Campus News

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Pitt roommates Melanie Dong and Sophie Becker ere close contacts of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, so they quarantined in their residence hall room. They want their peers to know it’s less intimidating than you might think—and the snacks are plentiful.
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In its first year, the groundbreaking program for students with high unmet financial need essentially closed the retention gap for those eligible for federal Pell Grants—what Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd calls a “truly remarkable feat.”
A man in a black face mask and a yellow Pitt shirt receives a shot
Faculty and staff who are members of UPMC Health Plan can get their annual flu shot at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Advance registration via the Office of Human Resource’s website is required.
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The week is a re-imagined, weeklong event combining the annual Make a Difference Day and Day of Caring, and is an opportunity to “discover your pathway” in civic engagement.
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Spurred by its community of activists and change-makers, Pitt launched a new website and dashboards to hold itself accountable to becoming an institution that is more equitable. But the work is just beginning.
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The University’s annual United Way campaign will feature new ways to engage—remotely and virtually.
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At the Sept. 25, 2020, meeting of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher reflected on the last fiscal year and highlighted ways the Pitt community came together to keep the University’s mission alive.
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The event begins the next accreditation review process with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
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If you've thought about using the University’s COVID Concern Connection page to report a concern about public gatherings, physical distancing or Pitt’s response to COVID-19 in general, you might wonder what happens next. Read on.
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The University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development Center has been chosen by the U.S. Small Business Administration as the national SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award winner of 2020. The center, part of Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence, was named No. 1 from more than 1,000 small business development centers across the nation.