Academics

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New Latinx Cluster-hiring Initiative Supports Provost Diversity Priority

The Office of the Provost’s new initiative supports University diversity efforts by increasing the number of faculty members focused on Latinx issues.

Intuitive and Accessible Course System Begins Limited Rollout This Fall

This fall, 85 faculty and their students are participating in an early adopter cohort of Canvas, the learning management system that will replace Blackboard (CourseWeb) as of summer 2020.

The Call for Creativity

Calling all makers, all poets and scientists, all math problem-solvers and jazz freestylers: The Year of Creativity wants your submissions for proposals, programs and events.
Lori Delale O’Connor, Dana Thompson Dorsey, Kari Kokka at the CUSEF forum

Center for Urban Education Hosts Sold-out Educator Forum

The Center for Urban Education hosted its annual forum, which brought together K-12 higher ed teaching practitioners and scholars to tackle the topic of how to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
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Pitt Researchers Tackle the ‘Baby Penalty’

Working parents in academia face some tough challenges. Health science researchers Jackie Burgette and Kristin Ray are doing their part to remedy a big one: child care at conferences.

Pitt Undergraduate Admission Applications Open Aug. 1

Applications for admission for freshmen, international and transfer students for fall 2020 open Thursday, Aug. 1.
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University of Pittsburgh Approves 2020 Operating and Capital Budgets

The Executive and Budget Committees of the Board of Trustees finalized the University’s budgets for the 2019-2020 academic year. The budget includes approximately $130 million for financial aid initiatives like the Pitt Success Pell Match Program and Panthers Forward.
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Registration Open for CUE Summer Educator Forum

Pitt’s Center for Urban Education is hosting its annual Summer Educator Forum from July 18-20, focusing on the school-to-prison pipeline. “This year's CUESEF will underscore the importance of collective dialogue for thinking about justice in educational practice,” said CUE Director T. Elon Dancy.
Jami Ducar with Richard Witherspoon

Listen, Learn, Connect: Hill District Residents Engage with CEC at Community Forum

Community members shared ideas about how they’d like to see the Hill District’s agenda and wisdom and the University’s talent and resources open new doors for growth and opportunity to area residents.
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SHRS Offering New Online Master’s Degree in Health Informatics

The program is the school’s first-ever fully online degree and will enroll its first cohort in January 2020.