College of General Studies

A Zoom call with three visible participants
The Pittsburgh Study is shifting the typical power dynamic of community research to make sure that children are supported, healthy and thriving. Drop in on a conversation with the project’s creators to see what makes it so different.
two women smiling
As the first Black woman on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Doris Smith-Ribner (CGS ’70, LAW ’72) ordered a series of reforms that created a roadmap for equity in K-12 education. Another Pitt alumna paved the way.
Brian Broome in a black sweater and pink shirt and a messenger bag leaning against a railing
In addition to learning the foundations of journalism, students in Brian Broome’s nonfiction course recently tried their hand at the art of the op-ed for the Pittsburgh Current.
The Pitt Day of Giving logo—a Cathedral of Learning in blue with the words "Day of Giving: 2.23.21" superimposed
More than 11,100 donors from all 50 states gave to scholarships, research, academic programs, student organizations, athletics and other University vital initiatives. See who won challenge funds and the Color Your Cathy contest.
A man in a white soccer jersey playing soccer
Meet soccer standout Alexander Dexter: film student, former Bundesliga 2 player and first recipient of the Dietrich-Rauh Endowed Scholarship.
Sue Mesick in a red top
A person sitting in the corner of a dark red room with a camera facing them
The Center for Creativity’s One Minute Film Festival gave members of the Pitt community a chance to explore writing, storytelling and filmmaking in a compact form. See the winners.
a brown, black and white dog close to the camera
Anxious about the election and need a break? Pittwire has your back: Goats on slopes, a LEGO Cathedral, service puppies and other lighthearted stories from the archives that have nothing at all to do with politics.
A panther statue
A cohort of 150 students from the Class of 2021 will each receive up to $5,000 in student loan relief upon graduation. The students were introduced at a virtual kickoff celebration last week.
Kim Diamond in a blue Pitt shirt
Staff member Kim Diamond wears so much Pitt gear that friends joke it’s all she owns. Read about how Diamond has spent 20 years working in various roles at the University and has earned multiple degrees and certificates using Pitt’s education benefits.