Campus News

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Years ago, three students dreamed up the Year of Engagement and worked to make it a reality for 2020-2021. Learn how to get involved—including applying for funding and winning prizes during the Fourteen Day Challenge, which starts today.
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Students on the Pittsburgh campus have new and reimagined places to learn and study, thanks to collaborations between Pitt offices and local partners.
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The Education and Training Hub began in-person classes today after extensive planning and the implementation of measures that support the health and safety of the Pitt-Titusville community, including neighbors in the region.
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Recent changes at the University Library System have made it more efficient to find what you’re looking for and easier to get it into your hands.
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The third floor of Hillman Library is now home to a high-tech display for the University’s Archives and Special Collections, as well as a vintage letterpress. Plus, catch other construction updates from summer.
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Staff and faculty are invited to be part of the Building Safety Concierge Program—a network that promotes and supports healthy behaviors in University buildings.
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“If you can avoid it, you should avoid it, and there’s no reason to not take reasonable precautions,” says Madeleine Biache, a Pitt student who contracted COVID-19 this spring. See what advice she has for students as they return to campus this fall.
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Expanded local partnerships are brewing as the University begins the 2020-21 academic year with a new dining services partner and local coffee suppliers. Also on the menu: more flexible meal plans, new dining options and spaces for physically distanced dining.
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This year marks a celebration of the 100th annual Lantern Night, and like many events, it looks a little different this year. But this isn’t the first time the tradition has evolved.
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Students, faculty and staff have raised concern about a widely-reported incident that took place Saturday afternoon as a march protesting police violence moved through Oakland. The University of Pittsburgh Police Department was not involved in the incident.