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Pitt Arrival 2022 in photos

From New Student Convocation to the annual Activities Fair, the Pittsburgh campus was abuzz during Welcome Week. See our favorite pictures.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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7 things to do in the ’Burgh this September

There’s plenty to keep you busy, including block parties, film screenings and a Chinese cultural festival.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pittsburgh’s ‘neighborly playground’ for neuroscience has new leadership

Pitt’s Julie Fiez and Carnegie Mellon’s Lori Holt will lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition into its next era of collaboration and curiosity.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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These free block parties will bring Oakland residents and students together

All neighbors — both short- and long-term — are invited to the September events featuring food, games, music and more.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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A beginner’s guide to becoming a Pitt fan

Whether you’re new to Pitt or a proud parent, here are the athletics traditions you need to know.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
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Pitt and ElevateBio are partnering to bring cell and gene therapy manufacturing to Pittsburgh

With a 30-year agreement, the biotech company will be the first tenant at Pitt BioForge on Hazelwood Green.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Lantern Night explained

Pitt’s oldest tradition turns 102 this year — learn more about the rite of passage and how it’s changed over time.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Alumni
  • Students
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Your 2022 guide to dining on the Pittsburgh campus

Highlights include new SodaStream machines and an improved employee dining program.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
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A brief history of the Backyard Brawl

Pitt football is set to play West Virginia University for the first time since 2011. Brush up on the long-standing rivalry ahead of the Sept. 1 game.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
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Pitt’s Hillside Area Development was recognized for its innovative design

The project is transforming a challenging hillside into a unifying connector on campus.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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The University of Pittsburgh is a top college for LGBTQIA+ students

Best Colleges recognized Pitt's gender-inclusive housing, comprehensive resources and integration of LGBTQIA+ students in Greek Life.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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The Community Engagement Center in Homewood has a new director

Homewood resident and educator Michelle Stewart plans to further strengthen collaborations between the community and University partners.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Memorable moments from the 2022 Diversity Forum

The four-day event sparked learning, conversations and connections. Here’s a recap.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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5 free things to do in Pittsburgh this August

From salsa dancing to stargazing, we’ve got you covered for budget-friendly fun.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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MLB, USA Softball and kids alike use a Pitt inventor’s smart bats and balls

Diamond Kinetics, founded by a Pitt professor and alumnus, creates sensors and other tech to help players analyze their game.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • College of Business Administration
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Meet the University’s only female motorcycle officer

In addition to cruising campus, Sgt. Jessica Urban coordinates Pitt Police’s participation in the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania and serves as a field training officer.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood 91 will be home to futuristic manufacturing

A recent event at the Neighborhood 91 campus brought together the regional defense manufacturing community and showed the promise of 3D printing for industry.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Here’s what Pitt is doing to spend more money with diverse businesses

Meet Jennifer Barnes, Pitt’s supplier diversity and sustainability coordinator who’s helping Pennsylvania businesses thrive at Pitt.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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6 ways to get outside this July

There’s plenty to do this month, including baseball games, the return of Picklesburgh, and movies in the park.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Go behind the scenes of the Pitt Nationality Room that portrays colonial life in America

Get a closer look at how English colonists lived before the founding of the United States of America.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Nationality Rooms Program and Intercultural Exchange