The Pitt News

‘A pivotal year’: Preparations underway for the Year of Engagement

Provost Ann Cudd announced on April 14 that the “Year of” theme for the 2020-21 academic year would be the “Year of Engagement.”

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor

July 20, 2020

Kathy Humphrey leads the steering committee for the Year of Engagement, the latest edition of the “Year of” series for the 2020-21 academic year.

Year of Creativity helps Pitt explore its artistic side

Members of Attack Theatre, a Pittsburgh-based dance company, begin a February open rehearsal in the Frick Fine Arts University Gallery. The event is sponsored by Pitt’s Year of Creativity and is meant to showcase the process of dancemaking.

By Jon Moss, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2020

The Year of Creativity, the incarnation of the Year Of series which took place during the 2019-20 academic year, featured hundreds of projects.

Year of creativity brings grant applications to an unprecedented high

Artist and activist Zahra Noorbakhsh will come to Pitt in early February to hold a creative narrative workshop as a part of a grant through the Year of Creativity.

By Charlie Taylor, Senior Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

One major facet of the Year of Creativity is the Year of Creativity Funding Opportunity, which provides grants of up to $5,000 to students and faculty starting creative endeavors during the 2019-20 academic year.

Students park their creativity outside Hillman Library

Pitt’s Center for Creativity and Department of Parking, Transportation and Services co-sponsored PARK(ing) Day last Friday outside Hillman Library.

By Rebecca Johnson, For The Pitt News

September 22, 2019

The cars were cleared out of Hillman Library’s parking spaces last Friday. in their place were students painting neurotransmitters on Christmas cards, presenting research opportunities in chalk drawings, scavenging for rare artifacts and forming melodic lines of prose on cardboard boxes.

Opinion | Summer of creativity: vignettes from summer break

 Assistant opinions editor Leah Mensch painted her bedroom door over the summer.

By The Pitt News Staff

August 25, 2019

To start off the Year of Creativity, our columnist share some summer experiences in which they displayed a sense of creativity.

Preparations for Year of Creativity underway

 Pitt’s “Year of Creativity” for 2019-20 will be the sixth theme in the University’s “Year of” series.

By Vaibhav Gupta, Staff Writer

August 21, 2019

During Pitt’s “Year of Global” in 2018-19, students, staff and faculty were encouraged to consider the world beyond their campus. Now heading into its sixth year, the “Year of” initiative wants the Pitt community to take a look inward.

Cudd’s freshman year: affordability, unionization and plans for the future

Provost Ann Cudd speaks at a Student Government Board meeting on Oct. 24, 2018.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

June 28, 2019

After one year of leading Pitt’s academic programs, Provost Ann Cudd has her sights set on Pitt’s future.

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
year of creativity