The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

Kirsten L. Paine

Humanities Fellows Share Expertise with Cultural and History Organizations

The inaugural class of Pitt’s Public Humanities Fellowship Program spent much of summer 2017 assisting Pittsburgh-based organizations with research support — including delving into Civil War-era records.
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#GivingTuesday Illustrates Shift in Philanthropy

Young people are donating more money, time and gifts to charity as it becomes easier through social media and online campaigns like #GivingTuesday — the philanthropic response to the consumerist Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
a young woman holding bags of bread to donate

Food Recovery and Sustainability Efforts Set to Expand, Applauded in City Climate Plan

The City of Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan 3.0 lauds efforts made by Pitt’s Food Recovery Heroes. The student group collects surplus food from dining halls and local establishments to donate to organizations that feed the hungry.
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Pitt Make a Difference Day Marks a Decade of Service, Expands Beyond Pittsburgh Region

Over its 10 years, volunteers for Pitt Make a Difference Day have given 120,000 cumulative hours of service — and this year, it went national.
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Student Veterans Club Answers Call of Duty

Pitt Vets members reach out beyond the University campus to serve the community and region while also helping student veterans adjust to college life.