The Plan for Pitt: Advance Educational Excellence

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Philosophy of Science Summer Program on Mission to Bring Diversity Into the Field

The inaugural Pittsburgh Summer Program of Pitt's Center for Philosophy of Science hosted 15 students from around the U.S. and Canada with the long-term goal of bringing more women and people from underrepresented groups into the discipline.
two students from the Roc-ettes team

Roc-ettes Have Fun, Gain Real-World Experience at Red Bull Flugtag Event

With partly cloudy skies and an inconsistent tail wind, the Pitt team members gave their 24-foot aircraft a running shove off a platform on the Allegheny River. Find out how they did.
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Legal News and Research Service Is Fast, Informed Spin on Traditional Law Journal

Since 1996, the student-powered publication JURIST has examined current events from a legal standpoint, distilling daily news into articles for the law community and beyond, 365 days a year.

Student Engineers Learn on the Fly for Aug. 5 Red Bull 'Flugtag' Contest in Pittsburgh

On Aug. 5, the "Roc-ettes" team of engineers will put their skills to the test at Red Bull Flugtag, a flying-machine competition.
Ndunge Mulwa

Securing Cyberspace: High Schoolers Learn What It Takes to Fight High-tech Threats

Air Force Association CyberCamp at Pitt featured coursework focused on everything from the anatomy of a computer system and the principles of cyber ethics to defending against network hacking and vulnerabilities to the long-term career prospects for a cyber professional.
Richard Rauh

Alumnus Gifts $1 Million to Theatre Arts

Richard Rauh (A&S '62, '64G) said some of his warmest memories are of his time at Pitt and in and around the theater. His $1 million gift will support University theater productions and the newly renamed Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre.
Kakenya Ntaiya

Year of Diversity Creates Framework for Continuing Exploration and Education

The University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Diversity featured more than 200 events during the 2016-17 academic year and created an important base upon which the Pitt community can build.

Online Service Aiming to Match Moms-to-Be With Doulas Wins Student Pitch Competition

Finding a suitable doula — a professional who gives physical and educational support before, during and after childbirth — can be difficult, said Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Student Alysia Tucker. Her prize-winning idea could make the process easier.
School of Law Dean William M. Carter Jr.

Law School Dean to Return to Faculty

The School of Law's national recognition has risen, and its faculty diversity, academic scope and philanthropic giving have increased during the six years that William M. Carter Jr. has served as dean.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and PPS Superintendent Anthony Hamlet

New Program Supports Pittsburgh Public Schools Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Beginning in fall 2018, the top performing students from all Pittsburgh Public Schools will be guaranteed freshman admission to the University of Pittsburgh, along with scholarship support of at least $2,000 per year.