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August 16, 2019

Publishing is central to your success as a faculty member. You no doubt dedicate countless hours to your research. But your work truly makes an impact only when other people see it, value it, and want to be a part of it.

July 23, 2019

A few months ago, I needed to schedule a meeting for 10 people from different divisions. All I had to do was magically find a time when everyone could come. I remember thinking, “Yoy, this is gonna be like herding cats.”

July 09, 2019

The great online course offerings from Lynda just got even better. In July, Pitt’s On-Demand Training service transitioned to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning combines the best of Lynda—expert content, convenient access, and personalized collections—with the advanced functionality of the LinkedIn professional networking service.

December 21, 2018

Your source for free software at Pitt has just received a fresh look. The update is more than just an aesthetic change though; you'll be able to find and download the titles you need quicker than ever before.

November 15, 2018

Are you tired of emailing back and forth when editing documents? Do you wish you could work on documents with others, online, in real time? Wouldn’t it be nice to never have to worry about running out of storage space on your devices?

October 25, 2018

Were you one of the 14.2 million people exposed to credit card fraud last year? How about one of the 158 million people whose Social Security numbers were compromised?

October 10, 2018

Nowadays, almost everyone has at least one social media account. It’s a fun and easy way to stay connected with friends and family. It only takes a few clicks to post a status or photo though, so it’s easy to forget to proceed with caution when uploading something to your profile.

October 08, 2018

This October marks the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Pitt Information Technology is pleased to join this collaborative effort between government and industry by providing the University community with resources to stay safer and more secure online.

October 05, 2018

From viewing class assignments to checking the Panthers’ score and avoiding lines at lunch, there are a variety of mobile apps to enhance your time a Pitt—whether you’re a student, faculty, or staff.

September 27, 2018

Do you ever find yourself searching for an online University service—only to realize you don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re a student trying to schedule an appointment with the counseling center or a researcher looking to log in to the Online Survey System (Qualtrics)?

September 25, 2018

It’s been a rough morning. You spilled coffee on your shirt while running late to class and you barely have time to print the essay that’s due. On top of that, you realize your phone is dying and you forgot your charger.

August 30, 2018

Students may notice some major changes have taken place on the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning over the summer—though they might not be obvious at first. Two sets of recessed doors, just steps away from the elevators, offer the first hint of something anew.