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News and Events

Vice Provost Amanda Godley
Updates from the Vice Provost

Read current and past Updates from the Vice Provost newsletters and other messages from Vice Provost for Graduate Studies Amanda Godley.

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Grad Student News

Read news related to University of Pittsburgh graduate and professional studies.

Malena Hirsch
Graduate Student Accolades

Keep an eye on the achievements of Pitt graduate students, including their awards, grants, fellowships, and other accomplishments. 

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Grad and Professional Student Orientation Activities

Several events take place at the start of the fall semester each year to orient our new graduate or professional students to Pitt and Pittsburgh. Navigate all the activities so you don't miss out on important information about resources and opportunities to engage with your peers from all of the 14 graduate schools.

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Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Each April, the University of Pittsburgh participates in the annual Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week. See details about Appreciation Week events.

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Professional Development Workshops and Events

Take advantage of a variety of professional development workshops and webinars for graduate and professional students offered by Pitt campus partners.

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Three Minute Thesis Competition

The 3MT competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) students. 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. 

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Additional Events

Each semester the Office of the Provost - Graduate Studies hosts events like resource fairs, career path panel discussions, the Students of Color Dinner series, book clubs, and other trainings. Visit Additional Events to see a schedule of upcoming and recent activities, often with links to shared materials and session recordings.