Campus News

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pitt Rises in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The University of Pittsburgh is ranked among the nation’s top 20 public colleges and universities in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Pitt is ranked 18th with Florida State, Penn State and Purdue universities after being No. 26 in the magazine’s previous ranking.
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Pittwire Tells Stories That Inspire

The stories take place everywhere from the microscopic confines of a laboratory slide to the expanse of outer space. But the creativity, imagination and dedication behind the reports come from the University of Pittsburgh's people. Pittwire, the official source for the University's most intriguing and important stories, is dedicated to sharing the news from Pitt that resonates with audiences across the country and around the globe.
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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.