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Upcoming Events

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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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...

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
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.
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.
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.
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.