Students

a person in a black face mask holding up a colorful tile depicting two green people at the dentist
Senior Colleen Mars took the shock of a halted study abroad trip in Italy and turned it into a world full of color, fear and closure on canvas. Her piece, “Things that Scare Me,” won the Hindsight 20/20 art competition’s drawing category.
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This first-generation college student felt welcomed from the moment she set foot on campus. She’s worked to elevate equity and social justice to make the University community even more welcoming for all. Read more about senior Destiny Harrison-Griffin’s inspiration.
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Rohil Chada and Katie Gerber from the College of Business Administration were named to Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest Business Majors of 2021 list.
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David Zahniser’s album, “The Crossroads,” is a musical exploration of the Hill District that blends standard Jewish tunes with jazz to create a soundscape of the neighborhood’s working class history.
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See the finalists and winners of the Emma W. Locke and Senior of the Year awards, which honor seniors who embody scholarship, character, leadership and devotion to Pitt.
Male student athlete in a blue shirt and mask donating blood.
University of Pittsburgh student-athletes topped the NCAA Team Works Community Service Competition for their youth programs, blood drives and other volunteer efforts.
Julia Foust in a blue Pitt mask and a yellow panthers hoodie
For senior Julia Foust, computer science + bioengineering = a better life for patients.
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The innovative debt relief program is about more than just finances.
Katie Kniess with sunglasses on bicycle with Oliver, a black and white dog, in her backpack
How far can Pitt’s graduate and professional students go? In life, the sky’s the limit. In a recent fitness challenge, they logged nearly 66.5 million steps in just three weeks.
Scope and Scalpel, the medical school’s satirical and punny student tradition, is aiming for a part live, part virtual play this year. See behind the scenes of “Cramilton.”