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Pitt Volunteer Efforts to Continue Throughout Summer

During this National Volunteer Week, we thank the hundreds of members of Pitt’s family who have been helping out during the pandemic. Their work is not over yet.

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Message From University of Pittsburgh Leadership Regarding the Chauvin Verdict

Nearly a year ago, the world was shocked by the brutal killing of George Floyd. The scene catalyzed a national discourse on inequity, injustice and the police and brought new attention to society’s

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Pitt volunteers in yellow shirts working together

There’s no stopping Pitt volunteers

Throughout the past year, students, faculty and staff have found creative ways to keep tutoring, gardening and donating to their communities. During National Volunteer Week, find out how you can join

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Virtual Games, Real Connections

The Pitt Global Ties game night connected domestic and international students across the country for an evening of fun and food.

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Two police officers in face masks talk to a person in a gray t-shirt and shorts

University of Pittsburgh Police Department joins peer intervention program

The Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement project is a national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies committed to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents

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From the University Times: Hill District CEC Prepares for Soft Opening

Join a tour of the 9,000-square-foot facility and learn about programs at the CEC in the Hill online or in person May 14-15. The newest Community Engagement Center is the result of years of

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Women in Computer Science Club Creates Space For Community

The club, open to students of all genders, aims to foster diversity in the field of computing through mentorship, advocacy and social events.

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Social Justice Curriculum Fair Inspires Educators

Nearly 200 attendees gathered virtually on April 7 to discuss weaving social justice into the K-12 curriculum. The event also featured poetry readings and live DJ sets between sessions.

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From Classroom to Lab to Community

Senior Jeremy Olin wanted the work for his computer science major to have a real-life impact, so he joined 412 Connect: a new project with a mission to promote and increase the visibility of Black

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Beyond Pronouns: Supporting Transgender Members of the Campus Community

Pitt’s Minoritized Orientation and Gender Identities Graduate and Professional Alliance (MOGI) convened a panel of transgender members of the University community to share their own experiences and

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Grad Students vs. Homelessness

Pitt grad students are using data skills and business analytics to reduce homelessness. Five teams will present their solutions in the Katz school’s Super Analytics Challenge finals on Friday, March

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Students Receive Impactful Mentorship Through New Program

The Innovative Mentoring and Professional Advancement Through Cultural Training (IMPACT) program is a multi-university effort to diversify audiology and speech-language pathology graduate schools—and

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  • Department of Communication Science and Disorders

‘Audacious’ Study Works to Ensure All Children Thrive

The Pittsburgh Study is shifting the typical power dynamic of community research to make sure that children are supported, healthy and thriving. Drop in on a conversation with the project’s creators

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Build Your Diversity Consciousness

A new anti-racism series helps students, faculty and staff have empowering, eye opening and uncomfortable conversations. Sign up by March 29.

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Pitt Community Responds to Violence Against Asian Americans

Members of the University of Pittsburgh community shared their responses to the recent spate of violence targeting Asians and Asian Americans. A recent report by Stop AAPI Hate found a nearly 150%

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Partnership Boosts Pitt Commons

Pitt joins the multi-institute Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunities that aims to ensure student success, partner with local communities and reimagine education. The mentoring and networking

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Johnson Institute Names 2021 Exemplary Leader Awardees

Gisele Barreto Fetterman and Leah Lizarondo, who have made their mark on the Pittsburgh community by working to address neighbors’ basic needs in sustainable ways, will be recognized in a virtual

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  • Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership

Updates From Wuhan

Former Pitt fellow and critical care doctor Zhiyong Peng spent nearly all his time at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University last year. Pittwire checked in to see how he’s doing today.

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  • Department of Critical Care Medicine
  • Covid-19

Nearly a Year

One year in, a look back at the Pitt people who sprang to action in the early days of the pandemic.

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Forum Highlights Scholarship and Partnership

Attendees of the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum gathered to elevate, celebrate and reflect on resilience in the face of obstacles and overcoming challenges.

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