GSPIA will hold its annual graduation luncheon at 12:00 p.m., Wed. April 26 in Ballroom B of the University Club.
GSPIA Graduation Luncheon
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Ballroom B, University Club
All graduating students** are invited to attend a special luncheon to celebrate their accomplishments and transition into professional life. The luncheon will be a time for students to reflect on their personal and professional experiences at GSPIA and also consider how they will meet the challenges posed by leading careers in public service.
**only graduating students (no family or friends) are invited to the luncheon due to space constraints
GSPIA will hold its 2017 Honors and Graduation Ceremony at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 27 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland.
Thursday, April 27, 2016
Class photo will be taken at 3:00 p.m.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum
4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wed., May 10, 2017
Posvar Hall, 3200
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GSPIA will host an information session for its Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) online program at noon on Friday, May 19. The 30-credit MPPM online program gives professionals with at least five years of full-time work experience an opportunity to advance their careers at a time and place that is convenient for them. To RSVP, click here.
The editorial board is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 edition of the Pitt Policy Journal (PPJ). PPJ is a student-led initiative with a mission to provide an avenue for students to contribute exemplary research, inquisitive debate, and constructive dialogue to peers and practitioners of public policy. It is the board's hope that the journal will serve as an incubator to foster new ideas and encourage the intellectual curiosity of GSPIA students.
On March 28, Dr. Jim Withers received the Exemplary Leadership Award from the Johnson Institute. Dr. Withers was recognized for his work with Operation Safety Net and the Street Medicine Institute. These organizations focus on healthcare provision to the homeless in communities in Pittsburgh and across the globe. At the luncheon held in his honor, Withers spoke about his career path and the need within the healthcare system to become more "humanized.”
The University Times recently featured Kristen Maser Michaels in a new series, "Making Pitt Work." The goal of the series is to profile University staff by providing a glimpse of some of the less recognized employees whose primary business is making Pitt work. Kristen is the Executive Director of CONNECT (Congress of Neighboring Communities), but as the article conveys is probably much better known outside the University.
GSPIA students from Professor Sabina Deitrick’s Fall 2016 PIA 2755 course on Neighborhood and Community Development attended the Pitt Day in Harrisburg event. With Governor Wolf’s budget proposal to flat fund the state-related universities, GSPIA students joined the Pitt Advocates group to collaborate with elected officials and others in support of the University.
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