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Recent Events at Pitt Public Health

Event Category
Mon 9/18/2017 to Fri 9/22/2017
Postdoc Appreciation Week Career Services Event
Postdoc Appreciation Week
Mon 9/18/2017 to Fri 9/22/2017


The NPA has sponsored National Postdoc Appreciation Day/Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. Institutions from across the country and other parts of the world, including Pitt, participate by holding special events.


Career Services
Event
Tue 9/19/2017 to Wed 9/20/2017
Pitt Fall 2017 Career Fair Career Services Event
Pitt Fall 2017 Career Fair
Tue 9/19/2017 to Wed 9/20/2017
William Pitt Union

Students, meet prospective employers at this annual, University-wide career fair. Useful for students at every level - whether you are job hunting or not! September 19 and 20 focus on STEM-related employers. Hosted by the Pitt Office for Career Development and Placement Assistance (CDPA). Student registration information available in the fall. Check Pitt Bridges for updates. 


Career Services
Event
Wed 9/20/2017 8:30AM - 5:30PM
Microbiome Bootcamp University of Pittsburgh Workshop
Microbiome Bootcamp
Wed 9/20/2017 8:30AM - 5:30PM
University Club

Learn the A-B-Cs of Microbiome cutting edge research. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Wed 9/20/2017 11:30AM - 12:50PM
CHE Seeks Presenter for September 20 CRAB Meeting Center for Health Equity Meeting
CHE Seeks Presenter for September 20 CRAB Meeting
Wed 9/20/2017 11:30AM - 12:50PM
Public Health A521


Center for Health Equity
Meeting
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Lyndsay Avery IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Lyndsay Avery
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719



IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Example Presentations (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Example Presentations (Group 1)
Wed 9/20/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 9/20/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Example Presentations (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Example Presentations (Group 2)
Wed 9/20/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 9/20/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Council Meeting Public Health Graduate Council Meeting
Council Meeting
Wed 9/20/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health A521

The Pitt Public Health council is the top-level governance body for the school. Meetings generally occur on the third Wednesday of each month, except for August.  Attendance at  is open to all.

Public Health Graduate Council
Meeting
Thu 9/21/2017
Pitt Johnstown Grad Fair University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Pitt Johnstown Grad Fair
Thu 9/21/2017


Visit us at Pitt Johnstown to learn more about a Pitt Public Health education. 


University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/21/2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM
West Virginia University Grad Fair Community Recruitment Event
West Virginia University Grad Fair
Thu 9/21/2017 10:00AM - 2:00PM


Visit us at the WVU Grad Fair to find out more about a Pitt Public Health education. 

Community
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/21/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 9/21/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Buy fresh produce, baked goods, and more. And drop off your food waste for composting! Thursdays through October. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 9/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Travis Lear EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Travis Lear
Thu 9/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday September 21, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Travis Lear
Paper: Opposing effects of cancer-type-specific SPOP mutants on BET protein degradation and sensitivity to BET inhibitors
Authors: Hana Janouskova, Geniver El Tekle, Elisa Bellini, Namrata D Udeshi, Anna Rinaldi,
Anna Ulbricht, Tiziano Bernasocchi, Gianluca Civenni, Marco Losa, Tanya Svinkina,
Craig M Bielski, Gregory V Kryukov, Luciano Cascione, Sara Napoli, Radoslav I Enchev,
David G Mutch, Michael E Carney, Andrew Berchuck, Boris J N Winterhoff, Russell R Broaddus,
Peter Schram, Holger Moch, Francesco Bertoni, Carlo V Catapano, Matthias Peter, Steven A Carr,
Levi A Garraway, Peter J Wild & Jean-Philippe P Theurillat

Abstract: It is generally assumed that recurrent mutations within a given cancer driver gene elicit similar drug responses. Cancer genome studies have identified recurrent but divergent missense mutations affecting the substrate-recognition domain of the ubiquitin ligase adaptor SPOP in endometrial and prostate cancers. The therapeutic implications of these mutations remain incompletely understood. Here we analyzed changes in the ubiquitin landscape induced by endometrial cancer–associated SPOP mutations and identified BRD2, BRD3 and BRD4 proteins (BETs) as SPOP–CUL3 substrates that are preferentially degraded by endometrial cancer–associated SPOP mutants. The resulting reduction of BET protein levels sensitized cancer cells to BET inhibitors. Conversely, prostate cancer–specific SPOP mutations resulted in impaired degradation of BETs, promoting their resistance to pharmacologic inhibition. These results uncover an oncogenomics paradox, whereby mutations mapping to the same domain evoke opposing drug susceptibilities. Specifically, we provide a molecular rationale for the use of BET inhibitors to treat patients with endometrial but not prostate cancer who harbor SPOP mutations.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 9/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Designing Mid-Semester Student Surveys to Improve Your Course (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Designing Mid-Semester Student Surveys to Improve Your Course (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 9/21/2017 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Alumni Hall

End of semester teaching evaluations can be extremely helpful for implementing course improvements next semester, but mid-semester surveys can provide you with information upon which you can act now, so that you can make adjustments and improvements benefiting your current students. Mid-semester surveys can provide insights into student perceptions about which teaching strategies and methods are most effective, which aspects of your teaching are most helpful, and what you should keep doing…or consider doing differently. This workshop is designed to provide you with the technical information necessary to deploy an anonymous, online survey via CourseWeb, to analyze the responses you receive, to communicate those results to your students, and to formulate a strategy to make any necessary adjustments for the second half of the semester. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to….          
  • Design an anonymous, online mid-semester survey in CourseWeb.         
  • Analyze survey responses to formulate a strategy for course adjustments.          
  • Develop a plan for communicating survey results to students in a productive manner.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.


Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - David D. Salcido, MPH, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - David D. Salcido, MPH, PhD
Thu 9/21/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 9/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Accessibility for Digital Course Materials (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Accessibility for Digital Course Materials (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 9/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Hillman Library

This workshop will be held in the Hillman Library Digital Scholarship Commons, on the ground floor. Accessibility for Digital Course Materials. Whether you teach an in-person or online course, any course content you offer digitally must be accessible to students with disabilities. This workshop explains what accessibility looks like in the context of Blackboard and other methods of digital content delivery, why accessibility is important, and how accessible design can help all students, not just those with disabilities. By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
  • Create and upload accessible Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents to Blackboard. 
  • Create captions and transcripts for instructional videos. 
  • Format and design your Blackboard course site with accessibility and usability in mind. 
  • Understand the assistive technology that your students may be using

Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Plagiarism Detection Services: Turnitin and SafeAssign (Pitt UCTL)
Thu 9/21/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

The University of Pittsburgh makes two methods of plagiarism detection available to Pitt faculty: Turnitin and SafeAssign. Both of these services are integrated with Blackboard, while Turnitin also offers a stand-alone web interface as well. This workshop will cover the pros and cons of both services, how to set up assignments so your students can submit their work, how to view the reporting on student work, and how to leave feedback and comments for students to view.

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

  • Interpret Turnitin’s and SafeAssign's originality reports;
  • Use Turnitin and Blackboard to make written and verbal annotations to student work;
  • Create and manage a Turnitin Direct Assignment in Blackboard
  • Create and manage a SafeAssign Assignment in Blackboard

Professional Development
Event
Thu 9/21/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Scott Bruce, Temple University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Scott Bruce, Temple University
Thu 9/21/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Scott Bruce, of Temple University, will present, "Conditional Adaptive Spectral Analysis of Nonstationary Biomedical Time Series"

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/21/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) Welcome Back Event Student Organization Social
Doctoral Student Organization (DSO) Welcome Back Event
Thu 9/21/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM


DSO would like to invite all PhD students, new or old, from any department at Pitt Public Health to their annual Welcome Back Social gathering at Peter's Pub, 116 Oakland Ave. 1 free drink and free food will be provided. Students must be age 21 or old. Bring your ID. 

Student Organization
Social
Thu 9/21/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Requiem for Rice 2017: Staging of Unburied, Unmourned, Unamarked Center for Global Health Film
Requiem for Rice 2017: Staging of Unburied, Unmourned, Unamarked
Thu 9/21/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM


‘Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked’ is inspired by the history of African and African American forced laborers who cultivated rice in the Lowcountry. Colour of Music Festival commissioned Dr. Trevor Weston to compose ‘Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked’.  This piece for string orchestra takes inspiration from traditional African music and traditional folk music by African Americans: fiddle music, long-meter hymns and Gullah music. The string
work will eventually become a longer dramatic work for voices and full orchestra, Requiem for Rice.  

Thursday, September 21, 2017- staging of ‘Unburied’, ‘Unmourned’, and ‘Unmarked’ played by string ensemble, a dramatic reading of excerpts from the Requiem libretto by VANESSA GERMAN, and discussion of the score (in development) and libretto by Drs. Trevor Weston, composer, and Edda L. Fields-Black, librettist (7pm at Carnegie Mellon University Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213). 


Center for Global Health
Film
Fri 9/22/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 9/22/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 9/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Dennis Kostka, PhD - "Gene expression regulation during development" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Dennis Kostka, PhD - "Gene expression regulation during development"
Fri 9/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Information Session: Opportunities at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Career Services Workshop
Information Session: Opportunities at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Fri 9/22/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Learn more about the DHS Local Government Student Case Competition, the Scholars and Fellows in Local Government Program, and other exciting opportunities available through the Department of Human Services.  


Career Services
Workshop
Fri 9/22/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Becoming a Grading Guru: The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 9/22/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

When we think of grading, we often think of assigning a value to a piece of student work (or a stack of student work, come finals week).  Grading is actually a process that, with some instructor planning, yields information that both students and instructors can use to improve student learning. This workshop will introduce participants to types of student assessment and the steps in the grading process. Participants will have the opportunity to revise learning objectives, evaluate assessments for alignment, improve assignment descriptions, and practice offering effective feedback.  We will also briefly discuss models of grading, including grading on a curve. As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Define assessment.Articulate the difference between formative and summative assessment 
  • Describe characteristics of an effective assessment
  • Explain steps in the grading process
  • Create an assignment prompt which aligns with a learning objective and communicates grading criteria to students
  • Provide effective feedback to students
  • Identify situations in which grading on a curve might be appropriate

Professional Development
Event
Fri 9/22/2017 1:30PM - 4:00PM
2017 National Health Equity Research Webcast Community Webinar
2017 National Health Equity Research Webcast
Fri 9/22/2017 1:30PM - 4:00PM


The Courage to Lead: Scholar-Activism and Health Equity in Turbulent Political Times 

Community
Webinar
Fri 9/22/2017 4:30PM - 7:15PM
CAUSE Annual Fall Reception & Opening Lecture Center for Global Health Lecture
CAUSE Annual Fall Reception & Opening Lecture
Fri 9/22/2017 4:30PM - 7:15PM


Friday, September 22, 2017-kick-off reception for Requiem hosted by CMU’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE) and lecture by Pulitzer Prize Winning historian, Dr. Edward E. Baptist, and author of ‘The Half Has Never Been Told’: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism.  Baptist’s work was influential to both Fields-Black and Weston in the creation of the Requiem libretto and score respectively.  Baptist is a Professor at Cornell University, Department of History.  (4:30-5:30pm Reception; 5:30-6:45pm CAUSE annual reception remarks, introduction and lecture; 6:45-7:15pm Q&A, discussion at Carnegie Mellon University, Singleton Room in Roberts Hall, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213). 


Center for Global Health
Lecture
Fri 9/22/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Postdocs Pirates Game at PNC Park Career Services Event
Postdocs Pirates Game at PNC Park
Fri 9/22/2017 7:00PM - 10:00PM


Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park. Limited Number of discounted tickets available for $10.

Career Services
Event
Sat 9/23/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM
PITT ARTS Arts Fest 2017 University of Pittsburgh Event
PITT ARTS Arts Fest 2017
Sat 9/23/2017 12:30PM - 3:30PM
William Pitt Union

Come one come all to the PITT ARTS Arts Fest! Bigger and Better- AND coordinated with Pitt Program Council’s Fall Fest. FREE cookies and photo booth on the William Pitt Union Porch. You can screen your own t-shirt, have your caricature drawn, get a henna tattoo, take part in a color blast, and much more! A number of arts organizations' representatives will also be there with hands-activities and information on upcoming shows and other events.  Don’t miss it! 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Sat 9/23/2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Premedical Organization for Minority Students (POMS) Fair University of Pittsburgh Recruitment Event
Premedical Organization for Minority Students (POMS) Fair
Sat 9/23/2017 4:00PM - 5:30PM



University of Pittsburgh
Recruitment Event
Mon 9/25/2017
Healthy U Fair University of Pittsburgh Event
Healthy U Fair
Mon 9/25/2017
William Pitt Union

Focusing on the nine dimensions of wellness to help Pitt students become happier and healthier, sponsored by Pitt's Healthy U division of Student Affairs. 

Featuring displays from Pitt graduate and professional students showcasing their contributions to health and wellness! 


University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 9/25/2017
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee) December Graduation Deadline
Graduation Application Due ($15 fee)
Mon 9/25/2017


The regular deadline to apply for December 2017 graduation (term 2181) has passed. Applications are still being accepted with a $15 fee until September 25. The final deadline to apply is November 21. 


December Graduation
Deadline
Mon 9/25/2017 8:30AM - 3:00PM
Neuroethics of Implantable Brain Stimulation Devices University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Neuroethics of Implantable Brain Stimulation Devices
Mon 9/25/2017 8:30AM - 3:00PM
University Club

Keynote speaker: Hank Greely, JD

Invasive brain stimulation devices have great, and to some extent, already demonstrated potential, but, like all technologies, they come with a set of challenges. This talk will talk about ethical challenges arising from the relationship between the patients, doctors, and companies; the impact such technology may have on our sense of being human and being the source of our individuality; the legal issues arising from possible unintended effects of invasive brain stimulation; and practical issues, ranging from FDA and reimbursement considerations to public fears. It will also try to situate this technology, and the issues it raises, in relation to similar emerging neurotechnologies.

