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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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Q&A: This Pitt professor’s new novel explores identity, immigration and bureaucracy

Angie Cruz’s “How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water” tells the story of a “God-awful” middle-aged heroine looking for work. Join Cruz at a Sept. 13 book launch event.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Music’s Eric Moe won a commission from the Barlow Endowment

He will write a 20-minute work for an ensemble featuring flute, clarinet, cello, piano and percussion instruments.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s Humanities Engage program is re-imagining doctoral education

The program’s fellows are putting their research into practice from Pittsburgh to Accra. Learn more about their work at a Sept. 13-14 symposium.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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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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Pitt earned an unprecedented 12 international studies awards from the U.S. Department of Education

All six of the University’s global and area centers won both National Resource Center grants and Foreign Language Area Studies fellowships totaling $11 million.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
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3 faculty members at Pitt-Greensburg received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant

Pilar Herr, William Campbell and Elizabeth Contreras are co-PIs on the Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations Planning Grant.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Pitt-Greensburg
  • Global
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Lesley Rains joined the University of Pittsburgh Press as its publicity manager

She brings a wealth of academic and bookselling experience to the role.

  • Arts and Humanities
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Pitt’s University Library System received its largest-ever grant in support of the August Wilson Archive

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation donated $1 million to finish the processing of the archive and bring it to the public.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
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See the winners of the 2022 Art of Diversity Showcase

These visual, written and performance artists were chosen out of nearly 80 submissions and won cash prizes.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt hosted the first Transnational Dialogues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Summer Institute

Scholars from across the country gathered to deepen their understanding of blackness in Latin America, the Caribbean and diasporic populations in the U.S.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
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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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Submit to the Art of Diversity Showcase by July 8

Anyone may submit creative works to the competition. Winners will be announced during the Diversity Forum, July 25-28.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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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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This Pitt theater professor is bringing more voices to the stage

Bria Walker’s recent production of “Emilia” featured three women of color playing the main role. It’s the latest example of her work to tell more people’s stories onstage.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Watch rarely screened Ukrainian films at Pitt

This year’s New East Cinema Symposium will focus on the impact of political repression on Ukrainian cinema.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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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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Alumna to host in-person launch of debut novel in Pittsburgh

Ashleigh Bell Pedersen (A&S '09G) will discuss “The Crocodile Bride” at White Whale Bookstore.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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2 Pitt doctoral students named 2022 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows

Each fellow will receive $43,000 to support the final year of dissertation research and writing.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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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