Announcements

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African Studies Program Starts Book Club with "Americanah"

The African Studies Program in the University Center for International Studies is hosting its first book club with the award-winning novel "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Digital Stewardship Lab Live stream: 3D Model Editing in MeshMixer

Join us for an hour of 3D model editing on July 10 from 11 a.m.-noon. 

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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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Start Your Story of Success by Studying Health Information Management Today!

Apply now to earn your Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management where students enjoy a 100% employment rate! 

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Fall 2020 Course: Ethics of Data Science (HPS 1627 Living With Technology)

In History and Philosophy of Science 1627: Living With Technology, you will go beyond the headlines to explore the ethics of technology.

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July 15 Deadline for Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Disclosures

Faculty and staff required to make annual conflict of interest and/or commitment disclosures are asked to complete them by July 15, 2020, using the University’s new MyDisclosures system.

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Reminder: More Information About Fall Is on Its Way

In the coming weeks, information about housing, alternative arrangements for international students, contact tracing and more will be released. See the schedule.

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Last Chance: Submit to the Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition

All members of the Pitt and regional community are invited to submit creative works of any kind relevant to aspects of their cultural identity, sociocultural topics or social justice issues for the the Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition. The deadline is today, July 6.

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Pitt IT Offering July Teams Training

Pitt IT is holding several July sessions that help users learn more about the features and resources they can find in Microsoft’s collaborative Teams platform.

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HSLS Upcoming Class: Preprints: How, Why, and Should I?

Join the Health Science Library System on July 7 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for the workshop "Preprints: How, Why, and Should I?"

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Become an IT Insider

Pitt Information Technology is launching a newsletter for faculty and staff that will help you stay connected and up to date on tech news.

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Workshop Proposal Deadline Approaches, Additional Speakers Set for Diversity Forum

Have an idea for a workshop for this year’s Diversity Forum 2020? All are welcome to submit their ideas before the June 26 deadline. In addition to Ibram X. Kendi, Jasiri X, Leigh Patel and Darren Whitfield are set to speak.

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Register: 19th Annual Golf Outing Goes Virtual

Each summer, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the Swanson School of Engineering tee off to benefit the Swanson School’s general scholarship fund. This year, the golf event will take place virtually on Friday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. ET. The deadline to register is Wednesday, June 17.

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New Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Disclosure System Now Online

Faculty and staff required to make annual conflict of interest and/or commitment disclosures are asked to complete them by July 15, 2020, using the University’s new MyDisclosures system. 

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Updated 2020-2021 Academic Calendar is Now Available

Fall term classes will begin on August 19, 2020, and end November 20, 2020, among other adjustments.

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University Creates Voluntary Retirement Incentive Programs for Faculty and Staff

Two new voluntary retirement programs will offer a flexible option for eligible University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff. 

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Virtually Volunteer for a Special United Way Day of Caring

Pitt community members can sign up to create care packages for people struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register today for the Saturday, June 20, virtual event.

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Annual Staff Performance Appraisal Program Ends June 30

The deadline for the annual staff performance appraisal program is June 30, 2020. This year, all areas across the University are required to conduct a performance appraisal with each employee. Details regarding the performance appraisal process can be found on the Office of Human Resources (OHR) website.

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Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is looking to share your creative projects that are relevant to aspects of your cultural identity, sociocultural topics or social justice issues in its Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition.

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Call for Nominations for 2020 Chancellor’s Staff Awards

Do you know or work with an exceptional staff member? Nominate them for an award by June 29, 2020.