Announcements

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Second Step: Developing a Business Plan

Learn all you need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for your business.

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2021 Pitt to You Student Ambassador Applications Now Open

The Pitt to You program is looking for 10-15 sophomore and junior Pitt students to welcome and mentor incoming first-year students from East Asia.

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Manners Awards Open for Letters of Intent

The Stephen D. Manners Faculty Development Award grants are intended to support pilot research that has the potential to lead to larger, externally funded projects of interest to local and national foundations or state and federal agencies.

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Proctoring Center Registration Opens

The partnership with Carnegie Mellon University launched in response to feedback from faculty and staff who have requested additional flexibility and support for their school-aged children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Collaborate to Develop Better Technology Solutions for Clinical Care

Discover how HIM professionals work with clinicians to customize solutions to meet the needs of the patient and the requirements of the clinician.

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Submit to The Spirit of Inclusion: A Celebration of Cultural Traditions by Jan. 15

The Spirit of Inclusion is designed to showcase holiday traditions through creative work. Any form of art is accepted for the virtual gallery.

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Irvis Hall Walkway Closure Effective Jan. 8

The pedestrian walkway on the south side of Irvis Hall will be temporarily closed through Feb. 5, 2021, as part of the Hillside Restoration and Enabling Project.

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Building Access Enhancements Launched This Week

Business and Operations rolled out streamlined features for the Authority to Operate (ATO) system on Jan. 4, including a simplified access request process and enhanced email confirmations. 

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Resources for Teaching: Syllabus Checklist

The University Center for Teaching and Learning has shared a syllabus checklist that includes guidance on format, required and suggested syllabus statements, Flex @ Pitt considerations and more.

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First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

Begin exploring the size of your market and what marketing tools you’ll need to attract customers, learn about business structures, access helpful resources, learn about available funding options and understand what you need to formally establish your business.

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Register for Spring Term Teaching Workshops

Instructors, get a start on spring term and register for one of the University Center for Teaching and Learning’s upcoming workshops.

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Instructors: Help Your Students Learn How to Use Educational Technology Tools

The University Center for Teaching and Learning has created an Online Student Toolkit for students that will help them learn tools and strategies needed to succeed in hybrid and online courses.

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New Human Resources and Payroll System Launches

With the new year comes a new human resources and payroll system: Pitt Worx. Review the Getting Started in Pitt Worx guide on the Pitt Worx Hub on SharePoint to learn about the most important items to you as an employee.

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Develop Your Technical Skills and Improve the Lives of Children

Health Information Management (HIM) professionals use technology to connect clinicians and patients in both small and big ways.

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SHRS Innovation Challenge

The SHRS Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to translate their ideas and developments, originating in our labs and classrooms, into rehabilitation products and services that have real impact.

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Call for Papers: GOSECA 18th Annual Conference (Virtual)

The Graduate Organization for Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA) will host a annual graduate student conference. The theme is "Crisis, Change and Dissent" in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

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Volunteers for Paid, Remote Research Study

University of Pittsburgh’s FACETLab is conducting a paid and remote research study using Zoom.

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Parking Update During Winter Break

Three lots will be available for postdocs, graduate students and essential staff to park at no cost while they are working on campus during the winter recess.

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Now Hear This: Processing ... Debuts Season Two

The University’s Center for Creativity has released several episodes of the second season of its podcast Processing ... New episodes will follow; subscribe now via Apple’s Podcasts app.

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LifeX Labs Accepting Applications for Free Accelerator Program

The accelerator is a free, three-month immersive program for a cohort of pre-incorporation or recently incorporated life sciences ventures. The deadline to apply is Jan. 22, 2021.