Events Calendar

July 21 - August 19, 2019

Sunday, July 21

21 Jul
Uncovering Unconscious Beliefs: Life Solutions Webinar

We all have unconscious beliefs or preconceived ideas. While this is normal, it's important to recognize that they can negatively impact our behavior and...

July 21, 2019

Monday, July 22

22 Jul
Uncovering Unconscious Beliefs: Life Solutions Webinar

We all have unconscious beliefs or preconceived ideas. While this is normal, it's important to recognize that they can negatively impact our behavior and...

July 22, 2019
22 Jul
Graduate Program Recruiting Fair

The University of Pittsburgh is pleased to invite you to attend our Graduate Program Recruiting Fair! This is an opportunity to learn about graduate and...

Tuesday, July 23

23 Jul
Uncovering Unconscious Beliefs: Life Solutions Webinar

We all have unconscious beliefs or preconceived ideas. While this is normal, it's important to recognize that they can negatively impact our behavior and...

July 23, 2019
23 Jul
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback

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...

July 23, 2019 10:00 a.m.
23 Jul
Developing a Lesson Plan

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...

July 23, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 24

24 Jul
Uncovering Unconscious Beliefs: Life Solutions Webinar

We all have unconscious beliefs or preconceived ideas. While this is normal, it's important to recognize that they can negatively impact our behavior and...

July 24, 2019
24 Jul
Talent Center Education Session for Department Admins – Staff

This in-person session will give you a detailed overview on Pitt's new talent acquisition platform, Talent Center, with the help of a training specialist....

July 24, 2019 9:00 a.m.
24 Jul
Creating and Distributing Basic Surveys Using Qualtrics

No prior knowledge is required to attend this workshop, but you should be able to log in to the Pitt Portal (https://my.pitt.edu) with your Pitt username and...

July 24, 2019 10:00 a.m.
24 Jul
Dissertation Defense: Sharon W. Renner

"The Effects of Fatigue and Fatigability on Fall Risks in Older Adults" Public Health/Epidemiology Committee: Nancy W. Glynn (chair) Jane A....

July 24, 2019 10:00 a.m.
24 Jul
Picnic on the Patio

Join Pitt Dining for a picnic on the Towers patio every Wednesday this summer! The picnics will feature a special menu item each week, along with all your...

July 24, 2019 11:00 a.m.
24 Jul
Talent Center Education Session for Department Admins – Student and All-Temps

This in-person session will give you a detailed overview on Pitt's new talent acquisition platform, Talent Center, with the help of a training specialist....

July 24, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 25

25 Jul
Preventing & Monitoring Cheating and Plagiarism

One national study conducted by the Academic Integrity Center at Duke University suggests that 3 in 4 college students cheat. And cheating is more likely...

July 25, 2019 10:30 a.m.
25 Jul
Yoga on the Lawn!

Please join Oakland Yoga U studio owner and yoga instructor, Laurel Chiappetta, for a sixty minute free yoga class on the Cathedral lawn this summer. The...

July 25, 2019 12:00 p.m.
25 Jul
Dissertation Defense: Kirsten Paine

"'Not According to the Regulation of War': Intimate Civil War Writing by Female Nurses, Soldiers, and Spies" Kirsten Paine Department of EnglishCommittee...

July 25, 2019 12:30 p.m.
25 Jul
Dissertation Defense: Zhe Sun

"Novel Statistical Methods in Analyzing Single Cell RNA Sequencing Data" Public Health/Biostatistics Committee: Ying Ding, Wei Chen (advisors) Ming...

July 25, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Friday, July 26

26 Jul
Second Step:  Developing A Business Plan

Most financing options require a solid business plan. Learn all you need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and...

July 26, 2019 7:30 a.m.
26 Jul
Dissertation Defense: Guru Rajesh Jammy

"Skeletal and muscle health among rural south Indian older population" Public Health/Epidemiology Committee: Jane A. Cauley (advisor, chair) Department...

July 26, 2019 11:00 a.m.
26 Jul
Investor Office Hours

Attend this rare opportunity to sit down face-to-face and practice pitch your innovation to professionals who have helped fund dozens of local startups...

July 26, 2019 1:00 p.m.
26 Jul
Dissertation Defense:  Evan Carder

Chemistry PhD Defense: Synthetic Efforts Toward p97 AAA+ ATPase and p75 Neurotrophin Receptor Inhibitors Advisor: Peter Wipf Committee members:...

July 26, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Monday, July 29

29 Jul
Dissertation Defense:  Soumitra Mokashi Punekar

Chemistry PhD Defense: Peptide-Based Molecular Adjustments for Affecting the Structure and Properties of Chiral Gold Nanoparticle Single Helices Advisor: ...

