Latest News

sepia image of Doresett holding a football while running
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.
Male student working on racecar with a few spectators visible in background
Panther Racing, a student team from the Swanson School of Engineering, is getting its car ready for the annual Formula Society of Automotive Engineers competition May 9-12, all while gaining real-world engineering experience.
black and white headshot image of Joshua Rose c. 1928
Joshua Rose attended the University of Pittsburgh and went on to lead a storied civic life that included breaking ground with the YMCA organization and serving as the first Black city council member in Oakland, California. Eighty years later, his daughter accepted his Pitt degree on his behalf.
Pearl Galido headshot, wearing black mockneck top and necklace against a background with multi-color stripes
When it came time to choose, Pearl Galido didn't want to abandon her study of art. So she combined studio arts and chemistry majors and found they fit together better than she'd imagined.
male graduate in cap and gown; his mother and aunt on either side of him pinching his cheeks
The University of Pittsburgh commencement ceremonies on April 26 and 29 celebrated all that Pitt students have accomplished thus far — as well as the promise of what is yet to come. Visit the media galleries that showcase the pride, excitement and optimism of the Pitt Class of 2018.
Pitt’s award-winning daily student newspaper, The Pitt News, is celebrating its latest issue of Silhouettes — an annual special edition that profiles interesting characters around campus.
headshot of Elaine Khodzhayan against green, yellow and pink plaid background
Elaine Khodzhayan has amassed a sweet army of fans with her And a Chocolate Drizzle Instagram page. The graduating senior says her passion for baking and her love of technology are part of what will lead to her next phase in life.
Matelan in a blue shirt and glasses
From backyard-built thrill rides to presidential security detail in Dublin, David Matelan's path to Pitt focused on leadership and ingenuity. After serving five years in the Marines, he's set to graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering this month.
Andin Fosam headshot wearing gray zip-front sweatshirt
Graduating senior Andin Fosam made her mark at Pitt in athletics and academics. She plans to use her expertise in both to explore the relationships among physical activity, metabolism and conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
graduate in a cap and gown waving
Congratulations to the Class of 2018! Find all the information celebrants and guests need to navigate commencement here. Information for both undergraduate and graduate ceremonies is provided.
Veterans prescribed medications through both the Veterans Affairs and Medicare had more than double the odds of exposure to potentially unsafe medication, a study from Pitt pharmacists has found — and improved communication between the systems could help solve the problem.
page of an illuminated manuscript book
Uncovering stories from the medieval era to the recent past, undergraduate researchers followed their passions to dig deep into the University Library System archives. Their research adds new perspectives and scholarship to little-known historical events, practices and objects.
Wadjet_Mentuhotep wearing purple shirt standing in front of projection screen
Recently relocated to Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood, Pitt's Manufacturing Assistance Center offers classes, programs and workshops in precision manufacturing, providing skills needed to work in a range of technical industries.
On April 26, attorney David C. Frederick (A&S ’83) will speak at the graduate commencement ceremony, and on April 29, City of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto (GSPIA ’11) will speak at the undergraduate ceremony.
headshot of Maliha Zahid, wearing white lab coat
Cardiologist Maliha Zahid aims to reduce the amount of radiation that patients are exposed to when undergoing diagnostic imaging. Her creation, to be used during cardiac stress tests, was a Pitt Innovation Challenge winner.