Campus News

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Dining Options at Pitt Please the Palate, Promote Sustainability Efforts

New food options, locations and services bring more choice to the campus community, aiming to make sustainability synonymous with Pitt dining.
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Arrival Survival Smooths Transition to College

Arrival Survival, the annual move-in event for Pitt students starts Monday, Aug. 20, on the Pittsburgh campus and runs through the end of the week. The essential information and helpful links to more details are collected here for students and their families.
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Retiring President Sharon P. Smith Praised for Strengthening Pitt–Greensburg

The fourth president of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has announced her retirement, effective in 2019, after more than a decade of influential leadership.

Ann E. Cudd Named University of Pittsburgh Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor

Ann E. Cudd, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University, was named Pitt’s provost and senior vice chancellor at the Board of Trustees meeting on June 29.
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Board of Trustees Approves Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer, New Members

The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a chief investment officer and a treasurer for the University during its June 29 meeting. It also elected five new members.

New Statue Pays Tribute to Legendary Transplant Surgeon Thomas Starzl

The University of Pittsburgh recently unveiled a sculpture of Thomas Starzl, “the father of organ transplantation,” near the Cathedral of Learning. Starzl is also featured in a new documentary with Pitt origins, titled “Burden of Genius.”

Pittwire Celebrates an Award-winning Year

In its first year, Pittwire brought national and international exposure to the work done at Pitt, with stories that inspired and resonated with the public — and Pittwire itself garnered several journalism awards and honors in May.
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New Dean for School of Social Work Announced

Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, who is a professor and associate dean for research at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, will begin her deanship on Aug. 1.
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Advocates Emphasize Importance of State Funding at Pitt Day in Harrisburg

As state legislators begin working to pass a budget by June 30, students, alumni, faculty and staff journeyed from Oakland to Harrisburg to call for predictable and adequate funding for Pitt.
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Inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame Class Showcases More Than 100 Years of History

Representing football, basketball, swimming, gymnastics and track and field, 16 former Pitt athletes were named to the hall of fame. They will be honored in a September ceremony.