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De’Jovia Davis wearing blue and gold uniform

Pitt’s first Black female assistant drum major marches with passion and persistence

De’Jovia Davis may have been raised in the South, but she discovered her home at Pitt Band.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Register for the In Our Own Write creative workshop for LGBTQ elders

The no-cost, virtual workshop will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. between Feb. 16 and May 9.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Arts and Humanities
Cathedral of Learning with moon in background

University of Pittsburgh Press announces the 2021 Starrett Award winner

Poet Anuradha Bhowmik will receive a cash award and publication through the press.

  • Arts and Humanities
Panther statue covered with snow in front of Cathedral of Learning

Submit your proposal by Feb. 1 for Year of Data and Society funding

Up to $8,000 will be allotted to approved proposals.

  • Technology & Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
Pitt monument sign with autumn trees

Pitt’s 51st Jazz Seminar and Concert celebrates legendary musician Erroll Garner

The Jazz Week performances will be hosted virtually from Jan. 24-29.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
University Art Gallery room with paintings and sculptures on display

Pitt recognizes community members creating a more just, equitable and inclusive University

The University Art Gallery and Associate Professor Gina A. Garcia were honored this week for their work.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Pittsburgh Campus

Danielle Obisie-Orlu

The Allegheny County Youth Poet Laureate with a 30-year plan.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Undergraduate students
Gayle and Bill Pamerleau sitting on a rock, Galye with MSU sweater and Bill with Pitt sweater

Pitt vs. Michigan State is a win-win for this Pitt-Greensburg couple

Bill and Gayle Pamerleau, both long-time Pitt employees and Michigan State University alums, say they’re torn between the two teams facing off in the Peach Bowl.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Pitt-Greensburg
Students raising hands at the Cathedral Ball

Pittwire’s pictures of the year

Check out some of our favorite photos from the University of Pittsburgh in 2021.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
A pile of books, four of which are held together with a headset

Ramona Reeves earns the 2022 Drue Heinz Literature Prize

The University of Pittsburgh Press will publish her book, “It Falls Gently All Around,” next fall.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
Maja Lynn wearing brown plaid sweater on Pitt campus

Pitt student Maja Lynn wins 2022 Marshall Scholarship

The anthropology and museum studies senior wants to ensure that museums are a force for good in post-conflict societies. She’ll use the prestigious award to study in Northern Ireland.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
Keisha Blain smiling, wearing glasses with earrings and black shirt

Keisha N. Blain’s work named among ‘best history books’ by Smithsonian Magazine

“Until I am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America” was published by Beacon Press in 2021.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
An arch of purple and green Holiday lights in the shape of flowers

9 things to do in Pittsburgh if you’re sticking around for the holidays

Bonus: They’re all accessible from campus by bus.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
Cathedral of Learning behind trees during Fall

Pitt junior wins top international photography contest prize

Economics major Devin DePamphilis’ winning entry was titled “Bye Bye COVID.”

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Holiday decorations in Nationality Rooms

Take virtual tours of the Nationality Rooms this holiday season

Get in the holiday spirit with a gallery of images and virtual events that begin Dec. 5.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Cathedral of Learning
Choir performing in Heinz Chapel

Heinz Chapel Choir returns with its first public concerts in two years

The theme for the choir’s winter series is “ponder the treasure in your heart.”

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Cathedral of Learning behind trees during Fall

Year of Data and Society funding will support projects on air quality, social justice and more

The first round of winning projects for the year’s theme have been announced. Submit your own application for the next round of funding by Dec. 1.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Faculty
Yunge Xiao sitting outside in a striped sweater

Meet the Pitt sophomore who won WYEP's 2021 Singer-Songwriter Competition

Listen to two of Yunge Xiao's original songs.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Ken Gormley with Pittsburgh buildings in background

A pro bono past in Pittsburgh’s Orphans’ Court inspired an alum’s new book

With “The Heiress of Pittsburgh,” Duquesne University President Ken Gormley (A&S ’77) has earned himself a new job title: novelist.

  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
Ricky Lyle Campbell wearing blue hat, red vest and red bowtie.

Procrastinators, this Pitt costume designer will save your Halloween 

Ricky Lyle Campbell explains how to put together a last-minute look on a budget.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences