Pitt Connection

February 2017


Pitt Day of Giving: February 28

On Feb. 28, 2017, we will all come together to celebrate the University’s founding, which represents 230 years of education and innovation. We ask you to give generously—in gratitude for what Pitt has meant to you and with a personal commitment to future Pitt alumni.

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Pitt Is It in NYC: March 6-9

Join us in New York City the week of March 6! Events include a reception with Chancellor Pat Gallagher, young alumni mixer, and pregame event for the Pitt men's basketball team's appearance in the ACC Tournament.

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Pitt Pays You Back, Says The Princeton Review

The University of Pittsburgh is profiled in Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, published by The Princeton Review.

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Pitt Day in Harrisburg: March 21

Alumni are encouraged to join Pitt faculty, staff, and students on a one-day trip to Harrisburg for an opportunity to influence state lawmakers by telling their University of Pittsburgh story.

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Pitt Cancer Researchers Honored

One of the most prestigious awards in the field of medicine will be presented to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine faculty members Yuan Chang and Patrick S. Moore. The duo, whose Chang-Moore Laboratory is credited with discovering two of the seven known human viruses that directly cause cancer, will receive the 2017 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize. The award is given annually to medical researchers who have made significant contributions in the fields of immunology, cancer research, microbiology, and chemotherapy. 

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Cathedral Innovation Challenge

In celebration of  Pitt’s commitment to innovation and in recognition of the 80th anniversary of the 1937 dedication of the Cathedral of Learning, the Pitt Alumni Association, in partnership with Pitt’s Innovation Institute, is sponsoring a Cathedral Innovation Challenge – a Cathedral of Learning replica-building contest for Pitt alumni.

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Get Your Kids Hooked on Pitt Theater: April 2

Introduce your children and grandchildren to theater at our Theater Family Day. Join us on April 2 for lunch and theater performance of Peter and the Starcatcher.

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Homecoming: Oct 9-15, 2017

The Pitt Alumni Association proudly announces the dates for Homecoming 2017. Homecoming events will be happening across campus from Monday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 15. Stay tuned for details about these events, and mark your calendar now for the Saturday, Oct. 14 football game vs. North Carolina State.

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Pitt in Boston Recap

View photos from our alumni reception and men’s basketball pregame event in Boston.

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Dinner with 12 Panthers Recap

The Student Alumni Association hosted its annual Dinner with 12 Panthers last month. Thirty-two alumni volunteers representing 12 University schools and colleges hosted a total of 18 dinners for SAA members throughout the Pittsburgh region. In all, 191 undergraduates participated.

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A Portrait of Ireland

Journey across the captivating emerald isle through Dublin, Belfast, Donegal, and County Galway. Along the way, delight in medieval architecture, delicious cuisine, and opportunities to make your own discoveries during ample free time. Local guides and experts will provide fascinating narratives during excursions and interactive talks.

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Pitt Men's Glee Club: WWI Memorial Concert Series

The Pitt Men's Glee Club has been invited by the government of West Flanders in Belgium to perform at the Waregem Flanders Fields Commemorative Weekend, marking the 100th anniversary of a battle in Flanders Fields. Help the Pitt Men’s Glee Club reduce the cost of the tour by supporting their EngagePitt™ fundraising campaign.

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Russian Hacking: What Do We Know and How is this Different?

In the lead up to and wake of the U.S. presidential election, the subject of Russian hacking has dominated the news in the U.S. and other Western countries. Watch a replay of this panel of experts, led by former U.S. attorney David J. Hickton, founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security.

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University Center for Teaching & Learning's #Cathedral80 Campaign

The Cathedral of Learning was officially dedicated 80 years ago in June 1937. Follow the University Center for Teaching & Learning on Instagram (@pittteaching), as University photographers post their favorite photos and facts about the Cathedral of Learning.

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