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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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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’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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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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Pitt earned an unprecedented 12 international studies awards from the U.S. Department of Education

All six of the University’s global and area centers won both National Resource Center grants and Foreign Language Area Studies fellowships totaling $11 million.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
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Pitt’s University Library System received its largest-ever grant in support of the August Wilson Archive

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation donated $1 million to finish the processing of the archive and bring it to the public.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
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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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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 Pitt theater professor is bringing more voices to the stage

Bria Walker’s recent production of “Emilia” featured three women of color playing the main role. It’s the latest example of her work to tell more people’s stories onstage.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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6 in-person shows to see in Pittsburgh this May

See a circus act, a Celtic magic show and more with Pitt’s Cheap Seats discount program for students, faculty and staff.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Arts and Humanities
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In honor of Audubon Day, check out Pitt’s collection of his prints

Pitt has one of the only sets of John James Audubon’s Birds of America series and was among the first to make them accessible in high resolution. Take a look.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
Recipients of the Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award

Introducing this year’s Bellet Teaching awardees

Jennifer Laaser, Dana Och and Ellen Smith in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences were nominated for excellence inside and outside of the classroom. See what makes them special.

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  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faculty
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Technology & Science
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Pitt’s Keisha N. Blain and Yona Harvey are 2022 Guggenheim Fellows

The historian and poet are among 180 recipients of the prestigious award.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Redditors hail to Pitt on r/place

Alum Ryan Lynch and hundreds of other users defended the Pitt logo during a massive online collaborative art project.

  • Technology & Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • School of Computing and Information
Burton Morris speaking at podium next to Cathedral artwork

Pop artist Burton Morris said he owes his life to the Cathedral of Learning. You can now see his painting of it in Hillman Library.

His parents met at Pitt in the ’50s. Last week, the Pittsburgh native unveiled his painting of the building that holds a special place in his heart.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Cathedral of Learning
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6 in-person shows to see in Pittsburgh this April

From Afropop to Pitt Stages plays, Pittwire previews upcoming performances you won’t want to miss.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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A writing workshop for LGBTQIA+ elders builds community and records history

In Our Own Write, a bi-weekly workshop hosted by Pitt’s Center for Creativity, forges connections through gratitude and loss.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Get ready for spring with Pitt Nationality Room tours

Psyanky eggs in Ukraine, tulips in Turkey: Learn how nine cultures celebrate the season during special tours March 18-19.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Our City/Our Campus
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See the ‘women in the windows’ at Heinz Chapel this March

Throughout Women’s History Month, anyone with a Pitt ID can attend a free tour of the chapel’s stained-glass windows featuring historical women.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Learn about Ukraine's resilience and its history with Russia through these 4 songs

One way to better understand a country's culture and past is through popular music, says Pitt professor and ethnomusicologist Adriana Helbig.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Ukraine