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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... 

Academic Deadlines

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.  

Student Employment Fair

Seeking on-campus or student employment? Attend the University of Pittsburgh Student Employment Fair to meet University departments and local employers hiring for part-time positions and internships. The fair will take place on Thursday, August 30 from 1-4 PM in the William Pitt Union.  

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

CourseWeb Introduction / Refresher Training

Faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend a CourseWeb training to learn how to navigate this platform or for a refresher before the new semester. Register in advance.

Tuesday 9/4 - Career Services Deadline

APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government

The Fellowship in Government provides a unique public policy learning experience, demonstrates the value of science-government interaction and enhances public health science and practical knowledge in government. Training will begin in January 2019 in Washington, D.C. 

School and University Updates

Pilot program introduced for part-time faculty

Part-time faculty can take advantage of a new pilot program tailor-made for them.  

MPH core curriculum changes in effect fall 2018

Pitt Public Health has restructured the MPH core curriculum for fall 2018.  

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 to Sept. 18 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.  

Teaching Tips

CourseWeb features that help you to stay connected with students

CourseWeb has many features available that help facilitate interaction with students outside of the classroom.  

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