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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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University Club event celebrates Pittsburgh Public Schools’ top students

19 valedictorians and salutatorians from the district are headed to Pitt in the fall.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
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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 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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6 budget-friendly things to do in Pittsburgh this June

Embrace the summer season with Pride festivals, an August Wilson play and jazz performances.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Cathedral peregrine falcon chicks given bands and clean bills of health

For the first time since 2019, biologists, birders and staff from the National Aviary, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pitt worked together to band the young peregrines.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Cathedral of Learning
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This mother-daughter artistic duo wants to diversify Oakland’s business district

Christine and Brigette Bethea of Argyle Studio and ULEADx are pairing with Pitt people to give artists and leaders a leg up in Pittsburgh.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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How the Plan for Pitt puts sustainability into practice

Sustainability is one of the University’s six core values. This Q&A explains what that actually means.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
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Register now for Pitt’s 2022 Diversity Forum

The July 25-28 virtual event’s theme is “Rewiring Our Systems: Transforming the Intersections of Inequity.” Registration is free and open to the public.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The Chancellor’s Annual Staff and Faculty Appreciation Picnic is back

On June 3, enjoy free lunch, games, raffles and more. Register by May 27 to be eligible for prizes.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Faculty
  • Staff
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Keep your mind sharp this summer with curated library guides from Pitt

Pitt experts and librarians have developed dozens of LibGuides to help you understand everything from Russian history to queer horror.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Citizens Police Academy gives ‘intense’ look at officer training

Participants had to make split-second decisions in a 180-degree simulator, among other activities that helped them better understand the challenges officers face.

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  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt opens a cutting-edge biomedical research hub at The Assembly

The Pittsburgh space will serve as an epicenter of innovation in life sciences for Pitt researchers, entrepreneurs and established companies.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Medicine
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When Pitt students move out, Clutter for a Cause finds a new life for stuff that’s left behind

The annual program diverts usable and quality items to reuse and recycle instead of landfills, and it also helps students be good neighbors.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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2022-23 will be the Year of Emotional Well-Being at Pitt

Jay Darr and Jamie Zelazny will lead the yearlong efforts, which will support research and reflection on what it means to live a good life.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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6 in-person shows to see in Pittsburgh this May

See a circus act, a Celtic magic show and more with Pitt’s Cheap Seats discount program for students, faculty and staff.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Arts and Humanities
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'Gentle soul' Dorsey Wheeler posthumously named inaugural Friend of Public Safety

Vice Chancellor Ted Fritz named Dorsey Wheeler the inaugural Friend of Public Safety, an annual award for those whose contributions and impact go unheralded but not unnoticed.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Staff
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Meet the 2022 Pitt Sustainability Award winners

Started in 2015, the awards honor members of the Pitt community working for a greener University.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
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In honor of Audubon Day, check out Pitt’s collection of his prints

Pitt has one of the only sets of John James Audubon’s Birds of America series and was among the first to make them accessible in high resolution. Take a look.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Melony A. Sacopulos joins Pitt as associate vice chancellor for capital financial management

She will play a vital role in capital projects and real estate initiatives, working closely with the CFO’s Office to help advance the Campus Master Plan.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus