7 meeting.


School Governance
Deadline
Fri 12/1/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Practicum/Internship Symposium Pitt Public Health Event
Practicum/Internship Symposium
Fri 12/1/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM


A variety of sessions designed to show you how to make the most of your practicum, including info from students that have recently completed theirs. For more information on the MPH practicum, visit publichealth.pitt.edu/mphpracticum. 

Pitt Public Health
Event
Tue 12/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 12/19/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Fri 12/22/2017 to Mon 1/1/2018
Winter Recess - University Closed Academic Calendar Notice
Winter Recess - University Closed
Fri 12/22/2017 to Mon 1/1/2018


Winter recess for faculty and staff. University closed. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 1/8/2018
Spring Term Begins Academic Calendar Notice
Spring Term Begins
Mon 1/8/2018


Classes begin for Spring 2018. 


Academic Calendar
Notice
Tue 1/16/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 1/16/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 2/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Fri 3/16/2018 7:30AM - 10:00AM
5th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast Career Services Event
5th Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast
Fri 3/16/2018 7:30AM - 10:00AM


Connect with your future at the Fifth Annual Alumni-Student Networking Breakfast! Students can practice networking skills with alumni while learning about diverse career paths open to the future public health workforce.  


Career Services
Event
Tue 3/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 3/20/2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Fri 3/23/2018 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Accepted Applicants Day Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Accepted Applicants Day
Fri 3/23/2018 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health

Accepted applicants are invited to learn more about Pitt Public Health, Pitt, and the city of Pittsburgh.

Pitt Public Health
Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Sun 3/25/2018 to Wed 3/28/2018
ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting - - Hyatt Regency Atlanta Biostatistics Meeting
ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting - - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Sun 3/25/2018 to Wed 3/28/2018


The premier biostatistical convention in North America, the ENAR Spring Meeting is the annual meeting of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometrics Society (IBS). The meeting covers a wide range of topics of interest to both researchers and practitioners, such as data science, genomics clinical trials, neuroimaging, biomarkers, health policy, electronic health records and epidemiology. Faculty and students in the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Biostatistics
Meeting

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