Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Following a comprehensive search, historian Nicola Foote from Arizona State University has been named the new dean of the University Honors College, effective July 1, 2021.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University will use their wealth of scholarly expertise in a new Collaboratory Against Hate Research and Action Center. Its goals: to study extreme hate and its impact and develop tools that provide effective intervention for groups ranging from law enforcement to parents.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Gisele Barreto Fetterman and Leah Lizarondo, who have made their mark on the Pittsburgh community by working to address neighbors’ basic needs in sustainable ways, will be recognized in a virtual event on March 26.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
For decades, presidents routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs. Professor Barry Mitnick explains the history of the “spoils” system in The Conversation.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
As the Biden-Harris presidential transition begins, Pitt experts share their thoughts on racial justice, immigration and other significant issues that face the incoming administration.
Monday, January 4, 2021
The former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. attorney general was a champion of justice who left a lasting legacy both within and beyond the University.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
More than a billion people use Google Maps each month—but have you ever stopped to consider what makes the tool work? Tomorrow, a multidisciplinary series of virtual events celebrates the technology behind maps. Join a hackathon, test your knowledge at trivia or see an exhibit of cartographic curiosities, aka strange maps.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
With the big day behind the nation and bigger questions ahead, Pitt experts shared their thoughts on how the process unfolded, what citizens should expect in coming days and how to make a positive impact no matter the outcome.
Monday, November 2, 2020
Election Day 2020 is sure to be one for the history books. Pittwire asked a handful of students and faculty: What are you doing on Nov. 3?