Campus News

Jay Darr, the director of the University Counseling Center

Counseling Center Director Responds to Students, Sees Growth Potential in First Year

Since his installation this February as University Counseling Center director, Jay Darr has hit the ground running, streamlining the center’s intake process and rolling out ThrivingCampus, an online directory connecting Pitt students to outpatient therapy resources.
Lindsey Macalay and William McFadden in Study Lab

Study Lab Brings Data-driven Approach to Academic Support

The space formerly known as the Academic Resource Center has a new name, a new look and a new approach to student success. With mobile study labs around campus, a Khan Academy-inspired video library and academic coaching provided by peers, the new Study Lab aims to provide everything students need to achieve their academic goals.
CB Bhattacharya

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Are Focus of New Center

The new Center for Sustainable Business is partnering with IBM, PPG and other industry leaders to integrate environmental and societal concerns into their business models.
Renee Martin-Nagle, Mark A. Nordenberg, Ron Brand, and Ariel Armony

Global Law Faculty Member, Ugandan Educator Celebrated at Annual Awards

The University Center for International Studies recently honored Ron Brand and Silver Oonyu with Sheth International Achievement Awards.

‘Lest We Forget’ Brings Holocaust History to Life in Heart of Pitt’s Campus

The University of Pittsburgh and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh partnered to bring the traveling installation “Lest We Forget” to Pitt’s campus. As community members grapple with the memory of last year’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, the exhibit stands as an impossible-to-ignore testament to the history of the Holocaust and its survivors.
Cheering University of Pittsburgh fans

Homecoming 2019: Commemorating African American Alumni, George Romero and More

With Homecoming season comes a host of programs and activities that Pitt's organizations are putting together, from a George Romero exhibit opening to the African American Alumni Council's time capsule ceremony.
Former Pennsylvania governors Ed Rendell and Tom Ridge. Rendell's head is toward Ridge, and Ridge is smiling

Former Pennsylvania Governors Talk Politics, Civility and Leadership at Pitt Lecture

Former Pennsylvania governors Tom Ridge and Ed Rendell have differed ideologically over the years, but also are like-minded on other matters, including the value of civility and compromise in politics today. The two spoke at the University of Pittsburgh’s 2019 American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, where another former Pennsylvania governor, Dick Thornburgh, was presented with the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Peppers and broccoli

Pitt Commits to Global Pledge That Supports Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The University of Pittsburgh is among the first to join the Cool Food Pledge, a global initiative led by the World Resources Institute to cut food-related greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2030.
Group of students standing at a table playing Jenga

Making Friends on Campus: Advice and Options for New Arrivals

An 18-year-old may have thousands of “friends” on social media, but feel hopelessly alone the first time they set foot on a college campus. It’s a problem common to many incoming first-year students or others new to campus. But Pitt and its current students have solutions to offer.
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New Spaces for Teaching, Learning and Living Debut on Pitt's Campuses

From the athletic fields perched high on Pitt’s upper campus to the classrooms on the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning to additions and improvements at the regional campuses, new spaces are welcoming the University of Pittsburgh community for the fall 2019 term.