As we begin a new school year, we are pleased to announce several new resources and services available to the University community. The Mentoring Academy was launched in April to offer faculty the opportunity to participate in a program based on the National Research Mentoring Network curriculum. Trained faculty facilitators will lead the program, which will offer workshops on eight mentoring competencies over four sessions, resulting in a credential for participants. Read about the more new resources in this week's newsletter.
The Center for Diversity in the Curriculum is hosting a new workshop: Understanding our Students: Financial Challenges & Instructional Choices. The session will be moderated by Dr. Erika Gold Kestenberg, associate director of Educator Development and Practice at the Center for Urban Education, and Dr. Waverly Duck, urban ethnographer at the School of Sociology's Center on Race and Social Problems.
Pitt is one of 27 distinguished academic research and teaching institutions around the country involved in a public-private partnership with the U.S. State Department, called the Diplomacy Lab. Through this partnership, Pitt faculty can work with students on cross-disciplinary global policy challenges that address complex, real-world issues ranging from climate change, cybersecurity, human rights and democracy, global health, counter-terrorism, and more.