College of General Studies

New 2019–20 Programs Highlight Collaborations, Online Options

The 2019–20 academic year marks the inauguration of new majors, innovative online offerings and collaborations among different schools across the University of Pittsburgh. Highlights include programs in engineering, arts and sciences, computing and many others.
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Pitt Alumnae Share the Gift of Life

Tracy Floyd (NURS ’91) and Carla Jackson (CGS ’91) weren’t close friends when they attended Pitt, but a life-changing illness brought them together in 2015. April is National Donate Life Month, and these two alumnae celebrate it in a special way.
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Daughter-Father Team Teaches Class on Bridging Political, Generational Divide

With the 2018 midterm elections swiftly approaching, University of Pittsburgh faculty member Kris Kanthak is trying to make discussing politics a little easier to navigate — with the help of someone familiar.
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Class of 2018 Celebrates Commencement

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.
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Marine, Graduating Senior Brings Global Perspective to Engineering Classroom, Career

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.
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Student Veterans Club Answers Call of Duty

Pitt Vets members reach out beyond the University campus to serve the community and region while also helping student veterans adjust to college life.

Graduating Senior Profile: Syed Kaleem

College of General Studies graduate Syed Kaleem's work at Just Harvest and the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh food pantry has helped to prepare him to tackle difficult, large-scale issues at the intersection of health and policy.
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New Dean Announced for School of Arts and Sciences and College of General Studies

Kathleen M. Blee, a Pitt faculty member and associate dean for graduate studies who has researched activist groups and racial violence for more than 30 years, starts her deanship in August.