Announcements

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University Store on Fifth Updates Spring 2021 Course Material Deadlines

Students and their families receive free shipping on course materials and school supplies through Feb. 5, and the return policy deadline has been extended to Feb. 28.

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Applications Open for Staff Council Book Fund Award

Staff Council is accepting applications for its Endowed Book Fund Awards; the deadline is Monday, Jan. 25.

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Functionality for Specifying Gender Pronouns in Canvas Now Available

Students, faculty and staff now have the option to specify their gender pronouns within Canvas. Pronouns display alongside an individual’s username on select pages within Canvas.

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Public Comments Sought for Temporary Signage Policy

Pitt students, faculty and staff can participate in reviewing draft policy and providing feedback during the comment period.

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Pittwire Live: Your Resource for Virtual Events

Though COVID-19 still keeps us apart, the University offers plenty of virtual opportunities to learn, interact and play together.

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Last Chance to Register for the United Way Virtual Trivia Bowl

There’s still time to sign up for the Pittsburgh City Game, which will see Pitt faculty and staff face off against Duquesne University in a bracket-style tournament fundraiser for the United Way. Faculty or staff teams must register by Jan. 20.

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Pitt Jazz Presents "The Honest Struggle: Living as a Target"

The film “The Honest Struggle," which tells the story of Sadiq Davis, a Muslim convert who re-enters society in the Southside of Chicago after 25 years of incarceration to face the same streets that ruined his life, will be streamed live on Feb 4.

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Learn About the Past, Present and Future of Women in Law in Africa

Please join Honorable Ari Tobi-Aiyemo, a retired magistrate-judge from Nigeria, in a conversation that will focus on the pre-colonial post-colonial experiences of African women in law, from a jurisprudential viewpoint.

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Randall Family Big Idea Competition: Accepting Applications

The Randall Family Big Idea Competition is one of the region’s largest student startup pitch competitions with the goal of fostering Pitt’s growing culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. 

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Quest COVID-19 Test Update

We are aware Quest is experiencing technical difficulties and apologize for the inconvenience. Please wait to register for a test. We will post an update when the issue is resolved.

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Second Step: Developing a Business Plan

Learn all you need to know about operational and production planning, conducting market research and creating financial spreadsheets to attract funding for your business.

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2021 Pitt to You Student Ambassador Applications Now Open

The Pitt to You program is looking for 10-15 sophomore and junior Pitt students to welcome and mentor incoming first-year students from East Asia.

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Manners Awards Open for Letters of Intent

The Stephen D. Manners Faculty Development Award grants are intended to support pilot research that has the potential to lead to larger, externally funded projects of interest to local and national foundations or state and federal agencies.

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Proctoring Center Registration Opens

The partnership with Carnegie Mellon University launched in response to feedback from faculty and staff who have requested additional flexibility and support for their school-aged children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Collaborate to Develop Better Technology Solutions for Clinical Care

Discover how HIM professionals work with clinicians to customize solutions to meet the needs of the patient and the requirements of the clinician.

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Submit to The Spirit of Inclusion: A Celebration of Cultural Traditions by Jan. 15

The Spirit of Inclusion is designed to showcase holiday traditions through creative work. Any form of art is accepted for the virtual gallery.

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Irvis Hall Walkway Closure Effective Jan. 8

The pedestrian walkway on the south side of Irvis Hall will be temporarily closed through Feb. 5, 2021, as part of the Hillside Restoration and Enabling Project.

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Building Access Enhancements Launched This Week

Business and Operations rolled out streamlined features for the Authority to Operate (ATO) system on Jan. 4, including a simplified access request process and enhanced email confirmations. 

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Resources for Teaching: Syllabus Checklist

The University Center for Teaching and Learning has shared a syllabus checklist that includes guidance on format, required and suggested syllabus statements, Flex @ Pitt considerations and more.

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First Step: Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

Begin exploring the size of your market and what marketing tools you’ll need to attract customers, learn about business structures, access helpful resources, learn about available funding options and understand what you need to formally establish your business.