Events Calendar

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November 15 - December 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15

15 Nov
Human Trafficking in Our Community: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing and Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR) are collaborating to present this learning activity to increase...

15 Nov
Center for Sleep and Circadian Science (CSCS) Research Day

CSCS Research Day 2018 will feature a number of activities including the David J. Kupfer Lecture presented by Sigrid Veasey, Professor of Medicine at the...

November 15, 2018 9:00 a.m.
15 Nov
Encouraging Student Participation

Few things are less comfortable than asking a question and seeing a classroom full of blank faces staring back at you in silence. In this workshop, we cover...

November 15, 2018 10:00 a.m.
15 Nov
Microsoft Excel 2016 PivotTables Fundamentals

The goal of this quick start session is to familiarize University faculty and staff with the Microsoft Excel Charts and PivotTables 2016 features. The...

November 15, 2018 10:00 a.m.
15 Nov
Blue and Gold Campus Tours- Staff Council

The University of Pittsburgh Staff Council and Pitt Alumni Association Blue and Gold Society will be holding it's Second Round of Pittsburgh campus walking...

15 Nov
Designing Better Test Questions

The traditional exam has been much-maligned in higher education. Educators bulk at the notion of "teaching to the test." But are tests, or teaching to tests,...

November 15, 2018 2:00 p.m.
15 Nov
Express Your Stress

The C4C Workshop partners with the University Counseling Center to offer a fall series on the connections between "making" and mental wellness! Each weekly...

15 Nov
Building Mentoring Relationships: Views from Multiple Perspectives

Moderator Dr. Monga will be joined by a junior faculty member, a postdoc, and a graduate student from his department who will share their insights and...

November 15, 2018 3:00 p.m.
15 Nov
Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Conferences (MSCC)

This is a regular meeting hosted by the Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Center, designed to bring together a multidisciplinary audience with...

November 15, 2018 4:00 p.m.
15 Nov
Startup Job Fair

Do you want to be a part of something from the ground up? Interested in working for a start-up? Attend the Start-Up Job Fair to network with over 40...

15 Nov
Intersections of Genetic and Environmental Mechanisms in Parkinson's Disease

The Aging Research Seminar Series will host J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD. He will present his talk titled, Intersections of genetic and environmental...

15 Nov
Legal Pathways to Starting Your business

Join the celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, as guest speaker Attorney Abbie Alejandro Rosario explains some of the basics of starting a business...

November 15, 2018 4:00 p.m.
15 Nov
Artist Talk: Katie Ott

Artist Katie Ott will discuss her works in This is Not Ideal. Ott identifies as a queer intersectional feminist who defies the masculine conventions of the...

15 Nov
Open Rec Wheelchair Basketball: SDA, Pitt Rec, and the Steelwheelers

Want to learn how to play Wheelchair Basketball or brush up on your skills? Head up to Trees Hall Gymnasium on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and play around with...

November 15, 2018 6:00 p.m.
15 Nov
Reading and Conversation with Tracy K. Smith

Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith reads her work, followed by moderated conversation. Free Admission

November 15, 2018 7:00 p.m.
15 Nov
Much Ado About Nothing

Filled with intrigue, double crossing, and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Follow the rocky romances of Hero and...

November 15, 2018 8:00 p.m.

Friday, November 16

16 Nov
A Happy Future Is a Thing of the Past: The Greek Economic Crisis and Other Disaster

Pavlos Roufos from the University of Kassel will be guest lecturer at this event co-sponsored by the Working Class History Seminar, the European Studies...

16 Nov
The 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...

November 16, 2018 7:30 a.m.
16 Nov
Active Learning with Top Hat

Top Hat's student engagement software is now available for all faculty and students at Pitt to use free of charge. With Top Hat, you can create your own...

November 16, 2018 10:00 a.m.
16 Nov
Digital Scholarship in Teaching: Scalar and Storymap JS

Digital Scholarship and tools can play a valuable role in teaching – from building multimedia books to creating interactive maps that tell a story, the...

16 Nov
Much Ado About Nothing

Filled with intrigue, double crossing, and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Follow the rocky romances of Hero and...

November 16, 2018 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 17

17 Nov
 Pitt - Johnstown: Open House

The Pitt-Johnstown Open House program provides an opportunity for students and their families to visit and tour campus, and to meet with the admissions staff.

November 17, 2018 9:00 a.m.
17 Nov
Much Ado About Nothing

Filled with intrigue, double crossing, and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Follow the rocky romances of Hero and...

November 17, 2018 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 18

18 Nov
Michael Hammer, Organist

Michael Hammer, organist at Third Presbyterian Church in Shadyside, presents,"Featuring the French!", a concert of (almost) entirely French music. Guests...

November 18, 2018 3:00 p.m.
18 Nov
Songwriting Roundtable

Interested in songwriting? The C4C Workshop is starting a monthly informal meet up where you can share a song-in-progress and get feedback from your...

18 Nov
Much Ado About Nothing

Filled with intrigue, double crossing, and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Follow the rocky romances of Hero and...

November 18, 2018 8:00 p.m.

Monday, November 19

19 Nov
Dissertation Defense: Rebecca Hayes

“Not Enough, or Maybe Too Much: Associative Deficit Versus Hyper-Binding Models of Aging in Implicit Learning” Communication Science and...

November 19, 2018 11:00 a.m.
19 Nov
Socially Responsible Investing

Open Forums To gather opinions on the socially responsible investment strategies that may be suitable for consideration for the University’s endowment...

November 19, 2018 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 20

20 Nov
Dissertation Defense: Lu (Lucy) Chen

Physics and Astronomy. Ultrafast Optical Response and Transport Properties of Strontium Titanate-Based Complex Oxide Nanostructures. Ultrafast Optical...

November 20, 2018 9:00 a.m.
20 Nov
Writing Assignments: Assessment & Feedback

Handling submissions of writing assignments can be challenging. Instructors struggle with knowing how much time to budget for reading and reviewing, whether...

November 20, 2018 10:00 a.m.
20 Nov
The World Historian Is In

Are you interested in incorporating a world-historical concept into a class or a piece of writing? Would you like to discuss a world-historical book or...

20 Nov
3D Printing Workshop: The Open Lab @ Hillman

During this interactive workshop, participants learn the basics of 3D printing by practicing CAD modeling, printer setup, technique, and overall production....

Thursday, November 22

22 Nov
Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Conferences (MSCC)

This is a regular meeting hosted by the Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Center, designed to bring together a multidisciplinary audience with...

November 22, 2018 4:00 p.m.
22 Nov
Open Rec Wheelchair Basketball: SDA, Pitt Rec, and the Steelwheelers

Want to learn how to play Wheelchair Basketball or brush up on your skills? Head up to Trees Hall Gymnasium on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and play around with...

November 22, 2018 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 25

25 Nov
Ring Pittsburgh

Join Ring Pittsburgh in ringing in the holiday season at Heinz Chapel on Sunday afternoon November 25 at 3:00. Come and enjoy some old favorites along with a...

November 25, 2018 3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 26

26 Nov
Innovative Approaches in the Aging Adult with Obesity: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

The Aging Institute of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh will host John A. Batsis, MD, FACP, AGSF, FGSA, FTOS, Associate Professor of Medicine and of The...

November 26, 2018 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27

27 Nov
2018 Women in Medicine and Science Forum

This event will focus on women’s health and wellness in academia and will feature nationally renowned speakers as well as presenters and mentors from within...

November 27, 2018
27 Nov
Sports medicine @ Brilliant Breakfasts

with Aaron Mares, Co-Head Team Physician of Pitt Football and Associate Medical Director of the Pittsburgh Marathon will be guest presenter at the Brilliant...

November 27, 2018 8:00 a.m.
27 Nov
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...

November 27, 2018 10:00 a.m.
27 Nov
The World Historian Is In

Are you interested in incorporating a world-historical concept into a class or a piece of writing? Would you like to discuss a world-historical book or...

27 Nov
How to submit an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) application

The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize users with the online IBC review process and build or complete a protocol application. All attendees must have...

November 27, 2018 1:00 p.m.
27 Nov
Build Your Own Terrarium

Layer, plant, and decorate your own terrarium. Perfect for dorm room decoration, or even as a gift! Amateurs and beginners are welcome: all you need is an...

Wednesday, November 28

28 Nov
Doctoral Defense: Jose Wilches-Gutierrez

Jose Wilches-Gutierrez will be defending his dissertation, "Sexual and Reproductive Health in Local Mining Contexts in Colombia." Public Health/Behavioral...

November 28, 2018 9:00 a.m.
28 Nov
The Patient Experience 

Critical Care Medicine: Grand Rounds Lecture will host a talk by Rana Lee Adawi Awdish of Wayne State University. Rana Lee Adawi Awdish, MD Medical...

November 28, 2018 12:00 p.m.
28 Nov
Staff Council General Meeting

The University of Pittsburgh Staff Council exists to advocate for, and advance the interests of, classified staff across the institution. Its meetings are...

November 28, 2018 12:00 p.m.
28 Nov
Awarding Afternoons: Get the Skills to Compete for Elite Scholarships

Get the skills, resourcefulness, and confidence to compete for elite scholarships like the Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, Truman, and Udall. We'll help you...

November 28, 2018 3:00 p.m.
28 Nov
World AIDS Day Commemoration

World AIDS Day is held each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV...

November 28, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 29

29 Nov
Microsoft Office 2016 Fundamentals: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Bootcamp

The goal of this session is to provide a brief, one-stop-shop session to familiarize University faculty and staff with the fundamental features of Microsoft...

November 29, 2018 9:00 a.m.
29 Nov
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...

November 29, 2018 9:30 a.m.
29 Nov
Faculty Mentoring Book Discussion

Please join Velpandi Ayyavoo, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs in Pitt Public Health for a candid discussion of the book Faculty...

November 29, 2018 11:30 a.m.
29 Nov
Info Session: Provost's Personalized Education Grants

Funding is available to students, faculty, and staff who are doing work in support of the Provost's Personalized Education Initiative! Join us to learn more...

