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5 Juneteenth events to check out this weekend

From music to markets, here’s how to observe the holiday in Pittsburgh.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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From the archives: Father-kid dynamic duos

For these Pitt dads, teaming up with their children was a highlight of their careers.

  • Innovation and Research
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School of Dental Medicine students, faculty and staff help fight global hunger

They packed 16,000 meal kits at a Rise Against Hunger event in the Petersen Events Center.

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Nancy Glazener taught a short course on gender to displaced Ukrainian students

She’s one of 12 U.S. professors working with the Flying University Courses for Ukrainian Students program.

  • Ukraine
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Group living means safety from predators but nastier diseases for guppies

A new Pitt study describes a hidden cost of being social that can likely be found across the animal kingdom — even in humans.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Make the most of your summer garden

Here are the best gardening tips from urban agriculture nonprofit leader Denele Hughson (A&S ’08).

  • Health and Wellness
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Community members celebrate University partnerships in the Hill District

A recent gathering highlighted the promises that Pitt’s made and kept to the neighborhood, from vaccine clinics to science demonstrations for kids.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt once again ranked a top employer for new grads

Forbes recognized Pitt as one of the top 300 employers in America for new grads, spanning all industries, at No. 139.

  • University News
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Annual Staff Performance Appraisal Program ends June 30

All units at Pitt are required to conduct a performance appraisal with each employee.

  • University News
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6 Pitt women veterans reflect on their time in the armed forces

To commemorate Women Veterans Day on June 12, we interviewed impressive vets who are pushing for representation and support in the armed service and beyond.

  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
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Pitt researchers led the largest-ever series of phage therapy case studies

In a dramatic scaling up of an experimental treatment for deadly bacterial infections, 11 out of 20 patients responded well to the therapy and none showed adverse effects.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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This Pitt alumna preaches the power of networking

Marisa Williams, who was tasked by Gov. Tom Wolf to better the lives of Black Pennsylvanians, credits Pitt’s TRIO Student Support Services Program with starting her on a path of community building.

  • Community Impact
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt announced a new coordinator of belonging and inclusion

Ali Hoefnagel brings more than a decade of LGBTQ advocacy and experience to the role.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Division of Student Affairs
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Michael J. Becich named interim co-director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

N. John Cooper will also return to Pitt to lead research computing.

  • University News
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Pitt hosted the first regional HERS reception for women leaders

Nearly 60 women came together for the Higher Education Resource Services event this May.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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Every knee replacement creates nearly 30 pounds of waste

A new study co-authored by the late Freddie Fu reviews the environmental costs of orthopedic surgeries and explores more sustainable options.

  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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This School of Education program promoted healthy behaviors among older adults in Homewood

The Healthy Homewood Project brought together Pitt graduate students and the neighborhood YMCA to combat obesity and chronic illness through wellness education and fitness.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Education
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In photos: Sun and fun at the Chancellor’s Annual Staff and Faculty Appreciation Picnic

More than 3,000 Pitt employees gathered for an afternoon of barbecue, cornhole and catching up.

  • University News
  • Chancellor
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Two Pitt psychiatrists are raising money to stem Ukraine’s mental health crisis

A dual emergency of trauma and destroyed infrastructure is emerging in Ukraine. Alexandre Dombrovski and Carmen Andreescu are using their expertise to help.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Ukraine
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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Four employees in the Office of Human Resources have accepted new roles

Jamie Wincovitch, Melissa Kluchurosky, Diane Chabal and Jared Lanza are taking on new positions.

  • University News