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6 things to do in October

From Bradford birding to Hispanic Heritage Month events, there’s plenty to keep you busy as fall rolls in.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pitt-Bradford
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Want to feel less stressed? Take a tour of Pitt’s trees.

Pitt’s tree-planting efforts support more than the environment — there are health benefits too. Here are five trees on the Pittsburgh campus that are worth a peep as the leaves begin to turn.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Resources to know for Hispanic Heritage Month

Join these Pitt groups, plus learn about community resources for those who have or are interested in Hispanic heritage.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Meet the 2022 Spirit of Pitt Award nominees

Vote for your favorites on Oct. 4-5. They’ll receive an award and $1,500 during the Oct. 8 Homecoming game.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Pitt Arrival 2022 in photos

From New Student Convocation to the annual Activities Fair, the Pittsburgh campus was abuzz during Welcome Week. See our favorite pictures.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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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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Pittsburgh’s ‘neighborly playground’ for neuroscience has new leadership

Pitt’s Julie Fiez and Carnegie Mellon’s Lori Holt will lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition into its next era of collaboration and curiosity.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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These free block parties will bring Oakland residents and students together

All neighbors — both short- and long-term — are invited to the September events featuring food, games, music and more.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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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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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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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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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