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Archives Illuminate Life, Creative Process of Alumna, Author and Former Trustee

Best-selling author and Pitt alumna Bebe Moore Campbell (EDUC ’71) explored racial justice, childhood and friendships in her work. Recently, Pitt acquired her archives.
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New and Transformed Spaces Enhance Academic Mission, Campus Life

The new academic year brings the reveal of renovations at Hillman Library, updated computer labs and study areas, and new green spaces for gathering, among dozens of other projects.
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New Academic Programs Take a Worldly View

From an interdisciplinary series about water issues in Central Asia to new minors for less commonly taught languages, there’s lots to explore this year in academics at Pitt.
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Students Comb Pitt Archives for Credit

Uncovering stories from the medieval era to the recent past, undergraduate researchers followed their passions to dig deep into the University Library System archives. Their research adds new perspectives and scholarship to little-known historical events, practices and objects.
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Hillman Library Reinvented at 50

The stately Hillman Library turns 50 this year, and the University is celebrating by hosting events, showcasing new archival efforts and funding an extensive interior renovation.
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Librarians Create Oral History Collection Focusing on China's Cultural Revolution

Haihui Zhang, head of Pitt's East Asian Library, and a team of University Library System librarians and staff are adding individual voices to the historical record of a watershed period in China.

Project Led by Aaron Brenner Receives Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant

The University of Pittsburgh has been awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant of $224,761, with the University...