University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Mon 9/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Peer Assessment Tools (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Peer Assessment Tools (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 9/25/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Research indicates that having students review and assess their own and each others' work can increase both student engagement and achievement. This workshop will demonstrate three peer assessment tools available to all instructors at Pitt: Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark, and the Blackboard Self and Peer Assessment tool. This workshop meets in Alumni Hall, B26.By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: 
  • Understand the unique features of Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer Assessment
  • Select the right peer assessment tool for your course
  • Create and manage a peer assessment using Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer Assessment
  • Integrate Peerceptiv and Turnitin PeerMark with Blackboard
    Understand the unique features of Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer AssessmentSelect the right peer asssessment tool for your course.Create and manage a peer assessment using Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer AssessmentIntegrate Peerceptiv and Turnitin PeerMark with BlackboardUnderstand the unique features of Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer AssessmentSelect the right peer asssessment tool for your course.Create and manage a peer assessment using Peerceptiv, Turnitin PeerMark and Blackboard Self and Peer AssessmentIntegrate Peerceptiv and Turnitin PeerMark with Blackboard

Professional Development
Event
Mon 9/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Phalguni Gupta, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Phalguni Gupta, PhD
Mon 9/25/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)



IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 9/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Effectively with and without PowerPoint (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 9/25/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

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 workshop, we will cover best practices for designing slides for use during lectures and review sessions that will help students better engage with (and better retain) course material, as well as the complexities of sharing slides and notes with students. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to design PowerPoint presentations which contribute to more effective learning.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Use best practices to inform use of presentation tools
• Identify and avoid common PowerPoint pitfalls
• Design and present an effective PowerPoint presentation

Professional Development
Event
Mon 9/25/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 9/25/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

The focus of this journal club will continue to be the presentation of research being conducted by the CVD training grant trainees and faculty collaborating with the URL, as it relates to subclinical cardiovascular disease. This may take the form of practice for overview/comprehensive meetings, preparation for conference talks and/or informal works in progress (WIP) presentations. In addition, we will review published articles related to subclinical cardiovascular disease measure epidemiology and methodology.

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 9/25/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Grand Rounds Moving Upstream: Addressing Social Determinants to advance the Quadruple Aim and Health Equity Center for Health Equity Lecture
Moving Upstream: Addressing Social Determinants to advance the Quadruple Aim and Health Equity
Mon 9/25/2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Center for Health Equity
Lecture
Mon 9/25/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Grand Rounds Global Health Student Association (GHSA) Film Series Student Organization Event
Global Health Student Association (GHSA) Film Series
Mon 9/25/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Come join the Global Health Student Association for their first film series screening of the new academic year, Out and Around. Food and light refreshments will be served!





Student Organization
Event
Tue 9/26/2017
Idealist Grad Fair - Philadelphia Community Recruitment Event
Idealist Grad Fair - Philadelphia
Tue 9/26/2017



Community
Recruitment Event
Tue 9/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Toxic Inequality University of Pittsburgh Lecture
Toxic Inequality
Tue 9/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Cathedral of Learning

Presented by Tom Shapiro, PhD, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, director, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University. 

Part of the School of Social Work's Center for Race and Social Problems' lecture series, an opportunity for faculty, students, and community members to engage in race-related discussions of mutual interest. 


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Tue 9/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Poster Preparation Training (Groups 1 & 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Poster Preparation Training (Groups 1 & 2)
Tue 9/26/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM




IDM
MPH Journal Club
Tue 9/26/2017 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Sustainable Development Goals for a Better World: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs Center for Global Health Event
Sustainable Development Goals for a Better World: A Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs
Tue 9/26/2017 4:30PM - 6:00PM


Join development economist and advocate Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University) for a discussion with Pitt faculty experts about the purpose and process of Sustainable Development Goals, ranging from global health and natural resource management to gender inequality and the role of data itself, including the implications for the transformation of Pittsburgh and the globalization of universities like ours.

This event will be held in the Frick Fine Arts building. 


Center for Global Health
Event
Tue 9/26/2017 6:00PM - 8:15PM
Pittsburgh's Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally Career Services Event
Pittsburgh's Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs Rally
Tue 9/26/2017 6:00PM - 8:15PM



Career Services
Event
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Navigating Work Authorization as an International Student Career Services Workshop
Navigating Work Authorization as an International Student
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Presented by Sara Jones, associate director, Office of International Services. This is a brown bag lunch and learn - bring your own lunch and we will provide cookies and beverages. 

Career Services
Workshop
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Michael Kujawa IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Michael Kujawa
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

Ashwini Brahmsa, Rajini Mudhasanib, Chelsea Pinkhama, Krishna Kotab, Farooq Nassarb,  Rouzbeh Zamanib, Sina Bavarib and Kylene Kehn-Hall.  Sorafenib impedes Rift Valley fever virus egress by inhibiting Valosin-containing protein function in the cellular secretory pathway.   JVI Accepted Manuscript Posted Online 9 August 2017.

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
A New Strategy for U.S. Health and Healthcare (Katz lecture) University of Pittsburgh Lecture
A New Strategy for U.S. Health and Healthcare (Katz lecture)
Wed 9/27/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

Columbia University professor and best-selling author Jeffrey Sachs will discuss a practical pathway to reforming U.S. healthcare and public health with aims of reducing disease, increasing longevity, and substantially cutting health care costs. The event will be moderated by CB Bhattacharya, H. J. Zoffer Chair of Sustainability and Ethics at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, will start at noon in in MERVIS HALL 115. 

** Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. **


University of Pittsburgh
Lecture
Wed 9/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Developing a Lesson Plan (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 9/27/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

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 effective class. A detailed description of instructional activities for each class provides a roadmap for the instructor and structure for the students. It can also help you determine how well class goals have been met. 
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
• Identify the major components of a lesson plan
• Develop a lesson plan based on their own course’s learning objectives

Professional Development
Event
Wed 9/27/2017 5:50PM - 7:30PM
SPHERE- Medical Reserve Corps Orientation Student Organization Meeting
SPHERE- Medical Reserve Corps Orientation
Wed 9/27/2017 5:50PM - 7:30PM


Stacey Randolph, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator at the Allegheny County Health Department is hosting an orientation for individuals interested in joining the Medical Reserves Corps. Contact Kailey Hughes, if interested in participating in this upcoming training.

Student Organization
Meeting
Wed 9/27/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
HPM Alumni Association Reception in DC HPM Reception
HPM Alumni Association Reception in DC
Wed 9/27/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM


The HPM alumni association will be hosting a reception in Washington, DC at Clyde’s of Gallery Place
(707 7th Street NW).  Connect with fellow HPM alumni, get an update from department chair, Mark Roberts, and meet new graduate programs director, Kevin Broom.

HPM
Reception
Wed 9/27/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Grove City College Grad Fair Community Recruitment Event
Grove City College Grad Fair
Wed 9/27/2017 6:30PM - 8:30PM



Community
Recruitment Event
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM
Diploma Mailing Begins August Graduation Notice
Diploma Mailing Begins
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00AM - 11:55PM


The Registrar begins mailing diplomas and complimentary transcripts to August 2017 graduates (term 2177).

August Graduation
Notice
Thu 9/28/2017
Application Deadline: Abstract Submissions for Global Health Day Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Application Deadline: Abstract Submissions for Global Health Day
Thu 9/28/2017


For information on abstract submissions, including qualifications, categories, and submission forms, please visit the Global Health Day website


Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Thu 9/28/2017 9:00AM - 12:30PM
SPHERE- Point of Dispensing (POD) Training Student Organization Workshop
SPHERE- Point of Dispensing (POD) Training
Thu 9/28/2017 9:00AM - 12:30PM


Stacey Randolph, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator at the Allegheny County Health Department is recruiting volunteers to learn how to assist in operating local Point of Dispensing (POD) sites for delivery of medications in certain public health emergencies or disasters.

