Pitt Magazine

A black and white group photo including Isma Burrell on the steps of a church building
There are many ways to tell a family story: through your grandma's recipes, a poem about your favorite aunt, or a video produced at the lake where you learned to fish. Join a Year of Creativity-sponsored webinar focused on preserving Africana family history this weekend.
A depiction of a safety net
From the very beginning of the pandemic, Pitt students jumped into action to support communities on and off campus through a group called Pitt Mutual Aid.
Pitt Mag editions stacked on top of one another
Get to know Pitt’s alumni magazine with an editor-curated collection of articles from their archives.
Lisa Coe standing in front of a swimming pool carrying a rainbow flag
Tackling today's challenges requires more than an educated mind and the right tools: It takes a heart of gold. Meet some of the student leaders making a difference at Pitt—where the challenge is always accepted.
Gertrude Wade in a black and white photo.
Gertrude Wade (EDUC ’44, ’46G) helped break the color barrier in Pittsburgh by landing the job as the first African American female principal in Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Tony Fountain
Coming from a family that cherished education, Tony Fountain (A&S '70) is demonstrating what it looks like to empower the educators who teach the next generation.
Margaret Weitekamp
Margaret Weitekamp (A&S ’93), the curator and department chair of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Space History Department, uses her passion for storytelling to encourage visitors to inquire about the past, and ignite their interest in the 5,000 artifacts under her charge.
Pitt alumnus Chris Taylor in plaid shirt, using a pastry bag to finish work on a peanut butter checkerboard pie
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist and Pitt Graduate School of Public Health alumnus Chris Taylor baked his way to first place — and a book deal — after taking his hobby to the next level.
Crissy Shannon in blue and gold PItt marching band drum major uniform sitting on cement bench with baton across her lap.
Pitt senior Crissy Shannon, the first woman to hold the title of head drum major in Pitt marching band history, will take to Heinz Field Aug. 31 during the Panthers' first home football game. Read a Q&A between Shannon and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher in Pitt Magazine's newest edition.
Pitt alumnus Jeremy M. Raymer in a PIttsburgh Pirates shirt standing in front of a mural he painted of Pirates baseball player Roberto Clemente
A mural of the late baseball legend Roberto Clemente greets drivers on Interstate 279 thanks to Jeremy M. Raymer, a Pitt engineering alumnus whose studio art courses at the University led to a new career as an artist. Clemente died in a 1972 plane crash while assisting with the delivery of emergency supplies following an earthquake in NIcaragua. He would have been 85 this Sunday, Aug. 18.