Announcements

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Iris Marion Young Awards Ceremony on Jan. 27 Honors Social Activism

Celebrate student, staff and faculty social activism on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the 2020-21 Iris Marion Young Awards for Political Engagement.

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Last Call for Year of Engagement Funding Proposals: Deadline Feb. 1

Are you a student, faculty or staff member with an idea for a new program, event or other project for the Year of Engagement? Apply for a proposal for a funded project. 

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Staff Council Professional Development and Mentor Awards Open for Submission

Staff Council offers multiple financial awards aimed to foster professional development, support mentorship and drive employee engagement.

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Additional Building Access Enhancements Begin This Week

An updated Authority to Operate (ATO) system will help keep the campus community safe by ensuring individuals are approved to access buildings. Access requests and an FAQ on the new system are now available.

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Register Now: Community Engaged Scholarship Forum

The March 2 forum provides an opportunity to come together with others involved in community-engaged work and learn about new avenues for partnership.

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Faculty and Staff COVID-19 At-Home Tests Available Through Quest

Order a test if you are faculty or staff and have been identified as a close contact through exposure to someone who has COVID-19, are working in an area identified as a localized outbreak on campus or need to test after travel. 

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Start your Story of Success by Studying Health Information Management Today

Apply now to earn your Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management where students enjoy a 100% employment rate.

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National Science Foundation Innovation Corps

National Science Foundation Innovation Corps regional courses are for University researchers and early-stage startup founders who are interested in exploring the market potential of their work and learning entrepreneurial skills.

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Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Peer Advising is Available!

Peer advisors in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences are available virtually now through Feb. 5 to assist students with making changes to their class schedule and other academic advising concerns.

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PITT ARTS Spring 2021 Artful Wednesdays

Join PITT ARTS on our YouTube channel for the new series of five Artful Wednesdays programs.

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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.