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From the Pitt Police to Our Community

The University of Pittsburgh Police Department values the voices in our community that have called for police reforms, accountability and open communication. To that end, we want to provide an update

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Statements from Pitt Leaders on Racial Justice and George Floyd

Leaders from around the University released statements about the death of George Floyd and in support of Pitt’s commitment to racial justice.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Highlights from “I Can’t Breathe” Town Hall

A wide-ranging conversation about racism, policing and fear drew more than 1,600 viewers to the latest installment of Pitt’s “This is Not Normal” town hall series, sponsored by the offices of

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Remembering Larry Kramer

We join the world in mourning the loss of Larry Kramer—a powerful advocate for those with HIV/AIDS, a writer and a pioneer in so many ways, including organ transplantation for HIV positive people

  • Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Sharing Our Connections

Interested in volunteering your time or making a connection in the Pittsburgh community? Use Pitt’s Engagement and Outreach Map to locate organizations and learn what connections have already been

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  • Covid-19

More Than a Photo: Preserving Family Stories

There are many ways to tell a family story: through your grandma's recipes, a poem about your favorite aunt, or a video produced at the lake where you learned to fish. Join a Year of Creativity

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Justin LeWinter in a blue face mask standing next to a truck and a pile of cardboard boxes

How a simple weekly phone call delivered more than 100 meals to families

In Pittsburgh’s Hill District, local organizations are connecting through weekly phone calls to help people and businesses in need. From delivering lunch boxes to a mask donation program, the spirit

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Children’s Book Helps Explain COVID-19

The pandemic can be difficult for kids to understand—two medical students, one on a research year at Pitt, have written an illustrated book to help.

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  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Acts of Kindness: Pandemic Service Initiative Engages Pitt Community

More than 600 Pitt community members have volunteered throughout the pandemic, demonstrating they are the helpers Fred Rogers said to look for in tough times.

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Making Data Lemonade

A Pitt-sponsored effort is keeping area high schoolers engaged while social distancing by giving them a taste of real-world data science projects focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Find Yourself in the Living Panther

In 1920, around 5,000 students gathered together to form a "Living Panther." One hundred years later, the Pitt community helped us recreate the show of solidarity virtually. Zoom in to find yourself

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The Missing Link: Mental Health Experts Connect Students with Resources

For parents of children battling mental illness, the pandemic has created a new set of challenges. Mental health experts with a School of Education program are providing around-the-clock support.

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Celebrate National Nurses Day

Now more than ever we are so grateful for the work being done by nurses everywhere. Join us in celebrating #NationalNursesDay on Twitter (@PittTweet) and head to our Instagram Story (@PittOfficial) to

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The Feeling’s Mutual

From the very beginning of the pandemic, Pitt students jumped into action to support communities on and off campus through a group called Pitt Mutual Aid.

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Heinz Fellows Stay Connected with Mentees to Finish School Year

Pitt’s 14 Heinz Fellows are providing something in short supply nowadays: consistency for kids. The fellows have been serving as role models and mentors to elementary, middle and high school students

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  • Center for Urban Education
Colorful flowers and grass with Cathedral of Learning in background

10 tips for celebrating Earth Day at home

“Earth Day is every day,” says Aurora Sharrard, University of Pittsburgh sustainability director. But it doesn’t hurt to do something special on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. See what she

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Illustrated Guide Makes COVID-19 Information More Accessible

The symptoms, treatment and other medical information about the novel coronavirus can be difficult for some people to understand. Six Pitt Med students led the production of an illustrated guide

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  • Department of Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases

HealthyCHILD Program Bridges Resource Gap For Schools, Families at Home

During the pandemic, a team of experts in early childhood development, social-emotional learning and mental health have expanded resources for parents like Hausaan and Kimberlee (EDUC ’13) Burton, who

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Speak Out

Timothy Grebeck (EDUC ’19) has a message to share about life with an autism spectrum disorder. He's taking it to audiences in boardrooms, classrooms and beyond.

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2020 Census Counting on Everyone’s Help Amid Challenges

Robert Gradeck from the University Center for Social and Urban Research discusses the challenges the 2020 U.S. Census faces and what Pitt students can do to help.

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