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Oakland Hotel with the Cathedral of Learning in the distance
The University of Pittsburgh plans to add a grocery store and non-student housing at a key site connecting Central and South Oakland.
Pennsylvania House Representative Ed Gainey (left) walks and talks with Pitt Advocates during 2019’s Pitt Day in Harrisburg.
The University relies on a network of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to show lawmakers the wide-reaching value of Pitt.
Dalya Berkowitz
Rising senior Dalya Berkowitz credits her mentor, Pitt political scientist Burcu Savun, with the support and research experience needed to give her career in international relations a running start.
People in masks holding up signs, one saying "Equity = Health"
See how Instagram has transformed campus advocacy and learn how small changes can spark a movement at the 2021 Diversity Forum. Check out the student presenters and student-focused sessions just for you.
Carla Panzella in a black suit
Following a comprehensive national search, Carla Panzella has been named Pitt’s new dean of students. She comes to Pitt from Salem State University.
Tablet that says "Pitt Magazine" on a blue background
Laura Clark Rohrer, editor-in-chief of Pitt Magazine, introduces the alumni publication’s first-ever fully digital issue. Watch for a mini documentary on George Romero, music from Uganda, an alum’s book excerpt translated into American Sign Language and more.
Two students push Pitt carts
Incoming students: A new Pitt Arrival website has launched with all the information you need to know about move-in on the Pittsburgh campus. Get details about shipping your stuff, health rules, housing and more.
Illustration of microbe
They’re on your toothbrush, in your clothes and mixed into your makeup: Silver nanoparticles have germ-killing properties, but could they be adding to antimicrobial resistance? A Pitt engineering team explored this understudied question.
Table with 5 people seen from above
Early figures show a near 24% increase in Pell-eligible students coming to Pitt this fall compared to last year. As the Pitt Success Pell Match Program enters its third year, it’s making a meaningful impact on opportunities for lower-income students coming to Pitt from Pennsylvania and across the country.
Overhead image of a bridge over a river
A new report issued by Pitt’s Institute of Politics recommends ways to improve the long-term sustainability, resiliency and preparedness of municipalities in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Schenley Quad plaza with students walking about
As part of a larger effort to learn more about vulnerable students, Pitt participated in the nation’s largest assessment of students’ basic needs. The Campus Basic Needs Committee is now tasked with acting on the results.
Cathedral of Learning after the rain
The Pitt Seed Grant program, now in its fourth year, will provide funding to projects from 16 units, schools and divisions across the University and support the goals of Pitt’s strategic plan.
N. John Cooper in a dark suit and a blue shirt
As deputy vice chancellor for research, N. John Cooper helped to establish the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research in 2018. His long career at Pitt has also included service as a dean and department chair.
Julie Donohue in a black top
The largest-ever analysis of opioid use disorder among Medicaid recipients, led by Pitt Public Health Professor Julie Donohue, gives key insights on improving access to quality treatment.
A collection of hardcover books
Actor, bibliophile and philanthropist Richard E. Rauh (A&S ’62, ’64G) has donated his rare book collection to the University of Pittsburgh Library System. Items in the collection include early editions of “Huckleberry Finn,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Frankenstein” and much more.