holidays

Season’s Greetings From Pittwire

The Pittwire staff wishes you a beautiful holiday season and happy new year. The newsletter will return to your inbox in January, and we look forward to bringing you more of the University of Pittsburgh’s most interesting and important stories in 2019.
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Peruse 2018’s Popular Stories

The Pittwire staff wrote of academic achievements, community partnerships and groundbreaking research from the University in 2018. Enjoy the stories of this year’s successes.
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Holiday Open House Honors Customs, Gives Sneak Peek to Newest Nationality Room

Held each year in the Cathedral of Learning, the Holiday Open House will feature performances, food and crafts, as well as tours of the festively decorated Nationality Rooms. This Sunday’s events also include a sneak peek at the newest room.
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'Black Nativity' Showcases Gospel Music, Family and Community Connections

Based on poet and playwright Langston Hughes’ adaptation of the classic nativity story, "Black Nativity" is marking its 24th year at the University of Pittsburgh, bringing a distinctive multicultural holiday experience to the city of Pittsburgh.
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Nationality Rooms Share Holiday Customs

Thirty Nationality Rooms are decorated with holiday trimmings symbolic of the countries and heritages they represent, and tours celebrating the season are on offer to the public.