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 21st. 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 – 10:00 a.m. The Pitt Student Experience: How Student Affairs complements and supports the work of faculty
Kathy Humphrey, Vice Provost and Dean of Students
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Academic Resources
Jinx Walton, Chief Information Officer
Alberta Sbragia, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies
Juan Manfredi, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Cynthia Golden, Director, Center for Inst. Development & Distance Education
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break and travel to 5th Floor
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Research@Pitt
Executive Conference Room: Research Support for the Sciences
Mark Redfern, Vice Provost for Research
Room 531: Research Support for Humanities and Social Sciences
Catherine Greeno, Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Work
Room 532: Research Support for the Health Sciences
Michelle Broido, Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research
Jeremy Somers, Assistant Director for Science, Office of Research, Health Sciences
Room 528: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Staff, Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Libraries@Pitt
Room 532: Library Resources for Research & Teaching in the Health Sciences
Barbara Epstein, Director, Health Sciences Library System
Room 531: Library Resources for Research & Teaching Across All Campuses
Paul Kohberger, Associate Director, University Library System
11:45 – noon Travel to Ballroom
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon and Introduction of Deans and Guests
Patricia E. Beeson, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor
Patrick D. Gallagher, Chancellor
1:00 – 1:10 p.m. Pitt Men’s Glee Club
Richard Teaster, Director, and Pitt students
1:10 – 1:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Michael Spring, President, University Senate
Laurie Kirsch, Vice Provost
Optional Activities  
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Faculty Portraits Taken, Resource Tables will be open
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Optional Walking Tour of Campus
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Optional CourseWeb workshop (5th floor)

To register for New Faculty Orientation, please visit:

For more information, please contact Carolyn Barber at