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The Pitt Queer Professionals LGBTQIA+ affinity group will host regular meetings through May 2019. A planning session is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 18.
Featuring more than 100 free titles by major vendors, Pitt's Software Download Service had been redesigned for better usability and speed.
Pitt community members are invited to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at an interfaith celebration taking place on Jan. 22.
On Thursday, Jan. 24, Pitt's Center for African American Poetry & Poetics will host Terrance Hayes and Rickey Laurentiis for a reading and discussion at Heinz Memorial Chapel.
On Thursday, Jan. 17, Provost Ann Cudd will hold an office hour open for faculty, staff and students to meet with her and share ideas.
Pitt community members are invited to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through service opportunities, professional development and an interfaith celebration taking place the week of Jan. 21-25.
Pitt's 2018 United Way campaign continues into the new year with nearly $650,000. Payroll deductions are no longer an option, but you can still contribute to the campaign through March 2019.
As another winter season approaches, faculty and staff are asked to review the University's policy on extreme weather, which outlines Pitt's policy on extreme weather conditions.
To implement its commitment to provide a drug-free environment for its students, faculty and staff, the University of Pittsburgh prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession  or use of a controlled substance on University property or as part of any University activity.
Proposals for projects that enhance personalized education for Pitt students are due this Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. 
This Friday, Jan. 4, shop for books, electronics and other goods at Pitt’s annual Re-Gift and Thrift event. All proceeds benefit the Pitt 2018 United Way Campaign.
Continuing the Hoopla tradition, the annual event will celebrate the advancement of women at Pitt on Jan. 17.
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is excited to announce that Talent Center, the University’s new talent acquisition, recruiting, and onboarding system within Pitt Worx has launched and is live.
New virtual event highlights seven strategies to help you focus on things that matter, now through the end of January.
The 2018 Pitt United Way campaign has nearly reached 75 percent of its overall goal. Friday, Dec. 21 marks the final day to contribute via payroll deduction, but the campaign will continue through March.