The Plan for Pitt: Build Foundational Strength

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From reopening preparations to parking, the staff town hall covered what employees need to know, whether they’re working remotely or returning to campus.
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COVID-19 testing, the community compact, moving to campus and Flex@Pitt were among the topics students had lingering questions about.
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Throughout July 29-30, Pittwire staff shared recaps, insights and stories from Diversity Forum 2020.
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Classroom schedules and availability, contact tracing, and faculty assessments and evaluations were among the questions fielded in a recent discussion.
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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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From enhanced cleaning protocols to improved air quality systems, Pitt’s Office of Facilities Management is working hard to prepare for fall.
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Even if you can’t attend next week’s Diversity Forum 2020, you can vote for the people’s choice winners of the Art of Diversity Showcase and Competition. See the entries.
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Staff member Kim Diamond wears so much Pitt gear that friends joke it’s all she owns. Read about how Diamond has spent 20 years working in various roles at the University and has earned multiple degrees and certificates using Pitt’s education benefits.
Known as a “citizen of the world,” Bruhns was responsible for raising the visibility of Pitt’s beloved Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs and growing the program to represent 31 different cultures or regions from around the world.