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Former Pennsylvania governors Ed Rendell and Tom Ridge. Rendell's head is toward Ridge, and Ridge is smiling

Former Pennsylvania Governors Talk Politics, Civility and Leadership at Pitt Lecture

Former Pennsylvania governors Tom Ridge and Ed Rendell have differed ideologically over the years, but also are like-minded on other matters, including the value of civility and compromise in politics today. The two spoke at the University of Pittsburgh’s 2019 American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, where another former Pennsylvania governor, Dick Thornburgh, was presented with the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Costas Karakatsanis headshot, wearing blue button down shirt with books/manuscripts and a painting in the background

Reviving a Masterpiece

The sleuthing skills of Pitt alumnus Costas Karakatsanis (A&S ’74, ’78G), who worked in materials science at Bayer for three decades before retiring and taking up volunteering at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Art, made him a critical investigator in the mission to restore a masterpiece.
Ann E. Cudd

U.N. Forum Focuses on Pittsburgh as Leader in Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd participated in a forum with Mayor William Peduto and other regional leaders to share accomplishments and commitments to help improve our part of the planet.
Peppers and broccoli

Pitt Commits to Global Pledge That Supports Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The University of Pittsburgh is among the first to join the Cool Food Pledge, a global initiative led by the World Resources Institute to cut food-related greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2030.
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Making Friends on Campus: Advice and Options for New Arrivals

An 18-year-old may have thousands of “friends” on social media, but feel hopelessly alone the first time they set foot on a college campus. It’s a problem common to many incoming first-year students or others new to campus. But Pitt and its current students have solutions to offer.
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.
Kathy Monangai portrait, standing in front of pharmacy building at Pitt

Pharmacy Student Serving the Underserved in New National Appointment

Kathy Monangai may not have wanted to become a pharmacist upon enrolling at the University of Pittsburgh, but since switching to Pitt’s School of Pharmacy, she has been carving a path of leadership excellence and was recently elected as the Student National Pharmaceutical Association’s national vice president. Monangai said she wants to help children in a pharmaceutical setting as a professional.
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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.
Two goats on leashes stand at the top of a hill overlooking Pitt campus with the Cathedral of Learning in the background

Goats Vs. Slopes

A treacherous landscaping job on Pitt's upper campus proved to be no obstacle for a herd of goats. The team of caprine workers conquered a nearly vertical hillside, stripping it of weeds, brush and vines — all in the service of safely and sustainably beautifying campus before students returned for fall term.