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Pitt alumni Erikah Abdu and Richard Dodge
Erikah Abdu (BUS ’10) and Richard Dodge (A&S ’95), social director and president of the Houston Pitt Club, found ways to personally lend their support to friends, neighbors and strangers affected by the massive storm.
Irwin in front of an award-show background, wearing a tux
Jesse Irwin (A&S '17) wanted to start a late-night talk show at Pitt. With a student crew and film studies Assistant Professor Robert Clift's support, he made it happen in three months — and snagged an Emmy nod.
a simulated nursing environment with rows of beds and monitors
New labs; new homes for centers, departments and clinics; and updated classrooms and infrastructure are some of the campus improvements that greeted staff, faculty and students this term.
a child's drawing of an American flag
Faculty help young children understand the 9/11 attack in an emotionally healthy manner through a volunteer effort coordinated with the National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial.
woman on a bike waiting in a green box
Designated lanes and special left-turn boxes for bicycles are making cycling on Pitt's campus easier and safer.
Schwanke and Madison
With the addition of two experts in the fields of law and technology, Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security continues to make progress toward its institutional goals.
high school woman in a jean vest painting
Forget grammar drills: High schoolers bargained for wares, ordered lunch in Chinese and painted Russian icons during National Security Agency programs on campus this summer.
Kristin Davitt, a woman in a blue shirt in front of a white background
The role — which is new to both institutions — will see Davitt directing institutional advancement for the University and leading the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation, which raises funds for all of Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC.
A new health care model designed to provide students with the services they need more efficiently and at a deeper, more holistic level focuses not only on physical well-being, but also on mental and emotional health — and how the three interconnect.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up for the University's new emergency alert system by logging in to their page and clicking on Emergency Notification under My Resources or typing ENS into the Ask Cathy! search bar.
illustration with bees on the left and a model of particles on the right
Engineer Anna Balazs has modeled behavior in nonliving particles which could lead to advancements in the construction of robots from highly flexible materials similar to those found in living organisms.
Adam Haritan
Adam Haritan, a wild-food enthusiast and researcher, leads educational walks, offers presentations on topics such as Mushrooms of the Fall and sells his own handcrafted wild plant- and mushroom-based supplements.
Marc Malandro
After 13 years at Pitt, Marc Malandro is heading to Palo Alto, California, to join the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) as vice president of operations for CZI Science. But he's not leaving Pitt behind.
Kathy Humphrey in a gray suit at a podium
Missing as few as two days of school per month can negatively affect a student’s academic performance, so Pitt and United Way are teaming up to help middle and high school students not miss class.
woman in a chef's hat holding up a beater covered in white cookie batter
From locally sourced meat to increased Farmers Market hours to gluten-free options — Pitt's Dining Services has something tasty for everyone. Plus, get the answers to frequently asked questions about dining at Pitt.