The Pitt Alumni Association is proud to present Pitt✦Stops, a series of monthly events for local alumni held in distinctive locations throughout Western Pennsylvania.
In addition to excellent opportunities to network with Pitt faculty, staff, and fellow alums, Pitt✦Stops will feature informative presentations on a broad range of timely and popular topics.
The same Pitt experts who bring academic excellence and innovative research to our classrooms and campus are now making Pitt✦Stops throughout our community. Seating is limited in some venues, so register today.
Pitt✦Stops… at the Westmoreland County Museum of American Art - Greensburg
Thursday, May 17 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Year of Healthy U
Pitt Faculty Reflections on Cross-disciplinary Factors that Effect Health
The current academic year has been designated the Year of Healthy U at Pitt, and the entire Pitt community—students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends—are being asked to advance their understanding of health in all its forms and renew their commitment to fostering a healthy community. Enjoy a TED Talks-style presentation, in which Pitt faculty members discuss how the fields of science, medicine, art, and humanities all contribute to our understanding of health.
Below is a list of Pitt faculty members speaking.
Dr. Marie Fioravanti, DNP, RN
Associate Professor and Director of Nursing at UP Greensburg
Health Maintenance and Early Screening
David Givens, PhD(c)
Director, HIV Prevention and Care Project
Co-Director, Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies
Dept. of Infectious Disease and Microbiology, Univ. of Pittsburgh
Applications of Mindfulness
Dr. Chelsea Stillman, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Psychiatry Department
Brain Aging and Cognitive Health
Attendees will also have a chance to see a new exhibit featuring the work of artists who currently teach in Southwestern Pennsylvania, including several Pitt faculty members.
Westmoreland County Museum of American Art
221 North Main Street | Greensburg, PA 15601
Cheese, fruit, and desserts by Rania’s Catering will be included. Coffee, herbal tea, wine, and beer will also be provided.
Pitt✦Stops… at the Cathedral of Learning - Oakland
Thursday, June 21 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Secrets of the Cathedral
Nationality Classrooms Tour and Lunch with Director E. Maxine Bruhns
Maxine Bruhns, who has been the director of Pitt’s renowned Nationality Classrooms for more than 50 years, has been called “one of the most interesting human beings you will ever meet.” She is only the second director to oversee these remarkable University treasures, and she has coordinated the design, funding, and dedication of 21 new nationality classrooms since becoming director in 1965. Alumni are invited to join her for a tour of the classrooms as she shares her unrivaled knowledge of the secrets of the Cathedral of Learning and its famed classrooms.
Following the tour, lunch will be served at the University Club and entertainment will be provided by dancers from the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh.
Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Pitt✦Stops… at the Pitt Manufacturing Assistance Center - Homewood
Thursday, January 18 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
IDEA TO OUTCOME – Part 1
How to Start or Grow a Business: Evaluating the Possibilities
Coming up with a great idea or inventing the next big thing is the first of many steps to becoming an entrepreneur or expanding a business. Come hear the business start-up and innovation experts from Pitt’s Innovation Institute (II) deliver an informative presentation to help you evaluate your idea, identify its market potential, and determine how to move forward with confidence and a workable plan.
Three of Pitt’s current innovation teams will pitch their new business ideas at the event—giving audience members a chance to see first-hand one of the important early steps in evaluating the potential of a new business or innovation.
Pitt’s Innovation Institute helps Pitt researchers and students evaluate their innovations and business ideas and supports the development of Pitt spinouts. The Innovation Institute also helps regional startups and businesses grow and expand.
Pitt✦Stops… at the Regional Learning Alliance - Cranberry
Thursday, February 22 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
IDEA TO OUTCOME – Part 2
How to Start or Grow a Business: Realizing the Potential
Congratulations, you have a promising small business or new business idea – what’s next? Come learn the important. steps to take when launching or growing a business. Uncover the many programs and services that Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) at Pitt offers to help entrepreneurs realize the potential of their innovative ideas. Their discussion will outline the process and guide you in achieving the dream of owning your own business!
A panel of up-and-coming entrepreneurs will talk about their new businesses and share helpful information they’ve learned from their experiences.
The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, part of the Innovations Institute at the University of Pittsburgh, has served businesses throughout Western Pennsylvania for more than 20 years. The IEE educates and serves entrepreneurs through personalized support at every step of the business cycle.
Pitt✦Stops… at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts - Sewickley
Saturday, March 24 | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Preserving Your Memories
Personal Archiving: Protecting and Preserving Your Photos and Documents
Do you want to know more about how to safeguard favorite photos and meaningful documents? Miranda Nixon, a Preservation Coordinator with the University Library System (ULS) will explain some of the simple and practical methods you can employ to organize, store, and preserve treasured photos and important family papers, letters, and documents.
Librarians from the Sewickley Valley Historical Society will showcase their collection, discuss genealogy methods and resources, and answer questions.
Pitt✦Stops… at the Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall - Carnegie
Thursday, April 19 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Conflict & Compromise
The Correspondence between Pittsburgh Steel Titans Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick
If you are one of the many Pittsburghers who are fascinated by the legendary industrialists who shaped our city, come hear a fascinating presentation by David Grinnell, the University Library System (ULS) Reference and Access Archivist. He will talk about the Frick Collection which contains the correspondence between Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, including letters and telegrams pertaining to the famous Homestead Strike.
Historians familiar with the Civil War collection at the Carnegie Free Library will also be on hand to talk about the town and library’s namesake, Andrew Carnegie, who paid $850 to discharge his responsibilities as a draftee, but served in the War Department reorganizing telegraph service for the Union army.