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May 21, 2024

As the summer sun rises and the academic year is in your rearview mirror, it's the perfect time to embark on a journey of self-improvement. Whether you're a student thinking about your next semester, a recent graduate gearing up for your career, or a professional looking to enhance your skill set, use the next few months to level up your technology know-how.

May 15, 2024

Advances in research computing have propelled Pitt to the forefront of research, with the University ranking third nationally in NIH funding in FY23. Researchers utilize robust technology to collect, store, and analyze data; document and manage lab processes; and work with collaborators.

May 08, 2024

The spring semester has ended, and for many students and instructors, that means a well-earned break from classroom activity. For others, the summer term is just gearing up. In fact, between all the summer sessions, Pitt offers more classes in the summer than during the fall or spring semester!

May 01, 2024

As the temperature rises and the days stretch longer, many students are gearing up for a well-deserved break from the school year. But for those who crave intellectual stimulation and want to get ahead in their studies, summer classes at the University of Pittsburgh offer the perfect opportunity to stay engaged and make progress toward their academic goals.

April 24, 2024

The end of the spring term is here, which means that hordes of students will be moving out of residence halls and apartments all around Oakland. Moving all of your electronic devices can be a challenge. We’ve got the tips and tricks for a smooth and easy move-out that keeps your electronics — and your sanity — intact!

April 17, 2024

Finals week. A rollercoaster of cramming, all-night study sessions, and an alarming spike in caffeine consumption. It doesn’t have to be that bad. Students can prepare for the final stretch using an array of cutting-edge technological resources that can greatly enhance your efficiency and effectiveness. So stop worrying and start preparing!

April 10, 2024

Hey there, soon-to-be Pitt graduates. Congratulations on reaching this pivotal milestone in your academic journey! As you prepare to bid farewell to the University of Pittsburgh, it’s time to wrap up some tech items before you go. So, before you toss that cap into the air, here's your essential IT checklist to help you seamlessly transition from Pitt to the future that awaits you!

April 03, 2024

Hi everyone! Brandon here, one of your Tech Ambassadors, to give you more tips I’ve learned while studying in Spain. I have had so many amazing experiences in Barcelona this term, and I’m recording each one! Whether you are traveling someplace new or living your best life in the ‘Burgh, I cannot stress enough the importance of capturing the moment.

March 27, 2024

Digitization has transformed the modern world, and the amount of data generated each year is expanding exponentially. About 99% of all existing data was created in just the last decade. Taking control of your data, devices, and online presence has far-ranging implications for you, the University, and the environment.

March 20, 2024

With the Office of Sustainability’s “We Are Papersavers!” program in full swing, the University is reducing its dependence on printing through digitization of paper processes.

March 06, 2024

Gen Z is weaving a complex and dynamic tapestry of technology use that looks quite different than those who came before us. While older generations might see us as the “smartphone generation,” there’s so much more to our digital world than meets the eye.

Jacob and Brandon at an FC Barcelona game
February 28, 2024

Tech Ambassadors Jacob and Brandon are reporting in from Spain again, sharing the tech tips they've learned while studying, socializing, and exploring in Barcelona. This month, Brandon shares his tips for staying safe physically and digitally while living and visiting a new country.

Kevin Fung and other CyberCamp students working with Pitt IT’s Jeff Raymond.
February 21, 2024

When every click and keystroke can seemingly open the door to hackers, the role of cybersecurity is more critical than ever. At the forefront of this digital frontier is Pitt senior Kevin Fung, an information science major in the School of Computing and Information and a junior security analyst with Pitt Information Technology.

Romance Scams
February 14, 2024

Valentine’s Day, a celebration of love, has transcended traditional meet-cutes and found a new home in the digital world. As we exchange heartfelt messages, send virtual gifts, and plan romantic online dates, it’s crucial to prioritize security — online and in person — in the relationships we form digitally.

Brandon Bowman and Jacob Sosinsky
February 07, 2024

Pitt IT Tech Ambassadors Jacob Sosinsky (junior, political science/economics) and Brandon Bowman (junior, business information systems/finance) are taking their Panther Pride overseas. They are studying abroad in the vibrant city of Barcelona!