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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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Pitt StayAtHomecoming

The Pitt shop has a cool home kit to celebrate this year’s homecoming in the safety and privacy of your own house!

Stay At Homecoming kit has several necessary items to get online with the Pitt Panthers and blend with the screen at home.

Pitt homecoming gear #pitthc2020

I’ve recorded an unboxing of the kit for your viewing pleasure. Sorry about the very low volume. I had to choose between good video or good sound and chose visuals instead of audio. My apologies.

My favorite parts are the two aluminum thermal cups. But the apron is very original: Pitt home BBQ master. 🥰🎉😎

Pitt Home BBQ Master #h2p #pitthc2020

Did you know there are Pitt Homecoming backgrounds you can use during your next Zoom session?

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Great meeting Pitt Students and Alumni on Zoom

Although I joined the chat session too late, the feel I got from the Zoom session was exactly that of the Pitt Europe happy hours: open, curious, friendly and informative.

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Pitt Alumni

Thanks to Jason for setting this up! Apologies for neglecting my appointment but I’ll be there next time! Glad to hear that the feelings were that we should do this more regularly, especially in these crazy distorted times of COVID-19. #pittglobal

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Study Abroad in Groningen

Did you know that Pitt works together with the University of Groningen (RuG) for their ‘study abroad’. program? No, me neither! And I have been a liaison for Pitt in the Netherlands since my graduation in 1990. So that’s a lot of wasted years that I could have helped, but glad to discover this now!

Students are offered a full year abroad in Groningen starting in the Spring Term.

I’ve sent an Email to their contact and offered to work together, so the Pitt alums in the Netherlands can potentially help out these PItt students with life in the Netherlands.

(Zoom) Chat with Pitt students

As part of the ongoing activities by the Pitt Alumni Organization to bring together its global network as one global community, and lessen the emphasis on US and non-US as it has been doing in the past, there is an informal Zoom session planned between current students at Pitt and the alumni network of former Pitt students throughout Europe.

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Register for the Zoom online, to be held on October 14th, 2PM (Eastern time) and 8PM (Central European time.

You can read more about this also on LinkedIn and our Facebook group. #pittglobal #h2p

Preparing for studying abroad

Google has an experimental new product called: Keen. Not to be confused with Keep, which takes notes and makes easy lists.

Keen is powered by A.I. and will procure possibly interesting new links in a topic of your choosing.

https://staykeen.com/keen/CjPhskXFzpf2hZK6OLXK

Someone started a list of useful links around the topic of studying abroad, which is a topic that maybe of interest to students at Pitt who are keen (pun intended) to engage in that activity.