The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

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Student Team Wins Kids’ Choice Award at 24-hour Hackathon to Solve Pediatric Problems

Getting children to take their medicine in the right dose at the right time is tough. At a recent hackathon, three Pitt students came up with a prototype solution that won over kids themselves.
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Pitt Community Gathers to Grieve, Heal and Serve in Honor of Tree of Life Synagogue

Drawing strength and inspiration from each other, thousands of people congregated Monday at the Cathedral of Learning to honor those killed Oct. 27 in Squirrel Hill.
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Daughter-Father Team Teaches Class on Bridging Political, Generational Divide

With the 2018 midterm elections swiftly approaching, University of Pittsburgh faculty member Kris Kanthak is trying to make discussing politics a little easier to navigate — with the help of someone familiar.

Message From the Chancellor on Tree of Life

This is a time of enormous grief for our Pittsburgh community. We have lost family members, colleagues, volunteers, teachers and friends, and this reality has left many of us struggling to carry on. But, even within the darkest moments of tragedy, there is a way forward.
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Resources and Support

We mourn with those affected by this weekend’s shooting in Squirrel Hill. Pitt has resources available if you or someone you know needs assistance in the face of this tragedy.
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A Front Door to Pitt Opens in Homewood

More than 400 celebrants gathered for the grand opening of Pitt’s first Community Engagement Center — a long-term commitment in the East End neighborhood that’s much more than a building.
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University Center for International Studies Celebrates 50 Years, International Week

From study abroad programs to courses and events infused with a global perspective, efforts at Pitt continue to broaden horizons.
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Pitt Launches Initiative to Support Education Debt Relief and Student Success

An initiative of Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, the program will accommodate up to 150 seniors graduating in spring 2019. Those accepted will receive up to $5,000 toward their eligible student loan balance upon graduation.
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Romero Lives!

Film and media studies professor Adam Lowenstein brings his expertise to Pittsburgh’s 50th anniversary celebration of the classic horror flick “Night of the Living Dead.”