Announcements

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Boost Know-How with Financial IQ Challenge

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Participate in Paid Decision-Making Experiments

You are being invited to participate in paid decision-making experiments at the Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory.

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Free Event: Adapting to Climate Change

Join us on Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. for the second Green Speakeasy, "Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons Learned Relocating an Alaskan Village," featuring Donald Antrobus, Village Infrastructure Protection Program Manager for the Denali Commission, and Joel Neimeyer, P.E., retired federal engineer.

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Gen Eds with Style: "Euro Chic: The Invention of Fashion"

This course address the historical shifts in cultural understandings of gender, class belonging, consumption habits and expectations, the international circulation of craftsmanship and celebrities, and technological innovation.

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Pittsburgh Campus to Move to Guarded Risk Posture

Today, the University announced that the Pittsburgh campus plans to shift to Guarded Risk posture on Monday, Oct. 19. Further messaging provided details on what this means for the community.

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Share Your Ideas: Pitt-Bradford Launches Strategic Planning Process

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is seeking input on its next strategic plan by Dec. 1.

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Register for the Faculty and Staff Development Program Fall Workshops

This term’s programming offers over 60 courses, all virtual to accommodate the various working environments of the University community.

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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.