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August 09, 2023

How do you help students in low-income, underserved neighborhoods dream big and believe that a college degree and professional career are within their reach? The Neighborhood Learning Alliance (NLA) is dedicated to doing just that, with programs designed to improve education and opportunities for K – 12 students in and around Pittsburgh.

August 01, 2023

The University supports nontraditional classrooms as a creative way to bring a unique perspective to coursework and enable students to apply different skill sets to achieve academic success. Pitt IT offers all the tech tools that professors need to support nontraditional teaching styles and nontraditional students, inside and outside of the classroom.

July 19, 2023

The secrets to a more positive tech experience may be easier than you think. Never lose a charge, break a phone cord, or struggle with your streaming experience again with just a few quick tips from your friends here at Pitt IT.

July 12, 2023

Paper-based processes are increasingly giving way to advanced technology solutions. Cutting-edge research especially relies on advanced technology, which has facilitated extraordinary advances in our understanding of the universe and the human body, and has spurred new treatments, products, and innovations in every aspect of life.

July 05, 2023

The Microsoft 365 suite is an incredibly versatile and helpful tool for individuals and organizations alike.

June 28, 2023

Last week, the Center for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security (Pitt Cyber) in partnership with Pitt Information Technology (Pitt IT) held the seventh annual Air Force Associate (AFA) CyberCamp. The week-long camp is supported by the EQT Foundation and Grable Foundation, as well as Pitt Community Engagement Centers and Pitt Engineering.

June 21, 2023

Are you going on vacation and want to get some work done while you are away? Maybe you are studying or working abroad over the summer or you’re transitioning to a permanent hybrid or remote position. Working remotely doesn’t have to be daunting.

June 14, 2023

Technology has become so ingrained in our lives that we hardly even think about it. But the more ubiquitous our technology use has become, the more prone we are to cyberattacks. Perhaps the hardest thing about avoiding a security breach is understanding what to look for. Hackers have become more sophisticated, and scams are harder to spot. Here are four traps and how to avoid them.

June 07, 2023

Did you know that your University Computing Account has its own self-service portal at, where you can securely control your information, system preferences, and security settings?

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May 30, 2023

As temperatures rise and vacation dreams beckon, it's time to gear up for summer travel. But before you hit the road, let's talk tech! Keeping your devices safe while traveling is essential for a stress-free and enjoyable journey.

NIH Strides: Accelerating Biomedical Research
May 24, 2023

For many principal investigators, building out the IT architecture to support their research is a central requirement, with or without dedicated IT support staff. For grant-funded studies, this task is even more complicated due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects personal health information, and other regulatory requirements.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day
May 17, 2023

May 18, 2023 marks the 12th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), when we focus on raising awareness about the importance of creating digital spaces that are more accessible and inclusive.

May 10, 2023

With the warm weather approaching, you will only get busier over the summer. That’s why there’s no time like the present to start your tech projects to better serve you when you need them most.

May 03, 2023

Now that the spring semester has ended, you can reflect on the past year. Technology is at the forefront of education, whether it’s office hours over Zoom and using Canvas to organize class information, to all the apps students will use to complete their classwork.