Alumni

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Film and Media Studies Senior Lecturer Carl Kurlander writes not only on the Pitt alum’s important role in film history but also on his accomplishments before and after “Night of the Living Dead.”
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Students in the film and media studies course Making the Documentary: George Romero and Pittsburgh explore the horror maestro's early career in the city and learn more about Pitt alumnus Duane Jones, the film’s star.
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The network of colleagues and mentors Benjamín Acosta-Cázares (GSPH ’15) developed at Pitt helped him establish one of the largest national health databases in Hispanic populations. Tonight, he and other Pitt Public Health alumni will be honored for their service to the field.
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Veteran Tristan Wimmer (BUS ’20G) BASE jumped 22 times in one day to raise awareness of the estimated 22 veterans who die by suicide each day. He’s spending this Veterans Day in the Utah desert with a fellow veteran who is duplicating his feat.
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Nothing could have prepared the Class of 2020 for what was about to happen as graduation neared. Read how one new alumna took advantage of University resources to navigate her job search.
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High achievers must often overcome significant obstacles on their way to success, no matter the field. But Elayne Arrington (ENGR ’61)—like other Black women in STEM before her—encountered more than her fair share. Read her remarkable story in the newest issue of Pitt Magazine.
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When unprecedented hardship struck Pittsburgh's Latino population, Pitt alumna Monica Ruiz (SOC WK ’15, ’17G) took action.
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Nick Trainer (A&S '10) double majored at the University of Pittsburgh in political science and history and has taken his love of politics into his current role as director of battleground strategy for the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
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This week, Katie Fricchione (A&S ’12) is putting her Pitt degree to work as deputy director of public engagement for the DNC. And public health graduate student Amy Raslevich shared her personal story with the likes of Nancy Pelosi during a panel on health care coverage.
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Brian Gahan (BUS '85G) answered the call to fight COVID-19 by leading a response force of 120 Army and Air Force reservists to develop and implement Illinois’ first drive-thru testing facility.