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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.


The Heinz Journal Call for Submissions - Fall 2018 Issue

ABOUT THE HEINZ JOURNAL The Heinz Journal is Carnegie Mellon University’s student-run public policy journal. The Heinz Journal showcases original research from graduate students, faculty, and policy professionals across several disciplines. The Heinz Journal is dedicated to publishing relevant, high-quality research that offers insight into a current political issue and advances the policy debate. After a rigorous selection and editing proc... 

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Career Services and Professional Development

Foundations of Successful Career Planning and Development Course

Gain important foundational training in career planning and professional development through this full year, two-credit course. Open to all graduate students in Master’s or Doctoral programs and Postdoctoral Scholars and Associates. Class meets for two hours over lunch every other week.  

Salk Health Activist Fellowship 2018: Apply Today

This fall, join the Salk Health Activist Fellowship and learn how to build a movement: Form an Action Group, Advocate Effectively, Plan Winning Strategies, and Build a Case for Action. This 9-week program meets on Tuesday from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the QPT Center in downtown Pittsburgh and other select locations in the City. The Fellowship runs from September 25 to November 29. APPLY HERE:  

Science Communication Fellowship at Phipps: Register by Aug 20

As part of a dedicated effort to break down barriers between the scientific community and the public, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is offering this science communication workshop to graduate students and other STEM professionals. The workshop will take place on Saturday, August 25.  

Wednesday 8/22 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Professional Development Workshop

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Trainer: Susan Farrell, Instructional Technologist, Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty, students, and staff are enc...

School and University Updates

CALL FOR QUESTIONS - Fall Faculty Meeting with Sr. Vice Chancellor Levine

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to this annual meeting with Senior Vice Chancellor Levine which was rescheduled from June 8. Dr.Levine will take questions from 2-3 p.m. Submit questions in advance to Mary Brady at 

Pitt Public Health adopts new academic integrity statement for fall 2018

Pitt Public Health has an updated academic integrity statement to be added to all syllabi for fall 2018.  

Schoolwide Electronic Surplus Pick-Up

Starting AUGUST 6, place your items near 4127 or A432. These areas will be clearly marked. Small electronic lab equipment can be included provided that you have followed proper decontamination processes as prescribed by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety and have the decontamination form attached. Everything will be picked up on August 8.   

"Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" selected as 2018-19 OBOC book

Pitt Public Health announces Matthew Desmond's "EVICTED: POVERTY AND PROFIT IN THE AMERICAN CITY"  as our 10th annual One Book, One Community selection. Throughout the 2018-19 school year, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to share the experience of reading and discussing our annual book selection.  

Mailbox dropoffs moving to A459

Mailbox drop-offs for the campus, U.S., express, and intercampus mail will be relocated from the ground floor hallway to A459 Public Health on August 2. The intra-public-health MAIL EXCHANGE will also move to A459 from A721 on the same day.   

Updated Pitt Public Health logos and branding

As we prepare for the 2018-19 academic year, be sure to replace the school's former " weebles " logo with our updated, blue-and-gold Pitt Public Health logo. This new school mark corresponds to the University's updated (Nov. 2017) branding guidelines and should be used in all new printed and online materials. Click for details, downloadable logos, and sample templates ranging from PowerPoint decks to Word flyers and programs.   

Teaching Tips

Help make the transition for international students smoother

International students might feel pressure and anxiety both in a new classroom and country. However, there are some tips on how you can help international students feel more comfortable and succeed in your class.  

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