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Cynthia Golden, Associate Provost, Executive Director, University Center For Teaching And Learning, Center Associate, Learning Research And Development Center.

What’s Ahead for Fall 2019?

The calendar shows that we celebrate our new year in January, but for me, the beginning of the fall term has always been my new year. The arrival of a new school year brings change. It’s a time to reflect…

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Regional Faculty Symposium a Success

The University Center for Teaching and Learning welcomed nearly 250 faculty, faculty support specialists, and graduate students to campus on March 11th for the 2019 Pittsburgh Regional Faculty Symposium. The one-day conference gave education professionals a chance to spend a…

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2018 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

We’d like to congratulate Cressida Magaro (instructional technologist, Educational Software Consulting), Brittany Page (media producer, Academic Digital Media), and Bobby Ackerman (manager, Educational Software Consulting) for earning the Teaching Center’s 2018 Advancing Educational Excellence award! The annual honor recognizes Teaching…

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2018-2018 Staff Recognition - Blaine Walker

Blaine Walker Earns Chancellor’s Staff Recognition Award

Blaine Walker, manager of the Teaching Center’s Academic Digital Media unit, was recognized by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at the Chancellor’s Staff Recognition Awards Ceremony for completing 40 years of service at the University of Pittsburgh. “My time at Pitt has…

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Provost Awards 2018

Six Pitt Faculty Receive Diversity in the Curriculum Award

The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with the University Center for Teaching and Learning, awarded six faculty with the Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum Nov. 9, at the University Club. The award formally recognizes the efforts of faculty…

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A New Space for Innovative Technology

The Open Lab is excited to announce the next phase of its collaboration with the University Library System: the opening of a satellite space for virtual reality exploration and 3D printing demonstrations in Hillman Library's Digital Scholarship Commons. Faculty, students,…

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Students Document Archaeological Sites With 360-Degree Video

The creative seed was planted about a year ago when Dr. Jacques Bromberg, assistant professor in the Department of Classics, read a story about an emerging innovative technology offered by the Teaching Center: virtual reality [VR]. It sparked immediate enthusiasm in Dr. Bromberg — as faculty director of the Pitt in Sicily program, he saw a fantastic opportunity to use VR technology in the study abroad program. But how? Pitt in Sicily is designed for students interested in the history and archaeology of the ancient Mediterranean. The class, consisting of about 15 undergraduate students, focuses on “Greek Archaeology through exploration of archaeological locations,” according to Dr. Bromberg. With so many picturesque settings to capture, one particular technology in the VR toolkit proved to be a perfect match for Dr. Bromberg’s needs: 360-degree video.
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2017 Staff Award Winners

2017 Advancing Educational Excellence Awards

We would like to congratulate Sue Richardson, John Shaw and Dr. Carol Washburn for earning a 2017 Advancing Educational Excellence Award! The Teaching Center’s staff recognition program acknowledges the contributions of team members who exemplify our core values, demonstrate a…

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