The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

A Zoom call with three visible participants
The Pittsburgh Study is shifting the typical power dynamic of community research to make sure that children are supported, healthy and thriving. Drop in on a conversation with the project’s creators to see what makes it so different.
The top of the Pennsylvania state Capitol building
As students, faculty, staff, alumni and advocates log on for the first-ever virtual version of the annual Pitt Day in Harrisburg event, Pittwire invites readers to take a look back at stories that show Pitt’s contributions to the commonwealth.
The Cathedral of Learning
Members of the University of Pittsburgh community shared their responses to the recent spate of violence targeting Asians and Asian Americans. A recent report by Stop AAPI Hate found a nearly 150% increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans in 2020.
a person in a black sweatshirt and black mask holding a pink button that says "Saving Kids Lives"
Film students helped turn the annual Pitt Dance Marathon into a 12-hour virtual production benefiting patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. It’s the biggest student fundraiser of the year—drop in on the festivities this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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“Schitt’s Creek” star Dan Levy chatted with the Pitt community on Tuesday about writing, the pandemic, identity and taking care of your mental health.
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Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University will use their wealth of scholarly expertise in a new Collaboratory Against Hate Research and Action Center. Its goals: to study extreme hate and its impact and develop tools that provide effective intervention for groups ranging from law enforcement to parents.
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Pitt joins the multi-institute Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunities that aims to ensure student success, partner with local communities and reimagine education. The mentoring and networking platform Pitt Commons will play a key role.
A person in glasses and a blue face mask holds a syringe in a gloved hand
Students from the schools of the health sciences will administer vaccines at upcoming clinics at the Petersen Events Center serving individuals 65 and older.
Kenyon Bonner in a blue jacket in front of trees
Vice Provost Kenyon Bonner has a message for you: We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, so act like it. Keep your distance, wear your mask and avoid large gatherings this week.