Announcements

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Call for Proposals for Mentoring and Advising Summit

Advisors, mentors and coaches from the Pitt community are encouraged to submit their proposals to lead a workshop or idea session by Dec. 3.

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5 Tips for Faculty to Encourage Teaching Survey Responses

With new tools and resources supporting Flex@Pitt teaching and learning, student feedback is critical. Here are five ways for faculty members to receive quality feedback. 

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Personalize Your Campus Departure Strategy

Pitt’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office teamed up with Pitt IT to build a chatbot tool that tells people the safest way to shelter in place before departing campus, based on their personal experience with COVID-19 this term. Access the chatbot via Single Sign On—and if you’re curious, read the CMRO’s full recommendations.

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Provost to Host Faculty Town Hall on Thursday, Nov. 19

On Thursday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m., faculty are invited to join a town hall hosted by representatives across the University. It will be available on Zoom and on YouTube Live. 

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Honors College Dean Search Begins with Virtual Open Forum

The provost’s office will commence the search for the next dean of the University Honors College with an open forum via Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

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Snuff Out Cigarettes with the Great American Smokeout

This American Cancer Society event provides a chance for smokers to begin their journey leading to a smoke-free life.

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#BlackLivesMatter Spring 2021 Course

In this spring 2021 course, #BlackLivesMatter: Topics in Black Rhetoric, explore the various ways that the Black Lives Matter movement makes meaning, connects or disrupts past approaches to Black liberation struggles, and engages institutional politics in the U.S. and beyond.

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Take Italian this Spring

The Italian Program is pleased to offer a variety of classes in both English and Italian for undergraduate students in all schools at Pitt.

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Apply for a Great Job as a Peer Tutor

The Dietrich School’s Study Lab is looking for academically successful students (GPA 3.0 or better) to serve as peer tutors in biological sciences, chemistry, economics, physics and statistics.

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Community Engaged Scholarship Forum Proposals Due Next Friday

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals that align with tracks and themes for the third-annual event: basic needs, civic participation, digital access and inclusion, education, health equity, criminal justice reform, and relationships and our social fabric.

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Students Urged to Be Vigilant for Fraudulent Job Scams

Pitt IT and Student Affairs have tips for spotting fraudulent job scams and instructions for what to do if students see a suspicious email.

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Pitt IT, UPMC Partner on Global Wi-Fi Connectivity Across Institutions

Employees from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC’s hospitals in the Oakland, Shadyside, Lawrenceville and Uptown neighborhoods can now use log-in credentials from their home institution’s network to connect to the internet at either organization’s facilities.

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Exhibit to Celebrate Black Experience Seeks Submissions

Artists throughout western Pennsylvania are invited to submit works that answer the question, “What does the phrase Black Lives Matter mean to you?” The deadline is Dec. 1.

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What’s it Like to be an SHRS student?

Opportunities abound at Pitt SHRS. Don’t take our word for it. Immerse yourself in our brand new virtual campus experience.

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Virtual Green Speakeasy: Making the Invisible Visible

Hear "Making the invisible visible: Developing hyperlocal air monitoring networks to better inform policy development and enactment," by Harold Rickenbacker, manager of Clean Air and Innovation in the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Register for Staff and Faculty Blood Drive Benefiting the Pitt Pantry

There will be two staff and faculty blood drives at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum on Friday, Nov. 13, and Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Save the Date: 2021 Mentoring and Advising Summit on March 11

Featured topics will include mentoring and advising in the midst of COVID-19, creating University-wide advisor support systems and leveraging technology to improve advising. Submit a proposal for a workshop or idea session. 

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Pre-diabetic or Think You Might Be? Register for a Free Diabetes Prevention Program Delivered Remotely

The Group Lifestyle Balance program can help you lose weight, become more physically active and reduce stress. All classes will be delivered remotely.

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Year of Engagement Proposals Due Dec. 1

Proposals to support a variety of new programs, events, curricula, experiments, operational improvements, research, product development and other engagement-driven initiatives can be eligible for matching grants of up to $8,000.

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Year of Engagement Awards More Than $20,000 in First Grant Cycle

From oral history projects to data analytics in high schools, Year of Engagement grant awardees will discuss their projects in two upcoming noon events on Nov. 12 and Nov. 16.