The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

Pitt community members making up a panther
In 1920, 5,000 Pitt students assembled and formed into the shape of a “Living Panther.” To mark the 100th anniversary of the event and support the Class of 2020, the Pitt community is recreating the Living Panther—virtually! Join in.
A person in a blue shirt with a white apron checks a tablet
The Pitt institute is offering free resource guides, webinars and advice on federal and state programs to help small business owners through the pandemic.
An illustrated guide to preventing COVID-19 infection
The symptoms, treatment and other medical information about the novel coronavirus can be difficult for some people to understand. Six Pitt Med students led the production of an illustrated guide written in plain language to help.
A family reads a book together
During the pandemic, a team of experts in early childhood development, social-emotional learning and mental health have expanded resources for parents like Hausaan and Kimberlee (EDUC ’13) Burton, who are finding comfort in Facebook posts full of activity ideas for the entire family.
A person wearing a T-shirt that displays where they matched for residency
When a capstone celebration turned virtual this year, medical students pulled together to donate the money they had raised for the event to communities in need—and challenged faculty to do the same.
A person plays multiple instruments with a Pitt banner backdrop
Michael Buckstein (A&S ’18) recently took to Twitter and performed his own brass ensemble versions of Pitt’s alma mater and victory song while #HailingFromHome.
David Vorp
Knowing that health care workers need personal protective equipment and other supplies in the effort against COVID-19, faculty...