College of General Studies

News & Events

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

Interview Skills and Practice Workshop
Tuesday, February 3
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Interviewing is a skill that is learned through practice and more practice. Come hear about the tips and tricks to help prepare and get some practice answering those “tough” questions.

Oakland Food Frenzy & Networking Event
Friday, January 23
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

The CGS Student Government/Alumni Society Networking Social will be the first main event hosted by the CGS Student Ambassadors for the Spring Term 2015. This event will be similar to last year's highly successful “Food Fest." Participants will have an opportunity to feast on some of the most popular cuisine available from the restaurants in Oakland. There will also be a live musical performance. Please RSVP to sbrown@pitt.edu.

Building Relationships with Faculty Workshop
Thursday, January 22
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

There is no better way to connect with University resources than building relationships with the world-class faculty who teach your courses. This workshop will present strategies to help students develop more personal relationships with the faculty they encounter in their classes.   

Time Management Workshop
Tuesday, January 20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

In our fast-paced world of competing priorities—school, family, work, and more—time management skills are essential. This workshop provides tools for successful and realistic planning, strategies to make the most of your limited time, and easy solutions for tracking how your time is spent.

Time Management Workshop
Wednesday, January 14
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

In our fast-paced world of competing priorities—school, family, work, and more—time management skills are essential. This workshop provides tools for successful and realistic planning, strategies to make the most of your limited time, and easy solutions for tracking how your time is spent.