The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

A Zoom call with two visible participants
Hari Sastry, senior vice chancellor and Chief Financial Officer—and this year’s campaign chair—discussed public health, economic and racial justice crises the nation is facing with Bobbi Watt Geer, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Members of the Office of the Provost, University Counseling Center, Student Health Service and the Office of Student Life shared their insights on navigating the graduate experience at Pitt.
Two runners in Pitt attire in a field
Members of Pitt’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams say Pittsburgh gives other cities a run for their money in terms of trails and scenery. Meet some of their runners, and discover a new trail or two yourself.
A person holds a smartphone up in front of a street
In September, the state released an app that anonymously identifies and alerts users of potential COVID-19 exposures. The more people who use it, the more effective it becomes.
A woman in glasses and a dark jacket
In its first year, the groundbreaking program for students with high unmet financial need essentially closed the retention gap for those eligible for federal Pell Grants—what Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd calls a “truly remarkable feat.”
A man in a black face mask and a yellow Pitt shirt receives a shot
Faculty and staff who are members of UPMC Health Plan can get their annual flu shot at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Advance registration via the Office of Human Resource’s website is required.
A woman in her Scouts uniform behind a pile of cloth masks
Neuroscience major Lauren Nedrow made history last week as part of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts.
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The week is a re-imagined, weeklong event combining the annual Make a Difference Day and Day of Caring, and is an opportunity to “discover your pathway” in civic engagement.
Blue and yellow Pitt shirts
The University’s annual United Way campaign will feature new ways to engage—remotely and virtually.
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