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How Pitt’s executive director of the engaged campus forges community connections

Jamie Ducar is helping Pitt be a responsive, effective and visible collaborator within its local communities.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Staff
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All about Pitt’s plan to go carbon neutral by 2037

The newly released Pitt Climate Action Plan spells out how investments in clean energy, transportation and efficiency will reduce the University’s carbon footprint to zero.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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32 faculty projects have earned Momentum Funds awards

The awards support both individual faculty members and large groups that are scaling up world-changing scholarly projects.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Faculty
  • Pitt-Bradford
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pride Week at Pitt returns

The Rainbow Alliance-sponsored events run March 20-26 and include a chance to hear from actor-activist Indya Moore.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Get ready for spring with Pitt Nationality Room tours

Psyanky eggs in Ukraine, tulips in Turkey: Learn how nine cultures celebrate the season during special tours March 18-19.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Middle schoolers learn creativity and collaboration through puppetry

A grant from Heather Henson, puppet artist and daughter of “The Muppets” creator Jim Henson, is bringing joy to Pitt's Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Education
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Pitt will name the indoor track at Victory Heights after Panthers legend Herb Douglas

The honor for the trailblazing alumnus and oldest living Olympic medalist was announced at his 100th birthday celebration March 12.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
  • School of Education
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Maureen Pastin named director of compensation in Pitt’s Office of Human Resources

The Pittsburgh native is an experienced compensation and human resources professional with more than 30 years of experience.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Notable Pitt women you should know this Women’s History Month

Learn about the lives of just a few of the incredible Pitt women whose path-forging work changed our past — and is shaping our tomorrow.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pitt earns Silver Bicycle Friendly University status

The League of American Bicyclists awards institutions that promote and enable safe, accessible bicycling on campus.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus

A new Pitt Cyber report shows how policymakers and the public can address bias in algorithms

Algorithms can reflect existing biases in data and our society and can accelerate and exacerbate harm, especially along racial and gender lines.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Community Engaged Scholarship Forum celebrates collaborations improving the Pittsburgh area

The forum featured 13 sessions, virtual lounges and networking spaces, and announced the winners of the Partnerships of Distinction Awards.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Support Ukraine at this March 4 fundraising event

Stop by the fundraising event from 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Pitt Global Hub on the first floor of Posvar Hall. Donations will be used to support the Ukrainian people.

  • Global
  • Our City/Our Campus
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See the ‘women in the windows’ at Heinz Chapel this March

Throughout Women’s History Month, anyone with a Pitt ID can attend a free tour of the chapel’s stained-glass windows featuring historical women.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards recognize exceptional Pitt faculty

Faculty members, as well as an entire office, were honored for going above and beyond in their contributions to the University and the world.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Faculty
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The University of Pittsburgh issues a statement of support for Ukraine

“We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and for the scholarly and research communities there,” wrote Ariel Armony, vice provost for global affairs.

  • Global
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Ukraine
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Learn about personal and campus safety on Feb. 28

The Spring Safety Fair will feature fun and informative demonstrations, plus a chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods Pro.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
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New student CEOs take charge of campus coffee shops

The business students who run Pitt's Saxbys locations get real-world leadership experience and keep the coffee flowing.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
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Go behind the scenes at Pitt's teaching greenhouse, where it's never winter

Perched atop Langley Hall, this space for biologists and botanists boasts all sorts of living treasures.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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4 stories about Pitt’s vaccine legacy, 68 years after the first public polio shots

Arsenal Elementary School students in Pittsburgh rolled up their sleeves for Jonas Salk's polio vaccine on Feb. 23, 1954.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus