The Plan for Pitt: Build Foundational Strength

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The policy strengthens and clarifies faculty ownership of intellectual property and improves the mechanisms that return revenues to Pitt innovators, departments, schools and other research units when their inventions find commercial success.
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The framework serves as a blueprint of the forthcoming strategic plan, and the University’s strategic planners are looking for feedback on the draft from the Pitt community.
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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.
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Many students and families have been looking forward to celebrating their academic achievements at in-person commencement ceremonies this year. You can help make it happen.
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Larry E. Davis, dean of Pitt’s School of Social Work from 2001-2018 and founding director of its Center on Race and Social Problems, died on March 30. Members of Pitt’s community are sharing reflections about Davis and his many contributions to the University and race, civil rights and social justice.
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The annual variety show pits talented students from participating residence halls against one another to determine a judge’s favorite and a fan favorite. See which halls won this year’s virtual contest.
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Let’s finish strong, Panthers: Don't jeopardize in-person graduation plans with unsafe behaviors.