Wednesday, May 5, 2021
A new book co-authored by Ryan Rydzewski (A&S ’09) captures the lingering lessons from Pittsburgh’s favorite teacher and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Diego Chaves-Gnecco, Carmelo Mesa-Lago and Vyasa Sai (ENGR ’13G) are working toward equality in health care and STEM fields.
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Vjosa Osmani (LAW ’05, ’15), a respected voice in Kosovo’s political circles and around the globe, is the new president of her native land. She’s the second woman to hold the position.
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Book excerpt: Pitt alumna Paria Hassouri’s (A&S ’94, MED ’99) memoir, “Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change,” weaves her story of growing up as an immigrant and outsider into her daughter’s story of gender transition.
Friday, March 12, 2021
As the first Black woman on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Doris Smith-Ribner (CGS ’70, LAW ’72) ordered a series of reforms that created a roadmap for equity in K-12 education. Another Pitt alumna paved the way.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Sisters Margaret and Stella Stein were the first women to attend the University of Pittsburgh, then known as Western University of Pennsylvania. They blazed a trail for all future Pitt women to follow.
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Activist Wangari Muta Maathai (A&S ’65G) was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
In 2018, Pitt student Emily Klonicki was an intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory trying to make sure “freeloader” bacteria didn’t make it to Mars. Today, she’s a full-time NASA planetary protection engineer pushing the boundaries of science and tech.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Travel show producer and host Kim Haas (A&S ’90) brings the profound influence Africa has on Latin America to light in a new television series. Join a virtual discussion with her on Feb. 22.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Pitt alumnus George Barbour had the harrowing experience of being one of only two Black reporters covering the historic 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. His career is the subject of a new documentary premiering on Thursday, Feb. 11.