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5 new books by Pitt authors to read this fall

Whether you’re looking to get in shape or read about everyday beauty, these books have got you covered.

  • Pitt-Greensburg
  • Pitt-Johnstown
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Law
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Cathedral of Learning or Cathy? Explaining the debate over Pitt's most iconic building

You probably studied or took classes there. But what do you call it?

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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A new Pitt apprenticeship program will address the dental assistant shortage

The 14-month program will pay students and provide full tuition, with an aim to diversify the region’s dental health care workforce.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Pitt celebrated the groundbreaking of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center

On Sept. 29, the University of Pittsburgh broke ground on the institution’s new state-of-the-art Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. To commemorate the next phase of construction, Pitt hosted a

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt is extending its test-optional program through fall 2025

First-year undergraduates applying to Pitt can decide whether to include their ACT or SAT scores as the University continues to assess the impact of the program.

  • University News
  • Prospective students
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The Behavioral Economics Design Initiative hosted its inaugural conference at Pitt

The organization, directed by Pitt’s Lise Vesterlund, focuses on current research in the science and practice of economic design.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Register for Civic Action Week: The Path to Joy and Liberation

Faculty, staff and students can participate Oct. 17-22.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt Homecoming 2022: Everything students need to know

This week’s celebration is for alumni — and students and the larger Pittsburgh community.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Alumni
  • Students
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Keep an eye out for the Love Your Crosswalk campaign

Scan the QR code stickers on the sidewalks around the Pittsburgh campus to test your pedestrian safety knowledge while you wait to cross.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
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A celebration of community at Pitt's Homewood CEC block party

Residents are encouraged to keep coming back: “It’s here. Utilize it.”

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Meshesha Make is bringing Amharic to Pitt students

His lectureship is one of a number of efforts to boost African studies at the University.

  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
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Benjamin Davies

From the rural corners of Pennsylvania to operating rooms in Rwanda, Ben Davies is committed to addressing inequities in health care. His varied research interests — studying treatment disparities in

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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Kyle Orwig received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

The Pitt professor will be honored for his contributions to the field during a ceremony in October.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt was named among the best employers for women by Forbes Magazine

The independent survey spotlights companies leading the way in efforts to support women inside and outside the workforce.

  • University News
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6 things to do in October

From Bradford birding to Hispanic Heritage Month events, there’s plenty to keep you busy as fall rolls in.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pitt-Bradford
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Looking at smiling faces extends the antidepressant effects of ketamine

Pitt psychiatrist Rebecca Price writes about her new study, which supports the idea that the drug opens a “window of opportunity” for patients with depression to improve their self-worth.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
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Want to feel less stressed? Take a tour of Pitt’s trees.

Pitt’s tree-planting efforts support more than the environment — there are health benefits too. Here are five trees on the Pittsburgh campus that are worth a peep as the leaves begin to turn.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Hispanic Heritage Month resources at Pitt and in Pittsburgh

Join these Pitt groups, plus learn about community resources for those who have or are interested in Hispanic heritage.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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And the 2022 Spirit of Pitt Awards go to...

Recipients were honored during halftime at the homecoming football game.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Biologists named a newly discovered cell repair pathway after Pitt

The PITT pathway, described in a Nature paper by faculty members Jay Xiaojun Tan and Toren Finkel, fixes a part of the cell that recycles waste.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine