The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

Tejasvi Gowda

Pitt Med Students Step Up to Deliver Life-sustaining Medication

A group of Pitt medical students have started sprawling volunteer efforts to help children and adults in need, both virtually and door to doorstep.
Kevin Crowley in a orange dress shirt and dark sweater.

Research Team Sparks Community Conversations About Climate Change

A group of Pitt educators is joining forces with museums and community partners to make climate change more tangible—and inspire people to act.
Gertrude Wade in a black and white photo.

Remembering Alumna Who Paved the Way for Black Female Educators in Pittsburgh

Gertrude Wade (EDUC ’44, ’46G) helped break the color barrier in Pittsburgh by landing the job as the first African American female principal in Pittsburgh Public Schools.
An Olympic medal from 1936

See a Piece of Olympic Games History

The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were famous for Jesse Owens’ sweeping victories, but did you know that Pitt shares in the history too? A 21-year-old runner named John Woodruff (A&S ’39) paused mid-race and still managed to win the 800 meter competition. Pitt has his gold medal.
Scott O'Neal in a red sweater in front of a choir

Staffer Summons Satan for Starring Role

As part of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, public health project manager Scott O’Neal recently debuted the role of Satan in a metal opera based on “Paradise Lost.” The production was the brainchild of Stewart Copeland of The Police.
Naeem Aziz, wearing a black coat and shirt, speaking to panelist Zhaojin Zeng, wearing a light blue dress shirt in front of a crowd

Informing the Community on Novel Coronavirus

More than 250 people attended a panel discussion on Feb. 12 to hear a group of Pitt and county experts discuss the coronavirus outbreak.