Campus News

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As students, faculty, staff, alumni and advocates log on for the first-ever virtual version of the annual Pitt Day in Harrisburg event, Pittwire invites readers to take a look back at stories that show Pitt’s contributions to the commonwealth.
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The latest pair of peregrine falcons atop the 40th floor of the Cathedral of Learning have welcomed their first egg of the season. Catch up on the drama.
a person in a black sweatshirt and black mask holding a pink button that says "Saving Kids Lives"
Film students helped turn the annual Pitt Dance Marathon into a 12-hour virtual production benefiting patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. It’s the biggest student fundraiser of the year—drop in on the festivities this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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The University’s fourth annual Mentoring and Advising Summit featured keynotes, multiple tracks and a focus on advising in the time of COVID-19. It attracted 1,000 participants nationwide.
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“Schitt’s Creek” star Dan Levy chatted with the Pitt community on Tuesday about writing, the pandemic, identity and taking care of your mental health.
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Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University will use their wealth of scholarly expertise in a new Collaboratory Against Hate Research and Action Center. Its goals: to study extreme hate and its impact and develop tools that provide effective intervention for groups ranging from law enforcement to parents.
A person in glasses and a blue face mask holds a syringe in a gloved hand
Students from the schools of the health sciences will administer vaccines at upcoming clinics at the Petersen Events Center serving individuals 65 and older.
Kenyon Bonner in a blue jacket in front of trees
Vice Provost Kenyon Bonner has a message for you: We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, so act like it. Keep your distance, wear your mask and avoid large gatherings this week.
The empty Cathedral of Learning Commons
One year in, a look back at the Pitt people who sprang to action in the early days of the pandemic.
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“My hope resides in you,” European Green Deal leader Frans Timmermans told students during the March 2 event.