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Matzo crackers on a plate with literature on Passover

Pitt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute held a model Seder

The event was an interfaith and intergenerational gathering to learn about the ritual Jewish feast.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ruth Mostern

Ruth Mostern is named World History Association vice president

The Pitt professor of history will also serve a two-year presidential term starting in 2026.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
The Cathedral of Learning

Pitt placed across all subjects in the 2024 QS World University Rankings

The Department of Philosophy remains ranked at No. 5 internationally.

  • University News
The Fort Pitt Bridge leads into Downtown Pittsburgh

Join local experts as they discuss revitalizing American industry on April 24

Co-hosted by Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University, the Brookings Institution event will explore the future growth of industry in Southwestern Pennsylvania in the context of the 2024 election.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pittsburgh Campus
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Win a $50 gift card when you take a Career Center survey

Share feedback on your career development experience in just 10 minutes.

  • University News
  • Students
  • Division of Student Affairs
Chandralekha Singh teaching female students

What will it take to make physics more diverse?

A new Nature Physics paper by Pitt’s Chandralekha Singh provides a road map for creating equitable physics environments — including the roadblocks.

  • Innovation and Research
Two people hold up a blanket

A Pitt alumna is tying up loose ends for fellow crafters

Jen Simonic’s nonprofit finishes knitting projects for those who can no longer do it themselves.

  • Community Impact
  • Alumni
Mugler

Pitt researchers are solving a mini mystery of cell division

Scientists have long thought the minuscule organisms were using a risky division process. Pitt physicists looked at molecular levels to set the record straight.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
A reLAXsan van in an airport parking lot. A plane flies low overhead.

This Swanson School grad solved a California transportation conundrum

Alumnus David Shafer’s entrepreneurial mind developed an innovative shuttle service that makes getting to the airport cheaper, faster and oh-so-reLAXsan.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Alumni
  • Swanson School of Engineering
A blue bottle at a refilling station

The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory and Women for a Healthy Environment join forces to investigate local water systems

Their findings help ensure Allegheny County’s water systems are safe and accessible for all.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach
A line of people play horns with Pitt flags

Here are the speakers for Pitt’s graduate school commencement ceremonies

Hear from alumni and pioneers leading the fields of infectious diseases, social work, entrepreneurship and more.

  • University News
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Commencement
Doreen Hernández and Belkys Torres pose with their Michele Reid-Vazquez Commitment to Community Awards

Doreen Hernández and Belkys Torres are the inaugural recipients of the Michele Reid-Vazquez Commitment to Community Award

Awardees exemplify a commitment to community, a dedication to truth and a relentless pursuit of an equitable future for all.

  • Community Impact
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Pittsburgh Campus
John Surma in a gray suit

John Surma is Pitt’s 2024 spring commencement speaker

The University will also honor the Board of Trustees member and former U. S. Steel CEO with an honorary degree.

  • University News
  • Commencement
Blue Pitt flags hang on poles beside a sidewalk

Pitt was awarded a second Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS Gold rating

The designation reinforces Pitt’s commitment to sustainable solutions.

  • Sustainability
  • Our City/Our Campus
A drone shot of an estuary

Some of Earth’s estuaries are warming, consistent with climate change

A rise in the surface temperature of nature’s nurseries could lead to cascading effects in estuarine ecosystems — but they aren’t all warming.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
Ware sits at his desk

A GSPIA education helped Carl Ware champion racial equality from Atlanta to South Africa

During his decades as an executive for Coca-Cola, he partnered with Desmond Tutu and other freedom fighters to support Black Africans.

  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
A subject and professor look at brain scans on a monitor

Pitt’s Occupational Therapy program secures No. 1 spot in 2024 US News and World Report graduate school ranking

And, five other programs earned top 10 distinctions on the annual list.

  • University News
  • Teaching & Learning
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Andrews inside the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

One person’s trash is Ash Andrews’ treasure

The Pitt-Greensburg grad uses pluck and imagination to promote art, community and sustainability as executive director of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
Cestello puts a medallion around Gabel's neck

Joan Gabel installed as Pitt’s 19th chancellor

Gabel praised Pitt’s 237-year legacy and its current momentum and expressed confidence in the institution’s future.

  • University News
  • Chancellor
A metal statue of a bobcat

Attend the Make it Matter conference, co-hosted by Pitt-Greensburg

The May 8-10 event for employers, managers, HR professionals and executive leaders will focus on the importance of diversity.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Staff