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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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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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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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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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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.”

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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.

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  • Pitt-Bradford
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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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Resources to know for Hispanic Heritage Month

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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Meet the 2022 Spirit of Pitt Award nominees

Vote for your favorites on Oct. 4-5. They’ll receive an award and $1,500 during the Oct. 8 Homecoming game.

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Get to know the Homewood Community Engagement Center at a Sept. 24 block party

Food, music, art and more await at the free event, which celebrates the next phase of the center’s development.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Life science incubator established by Pitt receives $14.7 million from Pennsylvania

LifeX Greenhouse will use the award to fund life science companies in Western Pennsylvania.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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A home for scholars studying Latin America has opened in Pittsburgh

The new Latin American Cultural Center and Museum houses art, programming and 20,000 years’ worth of history. Here’s how Pitt people and the community made it happen.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Center for Latin American Studies
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s first Indigenous Cultural Festival kicks off Sept. 19

The weeklong collaboration with the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will welcome past and present Indigenous University community members and educate newcomers on Native cultures.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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5 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Pittsburgh

From a night of salsa music to a lively street festival, here are just some of the activities commemorating the month at Pitt and beyond.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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The Big Idea Center is opening in the heart of Oakland

Students, alumni and friends are invited to a Sept. 16 grand opening ceremony to meet entrepreneurs in residence and learn about upcoming programs.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt and UPMC Enterprises partner to accelerate research commercialization and build Pittsburgh’s life sciences economy

Pitt investigators studying women’s health, autoimmune disease and rare neurological diseases can get up to $1 million per year for up to two years through a new partnership.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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9 essential apps for Pittsburgh campus students

Stay on top of your classwork, order food and keep yourself safe with these downloads.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt awarded $2.2 million to expand jobs and business opportunities in robotics and AI

Distributed through the American Rescue Plan, the grants will support programs to help Pennsylvanians thrive in today’s economy.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Computing and Information
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Become a more confident cyclist during Pitt’s Bike to Campus Week

From fix-it stations to free rides, the Pittsburgh campus has everything you need to bike around town. Learn more about urban cycling during Sept. 12-16 events.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability