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A panther statue in front of the Cathedral of Learning, covered in snow
As Pitt’s fall term comes to a close in an academic year like no other, the need for flexibility amid changing postures due to COVID-19 has been the rule. Here to help is a handy guide to important dates and updates for Pittsburgh campus students and employees on housing, building access, libraries, dining and more.
An artist's depiction of a map with an octopus stretching over the Black Sea and Russia
More than a billion people use Google Maps each month—but have you ever stopped to consider what makes the tool work? Tomorrow, a multidisciplinary series of virtual events celebrates the technology behind maps. Join a hackathon, test your knowledge at trivia or see an exhibit of cartographic curiosities, aka strange maps.
A black and white photo of a man in a dark jacket
The late playwright and Pittsburgh native is best known for his unprecedented American Century Cycle—10 plays that convey the Black experience in each decade of the 20th century. All 10 of the plays have had Broadway productions and two earned Wilson the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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Recent changes at the University Library System have made it more efficient to find what you’re looking for and easier to get it into your hands.
Laura Lovett in a black and white top
As the U.S. celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, historian Laura Lovett draws parallels to today’s activism and the years of work that ultimately secured women the right to vote. Plus, the University Library System offers resources on the centennial.
Vernell Lillie in a pink suit
Vernell A. Lillie, a former associate professor of Africana Studies, founder of Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre and vanguard member of the Black Arts Movement at Pitt and beyond, has died at 89.
Ann E. Cudd and Greg Scott speaking outdoors