November 29, 2018 12:00 p.m.
29 Nov
 Dissertation Defense:  Brian Lynch

Statistic's PhD Student, Brian Lynch, will defend on Thursday, November 29th, 2018. The title of his thesis is "Analysis of Multi-Way Functional Data under...

November 29, 2018 1:00 p.m.
29 Nov
Innovation Igniter: Commercialization Workshop

Attend this 2-hour workshop to learn how to explain the value of your innovation. During this workshop you can also determine if there is a market for your...

November 29, 2018 3:00 p.m.
29 Nov
Dissertation Defense:  Wei Peng

Graduate student, Wei Peng, will propose on Thursday, November 29 at 3:00pm. The title of his thesis is "Asymptotic Behavior of Tree-Based Ensembles".

November 29, 2018 3:00 p.m.
29 Nov
Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Conferences (MSCC)

This is a regular meeting hosted by the Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Center, designed to bring together a multidisciplinary audience with...

November 29, 2018 4:00 p.m.
29 Nov
Nonlinear dynamics and disordered materials, or, Thermal Equilibrium vs. The Real World

J.D. Crawford Memorial Lectures will host a talk by Susan Coppersmith-Robert E. Fassnacht, Professor and Vilas Professor from the University of...

November 29, 2018 4:00 p.m.
29 Nov
Open Rec Wheelchair Basketball: SDA, Pitt Rec, and the Steelwheelers

Want to learn how to play Wheelchair Basketball or brush up on your skills? Head up to Trees Hall Gymnasium on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and play around with...

November 29, 2018 6:00 p.m.

Friday, November 30

30 Nov
Holiday Card Making for Children

Black Action Society will be making holiday cards to send to children across the US. These cards will be sent to children who are hospitalized are are not...

November 30, 2018 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 2

02 Dec
Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House

Come celebrate the arrival of the holiday season. This wonderful event will feature Quo Vadis guides in local ethnic dress presenting the decorated...

December 02, 2018 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 4

04 Dec
Digital World History Office Hours

Drop in our open office hours at the WHC with any issues or questions related to Digital Social Science and Digital Humanities research. Ryan Horne will be...

04 Dec
The World Historian Is In

Are you interested in incorporating a world-historical concept into a class or a piece of writing? Would you like to discuss a world-historical book or...

Wednesday, December 5

05 Dec
Digital World History Office Hours

Drop in our open office hours at the WHC with any issues or questions related to Digital Social Science and Digital Humanities research. Ryan Horne will be...

Thursday, December 6

06 Dec
Dissertation Defense: Francisca Flores

Francisca Flores will be defending her dissertation; "Community resilience, health, and human security: A stakeholder-engaged case study on gang violence in...

06 Dec
Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Conferences (MSCC)

This is a regular meeting hosted by the Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Center, designed to bring together a multidisciplinary audience with...

December 06, 2018 4:00 p.m.
06 Dec
Open Rec Wheelchair Basketball: SDA, Pitt Rec, and the Steelwheelers

Want to learn how to play Wheelchair Basketball or brush up on your skills? Head up to Trees Hall Gymnasium on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and play around with...

December 06, 2018 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 7

07 Dec
The 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...

December 07, 2018 7:30 a.m.
07 Dec
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...

December 07, 2018 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 8

08 Dec
Women's Choral Ensemble Holiday Concert

Join the Women's Choral Ensemble for music of the holidays in the beauty of Heinz Memorial Chapel. Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh Women's...

December 08, 2018 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11

11 Dec
Digital World History Office Hours

Drop in our open office hours at the WHC with any issues or questions related to Digital Social Science and Digital Humanities research. Ryan Horne will be...

11 Dec
The World Historian Is In

Are you interested in incorporating a world-historical concept into a class or a piece of writing? Would you like to discuss a world-historical book or...

11 Dec
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...

December 11, 2018 1:00 p.m.
11 Dec
Thesis Proposal: Zheng Wang

Zheng (Camden) Wang, a Graduate student in Statistic's will propose his thesis entitled "Longitudinal Multivariate Normative Comparisons and Accuracy...

December 11, 2018 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12

12 Dec
Digital World History Office Hours

Drop in our open office hours at the WHC with any issues or questions related to Digital Social Science and Digital Humanities research. Ryan Horne will be...

Thursday, December 13

13 Dec
Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Conferences (MSCC)

This is a regular meeting hosted by the Multidisciplinary Sleep and Chronobiology Center, designed to bring together a multidisciplinary audience with...

December 13, 2018 4:00 p.m.
13 Dec
Open Rec Wheelchair Basketball: SDA, Pitt Rec, and the Steelwheelers

Want to learn how to play Wheelchair Basketball or brush up on your skills? Head up to Trees Hall Gymnasium on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. and play around with...

December 13, 2018 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 14

14 Dec
The 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...

December 14, 2018 7:30 a.m.
14 Dec
Pitt Queer Professionals General Meeting

The mission of PQP is to promote the professional and social development of LGBTQIA+ staff and faculty and advocate for the needs of the university's...

December 14, 2018 12:00 p.m.