Students

A woman in a black graduation cap and gown posing with a statue of a panther
Samantha Cortes (EDUC ’20) says the Panthers Forward program helped make her feel more connected during her final, untraditional year at Pitt. Seniors can apply for the program, which offers networking, mentoring and up to $5,000 toward federal student loans, through Sept. 20.
Members of the Class of 2024 Oath Writing Committee on a Zoom call together
In addition to reciting the traditional Hippocratic Oath during their White Coat Ceremony, members of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2024 wrote their own class oath to acknowledge their ever-evolving responsibilities as physicians.
a woman in a Pitt branded blue and gold face covering with her arms crossed on her chest
Senior Sai Bhatte and a committee of undergraduate and graduate students are working to keep campus open. “You hear complaints from your friends, your peers, your professors—to be in a position to take that to someone in power and make a change is really impactful,” she said.
A woman in a black and white dress stands next to a DNC Milwaukee banner
This week, Katie Fricchione (A&S ’12) is putting her Pitt degree to work as deputy director of public engagement for the DNC. And public health graduate student Amy Raslevich shared her personal story with the likes of Nancy Pelosi during a panel on health care coverage.
A woman in a blue dress
The Office of the Provost hosted and compiled a broad range of activities and resources for incoming graduate students to learn about their roles and explore options for connecting to their colleagues and the community.
Ke’alohi Worthington in an straw hat and necklace
When her spring plans were toppled, Ke’alohi Worthington made the best of it, with help from her advisor in the Graduate School of Public Health. Worthington’s internship with the Department of Health in Hawaii examined how COVID-19 has affected indigenous and other populations.
Steven Moon in a green sweater
Steven Moon, a doctoral student in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science's Department of Music, studies musical healing in Turkish biomedical research and investigates how humans understand health.
Taylor Smith and Mike Riederer taking a selfie together
Pitt undergrads were part of a local EMT crew deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist in New York City this spring. Rising junior Taylor Smith said, “I’ve never seen hospitals so full.”
Alex “Red” Bittner in a blue sweater
Veterans and Pitt-Greensburg staff members Alex “Red” Bittner and Lisa Reffner are drawing on personal experience to make sure student-veterans feel supported the moment they step on campus. Learn about their program’s efforts.
Children holding recycling bins as a part of a recycling campaign
A popular course in the College of Business Administration asks students to become a marketing agency and work with real-life clients such as Honda Automobiles, the Central Intelligence Agency and Major League Baseball. This spring, students developed a recycling campaign for the City of Pittsburgh.