Students

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.
A child in a pink shirt and blue overalls and a dog playing with each other on the ground
Pitt medical, nursing and dental students built a volunteer network to provide health care workers the in-home childcare they need during the pandemic.
Belkys Torres speaking to students at a reception. Torres is wearing a gray top and skirt.
International students are faced with specialized concerns—like rapidly changing immigration and travel regulations—in addition to the issues faced by the entire University community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pitt steps in with support, advice and tools to help.
Two students talk to one another outside
The U.S. Department of Education is allocating relief funds for colleges and universities to distribute to students impacted by COVID-19. Here’s the basic breakdown of how to find out if you’re a recipient of the CARES grant, other options for financial assistance and where to go to learn more.
Sarah Elizabeth Steward and Jordan Fields
The Emma W. Locke Award winner is Sarah Steward and the Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year Award winner is Jordan Fields.
Molly Brandenburg holding a large metal decorative piece
Their job was to share their stories of life as students in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Read reflections from two social media ambassadors as they prepare to graduate.