July 29, 2019 9:00 a.m.
29 Jul
Dissertation Defense:  Laura Tomlinson

History and Philosophy of Science PhD Defense: Acting for Reasons Committee: Michael Thompson, Philosophy, Director John McDowell, Philosophy Jennifer...

July 29, 2019 10:00 a.m.
29 Jul
Gather eSignatures and Manage Document Workflow: DocuSign Basics

Attend this hands-on introductory session to learn how to electronically send, sign, and manage documents using the University's Digital Signature Service...

July 29, 2019 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 30

30 Jul
Developing a Teaching Portfolio

Teaching portfolios are an important component of many academic job applications and the promotion process: it is never too early in your teaching career to...

July 30, 2019 10:30 a.m.
30 Jul
Dissertation Defense:  Samuel Gavin

History and Philosophy of Science PhD Defense: Constitutivism and Natural Normativity in Ethics Committee: Michael Thompson, Philosophy, Director Stephen...

July 30, 2019 10:30 a.m.
30 Jul
Staff Council Safety Crawl

The goal of the Safety Crawl is to proactively monitor and identify areas of concern on campus, which may pose a potential threat, as well as recognize...

Wednesday, July 31

31 Jul
Create Your Own Online Surveys: An Introduction to Qualtrics

Pitt’s Online Survey System (Qualtrics) allows you to easily create and distribute surveys, collect data, analyze responses, and present results using...

July 31, 2019 9:00 a.m.
31 Jul
Painless PubMed

This one hour workshop is designed to quickly introduce or update you about searching in the PubMed database. Offered bi-weekly, the topics include: building...

31 Jul
Picnic on the Patio

Join Pitt Dining for a picnic on the Towers patio every Wednesday this summer! The picnics will feature a special menu item each week, along with all your...

July 31, 2019 11:00 a.m.
31 Jul
Dissertation Defense: Pedram Gharani

“Visual-Inertial Sensor Fusion Models and Algorithms for Context-Aware Indoor Navigation” Department of Informatics and Networked...

31 Jul
Syllabus Construction: Foundations

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...

July 31, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 1

01 Aug
PEXT Brown Bag Lunch & Learn - Summer 2019

Bring your lunch and join the PantherExpress Travel & Expense Management team for a brown bag lunch and learn training session. Topics will include answers...

August 01, 2019 11:30 a.m.
01 Aug
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint

PowerPoint is used in a majority of classrooms on campus today, but it is not often used to enhance the quality and effectiveness of teaching. In this...

August 01, 2019 1:00 p.m.
01 Aug
Blackboard for Administrative Support Staff (webinar)

This webinar will introduce Blackboard to administrative support staff who assist faculty. We will address the most common issues and present a general...

August 01, 2019 2:00 p.m.

Friday, August 2

02 Aug
First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

Thinking of starting a small business? Begin exploring the size of your market and what marketing tools you'll need to attract customers, learn about...

August 02, 2019 7:30 a.m.
02 Aug
Dissertation Defense: Chendi Cui

"Vascular burden, brain beta-amyloid, and soy isoflavones: informing dementia prevention programs" Public Health/Epidemiology Committee: Akira Sekikawa...

Monday, August 5

05 Aug
Create Your Own Online Surveys: An Introduction to Qualtrics

Pitt’s Online Survey System (Qualtrics) allows you to easily create and distribute surveys, collect data, analyze responses, and present results using...

August 05, 2019 11:30 a.m.
05 Aug
Dissertation Defense:  Natasha Smith

Chemistry PhD Defense: Development of 2-Dimensional Photonic Crystal Sensors and Pure Protein Organogel Sensing and Biocatalytic Materials Advisor: ...

August 05, 2019 1:00 p.m.
05 Aug
Dissertation Defense: Tyler Brunette

PhD Oral Defense: "A (Subaltern) Space of Their Own: Public Space, Middle-Class Childhood, and Mass Media in Late Capitalism" Tyler Brunette Department of...

August 05, 2019 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 6

06 Aug
Feedback on Mentoring Forum

The Office of the Provost – Graduate Studies is looking for graduate and professional student feedback on mentoring. We’d like to know your thoughts on your...

August 06, 2019 5:00 p.m.
06 Aug
University of Pittsburgh Police National Night Out

Come meet your neighbors, local business owners and interact with the University of Pittsburgh Police at National Night Out! We will have games, snacks,...

August 06, 2019 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7

07 Aug
Do More with Online Surveys: Advanced Qualtrics

This workshop is for staff who are interested in taking their skills using Pitt’s Online Survey System (Qualtrics) to the next level. Participants in this...

August 07, 2019 9:00 a.m.
07 Aug
Picnic on the Patio

Join Pitt Dining for a picnic on the Towers patio every Wednesday this summer! The picnics will feature a special menu item each week, along with all your...

