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An Open Access Gem: Pitt Publishes First-ever August Wilson Journal

   Muralist Kyle Holbrook created this homage to August Wilson in the Hill District, the Pittsburgh neighborhood where both he and...

 

Peduto Announces New Assistant Directors in Departments of Mobility and Infrastructure and Parks and Recreation

Mayor William Peduto Announces New Assistant Directors in Departments of Mobility and Infrastructure and Parks and Recreation  ...

 

Bart Griffith '93 Is Formally Installed as SSA President

Bart Griffith '93 Is Formally Installed as SSA President   Shady Side Academy officially installed alumnus  Bartley P. Griffith...

 

Pennsylvania Reaches Milestone with Three-Quarters of Counties Selecting New Voting Systems

Pennsylvania Reaches Milestone with Three-Quarters of Counties Selecting New Voting Systems     Acting Secretary of State...

 

After More Than Two Decades, Alumna's Acclaimed ‘The Skin I’m In’ Still Resonates

After More Than Two Decades, Pitt Alumna's Acclaimed ‘The Skin I’m In’ Still Resonates     The...

 

PRESIDENTS AS PURVEYORS OF RACISM AND SEXISM

PRESIDENTS AS PURVEYORS OF RACISM AND SEXISM, by Jack L. Daniel Racism and sexism constitute critical aspects of the bad bedrock on which...

 

Legislator, staff issue open letter to community in wake of Pittsburgh attack

Legislator, staff issue open letter to community in wake of Pittsburgh attack   Assaults must be examined,...

 

New Legislation Seeks to Increase Fire Bureau Diversity

 The Department of Human Resources and Civil Service is introducing legislation to Pittsburgh City Council this morning to help...

 

Brightside Academy Welcomes Shawna Starling, BSED, MSODL as Vice President of Intervention and Developmental Services

Brightside Academy Welcomes Shawna Starling, BSED, MSODL as Vice President of Intervention and Developmental Services  ...

 

Private Developer Renovates 10 Wilkinsburg Storefronts Attracting Former Michelin Star Pastry Chef, Local Business Owners

Private Developer Renovates 10 Wilkinsburg Storefronts Attracting Former Michelin Star Pastry Chef, Local Business Owners   Newly...

 

Police Investigate Disturbing Video of North Side Assault

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NFL Statement on the Status of Antonio Brown

NFL STATEMENT ON THE STATUS OF ANTONIO BROWN   In response to questions about the status of Antonio Brown, the NFL released the...

 

Gender Equity In Pittsburgh And Comparable Cities

  The Gender Equity Commission (GEC), housed in Mayor William Peduto’s Office of Equity, announces the release of a...

 

RIDC Donates Duquesne Building to Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

 RIDC Donates Duquesne Building to Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh     Regional Industrial Development Corporation...

 
 

Pharmacy Student Serving the Underserved in New National Appointment

 Pharmacy Student Serving the Underserved in New National Appointment     When University of Pittsburgh student ...

 

Sam Davis (1944 - 2019), member of 1970s Steeler dynasty

  Sam Davis, the guard who helped the Pittsburgh Steelers win four Super Bowls in the 1970s, has died. He was 75.  ...

 

PUM One on One with Sala Udin on launching his new business: Travel Concierge at your service.

PUM One on One with Sala Udin on launching his new business:  Travel Concierge at your service.   Politician,...

 

PUM One on One: Shady Side Academy New President Bart Griffith Jr. ‘93

  PUM One on One: Shady Side Academy New President Bart Griffith Jr. ‘93 A Leader Committed to Unleashing the Potential for...

 

Statement of Sorrow from Pittsburgh Public Schools September 9, 2019

  Statement of Sorrow from Pittsburgh Public Schools   September 9, 2019     It is with deep...

 

URA Program Invests $35 Million in 250 Small Businesses

URA Program Invests $35 Million in 250 Small Businesses   More than 250 small businesses across Pittsburgh have been assisted with...

 

Bioengineering Researcher Gelsy Torres-Oviedo Awarded Grant to Study Stroke Patients

Bioengineering Researcher Gelsy Torres-Oviedo Awarded Grant to Study Stroke Patients       Gelsy...

 

Rayid Ghani, Pioneer in Applying AI to Social Issues, Joins Carnegie Mellon

Rayid Ghani, Pioneer in Applying AI to Social Issues, Joins Carnegie Mellon CMU alumnus was chief scientist for 2012 Obama presidential...

 

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Launches Campaign Commemorating 400 Years of African American History in North America

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Launches Campaign Commemorating 400 Years of African American History in North America...

 

New School Year Means More Police to Monitor School Zones

 New School Year Means More Police to Monitor School Zones Pittsburgh Public Schools and other schools will welcome students back...