Student Organization
Workshop
Thu 9/28/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 9/28/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Buy fresh produce, baked goods, and more. And drop off your food waste for composting! Thursdays through October. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 9/28/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Antonella Marrocco EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Antonella Marrocco
Thu 9/28/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday September 28, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Antonella Marrocco
Paper: Succinate Dehydrogenase Supports Metabolic Repurposing of Mitochondria to Drive Inflammatory Macrophages
Authors: Evanna L. Mills, Beth Kelly, Angela Logan, Christian Frezza, Michael P. Murphy, Luke A. O’Neill
Abstract: Activated macrophages undergo metabolic reprogramming, which drives their pro-inflammatory phenotype, but the mechanistic basis for this remains obscure. Here, we demonstrate that upon lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation, macrophages shift from producing ATP by oxidative phosphorylation to glycolysis while also increasing succinate levels. We show that increased mitochondrial oxidation of succinate via succinatedehydrogenase (SDH)andanelevation of mitochondrial membrane potential combine to drive mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. RNA sequencing reveals that this combination induces a pro-inflammatory gene expression profile, while an inhibitor of succinate oxidation, dimethyl malonate (DMM), promotes an anti-inflammatory outcome. Blocking ROS production with rotenone by uncoupling mitochondria or by expressing the alternative oxidase (AOX) inhibits this inflammatory phenotype, with AOX protecting mice from LPS lethality. The metabolic alterations that occur upon activation of macrophages therefore repurpose mitochondria from ATP synthesis to ROS production in order to promote a pro-inflammatory state.

EOH
Journal Club
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Panagiotis (Takis) Benos, PhD Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Panagiotis (Takis) Benos, PhD
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Engineering Vasculature for the Lung EOH Seminar Series
Engineering Vasculature for the Lung
Thu 9/28/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 9/28/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: David Choi - Carnegie Mellon University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: David Choi - Carnegie Mellon University
Thu 9/28/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, David Choi, Carnegie Mellon University, will present, "Estimation of Monotone Treatment Effects in Network Experiments".

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/28/2017 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Grand Rounds A Night with the Physician General: Current Topics in LGBTQ Health and the Opioid Epidemic in PA Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
A Night with the Physician General: Current Topics in LGBTQ Health and the Opioid Epidemic in PA
Thu 9/28/2017 6:30PM - 9:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Rachel Levine, physician general and acting secretary of health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will speak on health topics in the LGBTQ community, about her background as a transgender physician, and her efforts to combat the state's ongoing opioid epidemic. As physician general, Levine has made significant strides in combating the opioid epidemic and advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ population.  
Co-sponsored by the Coalition for Pre-Health Professions and the Rainbow Alliance. 


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Fri 9/29/2017
Application Deadline: Submissions for Center for Global Health Photo Contest Center for Global Health Application Deadline
Application Deadline: Submissions for Center for Global Health Photo Contest
Fri 9/29/2017


Submissions for the Center for Global Health Photo Contest are due by 5 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017. Judging will be held at the 2017 Global Health Day on October 12 in the BST South Foyer. 
For guidelines and information on submitting photos, please click here


Center for Global Health
Application Deadline
Fri 9/29/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 9/29/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 9/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Laura Hercher, MS, MA - "Long reads and short straws: crystal ball gazing in 2017" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Laura Hercher, MS, MA - "Long reads and short straws: crystal ball gazing in 2017"
Fri 9/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 9/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CPH Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About the Certified in Public Health Credential Professional Development Webinar
CPH Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About the Certified in Public Health Credential
Fri 9/29/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM


This one hour webinar will cover everything from determining eligibility, exam contents and study materials, exam schedule and testing locations, along with CPH recertification.

Register in advance.


Professional Development
Webinar
Fri 9/29/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 9/29/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Teaching isn’t always or even usually “easy,” and a wide array of challenging situations can arise in the course of a semester. You may encounter students who are disengaged, distressed, combative, or suffering from addiction. Perhaps you find that you are not connecting with your students, or that some students do not get along with one another. You may have students who frequently complain—justifiably or not—about various aspects of your teaching, such as grading. While you may not encounter all of these issues, it is best to be prepared beforehand with some strategies for addressing such challenges.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…
• Evaluate possible courses of action that can be taken in the difficult situations;
• Apply the University of Pittsburgh’s policies in dealing with difficult situations;
• Identify distress in students and respond accordingly.

Professional Development
Event
Mon 10/2/2017
Idealist Grad Fair - Washington, D.C. Community Recruitment Event
Idealist Grad Fair - Washington, D.C.
Mon 10/2/2017



Community
Recruitment Event
Mon 10/2/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Grand Rounds PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic PHDL Workshop
PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic
Mon 10/2/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A

"Modeling the Opioid Epidemic: Insights and Potential Solutions from Computational Science" is a one-day, national workshop sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) at the University of Pittsburgh. Experts in computational modeling, substance abuse, and addiction will discuss their research and best practices in response to the national opioid crisis. Presentations will examine the problem at different scales from the biological, to the individual human, to population-wide. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided. Please register by September 18, 2017.

Grand Rounds credit will be given for attendance at one or more of the workshop sessions. Check CourseWeb for details. This event is offered for 8 CPH CE credits.


PHDL
Workshop
Mon 10/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Nahed Ismail, MD, PhD IDM Seminar Series
Nahed Ismail, MD, PhD
Mon 10/2/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"MyD88/Type 1 IFN-Mediated Regulation of
Inflammasome Activation and Consequences for Ehrlichia Infection"


IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Diabetes Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Diabetes Journal Club
Mon 10/2/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Pittsburgh, PA

The purpose of the Diabetes Research Journal Club is to discuss current literature in the area of Diabetes, bringing us all up to date with current issues in the field.

Epidemiology
Journal Club
Mon 10/2/2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM
The Opioid Addiction Crisis: What You Need to Know Community Lecture
The Opioid Addiction Crisis: What You Need to Know
Mon 10/2/2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Join other community members at Shadyside Presbyterian Church to hear speakers Dr. Mitchell West, Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, and Detective Calvin Kennedy, from the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. 

Community
Lecture
Tue 10/3/2017
NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program- Accepting Applications Career Services Application Deadline
NIGMS Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program- Accepting Applications
Tue 10/3/2017


Applications must be submitted via the Fi2 funding mechanism. PRAT fellows conduct research in scientific areas within the Institute’s mission while in an NIH intramural research program (IRP) lab. Before applying, applicants must identify a potential preceptor in the NIH IRP and develop a research proposal.  
PRAT fellows receive 3 years of stipend support and additional benefits such as health insurance, a travel allowance and professional development training activities, including a monthly seminar series designed specifically for fellows. 

Career Services
Application Deadline
Tue 10/3/2017 to Wed 10/4/2017
Women in Science and Medicine Career Services Conference
Women in Science and Medicine
Tue 10/3/2017 to Wed 10/4/2017
University Club

This annual two-day event celebrates and highlights the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University; provides a venue for women to share strengths, talents, and experience; and fosters an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science. Registration deadline is September 27.

Career Services
Conference
Tue 10/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Qualtrics Online Survey System (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/3/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

All Pitt faculty and staff have free unlimited access to Qualtrics, a tool for easily creating sophisticated, anonymous online surveys. These surveys can be used to collect information from your students, get anonymous feedback or evaluation, or for human subjects research. By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
  • Log into Qualtrics and use the Quick Survey Builder to create a 5-10-item survey
  • Use and understand multiple item types;Use logic statements to deploy survey items
  • View and export survey results, create reports and collaborate with others.
    Log into Qualtrics and use the Quick Survey Builder to create a 5-10-item surveyUse and understand multiple item types;Use logic statements to deploy survey itemsView and export survey results, create reports and collaborate with others.

Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/3/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM
SPHERE- Point of Dispensing (POD) Training Student Organization Workshop
SPHERE- Point of Dispensing (POD) Training
Tue 10/3/2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM


Stacey Randolph, Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator at the Allegheny County Health Department is recruiting volunteers to learn how to assist in operating local Point of Dispensing (POD) sites for delivery of medications in certain public health emergencies or disasters.

Student Organization
Workshop
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Renee Anderko IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Renee Anderko
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

M. Salio, O. Gasser, C. Gonzalez-Lopez, et al.  Activation of Human Mucosal-Associated Invariant T Cells Induces CD40L-Dependent Maturation of Monocyte-Derived and Primary Dendritic Cells.   J. Immunol., 2017.


IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans Pitt Public Health Meeting
Student Town Hall - Refreshments and Conversation with Associate Deans
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health 4128

 

How's the semester going? What kinds of activities or changes would you like to see at Pitt Public Health? Meet with Associate Deans Cindy Bryce and Jessie Burke, and share your ideas for getting the most out of graduate school. 

 


Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Mentorship 101 (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Mentorship 101 (Group 1)
Wed 10/4/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425

Presentations given by Drs. Friedman & Krier

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Mentorship 101 (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Mentorship 101 (Group 2)
Wed 10/4/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425

Presentations given by Drs. Friedman and Krier

IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/4/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Designing Mid-Semester Student Surveys to Improve Your Course (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Designing Mid-Semester Student Surveys to Improve Your Course (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 10/4/2017 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Alumni Hall

End of semester teaching evaluations can be extremely helpful for implementing course improvements next semester, but mid-semester surveys can provide you with information upon which you can act now, so that you can make adjustments and improvements benefiting your current students. Mid-semester surveys can provide insights into student perceptions about which teaching strategies and methods are most effective, which aspects of your teaching are most helpful, and what you should keep doing…or consider doing differently. This workshop is designed to provide you with the technical information necessary to deploy an anonymous, online survey via CourseWeb, to analyze the responses you receive, to communicate those results to your students, and to formulate a strategy to make any necessary adjustments for the second half of the semester.By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to….
  • Design an anonymous, online mid-semester survey in CourseWeb.
  • Analyze survey responses to formulate a strategy for course adjustments.
  • Develop a plan for communicating survey results to students in a productive manner.
    Design an anonymous, online mid-semester survey in CourseWeb.Analyze survey responses to formulate a strategy for course adjustments.Develop a plan for communicating survey results to students in a productive manner.Design an anonymous, online mid-semester survey in CourseWeb.Analyze survey responses to formulate a strategy for course adjustments.Develop a plan for communicating survey results to students in a productive manner.

Professional Development
Event
Thu 10/5/2017
Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC School Governance Deadline
Existing Course Proposals for Spring to EPCC
Thu 10/5/2017


To meet the registrar's deadline, existing course modifications for spring 2018 must be submitted by October 19. Existing course modifications must be presented at the October 5 EPCC meeting. 


School Governance
Deadline
Thu 10/5/2017 to Fri 10/6/2017
TriMAD Regional Symposium 2017 University of Pittsburgh Conference
TriMAD Regional Symposium 2017
Thu 10/5/2017 to Fri 10/6/2017
University Club

The TriMAD Regional Symposium is an annual conference to promote cross-talk and collaboration between mitochondrial/metabolism and aging-centered research groups in the greater northeast region. TriMAD 2017 promises to be an exciting two-day symposium comprising keynote lectures, plenary talks from speakers representing at least nine institutions, poster sessions and lively discussions centered around metabolism and mitochondria in aging and disease. Registration is required.

University of Pittsburgh
Conference
Thu 10/5/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 10/5/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Buy fresh produce, baked goods, and more. And drop off your food waste for composting! Thursdays through October. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 10/5/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Arron Liu EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Arron Liu
Thu 10/5/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017
Date: Thursday October 5, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Arron Liu
Paper: Activation of tumor suppressor protein PP2A inhibits KRAS-driven tumor growth
Authors: Jaya Sangodkar, Abbey Perl, et Al.

Abstract: Targeted cancer therapies, which act on specific cancer-associated molecular targets, are predominantly inhibitors of oncogenic kinases. While these drugs have achieved some clinical success, the inactivation of kinase signaling via stimulation of endogenous phosphatases has received minimal attention as an alternative targeted approach. Here, we have demonstrated that activation of the tumor suppressor protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A), a negative regulator of multiple oncogenic signaling proteins, is a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of cancers. Our group previously developed a series of orally bioavailable small molecule activators of PP2A, termed SMAPs. We now report that SMAP treatment inhibited the growth of KRAS-mutant lung cancers in mouse xenografts and transgenic models. Mechanistically, we found that SMAPs act by binding to the PP2A Aα scaffold subunit to drive conformational changes in PP2A. These results show that PP2A can be activated in cancer cells to inhibit proliferation. Our strategy of reactivating endogenous PP2A may be applicable to the treatment of other diseases and represents an advancement toward the development of small molecule activators of tumor suppressor proteins.

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EOH
Journal Club
Thu 10/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
EPI In Action! Student Poster Presentation Symposium Epidemiology Seminar Series
EPI In Action! Student Poster Presentation Symposium
Thu 10/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
O'Hara Student Center


Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 10/5/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
International Dinner Meeting Pitt Public Health Meeting
International Dinner Meeting
Thu 10/5/2017 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Public Health A312

Students, faculty, and staff of Pitt Public Health are invited to a gathering to brainstorm and share ideas about our International Dinner. Contact Mary Derkach for more information.


 

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Thu 10/5/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
epiBRAIN Journal Club Epidemiology epiBRAIN Journal Club
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 10/5/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

For our fall journal club, the eBrain group will continue our examination of the intersection of cerebral small vessel disease and neurodegenerative pathologies with a focus on vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease. Journal club meetings are open to anyone with an interest in this topic, regardless of discipline or expertise, and we hope to stimulate multidisciplinary discussion and collaboration.

Epidemiology
epiBRAIN Journal Club
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
EPCC Meeting School Governance Meeting
EPCC Meeting
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Public Health A521

Monthly meeting of the Educational Policies and Curriculum Committee (EPCC).  For more information see, including instructions on submitting a proposal, forms, and a list of your department's committee representatives, see publichealth.pitt.edu/epcc

School Governance
Meeting
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM
PowerPoint for Conference Posters University of Pittsburgh Workshop
PowerPoint for Conference Posters
Thu 10/5/2017 1:30PM - 3:30PM


Focused on the design and printing phase of presenting a poster, this hands-on workshop will show examples while you create a poster and perfect techniques on visual balance, poster sizing, and emphasizing graphics. 

