Announcements

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Coming Soon: A Brand New Pittwire

When Pittwire launched in 2017, it marked a major shift in the ways the University of Pittsburgh shared news. Now, we’re reinventing again. A newly designed pitt.edu and Pittwire will be launching next week, so we’re taking a pause in publication and newsletters to prepare.

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Tell Pitt You’re Vaccinated against COVID-19 for a Chance to Win

Pitt students, faculty and staff who are vaccinated against COVID-19 and complete a voluntary disclosure survey are eligible to win prizes, including up to $2,500 from the University.

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One Week Left For Your Chance to Win

There’s still time to complete your Vaccination Disclosure Form to be eligible for prizes. See who won the latest drawing.

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The Latest Vaccine Incentive Prize Winners

Fill out Pitt’s Vaccination Disclosure Form today for your chance to win gift cards, cash and other prizes. It takes less than a minute.

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This Week’s Vaccine Incentive Prize Winners

Nine members of the Pitt community brought home $3,400 in prizes this week. Disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status to be eligible for next week’s prize drawing.

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Did You Win?

See who won this week’s vaccine incentives prize drawing. Fill out your Vaccination Disclose Form for a chance to win Tiki Boat rides, gift certificates to Condado Tacos, Flood City Music Festival tickets and more.

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Vaccine Incentive Prize Winners

Get vaccinated, get prizes: These nine people did! Fill out Pitt’s Vaccination Disclosure Form today for your chance to win gift cards, cash and other goodies. It takes less than a minute.

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From Apple Watches to Ziplines: Win Prizes When You Share Your Status

Are you vaccinated against COVID-19? Complete a Voluntary Disclosure Form today for a chance to win prizes including ski passes, restaurant gift cards and more.

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Upcoming Flexible Workplace Support Sessions for Supervisors

Supervisors across the University are invited to attend a virtual workshop presented by the Office of Human Resources’ Organization Development team to support supervisors in implementing the Interim Flexible Work Arrangement Policy (IFWA) in their areas.

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Join Pitt in Recognition of Juneteenth

The University of Pittsburgh’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will mark Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, with two virtual events: Black Emancipation: A History of Celebration and From Swing Low to Strange Fruit: The Sounds of Liberation.

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Return to Campus Planning Town Hall for Staff

Pittsburgh campus staff are invited to join a virtual town hall on Tuesday, June 15, at 3 p.m. to learn more about the University’s plans for returning to campus this summer.

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Registration Now Open for 2021 Diversity Forum

Plus, submit your artwork to the Art of Diversity Showcase by July 9 and your virtual poster proposals by July 16.

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Staff Council Virtual Retreat on June 15

All Pitt staff members are invited to the virtual retreat, “Yes, There is Room for YOU Too! Reimagining Your Professional Path.” Plus, get involved in additional activities with Staff Council.

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Submit Your Project to the ACCelerate Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit engaging and compelling projects with supporting media that demonstrate research and teaching impacts and have the potential to attract visitors to the Washington, D.C., event. The deadline is July 12.

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Staff Council, Pitt IT Host Tech Trainings

The summer trainings and Q&As will cover Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

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Hillman Library Reinvention Continues

Beginning in July 2021, the first and second floors of the Hillman Library will be closed for renovations. During the approximately 18-month closure, patrons will need to enter the library on the ground floor level.

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Staff Council Survey Open Through June 11

The voluntary, anonymous survey aims to assess and address how responsibility creep or job creep has impacted Pitt employees both before and since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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Treats for Faculty and Staff Next Week

Stop by locations on all Pitt campuses next week to get free donuts and meal vouchers during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week.

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Register: Forging Futures Through Black Educational Histories

The 2021 Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum, held June 16-19, will focus on what we can learn from Black educational traditions. Anyone is welcome to attend the virtual event.

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Early Morning Phone Outage Planned for June 7

Most phones on the Pittsburgh campus will be able to place calls but unable to receive them during the 4 to 7 a.m. maintenance window. Pitt Police will continue to receive calls at 412-624-2121 from any active phone, and the University’s ENS will also remain operational.