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A beginner’s guide to becoming a Pitt fan

Whether you’re new to Pitt or a proud parent, here are the athletics traditions you need to know.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
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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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Pitt and ElevateBio are partnering to bring cell and gene therapy manufacturing to Pittsburgh

With a 30-year agreement, the biotech company will be the first tenant at Pitt BioForge on Hazelwood Green.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Install the most recent version of Zoom now

Pitt IT asks that all members of the University community update their Zoom desktop client and app. Beginning Nov. 5, quarterly updates will be required for all users.

  • University News
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Marnie Oakley will serve as interim dean of the School of Dental Medicine

Oakley (DEN ’92) has a long history of leadership at Pitt and beyond.

  • University News
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Apply or nominate someone for the Spirit of Pitt award by Sept. 6

Juniors and seniors in good academic standing are eligible. The two students who receive the most votes will win an award and $1,500 in resource funds.

  • University News
  • Students
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Christine Kasper named the new dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

She joins Pitt from the University of New Mexico and was previously a senior executive in the Office of Nursing Services at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • University News
  • School of Nursing
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This new chip could lead to faster, more secure AI

Developed by a team including a Pitt engineering professor, the technology performs calculations locally instead of relying on the cloud.

  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pitt’s College in High School program received accreditation

It’s one of just two programs to earn the designation in Pennsylvania. Participating students earn academic credit at the high school and college level.

  • Community Impact
  • Teaching & Learning
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In-state students will benefit from additional commonwealth funding

Pitt will distribute 100% of the one-time COVID-19 relief funding recently granted by Gov. Wolf to in-state students who are enrolled this fall.

  • University News
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Students
  • Pitt-Bradford
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Lantern Night explained

Pitt’s oldest tradition turns 102 this year — learn more about the rite of passage and how it’s changed over time.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Alumni
  • Students
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Check out these brand-new academic offerings at Pitt

Perfect your fall schedule with these new courses, certificates and programs, from a new public health degree to classes on AI ethics, reparations and the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Teaching & Learning
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School of Education volunteers helped out at a summer day camp for children impacted by cancer

The day camp offers a place of connection for kids impacted by cancer.

  • Community Impact
  • School of Education
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Pitt-Johnstown is now a certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

The certification recognizes organizations that demonstrate leadership and commitment in areas such as environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management and resource management.

  • Pitt-Johnstown
  • Sustainability
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Your 2022 guide to dining on the Pittsburgh campus

Highlights include new SodaStream machines and an improved employee dining program.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
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Carrie Leana won a societal impact award for her work tackling poverty and inequality

The award committee described her interdisciplinary work as scientifically credible and useful to society.

  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Medicine
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A brief history of the Backyard Brawl

Pitt football is set to play West Virginia University for the first time since 2011. Brush up on the long-standing rivalry ahead of the Sept. 1 game.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
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This Pitt project supports economic development in Fayette County and beyond

As part of the Appalachian Teaching Project, Pitt researchers and students help towns in the region leverage what makes them unique in order to thrive.

  • Community Impact
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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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Go ‘All In’ for Pitt students Aug. 21-27

The ACC-led All in for Students effort seeks to raise funds for student programs, initiatives and organizations.

  • University News
  • Students