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Civic Action Week gets students, faculty and staff out in the city

The second annual week of events prompted the Pitt community not just to volunteer, but to engage with bigger questions around civic responsibility and organizing.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Festival showcases Latin American and Caribbean cultures

Food, fun and feather headdresses made for a vibrant scene outside the William Pitt Union during the Center for Latin American Studies’ annual festival, held at Pitt since 1979. See the photos.

  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Center for Latin American Studies
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Facilities apprenticeship program brings new levels of Hill District community partnership and collaboration

The new program is providing meaningful career opportunities for residents like Lemel Alexander.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Campus Sustainability Month is bringing green events to Pitt

Take a mini-course, listen to a talk on environmental justice or attend a virtual sustainability conference. Find ways to get engaged with sustainability on and off campus.

  • Community Impact
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Our City/Our Campus
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See some of the major renovations on campus

Remodeling across the Pittsburgh campus has brightened buildings, improved safety and modernized building infrastructure. Check out photos of the spaces.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pitt-Bradford
  • Pitt-Greensburg
  • Pittsburgh Campus
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Scenes from Homecoming 2021

The Panthers scored big to win against the University of New Hampshire in Saturday’s game, capping off a week of scavenger hunts, giveaways, reunions and Pitt spirit. See photos from all the

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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On Sept. 21, be a good neighbor

Join the Oakland community at Pitt's final Be a Good Neighbor Block Party from 5-7 p.m. at The Corner.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Homecoming is for students, too

Happy Homecoming, Panthers! The Sept. 20-25 activities aren’t just for football fans and alums: a host of in-person events are scheduled for students, too.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Alumni
  • Students
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Next week: bike to campus!

On Sept. 20-24, join students, faculty and staff for a mix of in-person and virtual events designed to encourage bike commuting.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
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What you need to know about HVAC on campus

Indoor air quality matters now more than ever. Here’s how the Office of Facilities Management is keeping the air safe in Pitt buildings.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Covid-19
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Home installations are underway for a community Wi-Fi pilot

A program between Pitt and Every1online that’s bringing Wi-Fi to local families in need is expanding. Residents of New Kensington and Homewood are encouraged to apply.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Block party series brings together Oakland residents

Pitt students and their South Oakland neighbors bonded over tacos and prizes at the first of four summer events.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Campus flu shot clinics begin next week

The Pittsburgh campus will host free flu shot clinics beginning on Sept. 15. Bradford and Johnstown clinics begin on Oct. 12 and Sept. 22, respectively.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Get (re)involved on campus

Make the most of your college experience: Here are eight ways to get involved, suggested by a fellow student.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
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Pitt Football receives $20 million gift from alumnus

The head coaching position at Pitt will be permanently named the Chris Bickell ’97 Head Football Coach.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Here’s the Plan (for Pitt): Q&A

Why do we have a strategic plan? What’s different about the new one? And now that we have one — what happens? The Plan for Pitt’s strategic planners answer these questions and more.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Excitement for new West Wing rises with beam

With the final steel beam in place the West Wing addition to Alan Magee Scaife Hall moves one step closer to completion.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
Lanterns with Pitt ribbons

Lantern Night: Good to Glow

Pitt’s oldest tradition marked its 101st year with an inclusive ceremony that lit up the night.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
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Cathedral lawn art exhibit to put Black lives in focus

Art panels along Alumni Walk will showcase work from 17 artists from the University community, including regional artists. It will be on display in Oakland for two weeks.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Photos: Welcome Week 2021

More than 100 events — both in-person and virtual — were staged last week to welcome new first-year, transfer and commuter students to campus for the start of a new academic year.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students