Center for Creativity

a person in a black face mask holding up a colorful tile depicting two green people at the dentist
Senior Colleen Mars took the shock of a halted study abroad trip in Italy and turned it into a world full of color, fear and closure on canvas. Her piece, “Things that Scare Me,” won the Hindsight 20/20 art competition’s drawing category.
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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.
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Many careers today require more tech skills than ever. Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the Hill District has launched multiple initiatives for school-aged students and adults to boost science and tech literacy in the city.
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As Pitt instructors prepare their fall classes, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics is calling upon them to schedule a weeklong Black Study Intensive from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 to join in conversation about today’s racial justice movement.
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Introducing Pittwire Live, an online hub where you can participate in virtual events like fitness classes and workshops, find volunteer opportunities and join communities of common interest.
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With support from Pitt’s Department of English and the Center for Creativity, Jeanne Marie Laskas sifted through hundreds of citizens’ letters to President Obama, resulting in an acclaimed magazine story and full-length book.
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The stately Hillman Library turns 50 this year, and the University is celebrating by hosting events, showcasing new archival efforts and funding an extensive interior renovation.