Announcements

An artist's depiction of the plan for Bigelow Blvd

Bigelow Block to Reopen to Pedestrian Traffic, Provide Additional Outdoor Student Spaces

On Oct. 24, access to the midblock crosswalk and the north and east portions of the William Pitt Union grounds and the surrounding walkways will reopen. 

Hands on a laptop

The University of Pittsburgh on Coursera

The Coursera community has launched a global effort to assist universities and colleges in delivering courseware online, and Pitt students, faculty and staff can access its catalogue.

a computer screen with a graph

Life Solutions Webinar Teaches How to Save for the Future

Available through October, "Saving for the Future," a Life Solutions webinar, will teach you how to utilize emotionally charged saving techniques to motivate you to set and keep your savings goals.

Cathedral

Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels Seeks Input

Members of the University of Pittsburgh community are encouraged to express their views to the Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels of the Board of Trustees in two upcoming forums.

The Cathedral of Learning

Learn About Retirement Income Planning

The Office of Human Resources is partnering with TIAA to offer employees exclusive access to a webinar focused on how to manage lifetime income.

A panther statue

Thirteen-Day Cybersecurity Challenge: Escape from Zombieburgh

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, and Pitt Information Technology invites students to participate in their 13-Day Cybersecurity Challenge. It all starts on Monday, Oct. 19, and runs daily through Halloween.

Image of the Cathedral of Learning

Wi-Fi Upgrade to Affect MyResNet Service Early on Oct. 18

As part of its ongoing efforts to resolve service disruptions and optimize MyResNet performance, Pitt IT has scheduled network maintenance to upgrade Wi-Fi infrastructure in University residences on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Image of a student walking down a sidewalk

Plugging Into Profits Session: Financing Your Small Business

Understand the financial fundamentals of a small business.

hydrangeas

Guarded Risk Posture and Activity Area Plans

As the Pittsburgh campus plans to move to Guarded Risk posture on Oct. 19, remember that each unit has its own activity area plan outlining its operations in each posture.

A panther statue in front of a building

Pitt-Johnstown Moves to Elevated Risk Posture

In response to an increase in cases on campus, the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown campus has moved to the Elevated Risk operational posture, effective Oct. 14.

Portrait of Ben Weiss holding a can and a bottle

Global Entrepreneurship Week

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 170 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. 

Hand on laptop

A Strategic Approach to United States Cybersecurity

Join Pitt Cyber and Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab for a conversation with the Cyberspace Solarium Commission on Oct. 19.

Image of spring flowers with the Cathedral of Learning distant in the background

New Spring Course: "Green France"

Take French 1036, "Green France," a new interdisciplinary course taught in English with no pre-requisites. Counts for the Sustainability Certificate and the Environmental Studies and French majors.

Art of a house made out of motherboard lines

Attend the Pitt Education Virtual Admissions Open House

Are you considering becoming a student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Education? Attend our fall 2020 virtual open house. Join us to learn more about us and your fit within our school on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

A statue

Boost Know-How with Financial IQ Challenge

Throughout the month of October, answer questions to learn about money in a fun and simple format.

The Cathedral of Learning behind flowers

Mark Your Calendar: Spring Self-Care Days

Students and faculty, mark your calendars for Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, March 24, 2021—the spring term's Student Self-Care Days.

A student studying

Reminder: Students, Get a Flu Shot!

Students can get a free flu shot by making an appointment for the Oct. 20 clinic outside Posvar Hall or at Student Health Service. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 412-383-1800.

The Cathedral of Learning

October TIAA Financial Webinars Cover Market Updates, Medicare

Through the end of October, TIAA will offer live financial webinars on a variety of topics, including retirement savings and investing strategies.

Heinz Chapel with pink flowers in the foreground

Pitt Law Voting Rights Expert Hosts Training Sessions

Virtual sessions are available on Oct. 14 and Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. The sessions will be led by Pitt Associate Professor of Law Jessie Allen, an expert on voter suppression and voter’s rights.

A panther statue

Pitt Innovation Challenge to be Held Virtually

The annual Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) will be held this year on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at noon on PInCh’s YouTube page.