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A twice monthly e-newsletter featuring updates and announcements for students and faculty from the Office of Student Affairs, the Graduate School of Public Health, and the University.


Teaching Prevention 2019 -- Calling for Student Abstracts

Teaching Prevention 2019: Building A New Paradigm for Population Health provides a forum for faculty and students who share a strong commitment to population health and disease prevention. Attendees will gather to focus on the knowledge, skills, collaborations, and resources needed to practice and promote population health. Be sure to submit your poster abstract by December 12, 2018.   

Save the Date for the 2019 International Dinner - and Consider Performing!

The annual International Dinner highlights and celebrates the diversity of our Pitt Public Health community. Mark your calendar for Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. and plan to join us for food and performances celebrating our different cultures, backgrounds, and personal experiences. Stay tuned for more information on ticket sales, starting in early January!  Calling all performers! Share your talents by performing at the International Dinner. We're ... 

Tell us about your honors by December 7

Each February, the University recognizes students that have received merit-based awards at Pitt’s annual Honors Convocation event. If you received an award, prize, or honor in the 2018 calendar year, whether it be from Pitt Public Health, the University, or an outside organization, we want to know! Submit your 2018 achievements by December 7.   

Academic Deadlines

School and University Updates

GHSA Holiday Fundraiser

The holiday season is here! Order gifts of coffee, tea, chocolate bars, and hot cocoa mix.  

Register now for the Pittsburgh Cancer and Environment Symposium

Millions of lives could be spared the tremendous burden of cancers by effectively translating knowledge about risk factors for cancer into prevention solutions. Join leading researchers, scientists, health professionals, and community leaders at the Cancer and the Environment Symposium.  Learn about environmental contributors to cancer, patterns of the disease, and much more.  

It's feedback time!: OMET student surveys are now available to students

The end of the semester is quickly approaching and so are the deadlines to complete the OMET Teaching Survey! Surveys opened on Monday, November 19 and will end on Saturday, December 15. Students can access the survey via the CourseWeb landing page. Instructors should check out this week’s Teaching Tip to increase student response rates!  

Monday 12/10 - University of Pittsburgh Deadline

Holiday Toy Drive with Pitt Vets

The Pitt Vets are collecting new, unwrapped toys for The Jerome Bettis, Bus Stops Here Foundation. Donation boxes are located throughout campus. Contact for more information. 

Teaching Tips

Learn the signs of distressed students

Learn what resources Pitt has to help students in distress from the University of Pittsburgh's Care and Resource Support team (CARS) and the University Counseling Center. It is important that faculty and staff are aware of the signs of distressed students to be able to intervene and provide students with the appropriate school resources.  

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Career Services and Professional Development

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