The Plan for Pitt: Embrace the World

Book cover for "The Skin I'm In," by Sharon Flake.

After More Than Two Decades, Alumna's Acclaimed ‘The Skin I’m In’ Still Resonates

The award-winning young adult novel “The Skin I'm In,” by Department of English alumna Sharon Flake (A&S ’78), has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. The author's debut novel, it tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who learns to overcome being bullied for her dark skin.
Jenna Baron standing on a walkway on a bridge in the city of Pittsburgh. Wearing denim jacket and red shirt. The bridge is painted yellow.

Alumna's Nonprofit Extends Welcome, Support to New Immigrants and Refugees

For the children of refugees and immigrants settling throughout the United States, the new way of life can feel very foreign. Pitt alumna Jenna Baron — through her nonprofit Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education — is finding ways to make them feel that they are truly where they belong.
Students walking through dining hall area while other students stand at a cafeteria-style serving area

New Spaces for Teaching, Learning and Living Debut on Pitt's Campuses

From the athletic fields perched high on Pitt’s upper campus to the classrooms on the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning to additions and improvements at the regional campuses, new spaces are welcoming the University of Pittsburgh community for the fall 2019 term.
Male student reading Pittwire on a tablet

Pittwire Tells Stories That Inspire

The stories take place everywhere from the microscopic confines of a laboratory slide to the expanse of outer space. But the creativity, imagination and dedication behind the reports come from the University of Pittsburgh's people. Pittwire, the official source for the University's most intriguing and important stories, is dedicated to sharing the news from Pitt that resonates with audiences across the country and around the globe.
Divider screen with a blue and brown world-art motif in the Global Hub

Global Hub Brings the World to Students in One Bright, Engaging Space

Part student lounge and part academic resource center, the cozy and colorful Global Hub features the touch-screen Engagement Wall, which introduces all of Pitt’s global learning options. Students can find out how to learn a new language, earn an international studies certificate, explore internship possibilities, register to study abroad, take a class, join a club — or just meet new people and exchange ideas.
Pitt alumnus Jeremy M. Raymer in a PIttsburgh Pirates shirt standing in front of a mural he painted of Pirates baseball player Roberto Clemente

Combining Art and Engineering Skills, Pitt Alumnus Creates Career as a Muralist

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.
Carl Setzer and Liu Fang

An Idea, Leap of Faith Lead to Brewing Success

Carl Setzer (GSPIA ’07) opened Beijing's first craft brewery with his wife Liu Fang. Now, their business is at the forefront of China's growing craft-brewing scene.
a student in a Pitt bucket hat and a Pitt t-shirt pointing at the camera and smiling

Service Learning Course Establishes Environmental Science Lab in Puerto Rico

The long-term partnership between Pitt students and faculty and nonprofit Caras con Causa seeks to study urban wetlands, restore parts of the ecosystem damaged by Hurricane Maria and attract scientists to the island.