Announcements

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University Creates Voluntary Early Retirement Program for Represented Employees

Eligibility is limited to represented (union-eligible) employees who have served a minimum of 10 consecutive years of full-time service at the University and who have reached age 59 by Sept. 1, 2020. Learn more about the program.

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Health Sciences Graduate Programs and Career Paths: The Perspectives of Black Faculty

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 5-6 p.m., Black faculty members will share insights on their own career paths and the graduate and professional programs their different schools offer at Pitt.

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Voting Questions Answered

With Nov. 3 just days away, many people still have questions on how, where and whether they can vote. Get information on issues such as voting while in isolation or quarantine, voting in person and casting a mail-in ballot.

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Falk Laboratory School Holding Virtual Open Houses

Join Falk Laboratory School for a virtual open house on Saturday, Nov.14, 2020, and Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020.

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Reminder: Submit Community Engaged Scholarship Forum Proposals and Award Nominations

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit workshop proposals and nominate partnerships and peers for awards for the 2021 Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, "Progress Through Partnerships: Advancing Community Resilience," by Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. 

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GSPIA to Host Virtual Event on the Military, Politics and the Upcoming Election

The Wednesday, Oct. 28, event will feature a panel of civil-military experts discussing how the military’s reputation for being politically neutral is being challenged during the current election cycle.

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University Extends Winter Recess

The University is extending the Winter Recess period to begin on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, providing three additional paid holidays to the calendar. The change was made in appreciation for “the extraordinary efforts of our faculty and staff and to keep our community safe,” said David N. DeJong in the announcement yesterday.

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Shelter-in-Place Guidance for End-of-Term Travel

The COVID-19 Medical Response Office issued guidance for Pitt students as they prepare to leave campuses at the end of the fall term. Pitt’s experts are advising students to shelter-in-place for 14 days total, with the first 10 days on campus to minimize exposure to the virus in the days leading up to a departure.

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Monarchy is Having a Moment. Take "Kings & Queens" to Find Out Why

FR0070 draws on and interrogates our ongoing fascination with kings and queens to study the construction, representation and undoing of monarchy in France and French-speaking world regions.

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Win Free Pizza from Pizza Caliente

Go pick up a physical Pitt News newspaper from one of our stands and test your luck to see if you find a golden ticket. If you find a golden ticket you will win free pizza from Pizza Caliente.

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Mask Up! Decorating Competition

Celebrate this spooky season with Student Health Service’s weeklong Halloween mask-making competition. Students can win prizes and OCC credit.

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Experts Leading Charge for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting two panel discussions on Oct. 28 and 29, focusing on the accomplishments of and opportunities for people with disabilities in the workplace.

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Pittsburgh Campus Polling Locations on Election Day: What to Expect

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, people across the country will be casting their ballots and students, faculty and staff at the University are encouraged to make sure their vote is counted. The Pittsburgh campus is home to several on-campus polling locations, and to accommodate safe and lawful voting on Election Day, additional health and safety measures will be implemented at and around these sites.

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Submit Your Short Video to the One-Minute Film Festival

The Center for Creativity encourages everyone in the Pitt community to break out their digital cameras and phones, record their ideas and send their minute-long videos for inclusion in the gallery.

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Year of Engagement Social Media Challenge Winners

Participants whose tweets received the most likes received a daily prize. Additionally, three overall grand prizes of $1,000 were awarded. See who won. 

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Pitt-Bradford Moves to Elevated Risk Posture 

In response to an increase in cases on campus, the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford campus will move to the Elevated Risk operational posture, effective Oct. 21.

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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Offers Researchers Early Use of Bridges-2

Researchers can apply to become early users of Bridges-2, the newest generation of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s Bridges supercomputer computational research platform. The deadline is Oct. 30.

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Let's Talk Africa COVID-19: Impact on University Partnerships Across the World

Join the African Studies Program for a speaker event Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

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Silencing the Stories from the Arthur G. Dozier School For Boys Seminar on Oct. 23

The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences' Department of Africana Studies presents Silencing Their Stories: The Politics of Memory and Race in the Public Memorialization of a State Reform School.

Pitt Public Health Virtual Open House

Join us virtually on Friday, Oct. 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.to meet Pitt Public Health faculty, staff and students. Learn about career opportunities, explore the admissions and application process, departments and programs and much more.