CUTF Introduction: Scene August Wilson, Take 2, and… Action!

If I’ve learned one thing in the world of filmmaking, it’s that you’ll rarely get the perfect shot in the first take. But take 2? Take 2 is full of possibility and promise. You troubleshoot the faults in the camera choreography, mark your focus points, spray flyaways down, adjust the lights, and you have the…

CUTF Introduction: Medicine and Spanish really be-lung together

Hello everyone! My name is Amaan Rahman. I am one of the recipients of the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship this semester. I am a senior majoring in Spanish, and double minoring in Hindi and Chemistry. In the fall, I will be graduating and taking a gap semester before matriculating to medical school here at Pitt….

Developing Scientific Writing Skills in First Year General Chemistry Students

Grace Murray My name is Grace Murray, and I am a junior studying chemistry and studio arts at the University of Pittsburgh. This semester, I am working with Dr. Eugene Wagner in the chemistry department to develop a curriculum focused on providing instruction to first year honors general chemistry students to improve their scientific writing…

CUTF Introduction: Political Theory and the Future Project

Hello everyone! My name is Madison Stanley. This is my third year at Pitt, and I will be graduating this Spring with a Political Science major, German minor, and Global Studies certificate. I’m also a second-year Resident Assistant for the Honors LLC in Sutherland Hall and the Sustainability and Wellness lead for the Residential Programming…

CUTF Introduction: Harry Potter and the Multimedia Midterm Project

Annabeth Collis I solemnly swear that I am up to no good… I’m Annabeth Collis, and I’m a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. I’m majoring in English Literature and also getting a certificate in Children’s Literature. For my CUTF project, I am working with Dr. Lori Campbell-Tanner in her class ENGLIT 0647:…

A Catalyst for Change: Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Selam Gillett, and I am a sophomore studying Psychology and Sociology pursuing a certificate in Global Health. Outside of my classes, I serve as the executive secretary for the Black Action Society as well as a Diversity and Inclusion Committee member for the Student Government Board. I work as a…

From Pitt Classroom to Global Outreach, Going Global Together

Hello everyone, I am Aparna Ramani (she/her), and I am one of the Fall 2021 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Teaching Fellows this semester! I am currently a 4+1 student finishing my undergraduate degrees in Natural Sciences and Sociology, with a certificate in Global Health and my Master’s degree in Health Policy and Management at Pitt Public Health….

Leaving PHYS 0476…Again

Over the past semester, I have learned a great many things about teaching. Most importantly that it is extremely stressful. Simply speaking in front of a crowd of faces, only a few of which I can confidently say that I know, is quite nerve racking. This semester was made significantly easier by the fact that…

A Look Back at This Semester

Teaching has always been a dynamic idea to me. Every class employs various techniques and principles so students can have the most effective learning experience throughout the semester. However, this semester was different. I was now providing a resource for students to use to help them succeed in class. Something that has shifted my understanding…

All Good Things Must Come to an End: A Reflection of my CUTF Journey

Over the course of the semester, I began to realize that the best way to teach students was the way professors have been trying to teach us all along instead of memorizing trends or certain formulas, we must understand how they are derived. Instead of teaching students just simply how to use an equation there’s more value…