University of Pittsburgh
Workshop
Thu 10/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thu 10/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Hongtu Zhu, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will present, “Statistical Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies in Large-Scale Medical Studies”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Robin Lee, PhD Human Genetics Seminar Series
No HUGEN seminar. SVC Research Seminar*, Robin Lee, PhD
Fri 10/6/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
A Pedagogy of Political Trauma in the Wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Center for Health Equity Journal Club
A Pedagogy of Political Trauma in the Wake of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Fri 10/6/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A622


Center for Health Equity
Journal Club
Fri 10/6/2017 5:00PM to Sat 10/7/2017 3:00PM
Startup Blitz University of Pittsburgh Event
Startup Blitz
Fri 10/6/2017 5:00PM to Sat 10/7/2017 3:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

At this 24-hour startup-athon, you could have a chance to win $4,000 in cash prizes. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 10/9/2017
Fall Break for Students Academic Calendar Notice
Fall Break for Students
Mon 10/9/2017


No classes. Make-up for fall break classes on Tuesday, October 10 (Monday classes are held on Tuesday. No Tuesday classes this week). 

Academic Calendar
Notice
Mon 10/9/2017
2017 Faculty Retreat Pitt Public Health Meeting
2017 Faculty Retreat
Mon 10/9/2017
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, Schenley Ballroom
Details and agenda to be announced.

Pitt Public Health
Meeting
Mon 10/9/2017
CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award Center for Health Equity Application Deadline
CHE Master's & Doctoral Student Scholarship Award
Mon 10/9/2017



Center for Health Equity
Application Deadline
Tue 10/10/2017 to Sun 10/15/2017
Homecoming Events All Week University of Pittsburgh Event
Homecoming Events All Week
Tue 10/10/2017 to Sun 10/15/2017


From special art exhibits and performances to walking tours and mixers - check out what's happening on campus during this year's Homecoming festivities. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 10/10/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop
Tue 10/10/2017 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

December Graduation
Workshop
Tue 10/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jennifer Burwinkel / Bethany Flage IDM Seminar Series
Jennifer Burwinkel / Bethany Flage
Tue 10/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"Differences in in vitro Infection of Macrophages and Lung Epithelium
by Virulent and Attenuated Strains of F. tularensis"
          and
"Heme Induced Acute Lung Injury by Inflammasome Activation in Vascular Endothelium"


IDM
Seminar Series
Tue 10/10/2017 4:15PM - 5:30PM
Grand Rounds Steve Albert on “The Third Discourse: On the Foundations (and Remediation) of Health Inequality” Pitt Public Health Lecture
Steve Albert on “The Third Discourse: On the Foundations (and Remediation) of Health Inequality”
Tue 10/10/2017 4:15PM - 5:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

To mark his installation as the Philip Hallen Endowed Chair in Community Health and Social Justice, BCHS’s STEVEN ALBERT will revisit Rousseau’s 1754 "Discourse on the Origin and Foundations of Inequality Among Men," or “Second Discourse.” We have moved beyond early philosophical speculation to an emerging science of inequality, where the emergence of hierarchy can be explored experimentally. Health disparities can be viewed through this same lens and offer lessons on remediating inequality. 
Lecture also viewable via webcast. Reception to follow in the Public Health Commons.


Pitt Public Health
Lecture
Wed 10/11/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Basic Video Editing in Windows Live Movie Maker (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Basic Video Editing in Windows Live Movie Maker (Pitt UCTL)
Wed 10/11/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

Windows Live Movie Maker is a free application available for Windows computers. It offers a variety of useful features for editing and enhancing videos, and in this workshop, we will take a look at some of these features. We will learn how to create, save and finalize a video project, and how to integrate video, audio and image files into your project. We will take a look at the editing tools available within the program and review a couple of quick tips and tricks for making your video editing experience as quick and easy as possible. Windows Live Movie Maker is not available on Macs, it is a Windows-only application.By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Cut smaller video clips from larger video files
  • Add captions, titles, or credits to a video
  • Add a music track to the background of a video
  • Enhance a video with pictures and cinematic effects
  • Publish a video either to DVD or to upload to Youtube or Panopto

Professional Development
Event
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Resume & Cover Letter Basics: Your Marketing Tools! Career Services Workshop
Resume & Cover Letter Basics: Your Marketing Tools!
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A521

Learn to market yourself better with these crucial job search tools. 


Career Services
Workshop
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jan Kristoff IDM PhD & MS Journal Club
Jan Kristoff
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A719

A.E. Baxter, J. Niessl, R. Fromentin, et al.  Single-cell characterization of viral translation-competent reservoirs in HIV-infected individuals.  Cell Host & Microbe  20:368-380, 2016. 

IDM
PhD & MS Journal Club
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Artlicle Presentations (Group 1) IDM MPH Journal Club
Artlicle Presentations (Group 1)
Wed 10/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A425



IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/11/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Article Presentations (Group 2) IDM MPH Journal Club
Article Presentations (Group 2)
Wed 10/11/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A425





IDM
MPH Journal Club
Wed 10/11/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
ETD Workshop December Graduation Workshop
ETD Workshop
Wed 10/11/2017 2:00PM - 2:50PM
Hillman Library

Learn how to format your thesis or dissertation using the University’s Microsoft Word template. We’ll also cover converting the finished Word document to PDF and submitting it for review.

December Graduation
Workshop
Wed 10/11/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Copyright and your Thesis or Dissertation December Graduation Workshop
Copyright and your Thesis or Dissertation
Wed 10/11/2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Hillman Library

What do you need to know about copyright for your thesis or dissertation? Join us for a workshop specifically about copyright and graduate student work. We'll cover copyright issues specific to theses and dissertations, including your rights as a user of others' work, the permissions you need to gain, and your own rights over your ETD. This workshop will include a 40 minute lecture followed by 20 minutes to answer questions. 

December Graduation
Workshop
Wed 10/11/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting Student Organization Meeting
Association of Women in Public Health General Body Meeting
Wed 10/11/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM


October 11th is the International Day of the Girl, and October is also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Topics of discussion will be focused on related issues and snacks will be provided to anyone attending! 

Student Organization
Meeting
Wed 10/11/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Pitt LGBTQIA+ Alumni Affinity Council Reception University of Pittsburgh Reception
Pitt LGBTQIA+ Alumni Affinity Council Reception
Wed 10/11/2017 6:00PM - 8:00PM
University Club

Join Pitt LGBTQIA+ Alumni Affinity Council during Pitt Homecoming Week and on National Coming Out Day to reflect on the past LGBTQIA+ Pitt experience, celebrate the present, and organize for the future. Food will be provided. Partners, family, and/or friends are all welcome! 

University of Pittsburgh
Reception
Thu 10/12/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
Farmer's Market University of Pittsburgh Event
Farmer's Market
Thu 10/12/2017 10:30AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Buy fresh produce, baked goods, and more. And drop off your food waste for composting! Thursdays through October. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Thu 10/12/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Free Graduate and Professional School Fair Pitt Public Health Recruitment Event
Free Graduate and Professional School Fair
Thu 10/12/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM


Know somebody considering a career in public health? Meet Pitt Public Health School reps at Free Graduate and Professional School Fair on Thursday October 12th from 11am-1pm 

This event will be held at Pitt Greensburg, Chambers Hall Gym


Pitt Public Health
Recruitment Event
Thu 10/12/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Qiao Lin EOH Journal Club
EOH Journal Club - Fall 2017 - Qiao Lin
Thu 10/12/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


EOH Journal Club Seminar - Fall 2017

Date: Thursday October 12, 2017
Time: 11am - 12pm
Presenter: Qiao Lin
Paper:  Metabolic co-dependence gives rise to collective oscillations within biofilms
Authors: Liu J, Prindle A, Humphries J, Gabalda-Sagarra M, Asally M, Lee DY, Ly S, Garcia-Ojalvo J, Süel GM



Abstract: Cells that reside within a community can cooperate and also compete with each other for resources. It remains unclear how these opposing interactions are resolved at the population level. Here we investigate such an internal conflict within a microbial (Bacillus subtilis) biofilm community: cells in the biofilm periphery not only protect interior cells from external attack but also starve them through nutrient consumption. We discover that this conflict between protection and starvation is resolved through emergence of long-range metabolic co-dependence between peripheral and interior cells. As a result, biofilm growth halts periodically, increasing nutrient availability for the sheltered interior cells. We show that this collective oscillation in biofilm growth benefits the community in the event of a chemical attack. These findings indicate that oscillations support population-level conflict resolution by coordinating competing metabolic demands in space and time, suggesting new strategies to control biofilm growth.



