Announcements

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Register Today: Rolling Out a Vaccine for COVID-19: Present Prospects and Lessons from the Past

Sixty-five years ago, Jonas Salk and a team of scientists at Pitt developed the first safe and effective vaccine against polio. What can we learn from those efforts? Join a panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to find out.

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Dietrich School: Register Now for Equity Workshops

A new four-session workshop series for Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences faculty, students and staff will impart strategies to impact equity on campus.

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Graduate and Professional Students Virtual Town Hall

Important topics specific to the graduate student experience at Pitt will be discussed, including student organizations, diversity and inclusion efforts, health and counseling services and more.

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Political Activity and the University

The Office of Community and Governmental Relations has compiled guidance for the University community on campaign-related activities.

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University Senate to Host Mental Health Panel

Join and learn from an expert panel that includes award-winning author Kay Redfield Jamison from Johns Hopkins University on Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

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Student Innovation Events

The Big Idea Center has many virtual innovation events this fall. They will inspire you on your entrepreneurial journey, provide practical advice and build your network. Join us for one or all of them.

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Free Sustainability Conference: Register Today

Hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, this year’s conference theme is “Mobilizing for a Just Transition,” ensuring a focus on justice and ensuring no one is left behind in this transformation we are all a part of.

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Intro to Pitt Commercialization Webinar

Explore the step by step path to commercialization in this online webinar hosted by the Innovation Institute Oct. 13 at noon.

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Interview with Chuck Rosenberg: Governing in Crisis

Join the Institute of Politics and the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy for its latest episode of "Governing in Crisis."

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Sign up if You'd Like a Pitt Med Student Mentor Through Pitt Med Student Mentorship Alliance

If you are premed and would like to be paired with a medical student mentor at Pitt Med through the Pitt Med Student Mentorship Alliance, please sign up by Sunday, Oct. 4. 

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Can I Attend My Class in Person?

If you’re wondering whether you’re able to take a certain class in person, the Office of the Provost has published a guide that can help to answer your questions.

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Register for a Teaching Partners Flex@Pitt Conversation

On Friday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m., hear Flex@Pitt success stories from faculty members who have transformed their classrooms under the model.

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Spring 2021 Academic Calendar Released

Among the highlights shared by Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd include the first day of spring term classes (Jan. 19), replacement of the typical weeklong spring break with two student self-care days and a May 1 end to the spring term.

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New Human Resources and Payroll System Set to Launch in January

The Pitt Worx system will be employees’ one-stop shop for all HR and payroll needs, and will be accessible across a variety of devices.

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Quarantine After Travel: What Counts?

Sorry, but doing laundry at mom’s this weekend could count as travel. If you’ve gone outside the region for any reason, please quarantine when you return. Students, faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to keep off-campus activities and personal travel to a minimum to help keep us all safe.

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Reminder: University to Host Middle States Open Forum

Learn about the procedure and timeline of the Middle States Accreditation process during an open-forum Zoom session on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at noon.

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Student, Faculty, Staff Feedback on Tobacco Use Requested

The survey will inform the University’s Ad Hoc Committee on Health and Well-being, which was formed last year to address how Pitt can best promote the health and wellness of all members of the University community.

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Join us for Hacking4Humanity 2020: Disinformation

Join us for Hacking4Humanity—registration is now open.

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International Pathways to Pitt School of Education

The Institute for International Studies in Education, Admissions and Enrollment Services, and Student and Career Services are co-hosting a space for informal discussion about the many unique, exciting and challenging journeys our international students have taken to Pitt Education.

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Listen to This: P.R.I.D.E. Program Launches Season 2 of Podcast

The P.R.I.D.E. Program in the School of Education’s Office of Child Development has released a new season of its podcast that addresses implicit bias and young children.