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Go birdwatching in Bradford
Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.
Enjoy some crisp fall weather with a guided bird hike on the Pitt-Bradford campus, led by local bird expert John Fedack. First, Fedack will give a talk on birdwatching, then he’ll take the group birding in the 200-acre forested Quintuple Mountain property on the south edge of campus.
Where: Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Comments, Pitt-Bradford
Tickets: Free and open to the public
Join the Homecoming festivities
Monday, Oct. 3, to Sunday, Oct. 9
Celebrate Homecoming with a week of events — starting with a 2 p.m. kick-off event for students at the William Pitt Union Plaza, the festivities include a scavenger hunt, painting night, TED-style keynote talks, fireworks and of course Pitt football taking on Virginia Tech on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Where: Various locations on the Pittsburgh campus
Tickets: Many events are free; check the Pitt athletics website for football ticket pricing.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Through Saturday, Oct. 15
We’re halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate. Check out a mariachi concert Oct. 2 at the Schenley Plaza tent and a lecture on migration and motherhood on Oct. 12. End the month Oct. 15 with the 40th annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival on the Posvar Hall Patio.
Tickets: See individual event pages on the Pitt Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion website.
Learn about trans health care
Thursday, Oct. 6, to Saturday, Oct. 8
The 2022 TransPride Health and Wellness Conference aims to educate health care professionals and community members on care for gender-diverse individuals. Speakers will discuss health care needs across a number of areas, with keynote talks on topics like gender-affirming surgery and transgender justice.
Where: Virtual via Zoom
Tickets: $25 for students, and free for trans, nonbinary and gender diverse attendees
See art beyond the binary
Wednesday, Oct. 12, noon
Join curator Isaiah Bertagnolli in a walkthrough of the University Art Gallery exhibition of work of pioneering trans artist Greer Lankton, who used drawings and sculpture to explore spaces beyond the male-female binary.
Where: Frick Fine Arts Building
Hack together a health care solution
Friday, Oct. 21, to Saturday, Oct. 22
Interested in health or tech? Sponsored by the Pitt School of Pharmacy, students in the Pitt Challenge Hackathon will gather in teams of up to four to implement a tech-based solution to an important issue in health care in a single weekend, competing for thousands of dollars in prizes.
Where: Benedum Hall
Tickets: Free with registration
— Patrick Monahan