Campus News

The Petersen Event Center
On Jan. 28 and 29, the Allegheny County Health Department will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Pitt health care students in the state’s Group 1A designation at the University’s Petersen Events Center. Clinical students in the health sciences who are patient-facing have been invited to take part at this time, per the direction of the ACHD. In addition to this clinic, UPMC is also vaccinating a number of our patient-facing health care personnel. Pitt is awaiting approval from the state to be an independent vaccine provider.
a black and white image of Dr. King
A new online resource from the University Library System serves as an entry point into learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. “Activism starts with awareness, and that’s what this guide is all about,” said Tyrica Terry Kapral, humanities data librarian.
A black and white image overlaid with green, yellow and red tint, of a protest. A person is holding a sign that says "Racism is the biggest pandemic"
Artists have until Feb. 1 to submit their work to the “Don’t Look Away: Because Mattering is the Minimum” exhibit, which asks the question, “What does Black Lives Matter mean to you?” The exhibit will travel to all Pitt campuses and feature performances.
A person sitting in the corner of a dark red room with a camera facing them
The Center for Creativity’s One Minute Film Festival gave members of the Pitt community a chance to explore writing, storytelling and filmmaking in a compact form. See the winners.
A cobblestone street with a bike lane with a black SUV driving down the center lane
The new streetscape between Fifth and Forbes Avenues includes safe, separated paths for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists; updated utility infrastructure; additional landscaping and more for the Pitt campus and community.
Dick Thornburgh in a gray suit and red tie shaking a man's hand behind a lectern
The former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. attorney general was a champion of justice who left a lasting legacy both within and beyond the University.
A man in a face mask and white coat and blue gloves administers a vaccine to a person in a yellow face mask and black shirt
Students and faculty from Pitt’s School of Pharmacy made history at a vaccinating the vaccinators event on Dec. 16. It’s just the beginning of the massive effort to inoculate health care workers against COVID-19.
a woman smiling big
While it might not feel like it, more than a few good things happened in 2020. Here are stories of Pitt people and programs that made the world better during a turbulent year.
A sign that reads, "Happy Holidays!" in white against a blue background with various holiday decorations
The end of the year is upon us, and we're all looking forward to enjoying the winter break. Watch Pitt's message and get in the holiday spirit.
A person with headphones conducts to a socially distanced choir in Heinz Chapel
Pitt’s Heinz Chapel Choir faced a number of challenges this year but came through the pandemic with a new album of holiday music.