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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.

  • University News
  • 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
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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
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ICYMI: A conversation on class, gender and fiction

Hear from Africana Studies’ Robin Brooks on her new book, “Class Interruptions.”

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
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See the University Art Gallery’s longest-running Black women’s exhibit

Quilts, photos, paintings and other artworks from 22 artists form the Women of Visions exhibit, which is on display through Feb. 25.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s first Black female assistant drum major marches with passion and persistence

De’Jovia Davis may have been raised in the South, but she discovered her home at Pitt Band.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt recognizes community members creating a more just, equitable and inclusive University

The University Art Gallery and Associate Professor Gina A. Garcia were honored this week for their work.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt vs. Michigan State is a win-win for this Pitt-Greensburg couple

Bill and Gayle Pamerleau, both long-time Pitt employees and Michigan State University alums, say they’re torn between the two teams facing off in the Peach Bowl.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Pitt-Greensburg
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Pittwire’s pictures of the year

Check out some of our favorite photos from the University of Pittsburgh in 2021.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus