The Plan for Pitt: Build Foundational Strength

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Peruse 2018’s Popular Stories

The Pittwire staff wrote of academic achievements, community partnerships and groundbreaking research from the University in 2018. Enjoy the stories of this year’s successes.
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Innovation Competitions Drive Creativity, Boost Researchers’ Projects to the Marketplace

This fall's competitions awarded more than $600,000 for faculty and student researchers. In addition, mentoring opportunities in the competitions offer researchers help in commercialization, which takes products from the lab into spaces like a doctor’s office or a factory.
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Pitt Celebrates First Panthers Forward Class

The program, launched this year by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, aims to reduce federal student loan debt and, in turn, help new graduates gain greater economic stability.
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Hydropower Plan Marks Pitt’s Largest-ever Commitment to Renewable Energy

Pitt plans to purchase 100 percent of the power from a low-impact hydroelectric plant to be built on the Allegheny River. The facility, expected to open in 2022, will generate enough power to supply a quarter of the Pittsburgh campus electricity needs.
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Holiday Open House Honors Customs, Gives Sneak Peek to Newest Nationality Room

Held each year in the Cathedral of Learning, the Holiday Open House will feature performances, food and crafts, as well as tours of the festively decorated Nationality Rooms. This Sunday’s events also include a sneak peek at the newest room.
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Pitt Grounds Department Gets a Green Star

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Efforts at Pitt Honor Those Who Served

The Office of Veterans Services works to support more than 500 veterans earning degrees at Pitt. Learn about the unique experiences of students like Abbie Osborn — a psychology student, veteran and member of the Air National Guard.