Pitt Athletics

A Pitt staff member in a blue shirt in the mailroom
Now more than ever, members of the Pitt community are recognizing each other’s hard work, dedication and willingness to go above and beyond—and the mail rooms at Pitt are no exception. Celebrate your fellow Panthers during this year’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week.
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The families of Pat Narduzzi, Jeff Capel, Lance White and Heather Lyke are donating a combined $500,000 to the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research. They're joined by the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins, which will give $100,000 each.
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Jeff Capel
Doctors, researchers and staff critical to the essential needs of patients at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center were recently treated to...
An Olympic medal from 1936
The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were famous for Jesse Owens’ sweeping victories, but did you know that Pitt shares in the history too? A 21-year-old runner named John Woodruff (A&S ’39) paused mid-race and still managed to win the 800 meter competition. Pitt has his gold medal.
Alumnus Herb Douglas (EDUC ’48, ’50G), the oldest living African American Olympic medalist, says plans for new training spaces for athletes will bring recruiting and Pitt Athletics to new heights.
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The University of Pittsburgh hosted 13 students from Franklin Regional School District as they participated in Disability...
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A University of Pittsburgh research team has developed a new device for swimmers, called Impulse, which measures force production to aid coaches and athletes in determining better ways to improve performance and prevent injury. And they’re starting with students on Pitt’s Swimming and Diving team.