EOH
Journal Club
Thu 10/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Epidemiology Seminar - Daniel Edmundowicz, MS, MD, FACP, FACC Epidemiology Seminar Series
Epidemiology Seminar - Daniel Edmundowicz, MS, MD, FACP, FACC
Thu 10/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)



Epidemiology
Seminar Series
Thu 10/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Mesenchymal Stem Cells shape Dendritic & T cell function by multiple mechanisms EOH Seminar Series
Mesenchymal Stem Cells shape Dendritic & T cell function by multiple mechanisms
Thu 10/12/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



EOH
Seminar Series
Thu 10/12/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Global Health Day Center for Global Health Workshop
Global Health Day
Thu 10/12/2017 5:00PM - 8:00PM
University of Pittsburgh

This year's Global Health Day will feature poster presentations and keynote speaker, Vicente Y. Belizario, Jr. A former undersecretary in the Philippines Department of Health, Dr. Belizario is a professor in the College of Public Health at the University of the Philippines, Manila. For more details, contact Rachel Mauer at rmm133@pitt.edu.


Center for Global Health
Workshop
Thu 10/12/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Enhancing Your Skills for an Effective Job Interview Career Services Workshop
Enhancing Your Skills for an Effective Job Interview
Thu 10/12/2017 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Scaife Hall

Learn how to enhance the skills that you already have for effective job interviews both inside and specifically outside of academia. 

Career Services
Workshop
Fri 10/13/2017
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Pitt Public Health Deadline
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
Fri 10/13/2017


We want to ensure you have all the resources needed to participate in your education with the highest standards of academic integrity.

Pitt Public Health
Deadline
Fri 10/13/2017 7:45AM - 7:00PM
The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit HPM Conference
The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit
Fri 10/13/2017 7:45AM - 7:00PM


The Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Summit is a one-day event that will feature keynote speakers from the industry's leading professionals as well as two separate educational tracks, one focusing on the advancements in healthcare administration and financial management and the other highlighting upcoming improvements to healthcare information technology and providing a detailed look into the technology's applications. 


HPM
Conference
Fri 10/13/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity Center for Health Equity Workshop
Focused Writing- Sponsored by Center for Health Equity
Fri 10/13/2017 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Health 4128


Center for Health Equity
Workshop
Fri 10/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jeff Gross, PhD - "Development, disease, and regeneration in the zebrafish eye" Human Genetics Seminar Series
Jeff Gross, PhD - "Development, disease, and regeneration in the zebrafish eye"
Fri 10/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM



Human Genetics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/13/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club Epidemiology Journal Club
Maternal and Child Health Journal Club
Fri 10/13/2017 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC


Epidemiology
Journal Club
Fri 10/13/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching Inclusively (Pitt UCTL)
Fri 10/13/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Hillman Library

This workshop introduces principles of inclusivity and offers practical advice for fostering an inclusive university environment through your teaching. Through discussion and workshop exercises, learn how promoting and practicing inclusivity can improve learning outcomes and your relationship with your students. This workshop will also address effectively articulating your inclusive approach to teaching in job applications and interviews.

Professional Development
Event
Sun 10/15/2017 to Sat 10/21/2017
Celebrate International Education Week University of Pittsburgh Event
Celebrate International Education Week
Sun 10/15/2017 to Sat 10/21/2017


Join the University Center for of International Studies, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, plus students at universities and colleges across the U.S. to celebrate and experience the benefits of international education. This year's theme is Displacement. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 10/16/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MPH Committee Meeting School Governance Meeting
MPH Committee Meeting
Mon 10/16/2017 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Public Health 4128

A formal sub-committee of the EPCC, the MPH committee is composed of the MPH program directors, core course teaching faculty, the associate dean for education, educational programs coordinator, and student reps. They meet to discuss curriculum, core courses, and other related curricular needs. Learn more at publichealth.pitt.edu/mphcommittee. 

School Governance
Meeting
Mon 10/16/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 1 Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Episode 1
Mon 10/16/2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Public Health A312

Film screening and discussion featuring Jessie Burke, PhD, associate dean for education and associate professor, behavioral and community health sciences, and Ruth Modzelewski, PhD, mission coordinator at Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh and Pitt Public Health alum. 

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a PBS documentary based on this year's One Book, One Community book. This film tells the story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. 

Episode 1, Magic Bullets, explores the search for a "cure" for cancer - the greatest epic in the history of science - spanning centuries and continents and is full of its share of heroes, villains, and sudden vertiginous twists. Read more...


Pitt Public Health
Food for Thought
Mon 10/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Taylor Poston (PhD Defense) IDM Seminar Series
Taylor Poston (PhD Defense)
Mon 10/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

"T-Cell Dependent and Independent Mechanisms of Chlamydial Eradication and Control"

IDM
Seminar Series
Mon 10/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
LinkedIn for the Public Health Professional Career Services Workshop
LinkedIn for the Public Health Professional
Mon 10/16/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health A622

LinkedIn is one of the most valuable professional networking tools. This workshop, customized for the field of public health, will include tips on developing a strong profile, building and leveraging a strategic network, and identifying career opportunities. 


Career Services
Workshop
Mon 10/16/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Dealing with Difficult Situations in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 10/16/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Teaching isn’t always or even usually “easy,” and a wide array of challenging situations can arise in the course of a semester. You may encounter students who are disengaged, distressed, combative, or suffering from addiction. Perhaps you find that you are not connecting with your students, or that some students do not get along with one another. You may have students who frequently complain—justifiably or not—about various aspects of your teaching, such as grading. While you may not encounter all of these issues, it is best to be prepared beforehand with some strategies for addressing such challenges.
Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to…
• Evaluate possible courses of action that can be taken in the difficult situations;
• Apply the University of Pittsburgh’s policies in dealing with difficult situations;
• Identify distress in students and respond accordingly.

Professional Development
Event
Mon 10/16/2017 1:15PM - 1:20PM
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Better Test Questions (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Becoming a Grading Guru: Designing Better Test Questions (Pitt UCTL)
Mon 10/16/2017 1:15PM - 1:20PM
Alumni Hall

Location: Alumni Hall Room 815

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, really bad things when the test questions are well-designed, challenging, and provoke critical thinking?
During this workshop, we explore how to create better test questions and practice composing test questions which are both clear and rigorous.

