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Pitt’s first Indigenous Cultural Festival kicks off Sept. 19

The weeklong collaboration with the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will welcome past and present Indigenous University community members and educate newcomers on Native cultures.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt geologists mapped how metal pollutants have traveled across the city

A new study shows where industry and weather dropped metals like lead and cadmium in Pittsburgh soils.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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5 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Pittsburgh

From a night of salsa music to a lively street festival, here are just some of the activities commemorating the month at Pitt and beyond.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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One way to help college students get enough sleep — pay them to go to bed

When Pitt economist Osea Giuntella offered students just $30 per week to sleep longer, they did — and the results persisted past the study period. Here’s what that could mean for other habits.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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The Big Idea Center is opening in the heart of Oakland

Students, alumni and friends are invited to a Sept. 16 grand opening ceremony to meet entrepreneurs in residence and learn about upcoming programs.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Celebrate Africa brings together guests from the continent with Pitt community on Sept. 16-17

The first-ever event — part conference and part celebration — will include lectures, roundtables, performances, crafts and a food market.

  • Global
  • University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
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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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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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Pitt business and computer science jumped in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings

The University also ranked No. 39 for undergraduate research and No. 23 among public universities in the U.S.

  • University News
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Pitt researchers are leading the way toward a Google Maps of cells

By using the city’s supercomputing superpowers, their goal is to develop a global atlas of healthy cells in the human body that any researchers can access.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
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The School of Public Health named two new department chairs

Mary Hawk and Yan Ma will lead the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and the Department of Biostatistics, respectively.

  • University News
  • School of Public Health
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9 essential apps for Pittsburgh campus students

Stay on top of your classwork, order food and keep yourself safe with these downloads.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt and UPMC Enterprises partner to accelerate research commercialization and build Pittsburgh’s life sciences economy

Pitt investigators studying women’s health, autoimmune disease and rare neurological diseases can get up to $1 million per year for up to two years through a new partnership.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt affiliates dominate Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list

13 students, alumni and staff made the cut.

  • University News
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Nominations for top faculty honors are due Oct. 14

The call for Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards is now open, as is the call for the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring.

  • University News
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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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Pitt awarded $2.2 million to expand jobs and business opportunities in robotics and AI

Distributed through the American Rescue Plan, the grants will support programs to help Pennsylvanians thrive in today’s economy.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Computing and Information
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Become a more confident cyclist during Pitt’s Bike to Campus Week

From fix-it stations to free rides, the Pittsburgh campus has everything you need to bike around town. Learn more about urban cycling during Sept. 12-16 events.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
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Katz School’s Executive MBA program lands highest-ever ranking from Poets & Quants

Pitt is No. 18 nationwide and No. 6 among public university programs in the 2022-23 ranking.

  • University News
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
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A Pitt psychiatry team studying suicide earned a $16.2 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Mental Health

The ETUDES Center will use the funds to combat adolescent suicide with a focus on Black and Hispanic youth.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine