The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

Oakland Hotel with the Cathedral of Learning in the distance
The University of Pittsburgh plans to add a grocery store and non-student housing at a key site connecting Central and South Oakland.
Overhead image of a bridge over a river
A new report issued by Pitt’s Institute of Politics recommends ways to improve the long-term sustainability, resiliency and preparedness of municipalities in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Heather Tomko in a green and black shirt
Diversity Forum 2021 is, well, diverse in its topics and speakers. From challenging what counts as “bad” English to the role of social media in disability advocacy to using techniques from improv to fight injustice, there’s a workshop for everyone.
Medvid in a blue jacket and yellow tie with a rainbow pin on his lapel
LGBTQ advocate Drew Medvid (A&S ’19) shares how his time at Pitt led him to become regional lead for Human Rights Campaign and a champion for equality.
Woman in a lab coat looking into a microscope
Launched with a $1.2 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the nonprofit, membership-based organization will help the region become a hub for the emerging life sciences economy.
Graphic of a Pittsburgh bridge turning into data
“It’s not just the federal government and social media platforms that have a role to play in combating disinformation,” says Pitt Cyber founding director David Hickton of the new Pitt Disinformation Lab (PDL). “The animating vision of PDL is to build local resilience to disinformation right here, right now.”
Maia Stephenson sits on a pink bench
Born from frustration and a first-year classroom, senior Maia Stephenson’s work on hip-hop, diversity and rhetoric has earned her publication credits, funding and community connections.