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Michael Bridges, PhD, Interim Executive Director

Welcoming Fall 2022

The end of August has always signaled a time of transition. As a kid, it meant the end of my summer freedom and a return to the more structured routine associated with the beginning of school. For my entire professional…

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2021 Teaching Center Award Winners

Teaching Center Recognizes Three with Annual Awards

The Teaching Center would like to congratulate Isis Duncan, instructional media technician, Buck Knauer, assistant manager of academic digital media, and Lindsay Onufer, program manager and teaching consultant, for earning a 2021 Teaching Center award! Lindsay and Buck both earned…

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Michael Arenth, Director Of Educational Technologies For The Teaching Center, Received The 2019 University Of Pittsburgh Staff Council Mentor Award.

Michael Arenth Earns Staff Council Mentor Award

Michael Arenth, director of Educational Technologies for the Teaching Center, received the 2019 University of Pittsburgh Staff Council Mentor Award. The award recognizes staff members who place immense value on the act of mentorship and exhibit a passion for fostering…

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2020 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

2020 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

We’d like to congratulate Andrew P.K. Bentley (instructional designer), Lex Drozd (instructional designer), Max Glider (learning space services coordinator), Joy Hart (senior program coordinator), Cressida Magaro (assistant manager of Educational Software Consulting) and Team Testing (Sue Richardson, manager, and testing…

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E. Maxine Bruhns, Who Served As The Director Of The University Of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms In The Cathedral Of Learning

Remembering Maxine Bruhns, “A Citizen of the World”

For more than 50 years, E. Maxine Bruhns served as the director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning, collectively designated as a historic landmark by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. Over the years,…

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Innovation in Education Awards

In support of its ongoing mission to further strengthen the role of teaching at the University of Pittsburgh, the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) annually invites proposals from University faculty for projects that enhance teaching at Pitt and…

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2019 Advancing Educational Excellence Award Winners

2019 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

We’d like to congratulate Charline Rowland (teaching consultant), Mark Vehec (web developer), Robin Albright (senior instructional designer), and Tahirah Walker (manager, Teaching Support) for earning the Teaching Center’s 2019 Advancing Educational Excellence award! The annual honor is a peer-driven award…

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3D-printed Brain Section

Students design 3D brain models to learn and teach neuroanatomy

The human brain is an incredibly complex 3D structure that is difficult to comprehend using only 2D images. However, visualizing the 3D structures of brain components and their spatial relationships is critical for understanding brain function and diagnosing neurological disorders. Students in Erika Fanselow’s neuroanatomy course tackle this by designing 3D models of multiple related brain structures based on measurements made from 2D images such as brain scans. In conjunction with Pitt’s Open Lab, students use web-based modeling software to develop and print their models. This project facilitates students’ conceptualization of brain structures and allows them to teach their peers.
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