As a result of completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize when it is appropriate to assess students using exams
  • Identify different types of objective test questions
  • Explain the pros and cons of different types of test question in order to determine when each type might be appropriate to use
  • Explain how test results can be used as an instructional tool
  • Begin to compose clear, appropriately challenging test questions which align with learning objectives and learning objective levels

This is the third workshop in the Becoming a Grading Guru series. The series includes:
1. The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback
2. Designing Rubrics
3. Designing Better Test Questions

Participants may complete the entire series or can pick and choose individual workshops to develop specific knowledge and skills. We recommend that participants enroll in the first workshop in the series, The Grading Process and Providing Effective Feedback, before completing Designing Better Test Questions if possible, because it includes an overview of grading best practices and foundational ideas that will be relevant in other workshops in this series.

This workshop may be counted toward the Pedagogy concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, see: http://teaching.pitt.edu/pedagogy-credential/ or contact tahelp@pitt.edu.

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learning workshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact us at workshops@teaching.pitt.edu in advance.


Professional Development
Event
Mon 10/16/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club Epidemiology Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease Journal Club
Mon 10/16/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health A521

The focus of this journal club will continue to be the presentation of research being conducted by the CVD training grant trainees and faculty collaborating with the URL, as it relates to subclinical cardiovascular disease. This may take the form of practice for overview/comprehensive meetings, preparation for conference talks and/or informal works in progress (WIP) presentations. In addition, we will review published articles related to subclinical cardiovascular disease measure epidemiology and methodology.

Epidemiology
Subclinical CVD Journal Club
Mon 10/16/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM
International Speed Friending University of Pittsburgh Event
International Speed Friending
Mon 10/16/2017 5:00PM - 7:00PM
William Pitt Union - Kurtzman Room

This free event is for both international students looking to make American friends or native speakers of English interested in meeting people from different cultures. Similar to speed dating, but the objective here is to make friends. Structured time for short conversations, as well as time for mingling and enjoying refreshments. Part of Pitt's International Week. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Mon 10/16/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Brain Candy Podcast University of Pittsburgh Event
Brain Candy Podcast
Mon 10/16/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM
William Pitt Union - Assembly Room

The ladies from this podcast featuring global travel to social media and everything in between must about their experiences with reality TV, travel abroad, and more. Featuring Susie Meister, Pitt alum. Part of Pitt's International Week. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Tue 10/17/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Writing Assignments: Design, Assessment, and Feedback (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/17/2017 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Alumni Hall

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 assignment. Effective design and assessment of student writing can be challenging. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment, design grading criteria and rubrics, assess writing assignments, and provide constructive feedback.

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, students will be able to… 
• Identify characteristics of an effective writing assignment 
• Design grading criteria and rubrics 
• Effectively assess writing assignments 
• Provide constructive feedback

Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/17/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM
PBPC meeting School Governance Meeting
PBPC meeting
Tue 10/17/2017 11:00AM - 12:00PM


Monthly meeting of the Planning Budget and Policies Committee (PBPC). 

School Governance
Meeting
Tue 10/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Navigating a Career Fair and Networking with Employers Career Services Workshop
Navigating a Career Fair and Networking with Employers
Tue 10/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Public Health A521

Vital tips and advice on networking at the fall Career Fair and beyond, including how to do employer research, prepare an elevator speech, follow up with employers, and more.


Career Services
Workshop
Tue 10/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Classroom Strategies: Using Case Studies, Labs, and Simulations (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Classroom Strategies: Using Case Studies, Labs, and Simulations (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Alumni Hall

Student engagement. Professional development. “Real-world” applications of class content. These are issues facing instructors across STEM, social science, and the humanities. Data shows that guided-inquiry learning can foster student motivation and enhance student understandings and competencies. The goal of guided-inquiry learning is to develop activities and assignments that help move students from “thinking” to “thinking and doing”. The primary objective of this approach is that students leave the classroom with skills, experiences, and concrete deliverables that contribute to their professional development – and career prospects.This workshop provides strategies on preparing students for life beyond the classroom through three types of process-based learning: labs, simulations, and case studies.Objectives:  By the end of this workshop, students will be able to…
  • Identify strategies for designing and implementing guided-inquiry learning activities
  • Compare and contrast labs, simulations, and case studies in the context of goal-oriented skills development and problem-based learning 
  • Address the use of guided-inquiry learning in “soft skills” development (e.g., communication, negotiation, collaboration, and decision-making)
    Identify strategies for designing and implementing guided-inquiry learning activitiesCompare and contrast labs, simulations, and case studies in the context of goal-oriented skills development and problem-based learning Address the use of guided-inquiry learning in “soft skills” development (e.g., communication, negotiation, collaboration, and decision-making)

Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Using 360 Video in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Using 360 Video in the Classroom (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/17/2017 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Hillman Library

Advancements in the video medium offer new opportunities for teaching and learning. 360 video is an approachable tool for engaging students in the classroom and beyond. This workshop presents the educational benefits and various ways to utilize 360 video in your course.  This workshop is a conceptual and pedagogical overview; for hands-on experience please also register for the Digital Scholarship's 360 Video Production workshop.

Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL) Professional Development Event
Teaching International Students (Pitt UCTL)
Tue 10/17/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Alumni Hall

Do you have international students who you would love to know more about and to engage more in classes? Come learn about international students and the challenges they face. You will see engaging your international students takes as few as 4 steps. You will also have an opportunity to make a specific plan to engage your international students based on the 4-step approach.

Professional Development
Event
Tue 10/17/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters University of Pittsburgh Meeting
Pitt Public Health Toastmasters
Tue 10/17/2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health 4128

Are you ready to develop your leadership, communication, and professional skills?  Pitt Public Health Toastmaster meetings are open to the public.  Please join us to develop your leadership and public speaking skills. Join us! 

University of Pittsburgh
Meeting
Tue 10/17/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM
An Evening with George Takei University of Pittsburgh Event
An Evening with George Takei
Tue 10/17/2017 7:00PM - 9:00PM


Takei was interred in a Japanese internment camp during World War II, an experience that became a touchstone for his life and work as he rose to prominence with Star Trek and its first six feature films. Takei is also an author and a social media pioneer. Part of Pitt's International Week. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 10/18/2017 to Fri 10/20/2017
SCIENCE 2017 University of Pittsburgh Event
SCIENCE 2017
Wed 10/18/2017 to Fri 10/20/2017


Pitt's annual celebration of science and technology - three full days of latest findings and current hot topics in science from Pittsburgh's leading researchers and young investigators. Featuring Big Data, Machine Learning, Statistics, and Artificial Intelligence and a Career Symposium. 

University of Pittsburgh
Event
Wed 10/18/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Drug User Health: Promoting Health and Reducing Harm in Medical Settings Community Conference
Drug User Health: Promoting Health and Reducing Harm in Medical Settings
Wed 10/18/2017 8:00AM - 4:30PM


The current opioid epidemic and the astounding growth in the numbers of person dying from opiate overdose present an urgent and compelling reason to better understand and care for persons who use drugs and alcohol, regardless of whether it is in the context of abuse or social and recreational use. This conference is intended for medical providers, primary care physicians, emergency department clinicians, social works, nurses, drug treatment providers, and EMS/first responders. This is a knowledge- based activity.

Community
Conference
Wed 10/18/2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM
International Food Trucks University of Pittsburgh Event
International Food Trucks
Wed 10/18/2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM
William Pitt Union

Several of the most popular food trucks in the city share their innovative and delicious cuisines. Cultures from all over the world will be represented. Part of Pitt's International Week. 

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