The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

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Panthers, we stand at an important moment in history—one that asks for your participation. Don’t give way to divisiveness and despair during this political season.
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The University paused work on the strategic plan to take time to address racial equity and justice during the pandemic. The process has now resumed with opportunities for input from campus stakeholders.
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Tomorrow’s Student Self-Care Day marks a day off from classes for students to take a break and focus on the key life skill of self-care. See what programming Pitt has in store—ranging from a workout with the Steelers to a conversation about how fighting for social justice can help one’s own well-being—beginning tonight at 8:30.
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Lifelong baseball fan and Pitt operating engineer Mike Pawlowski recently facilitated a re-shoot of the famous Forbes Field photo for the Pirates’ celebration of the Oct. 13, 1960, Game 7 win.
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Hari Sastry, senior vice chancellor and Chief Financial Officer—and this year’s campaign chair—discussed public health, economic and racial justice crises the nation is facing with Bobbi Watt Geer, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Members of the Office of the Provost, University Counseling Center, Student Health Service and the Office of Student Life shared their insights on navigating the graduate experience at Pitt.
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Members of Pitt’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams say Pittsburgh gives other cities a run for their money in terms of trails and scenery. Meet some of their runners, and discover a new trail or two yourself.
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In September, the state released an app that anonymously identifies and alerts users of potential COVID-19 exposures. The more people who use it, the more effective it becomes.
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In its first year, the groundbreaking program for students with high unmet financial need essentially closed the retention gap for those eligible for federal Pell Grants—what Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd calls a “truly remarkable feat.”
A man in a black face mask and a yellow Pitt shirt receives a shot
Faculty and staff who are members of UPMC Health Plan can get their annual flu shot at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Advance registration via the Office of Human Resource’s website is required.