The Plan for Pitt: Embrace the World

Frank Ning

Chinese Alumni Forge Global Connections

Increasingly, universities are looking to their alumni in China for help creating important international links, and for the University of Pittsburgh, that effort is being bolstered by one key graduate.

International Week Highlights Global Reach

The weeklong celebration includes dozens of events, workshops, musical performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and special guest speakers, focusing on the theme of displacement.
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Peer Mentoring Program Helps Students From China Adjust to College Life in Pittsburgh

The new program, called Pitt to You, connected Pittsburgh students with their future classmates during travels around China.

Vision Restoration Research Set to Advance Through Agreement with French Institutions

The Pitt-Paris agreement will enable closer collaboration on research to treat optic nerve problems and age-related eye conditions.
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High School Language Programs Immerse Students in Mandarin Chinese, Russian

Forget grammar drills: High schoolers bargained for wares, ordered lunch in Chinese and painted Russian icons during National Security Agency programs on campus this summer.
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Pharmacy's Lauren Jonkman Awarded Fulbright Scholarship for Work in Namibia

Lauren Jonkman, an assistant professor in the pharmacy and therapeutics department at the University of Pittsburgh School of...
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School of Medicine Alumnus Devotes Skills, Time to Treating People in Conflict Zones

As a volunteer with Doctors Without Borders, alumnus Brian D'Cruz has treated trauma patients in Chad, Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic. In 2013, he headed to Syria.
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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.

Tsinghua–Pitt Biomedical Partnership Celebrates Its First Class of Graduates

The Tsinghua Scholars Program brings Chinese medical school students to Pitt for two years of rigorous biomedical research training. In June, 13 of the scholars became the first from the partnership to receive their MDs or PhDs.