As this nation marks a full 400 hundred years of inequality since 1619 when the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, join nationally prominent scholars & community activists in examining: How does the racial and social oppression forced upon enslaved Africans & their descendants translate to the racial inequities we see today? Our quest is to understand not only context, ramifications, causes & outcomes but also the remedies, successful...
Underrepresented minority students interested in networking with staff, faculty and fellow students, promoting the welfare and interest of minority students in the Health Sciences are invited to attend the 2019 Health Sciences Minority Mixer. Food and non-alcoholic beverages included. The deadline to register is October 14 by 12pm at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Come and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Department of Medicine's Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Salsa Date Night in lively Lawrenceville on Friday, September 27. Expect a night full of food, drinks, music, laughter, fun, and an invigorating salsa lesson from an award-winning instructor! Children are welcomed to join the festivities and there will be a child play area at the studio.
SAFE is a crime-victim prevention and awareness program sponsored by the National Self-Defense Institute. This program teaches students a variety of self-defense tactics and options if confronted by an attacker. On November 28, the Residence Officer Program will provide an opportunity for Pitt Police and students to work together in a non-confrontational setting. To register, contact Officer Heather Camp at email@example.com
Are you a student who atends class regulary, takes comprehensive notes and likes to help other students? If so, the Office of Disability Resources and Services is seeking volunteer notetakers! Volunteers will recieve a gift card a the end of the semester. For more information on this opportunity, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce Pitt’s first annual leadership forum, to be held on October 2, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. The topic of the forum is the Six Principles of Successful Leadership.
Open to all students who are interested in innovation and entrepreneurship, the Big Idea Center offers hands-on experience with industry professionals, programs and competitions with awesome prizes, and valuable skills such as product development, market analysis, and public presentation. Join them on September 19 at 5:30 p.m. for the Big Idea Kickoff and watch for other events at innovation.pitt.edu/bigideacenter.
Questions on detailed essay, thesis, and dissertation rules? Check out the Detailed Policies and References section of the Academic Handbook.
Shared experiences draw people together. That is why we are continuing the One Book, One Community (OBOC) program for its 11th year. Everyone in the school is invited to join together in reading and discussing our book selection for 2019-20, What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha. Check out the One Book Web site for more details.
Homelessness is a significant public health challenge in the Los Angeles region. If you are interested in developing potential solutions to this growing public health crisis, register for the Crisis Management Case Challenge. Finalists will be invited to present their solutions before a panel of subject matter experts on November 7th in Los Angeles for a chance to win $2,000 ! The deadline to register is September 30.
Submit your graduation application and prior degree form for December 2019 graduation (term 2201) by September 10 with no fee. Beginning September 11, students applying must pay a $15 late fee (check or money order payable to the University of Pittsburgh). Applications must be submitted to Joanne Pegher in Student Affairs (G009). Be sure to view publichealth.pitt.edu/graduation for more information.
Register today for the 2019 Rural Human Trafficking Summit. The conference will be held on October 29 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA. Understand the impact of human trafficking, learn to identify the signs of potential human trafficking, gain skills to prevent human trafficking, and hear stories from victims.
Pitt Public Health long-sleeve heather blue shirts are available for purchase for $10 in the Office of Student Affairs (G009) Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm. First come, first serve. The deadline to purchase is Friday, October 4, so stop by before it's too late!
The school's library liaison, Helena VonVille, MLS, MPH has scheduled hours on Mon/Wed/Thurs from 1-5 p.m. and Tues/Fri from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in her office (Public Health A429). Her services include general research assistance, help finding, articles and/or data, database search help (including PubMed), help with EndNote, systematic review assistance, and other library instruction. E-mail HelenaVonVille@pitt.edu for an appointment.
If composting is the next frontier in Pitt’s sustainability plan, Ernest Robinson is a pioneer in his own University building, with plans to expand composting to new campus facilities in the coming months.
As senior manager of custodial services, Robinson has outfitted the Eureka Building, which houses his Facilities Management office, with everything needed to reduce the amount of material Pitt employees and students send to landfills. Eve...
Thinking about how to make your office’s coffee habits more sustainable? We’ve got lots of options available to help! We have on campus compost bins available for used coffee grounds, a 10% discount code to buy compostable K Cups, and methods to recycle Keruig cups! Check out the link to see which sustainable method suits your lifestyle.
Can’t figure out how some unusual feature of campus got here? Wondering why things work the way they do at Pitt? See something unusual and think: When was the last time that happened? When was the first time? And how come it keeps happening?
Just ask the UTimes. We’ll try to an UTimes@pitt.edu swer those questions you keep meaning to ask about campus curiosities and historical happenings at Pitt. Send your queries to UTimes@pitt.edu.
Eating vegan can sometimes be a challenge, particularly when you’re eating away from home.
The Pitt Veg Collective, organized by Pitt Dining by Sodexo, has created a vegan master list to spotlight vegan options at all the dining facilities on campus. While the list is geared toward students, it also highlights vegan options in facilities open to faculty and staff, such as the Cathedral Café and Schenley Café and the Pete Food Court.
The University Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are looking for Pitt instructors to pilot Ally in Blackboard this fall.
Ally provides guidance on how to correct accessibility issues with digital course content — making learning materials work better with assistive technologies for students with disabilities as well as on mobile phones and tablets. Ally, which is embedded directly into Blackboard, id...
The Brown Medical and Educational (MAE) Foundation is offering a non-renewable $1000 scholarship to underserved students who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career. Applications for the 2020-21 academic year will be available next year starting February 1, 2020.