August Wilson with actress, Theresa Merritt at Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas. 1994
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August Wilson

We are thrilled to announce we have acquired the archive of the late playwright and Pittsburgh native son August Wilson, best known for his unprecedented American Century Cycle —ten plays that convey the Black experience in each decade of the 20th century. All ten of the plays have had Broadway productions and two earned Wilson the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. See our August Wilson Archive website for more information.

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We are extending due dates for Pitt and EZ Borrow items until September 30!*

*Please note: If your Pitt ID is expiring between April 30 – September 30, 2021 your items will only be renewed through the expiration date of your Pitt ID.  

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Pitt Panther Statue in front of Krebs Hall

Owen Library is temporarily operating out of Krebs Hall Room 124

Owen Library at Pitt-Johnstown is CLOSED until further notice. In late January 2021, a burst water pipe resulted in significant water damage to all three floors of the Owen Library building. The library's collection is in storage and is unavailable... more
Chasing COVID Screening & Discussion

Chasing COVID Screening & Discussion

Join us on Monday, April 12, 2021 7—8:30 p.m. ET for the world premiere of this short film CHASING COVID which takes us inside the lab of Pitt's Center for Vaccine Research, where Dr. Paul Duprex, Director and Jonas Salk Chair, and his team work to defeat COVID-19 — and where they continue to work on options to protect us from the virus's emerging variants.
Horror Studies - Women in Horror 3

Horror Studies - Women in Horror 3

Join us on Tuesday, April 13 at 7p.m. for a conversation with acclaimed horror authors Jewelle Gomez and Michelle Lane. The conversation will explore expanding traditional horror conventions to include marginalized communities, the intersections of inspiration and mentorship, and revisiting characters through sequels. Jewelle Gomez is an author, poet, playwright, and essayist whose work centers... more
sample of an iMapinvasives map and Amy Jewitt, Invasive Species Coordinator from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Citizen Science Month: iMapinvasives

Join us on Tuesday, April 13 from 11 am - 12 pm to learn more about invasive species in Western Pennsylvania. Amy Jewitt, Invasive Species Coordinator, from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will describe the iMapinvasives, an online GIS-based data management system used to assist citizen scientists and natural resources professionals working to protect our natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Amy will talk a about what species... more

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