Department of Political Science

Emily Monroe with a young boy reading a book in front of a bookcase

Nonprofit Founded by Pitt Alumna Helps Working Moms in Honduras

Many women working in Copán Ruinas can't afford childcare, forcing them to leave their children alone or in overcrowded, underfunded orphanages. The team at Casita Copán, a nonprofit founded by Emily Monroe, has created a better option.

Student Newspaper Goes High Profile

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.

University of Pittsburgh Announces Commencement Speakers for 2018

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.
Bald man shown from the back with D.O.C. printed on his prison uniform

Undergraduates Learn Alongside Inmates in Pilot Year of Prison Education Initiative

The Pitt Prison Education Project puts undergraduates in the classroom with inmates — not as teachers or assistants, but as fellow students taking the same college course.