 

Lee calls on health department to act on Braddock fracking proposal

 Amid rising environmental concerns and against the backdrop of decades of regulatory violations, state Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, ...

 

County Debuts ‘Project Reset’ to Help Residents Clear, Seal Criminal Records

County Debuts ‘Project Reset’ to Help Residents Clear, Seal Criminal Records     County Executive Rich...

 

Gov. Wolf Gun Violence Executive Order: What They’re Saying

 Gov. Wolf Gun Violence Executive Order: What They’re Saying Pennsylvanians heard directly from leaders on gun safety and those...

 

Giant Eagle - Free Grocery Delivery to Hill District

Since the Shop 'n Save closed in March 2019, the Hill CDC has been working diligently with local partners to find a way to make food more...

 

Steelers WR coach Darryl Drake, 62

Steelers WR coach Darryl Drake, 62   by  Bob Labriola  &  Teresa Varley      ...

 

Allegheny County Jail Cited as Model in Reducing Barriers for Parents in Prison

    Allegheny County Jail Cited as Model in Reducing Barriers for Parents in Prison   In July, the Urban Institute...

 

PUM One on One: Heather Thompson 7-Eleven, Inc. Franchise Sales Rep.

PUM One on One: Heather Thompson|7-Eleven, Inc.| Patriot Zone- Franchise Sales Rep| W.PA-WV-MD-KY|   PUM: You are...

 

PA SAFE Caucus calls for special joint legislative session to address gun violence, extremism

PA SAFE Caucus calls for special joint legislative session to address gun violence, extremism   Fellow legislators; ‘The...

 

Casey Calls Out President Trump's Use of White Nationalist and Racist Rhetoric

Following Shootings, Casey Calls Out President Trump's Use of White Nationalist and Racist Rhetoric and Complicity of Politicians Who Refuse to...

 

Pittsburgh Public Safety Statement on El Paso, Dayton

Pittsburgh Public Safety Statement on El Paso, Dayton     Public Safety is deeply saddened by the senseless loss of life...

 

Messengers of Wonder, by Grant Oliphant, President Heinz Endowments

  Messengers of Wonder Grant Oliphant, President Heinz Endowments       The last time I...

 

Gov. Wolf: Trump Administration Food Program Plan Will Punish Working Families

Gov. Wolf: Trump Administration Food Program Plan Will Punish Working Families     Governor Tom Wolf commented on the Trump...

 

DOMI Launches 2070 Transportation Vision Plan

DOMI Launches 2070 Transportation Vision Plan     The City of Pittsburgh has launched public engagement efforts to...

 

Steelers extend Tomlin's contract

Steelers extend Tomlin's contract     Stability. In sports it’s something that doesn’t...

 

Americans and Asylum Seekers Under Siege

AMERICANS AND ASYLUM SEEKERS UNDER SIEGE “Pittsburgh is a very hard city, especially if you are Black.....

 

Ex-WPXI anchor Darieth Chisolm wins in revenge porn case

Former WPXI anchor Darieth Chisolm’s ex-boyfriend, Donovan Powell, 53, of Jamaica pleaded guilty in Jamaican court to three charges...

 

Sara Oliver-Carter Joins Duquesne Light as Company’s First Chief Diversity Officer

Sara Oliver-Carter Joins Duquesne Light as Company’s First Chief Diversity Officer Oliver-Carter Will Lead and Expand...

 

Final Arrangements for Officer Hall and the Family releases a statement

  Final Arrangements Update for Officer Hall       PITTSBURGH, PA (July 19, 2019) – Funeral...

 

Jack L. Daniel, author of Negotiating a Historically White University While Black

Interview with Jack L. Daniel, author of Negotiating a Historically White University While Black Interview conducted by Deliah Lawrence,...

 

Larimer, East Liberty residential projects to receive substantial support

  Larimer, East Liberty residential projects to receive substantial support   Projects will add affordable...

 

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh names Janine Woods as new CEO

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh names Janine Woods as new CEO A nationally recognized nonprofit executive relocating to Pittsburgh to advocate...

 

Steelers hire Gay and Johnson as coaching interns

Steelers hire Gay and Johnson as coaching interns       The Pittsburgh Steelers have hired alumni William Gay...

 

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on the Passing of Officer Calvin Hall

Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today regarding the death of Pittsburgh Police Officer Calvin Hall, who was shot July...

 

AG Shapiro Launches Track + Trace Initiative Targeting Gun Violence in Pennsylvania

Collaborative, statewide initiative uses data-driven approach to decrease gun trafficking and illegal transfers ERIE — Attorney General...

 

Pitt Board of Trustees Elects Five New Members

    The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees elected five new trustees during its annual meeting on Friday, June 28....

 
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