12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Wed., May 10, 2017
Posvar Hall, 3200
GSPIA will hold an information session for its Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM) online program at 12:00 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017. 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. Light refreshments provided. To RSVP, click here.
Pitt Networking Day events will take place around the world on Thursday, June 1, 2017. There will be over 50 Pitt Clubs participating! Whether you’re staying in the area or journeying elsewhere, you’ll have the opportunity to establish new professional and social Pitt connections, and strengthen the worldwide Pitt alumni network! All events are free to attend. Family, friends, and colleagues are welcome to participate.
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Ellen D. Glover (MURP '78) received GSPIA's Distinguished Alumna Award during this year's graduation luncheon held at the University Club. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Pitt in 1976 and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at GSPIA in 1978. Glover began her career with a two-year appointment as a Presidential Management Intern (now Fellow) with the federal government. In 1983, she joined Advanced Technology Systems, a provider of information services to the U.S. Department of Defense and Civilian Agencies.
The University of Pittsburgh Chapter of the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Public Administration recently welcomed GSPIA members during an induction ceremony at the University Club. GSPIA graduate student inductees (MPA) represent the top of their graduating class based on a student’s cumulative GPA. Inductees included, faculty honorary member Louise Comfort; and student members, Jeffrey Bastian, Martina Lucia Gesell, Max Harleman, Brett R. Morgan, Shuning Tong, and Emma K. Wallis.
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.”
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Commanding Military Power offers a new explanation of why some armed forces are stronger than others. Ryan Grauer advances a ‘command structure theory’ which combines insights from organization theory, international relations, and security studies literatures to provide a unique perspective on military power.
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