New Faculty Orientation

Faculty who are new to the University will be invited to attend a day of special events designed to welcome them to Pitt. This year’s orientation will be held on Thursday, August 27th. The event will be held in the J.W. Connelly Ballroom in Alumni Hall.

The agenda for the event is as follows:

8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 8:50 a.m. Overview of the Day and Introductions
Laurie Kirsch, Vice Provost for Faculty Development
8:50 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome to the University of Pittsburgh
Patricia E. Beeson, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Student Affairs:  The Undergraduate Student Experience / Student Panel
Kenyon Bonner, Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Students
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Academic Resources for FacultyJinx Walton, Chief Information OfficerCynthia Golden, Director, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break and travel to 5th Floor
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Research@PittExecutive Conference Room: Research Support for the Sciences and EngineeringMark Redfern, Vice Provost for Research

Room 531: Research Support for Humanities and Social Sciences
Catherine Greeno, Associate Dean for Research

Room 532: Research Support for the Health Sciences
Michelle Broido, Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research
Jeremy Somers, Scientific Director, Office of Research, Health Sciences

Room 528: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Staff, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education

11:35 – 12:05 p.m. Libraries@PittRoom 532: Library Resources for Research & Teaching in the Health SciencesBarbara Epstein, Director, Health Sciences Library System

Room 531: Library Resources for Research & Teaching Across All Campuses
Paul Kohberger, AUL, University Library System

12:00– 1:15 p.m. Luncheon and Introduction of Deans and GuestsPatricia E. Beeson, Provost and Senior Vice ChancellorPatrick D. Gallagher, Chancellor
1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Pitt Men’s Glee Club
Richard Teaster, Director, and Pitt students
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Frank Wilson, President, University SenateLaurie Kirsch, Vice Provost
Optional Activities
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Faculty Portraits Taken, Resource Tables will be open
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Optional CourseWeb workshop in B26 (also offered next day)

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Knab at (412) 383-9729 or via e-mail at