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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.


Healthy U: Your ideas about a comprehensive well-being assessment

As part of the University's Healthy U initiative, the University proposes to develop a comprehensive well-being assessment questionnaire that could be used by all individuals at Pitt (faculty, staff and students).     

Student Affairs is looking for Peer Recruiters

If you have a passion for public health and would like to help others discover Pitt Public Health, we have a great opportunity for you.  

This Is Public Health Book Club

Join the first ever This Is Public Health Book Club! Throughout the next year they will be promoting a series of books and interactive public health discussions through the TIPH Book Club. You can join the group and help select their first club book.  

Apply to the Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching before April 30

The Course Hero-Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching is intended to support tenure-track faculty who balance scholarly excellence with a commitment to teaching, creating a new level of engagement for students in and beyond the classroom. Recipients will receive a one-year grant of $40,000. The application deadline is April 30, 2018.  Find out more .  

Academic Deadlines

Career Services and Professional Development

Pitt Bridges for Upcoming Graduates

As a Pitt Public Health alum, you will continue to have access to Pitt Bridges. We encourage our alumni to take advantage of the online job board, one-on-one counseling appointments, and the career resources library. Our mission is your success!  

Save the Date: Women in Medicine and Science Forum

Mark your calendars! The annual Women in Medicine and Science Forum is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, November 27th and 28th, 2018 in the University Club. This year's theme will focus on women's health and wellness in academia.  

School and University Updates

Facilities Update: New proximity readers installed for access to freezer rooms

The new freezers on the ground floor (G003H and G003A) will require access cards with the new proximity function for entrance.  

Origins of Pitt Public Health's iconic "Cantini Man" sculpture, according to King Friday (VIDEO)

In charming footage from an early episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," famed Pittsburgh muralist and sculptor, Virgil Cantini shares the maquette for his scientific "Man" sculpture and explains his vision for the work. The angular, larger-than-life metallic figure has adorned the Fifth Avenue facade of the school for the last half century, showing Man ever-reaching for the expansion of knowledge. (Excerpt courtesy of The Fred Rogers Company... 

Other Deadlines

Teaching Tips

The Last Class Session: How to Make it Count

Check out this article for activity ideas to use during your last class session of the semester. There are also ideas for the first day of class, so bookmark it for the fall semester, too! ​  

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