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Pitt Europe on Pitt Commons

If you are a Pitt alum living in Europe, you have this site, a Twitter account and Facebook group to try and stay in touch with alumni everywhere in Europe. There is also a WhatsApp group with people living in the Netherlands at the moment.

We are a loosely organized group of former Pitt students with graduation dates ranging from the 60s to the last decade. We hold various positions in national and multinational businesses, local European governments, nonprofits and research institutions. There is literally no end as to where you can suddenly find a Pitt alum when you least expect it.

You can choose to get in touch with us by either following or subscribing to any of the channels mentioned above. Or, alternatively, you can join the Pitt Europe group on Pitt’s new cross-educational and cross-border platform: Pitt Commons.

The latter not only reconnects you with fellow Pitt alum living and working in Europe, but also lets you easily get back in touch with some of your favorite friends and mates from the days back in college when we could all still meet and greet in real life! 🙂

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Facebook Group for Volunteer Leaders

The Pitt Alumni Association has created a group on Facebook where all volunteers and group leaders can connect, meet, share ideas and get support from each other.

If interested to join, use the link below. The University is at least very active on this and trying to gain momentum, which, considering Corona, is hard already.

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Pitt Alumni Association Volunteer Leaders on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/198051271634397/

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Pitt Commons

The university is trying out a new alumni networking platform, already used by other US universities. It’s supposed to bring us closer and let us help each other as well as Pitt Students in a way that easier than before.

I’m currently beta-testing the platform and gonna try a crash or hack it. 🙂 If you’re a computer geek like me or if you are totally unused to forums and community software like this, please help me out in testing the software! I’m interested in both geeks and n00bs alike! Because the platform is supposed to work for both equally well!

https://commons.pitt.edu/

The New Pitt Commons alumni community

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Pitt Europe Alumni Mixer in the Netherlands

We are happy to announce that to celebrate the end of the Summer and welcome the Fall, Pitt Europe will hosting a get together, happy hour or “mixer” on September 1st in the Netherlands (Utrecht) for all Pitt alumni living or visiting the country at that time.

Please keep an eye out on social media for a #pitt #alumni #meeting in the #netherlands! #h2p #cmu

We know of approximately 45 alumni in the Netherlands, but records are by their nature stale. Eleven of you are in Amsterdam, but we assume you know that city better than we do by now. Five are between Amsterdam and Utrecht and three in Utrecht. So it would be a great opportunity to venture off the beaten path and get to know Utrecht better!

  • Sunday, September 1st 2019
  • 15:00 – 18:00 (3-6 PM) , possibly dinner after at your own expense
  • The Streetfood Club, Utrecht city center
  • Easily reachable by public transit (please don’t come to Utrecht by car!)

The Streetfood Club

Help us spread the word by sharing the news and like our Facebook page or sign up to the mailing list to stay in the inner circle!

The event will take place in Utrecht, it central to almost everything in the Netherlands and very lovely that time of year as well as less touristy than Amsterdam. It’s where the cool kids are. 😉

If you have a spouse, partner or kids with you here in the Netherlands, please bring them along. No need to show up alone as a Pitt alum, the more the merrier.

History has shown that CMU alumni are also very present in the Netherlands. If you are in contact with one and you’re friends, no need to keep them away as there is no politically incorrect label in the Netherlands. We’re both from PIttsburgh and it’s always good to share that background with others.

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Pittsburgh has a dark-sky ordinance since Sept 2021

September 2021, (our) beloved Pittsburgh became the first major city (in the US) to rethink how urban lighting will be conducted, passing a dark-sky ordinance not only for visibility of the night sky but also to use less energy, to help plants and animals by maintaining a crisper day-night cycle, to reduce glare for better night vision, and to benefit those in poorer neighborhoods who are disproportionately negatively affected by wasteful overlighting.

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This is great news and very progressive by the great city of Pittsburgh! Can’t wait to see the night photos of the Milky Way over the city skylines

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International Pitt Scavenger Hunt

Here is a fun #h2p scavenger hunt, join and win prizes while meeting alumni around the world!!!

Are you ready to break out your blue and gold? The Pitt Alumni Association has the perfect opportunity—the Pitt Panthers on the (Scavenger) Hunt

From June 9 to June 13, complete a series of fun-filled challenges to show off your Pitt pride and help you connect with fellow alumni. Then, prove you mastered the challenge and collect points by uploading a photo to our webpage.

The alumni with the most points overall and the most points in each category will win Pitt-themed prizes, like apparel, autographed items, and game tickets.

Ready to get started? We thought so.

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University of Pittsburgh’s European Studies Center Webinar

The University of Pittsburgh’s European Studies Center is offering an online webinar/videochat:

Virtual Briefing: The Transatlantic Relationship After the Election

Thursday, November 12 | 12:00pm 

Join us for a roundtable discussion of the state of the transatlantic relationship in the wake of the U.S. Presidential Elections. Featuring:

  • Dr. James Goldgeier, American University (NATO and security),  
  • Mr. Ignacio Garcia-Bercero, DG Trade (former TTIP chief negotiator),
  • Dr. Mai’a Cross, Northeastern University (Europe and the Politics of Crisis).

Moderated by Steven Sokol (American Council on Germany). 

Hosted by the European Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, the Center for Transatlantic Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Transatlantic Policy Center at American University.

This event is part of the #JMintheUS event series, an initiative of Jean Monnet Centers in the U.S. 

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