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Register for Summer Sessions!

Get a head start on the fall term, finish gen ed requirements, take classes in your major, or pick up extra credits to graduate sooner! Learn more at www.summer.pitt.edu

CGS Spring Open House
Wednesday, March 18
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

CGS will be hosting a spring Open House for all prospective and current Pitt students. Join us to learn how our results-oriented majors and certificates can help you complete your degree, get the promotion you want, or prepare you for graduate school. Learn more about the event here

What Can I Do with a Major in Natural Sciences?
Tuesday, March 3
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

A representative from the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance will reveal careers pursued by recent graduates, potential job titles and employment areas applicable to the major, salary expectations, grad school options, and general tips to help students break into their field.

Note-Taking & Memory Skills Workshop
Wednesday, February 25
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Taking good notes helps develop strong memory skills. This workshop will provide strategies for recording and reviewing information to increase your ability to memorize important information. 

Note-Taking & Memory Skills Workshop
Tuesday, February 24
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Taking good notes helps develop strong memory skills. This workshop will provide strategies for recording and reviewing information to increase your ability to memorize important information. 

Test-Taking Skills Workshop
Thursday, February 19
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Gain the confidence you need to ace your next test. This workshop provides unique tactics that you can use while preparing for and taking tests.  

Test-Taking Skills Workshop
Wednesday, February 18
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Gain the confidence you need to ace your next test. This workshop provides unique tactics that you can use while preparing for and taking tests.

Career Fair Preparation Workshop
Wednesday, February 11
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Preparing for the Career Fair? Not sure what to expect? Come to the Career Fair Prep Workshop to learn the basics of working a fair to maximize your efforts. We will cover everything from preparation, to day of logistics, to proper follow-up.

Critical Reading Skills Workshop
Wednesday, February 4
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Learn to read faster, increase comprehension, and strengthen your vocabulary - three skills that will help you succeed in all of your college courses.

UHC Lecture Series (Part 1): Original flesh: what did extinct humans really look like?
Monday, January 26
8:00 pm
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

Title: Original flesh: what did extinct humans really look like?
Lecturer: Ms. Elisabeth Daynès, Director and Founder, Atelier Daynès, Paris

In 1913, Dr. Henri-Martin decided to give a face to the skull of the Neanderthal woman he discovered at the site of La Quina (France). With the sculptor Charles Bousquet he reconstructed step-by-step, with fine layers or clay, this individual’s facial muscles and then skin. But the facial features were largely conjectural. As Henri-Martin wrote: “the eyes, the nose and the ears not having traces were inspired of the traits observed on the chimpanzees.” In truth, his reconstruction was informed by the idea at the time that placed Neanderthal not with humans, but among the non-human primates. Indeed, rather than being scientifically based, Henri-Martin’s reconstruction was a philosophical rebuilding! By combining science and art, I strive to produce a new vision of long-gone human relatives. My intention is to present prehistoric humans as they really were, not as products of racial, sex, and gender prejudice. In the end, I hope to capture not only the dignity of individuals, but also the lost variety of the human family.

This lecture is free and open to the public! Reservations are not required. For more information, click here.

 

UHC Lecture