The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

Götz Veser
When labs at the Swanson School of Engineering closed for research purposes, Götz Veser (pictured), the Nickolas DeCecco...
Alyson Stover in a black shirt
Virtual visits with health care providers are becoming more important than ever during the pandemic. Pitt’s Alyson Stover is working to bring telehealth to occupational therapy and other practitioners beyond the primary care clinic.
Tejasvi Gowda
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.
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.
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
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.