Campus News

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Survey Gauges the Pitt Experience

A survey of graduate and professional students from all 14 schools shows a desire to be more connected and involved with the University.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and PPS Superintendent Anthony Hamlet

New Program Supports Pittsburgh Public Schools Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Beginning in fall 2018, the top performing students from all Pittsburgh Public Schools will be guaranteed freshman admission to the University of Pittsburgh, along with scholarship support of at least $2,000 per year.

Board of Trustees Elects Members, Approves Construction Projects for Pittsburgh, Johnstown

The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees elected four new members, approved construction projects, set next steps for Pitt's Titusville campus and finalized a new leadership position during its June 30 meeting.
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Building Renamed to Honor K. Leroy Irvis

Pennsylvania Hall has been renamed K. Leroy Irvis Hall after the Pitt alumnus, emeritus trustee and historic legislative leader.
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Center’s Pitt Connections Run Deep

POWER House, a women’s recovery center with many ties to the University and alumni, honors Pitt’s David Hickton for his significant impact in the field of addiction.
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Bradford, Titusville President a 'Rare Find'

After 14 years of service, Livingston Alexander — a leader committed to academic success and community engagement — has chosen to step down as president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Titusville, effective June 30, 2018.
Wolfgang Waldner, the Austrian ambassador to the United States, and Gudrun Faudon-Waldner in Pitt's Austrian Nationality Room

Culture, Innovation Build Global Connection

More than 30 ambassadors to the United States spent a day touring Pitt’s Nationality Rooms and Human Engineering Research Laboratories as part of a three-day visit to Pittsburgh.
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Pittwire Debuts as University News Source

Pittwire is the official news source of the University of Pittsburgh, devoted to telling the story of Pitt and its people by delivering the most strategically significant and engaging news of the University.

Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies at 96

Best known for his work with Jonas Salk developing the first effective polio vaccine, Julius Youngner's career in science spanned more than 60 years, influenced a generation of virologists and saved innumerable lives.
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With Millennials Eating Less Meat, Campus Chefs Up Their Vegan Cooking Skills

In one-on-one sessions with Dining Services staff, food committee meetings and on social media, students have voiced interest and requests for more dishes that don’t contain meat.