Past and Future Funded Events

These are examples of past and future funded projects. Refer to the Events for upcoming events.

Campus Recreation used funding for Panther Kickoff, an introduction to students about opportunities to exercise across campus in September, Healthy U Yogathon held in October and PittGround Playday, planned for a weekend date in March. PittGround is a functional fitness field with outdoor fitness equipment in front of the Pitt Sports Dome.

The Center for Creativity offered  a Yoga & Writing Workshop in January

Public Health received funding to support its’ annual One Book, One Community (OBOC) program. This year's OBOC selection was The Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee.  The One Book, One Community Main Event: Many Disciplines, One Discussion was held in November.

Healthy Relationships Workshop Premiere, held in October, aimed to help students recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship and provided information for supporting peers who have been affected by misconduct or abuse. The Title IX Office, one of the event sponsors, requested the funding.

Games4Health 2017 was held this past fall and sponsored by School of Computing and Information. Cross-disciplinary teams of computing, health sciences, business, and humanities students worked over a 24-hour period to develop game prototypes that address clinical challenges presented by domain experts from clinical practice, academic research, and business development.

The Center for Bioethics and Health Law received funding for a symposium, "Responsible Reporting of Gun Violence" to be held on February 9 Considered a public health problem, gun violence is a threat to every dimension of health: it undermines physical, mental, and social well-being.

Race, Gender and Leadership Series: Health & Entrepreneurship in Asia” will take place February 9, 2018, and Samir Lakhani distinguished Pitt alumnus, social entrepreneur, and Top 10 CNN Hero of 2017.  He will share his story of developing and launching Eco-Soap Bank while a student at Pitt and highlight its positive health, economic and environmental impacts on the developing world. This series received funding through UCIS.

The Department of Linguistics is hosting a “ Cross-disciplinary Conference on Family and Healthy U” to be held March 28. This cross-disciplinary conference on family and health will examine the role of the family in education, health, caregiving, and social support, and in shaping beliefs about sickness, health, and medicine, as well as in shaping health behaviors.

The Office of Residence Life received funding to host-

  •  “Up 'til 2 for a Successful You” was an 8 hour event held this past October with the University Library System. Examples of sessions- Library Research, Tutoring Center, Therapy Dogs, Healthy Eating and Yoga.
  • “The Beautiful Summit,” to be held in February, will be a half day conference focused on the wellness of Black women.
  • Tower's Area Service Project- Second Annual Rise Against Hunger Event to be held in March.

The Mental Wellness Task Force of the University Senate’s Benefits and Welfare committee has received funding to offer a mental wellness book club for Pitt faculty and staff during the spring and summer of 2018.