Campus News

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It’s a special Pride Month for Pitt—the University has received a Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students ranking. Read firsthand how one student found his place at Pitt.
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Many facilities management staff members have continued working on campus, even as most Pitt colleagues have shifted to remote work. They’ve kept Pitt buildings and grounds clean and well maintained and are preparing for a ramp-up of operations.
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Pittwire turned to experts in the School of Computing and Information and Pitt Information Technology to learn more about the threats viruses pose and how we can protect ourselves and our devices.
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The University of Pittsburgh’s approach to operational planning amid the pandemic preserves commitments to its mission of teaching, research and service while helping to control the spread of COVID-19 and adapt to its ongoing presence. Read the latest updates.
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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher delivered his monthly report to Senate Council on Thursday, May 14. The session was open to the public, as always, but held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Miss the meeting? To help you stay informed and save time, we’ve selected five notable items to share from the Chancellor’s update.  
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While the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the initial timeline, development of an updated strategic plan for the University continues with information sessions, goal revision and leadership engagement.
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With the University operating in a modified status, internal planning to ramp up physical operations has begun. Three task forces are envisioning the process from multiple perspectives to align with public safety guidance.
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Thanks to system administrators, IT workers and computer scientists, Assistant Professor Amy Babay says networks and internet services have been able to withstand the extra strain during COVID-19.
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Pitt2Pitt provides spring 2020 graduates streamlined admissions and additional funding to continue their education at Pitt in areas like public health, data science and management.
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On April 26, 2020, thousands of viewers tuned in to watch the virtual commencement ceremony—the first celebration of its kind at Pitt. Watch the video here.