August 07, 2019 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, August 8

08 Aug
Talent Center Education Session for Department Admins – All Job types

This instructor-led session will give you a detailed overview on Pitt's new talent acquisition platform, Talent Center, from the comfort of your desk. The...

08 Aug
2nd Annual Summer Brasstacular

The Plum Brass Quintet and Shadyside Brass join forces once again to present a Summer Brasstacular. Each quintet will perform some works on their own, then...

August 08, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Friday, August 9

09 Aug
Pitt-Johnstown Open House

Pitt-Johnstown Admissions welcomes you to our Open House Program. This is a great opportunity for students and their families to visit and tour campus, and...

09 Aug
Summer Graduation & Pinning Ceremony

Students graduated/graduating in August 2019, and their guests, are invited to take part in the Pitt Nursing Summer Graduation & Pinning Ceremony. Tickets...

August 09, 2019 6:00 p.m.

Monday, August 12

12 Aug
Becoming a Trans Knowledgeable Provider

This conference will focus on the behavioral health care needs for transgender persons and best practices, including adaptation of a minority stress...

August 12, 2019 8:30 a.m.
12 Aug
Do More with Online Surveys: Advanced Qualtrics

This workshop is for staff who are interested in taking their skills using Pitt’s Online Survey System (Qualtrics) to the next level. Participants in this...

August 12, 2019 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, August 13

13 Aug
Provost's Office Hours

Provost Ann Cudd is holding monthly office hours for all faculty, staff, and students. She invites you to use this forum as an opportunity to meet with her...

August 13, 2019 9:00 a.m.
13 Aug
All About IRAs: TIAA Live Webinar

You can learn the facts on IRAs, how an IRA may help you meet your retirement savings goals and which one may be right for you. Learn more about TIAA live...

August 13, 2019 12:00 p.m.
13 Aug
Halfway There: A Retirement Checkpoint: TIAA Live Webinar

You can give yourself a mid-career financial checkup to evaluate your current savings, formulate a plan to help pursue your savings goals and manage...

August 13, 2019 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 14

14 Aug
Introduction to Basic Biomedical Research

This workshop focuses on the fundamentals for an investigator to start basic biomedical research at the University of Pittsburgh, including an introduction...

August 14, 2019 8:30 a.m.
14 Aug
Gather eSignatures and Manage Document Workflow: DocuSign Basics

Attend this hands-on introductory session to learn how to electronically send, sign, and manage documents using the University's Digital Signature Service...

August 14, 2019 9:00 a.m.
14 Aug
Market-Proof Your Retirement: TIAA Live Webinar

In retirement—and the years leading up to it—protecting your savings becomes just as important as growing it. Join us to learn how to create your own...

August 14, 2019 12:00 p.m.
14 Aug
Postcards from the Future: A Woman's Guide to Financially Ever After: TIAA Live Webinar

Fewer years in the workforce. Longer life spans. Women saving for retirement face unique challenges. You can learn what it takes to overcome these challenges...

August 14, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 15

15 Aug
Demystifying Life Insurance: TIAA Live Webinar

Life insurance can play a critical role in your financial plan. You can learn how much you may need, what types exist, how much you can afford and much...

August 15, 2019 12:00 p.m.
15 Aug
Hack Your Assignment

Every instructor has experienced challenges associated with designing engaging, rigorous assignments. Maybe you spent a lot of time meticulously designing an...

August 15, 2019 1:00 p.m.
15 Aug
Strategies for Staying on Track: TIAA Live Webinar

No matter what path you take in your career, all roads ultimately lead to retirement. The big questions are how much money will you need and how will you...

August 15, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Friday, August 16

16 Aug
Second Step:  Developing A Business Plan

Most financing options require a solid business plan. Learn all you need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and...

August 16, 2019 7:30 a.m.
16 Aug
Graduate Studies Monthly Office Hour

Nathan Urban, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives, holds a monthly office hour. Graduate students can stop by to ask questions and...

August 16, 2019 10:00 a.m.
16 Aug
Emergency Access to Investigational Products

This session will provide an overview of the process for submitting an Emergency Use Request to the FDA for expanded access to an investigational product....

August 16, 2019 12:00 p.m.

Monday, August 19

19 Aug
Faculty and Staff Info Sessions at the CEC

University of Pittsburgh Faculty and Staff are invited to learn about engaging their teaching and research with the community through Pitt’s Community...

August 19, 2019 10:00 a.m.
19 Aug
Learn About Good Research Practices

Overseeing a research study can be challenging, especially if you are new to the research environment. This workshop will provide an overview of the various...

August 19, 2019 1:00 p.m.
19 Aug
Within Reach: Transitioning from Career to Retirement: TIAA Live Webinar

You can plan ahead to help make the most out of your retirement—from paying yourself to allowing for taxes, healthcare and estate planning wishes. Learn...

August 19, 2019 3:00 p.m.

July 21 - August 19, 2019