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Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research.

New Faculty Essentials, March 27, 2023

The Office of Senior Vice Chancellor for Research
The Senior Vice Chancellor for Research provides strategic vision, leadership, and partnership expertise that helps University of Pittsburgh faculty and students advance their world-class research, scholarship, and innovation. This past year, Pitt surpassed a landmark of $1 billion in research expenditures from external awards, placing the University among an elite national cohort of research peers. To learn more, read Pitt’s annual report of research.

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New Faculty Essentials, Feb. 27, 2023

Do You Teach an Introductory STEM Class?
The SEISMIC (Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses) collaboration hopes to recruit four STEM faculty members and two undergraduate students who are interested in STEM equity to be part of the NSF-funded Stem Equity Learning Community (SELC) during the 2023-24 academic year.

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Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Olga Klimova, Megan Kappel, Piper Carroll, John Wallace, Joaquin Rodriguez, Provost Ann Cudd, and Sera Mathew at the Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum luncheon. This luncheon is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and managed/coordinated by the University Center for Teaching and Learning. The 2022 award recipients were recognized an event held at the University Club Jan. 24, 2023. The speakers were Provost Ann E. Cudd and Vice Provost John Wallace.

New Faculty Essentials, Jan. 31, 2023

Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum
On Jan. 24, we recognized five faculty members for their efforts to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) concepts into courses and curricula which have resulted in changes of impact. Read more about the 2022 award recipients. Now in its sixth year, the Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum has recognized 33 faculty for their exemplary efforts to bring diverse perspectives to the curriculum, create inclusive environments, and institute changes that expand students’ cultural awareness and cross-cultural development. Applications for the 2023 award will begin in fall term 2023.

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New Faculty Essentials, Dec. 14, 2022

Preparing for Spring Term
Key Dates to Remember

  • Dec. 18: Winter recess begins for students (no classes), all schools
  • Dec. 20: Fall term grades must be approved by instructors by 11:59 p.m.
  • Dec. 23, 2022–Jan. 2, 2023: Winter recess (University closed)
  • Jan. 9, 2023: Spring term begins (University Academic Calendar 2022-2023)
  • Jan. 16, 2023: Martin Luther King holiday (University closed)
  • Jan. 16-20, 2023: Week of SEISMIC (Sloan Equity and Inclusion in STEM Introductory Courses)
  • Jan. 27, 2023: Assessment and Teaching Conference (Details coming soon)

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New Faculty Essentials, Nov. 17, 2022

The Year of Emotional Well-Being
Provost Ann E. Cudd announced the Year of Emotional Well-Being in April 2022, expressing that “this theme offers an opportunity to engage collectively with a focus on restoring and enhancing our emotional well-being. The pandemic underscored the importance of fully supporting the emotional welfare of students, faculty, and staff as everyone navigates the new terrain. This is a time of burgeoning research and collective reflection on our emotional needs and the qualities that make for a good life."

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Chancellor Gallagher greets new faculty at the Fall 2022 New Faculty Orientation event.

New Faculty Essentials, Sept. 28, 2022

New Faculty Orientation Fall 2022
More than 200 people attended the reception for an evening of interdisciplinary networking with colleagues, deans, department chairs, and university administrators. You can view a gallery of the event. On-demand New Faculty Orientation: ICYMI - Our research, teaching, and library workshops (and the accompanying slides) are available for viewing on the New Faculty Orientation events page.

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