Campus News

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Goats Vs. Slopes

A treacherous landscaping job on Pitt's upper campus proved to be no obstacle for a herd of goats. The team of caprine workers conquered a nearly vertical hillside, stripping it of weeds, brush and vines — all in the service of safely and sustainably beautifying campus before students returned for fall term.
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Mastering the Basics: Arrival Survival

The latest additions to the Pitt community — its new undergraduate, graduate and professional students — are just about to infuse campus with their ideas, enthusiasm and determination to meet their highest goals.
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Bee Friendly Pitt Sets Campus Abuzz

After taking an environmental studies course focused on developing impactful sustainability projects in the community, a group of undergraduates installed seven bee houses across the Pittsburgh campus.
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University of Pittsburgh Library System Acquires George A. Romero Collection

Props, screenplays, script notes and more — Pitt now has more than 50 years’ worth of items from George A. Romero, the filmmaker who revolutionized the horror genre, beginning with “Night of the Living Dead.” The new collection marks a growth in horror studies resources available to scholars and the public.
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New President Named for University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Robert G. Gregerson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and senior adviser to the provost at Florida Gulf Coast University, has been named president of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, effective July 1, 2019. He succeeds Sharon P. Smith, who has served as president of Pitt–Greensburg since 2007.
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Commencement 2019: The Ins and Outs

Celebrate the hard work of the Class of 2019 at this year’s commencement ceremonies. Pittwire has information about parking, hashtags, livestreams and more.
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Pitt Announces New Chief Information Officer

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has named Mark D. Henderson chief information officer and vice chancellor. He will start in this position in early June. 
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New President Named for University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and University of Pittsburgh at Titusville

Catherine Koverola, inaugural provost and senior adviser at the African Leadership University in Mauritius, Africa, will begin her tenure at Pitt–Bradford and Pitt–Titusville on June 1, 2019. 
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Pitt Launches Groundbreaking Program in Ongoing Effort to Support Students With Financial Need

The Pitt Success Pell Match Program will leverage the power of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant program by matching these federal funds, dollar for dollar, up to the cost of attendance for eligible students across all five of Pitt’s campuses.
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Pitt Ranked Among Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Students for 2018–19 Academic Year

This is the eighth time in nine years that Pitt has been ranked in the U.S. Student Program category. The program supplies grants for individually designed study and research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs around the world.