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The University of Pittsburgh is a top college for LGBTQIA+ students

Best Colleges recognized Pitt's gender-inclusive housing, comprehensive resources and integration of LGBTQIA+ students in Greek Life.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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The Community Engagement Center in Homewood has a new director

Homewood resident and educator Michelle Stewart plans to further strengthen collaborations between the community and University partners.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Memorable moments from the 2022 Diversity Forum

The four-day event sparked learning, conversations and connections. Here’s a recap.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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5 free things to do in Pittsburgh this August

From salsa dancing to stargazing, we’ve got you covered for budget-friendly fun.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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MLB, USA Softball and kids alike use a Pitt inventor’s smart bats and balls

Diamond Kinetics, founded by a Pitt professor and alumnus, creates sensors and other tech to help players analyze their game.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • College of Business Administration
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Meet the University’s only female motorcycle officer

In addition to cruising campus, Sgt. Jessica Urban coordinates Pitt Police’s participation in the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania and serves as a field training officer.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pittsburgh’s Neighborhood 91 will be home to futuristic manufacturing

A recent event at the Neighborhood 91 campus brought together the regional defense manufacturing community and showed the promise of 3D printing for industry.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Here’s what Pitt is doing to spend more money with diverse businesses

Meet Jennifer Barnes, Pitt’s supplier diversity and sustainability coordinator who’s helping Pennsylvania businesses thrive at Pitt.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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6 ways to get outside this July

There’s plenty to do this month, including baseball games, the return of Picklesburgh, and movies in the park.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Go behind the scenes of the Pitt Nationality Room that portrays colonial life in America

Get a closer look at how English colonists lived before the founding of the United States of America.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Nationality Rooms Program and Intercultural Exchange
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5 Juneteenth events to check out this weekend

From music to markets, here’s how to observe the holiday in Pittsburgh.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Community members celebrate University partnerships in the Hill District

A recent gathering highlighted the promises that Pitt’s made and kept to the neighborhood, from vaccine clinics to science demonstrations for kids.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Cathedral peregrine falcon chicks given bands and clean bills of health

For the first time since 2019, biologists, birders and staff from the National Aviary, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pitt worked together to band the young peregrines.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Cathedral of Learning
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6 budget-friendly things to do in Pittsburgh this June

Embrace the summer season with Pride festivals, an August Wilson play and jazz performances.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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This mother-daughter artistic duo wants to diversify Oakland’s business district

Christine and Brigette Bethea of Argyle Studio and ULEADx are pairing with Pitt people to give artists and leaders a leg up in Pittsburgh.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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How the Plan for Pitt puts sustainability into practice

Sustainability is one of the University’s six core values. This Q&A explains what that actually means.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
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Keep your mind sharp this summer with curated library guides from Pitt

Pitt experts and librarians have developed dozens of LibGuides to help you understand everything from Russian history to queer horror.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt opens a cutting-edge biomedical research hub at The Assembly

The Pittsburgh space will serve as an epicenter of innovation in life sciences for Pitt researchers, entrepreneurs and established companies.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Medicine
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When Pitt students move out, Clutter for a Cause finds a new life for stuff that’s left behind

The annual program diverts usable and quality items to reuse and recycle instead of landfills, and it also helps students be good neighbors.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Citizens Police Academy gives ‘intense’ look at officer training

Participants had to make split-second decisions in a 180-degree simulator, among other activities that helped them better understand the challenges officers face.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus