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An R.K. Mellon Foundation award will help Pitt train Pennsylvania workers in responsible data science

The Office of the Provost initiative will use the funding to build online programs to ensure the region’s workers are job-ready.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Provost
Ken Gabriel

Pitt BioForge appointed its inaugural CEO

Ken Gabriel will lead the Hazelwood Green facility and serve as director of Pitt’s Advanced Biomanufacturing Institute.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Here’s how to catch a ride on Carnegie Mellon’s fixed route shuttles

Thanks to a reciprocal agreement, Pitt community members just need an ID to ride.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pittsburgh Campus
Brandolon Barnett

'Dreams Deferred' memoir chronicles a path from poverty to social impact

Brandolon Barnett writes about “recession, struggle and the quest for a better world.” And, more books by Pitt alumni, out now.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Alumni
The Weitzels

Inspired by their son, the Weitzels advocate for better care for disabled people

The couple, who met at Pitt, created the School of Dental Medicine's Joshua Benjamin Weitzel Fund for Special Needs Dentistry.

  • Community Impact
  • Alumni
  • School of Dental Medicine
Brent Rondon and Roberto Bellido-Diaz stand in an office

How Pitt’s Small Business Development Center supports Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs

Pittsburgh’s Hispanic population is small but growing. Brent Rondon saw that they needed support.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Small Business Development Center
Brent Rondon and Roberto Bellido-Diaz stand in an office

Cómo el Centro de Desarrollo de Empresas, SBDC por sus siglas en Inglés, ayudan a los emprendedores que hablan Español

La población hispana de Pittsburgh es pequeña pero está creciendo. Brent Rondón se dio cuenta que ellos necesitaban ayuda.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Small Business Development Center
Sastry

Hari Sastry is stepping down as Pitt’s chief financial officer

He’s headed to Georgetown University after a five-year stint at Pitt that included record research funding, increased transparency in the budget process and a focus on diverse supplier initiatives.

  • University News
  • Staff
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Innovation in Education Awards submissions are open through Feb. 16

Winning projects will explore ideas that focus on experiential or active learning to support an equitable and inclusive learning environment or technology-enhanced learning.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faculty
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Amir Alavi received a National Institutes of Health Trailblazer R21 Award

The assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering will continue his research on metamaterial orthopaedic implants.

  • Faculty
  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Innovation and Research
  • Health and Wellness
The Cathedral of Learning

5 Pitt faculty were selected for the 2024 ACC Academic Leaders Network cohort

The program gives campus leaders the chance to deepen their understanding of higher education administration.

  • Faculty
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The Manufacturing Assistance Center at Pitt-Titusville earned 2 grants to support student scholarships

The funding from Crawford County and the Gene Haas Foundation totals $37,000.

  • Pitt-Titusville
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Be sure you’re getting the best textbook prices with this Pitt tool

Compare costs for new and used books at the University Store on Fifth and beyond.

  • Students
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A Pitt Law alumnus is speaking out to inspire companies to achieve the unthinkable

A chance encounter taught Ron Mitchell the value of his voice, which is now a bright light for businesses large and small.

  • Alumni
A speech bubble over three cartoon faces talking reads Amplifying Our Voices Through Active Listening and Constructive Dialogue

Introducing the 2024 Diversity Forum speakers

Feminista Jones and the Rev. William Barber II will deliver addresses on productive dialogue on Jan. 23 and 24.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A man stands on a rooftop overlooking the city of Havana.

How Jesse Horst is connecting students to the history and heartbeat of Havana

In part thanks to relationships he built in Cuba’s capital as a Pitt graduate student, this alumnus has created a competitive and immersive study abroad experience.

  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
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Pitt partnered with the state to offer a free trauma-informed therapy certification to Pennsylvania providers

The program, organized by the Department of Human Services and Pitt’s School of Social Work, will provide training on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for qualified mental health

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Social Work
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This CGS alumna helped bring honor to nontraditional students

The 50th anniversary exhibit of honor society recalls outreach to part-time and nontraditional students.

  • University News
  • Alumni
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Anastasia Lopez earned her Certified Master of Career Services

The professional development faculty instructor received the prestigious National Career Development Association credential.

  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Hannah Florey researched local police practices with an American Bar Association program

The School of Law student spent the fall 2023 semester as a fellow with the Legal Education Police Practices Consortium.

  • Community Impact
  • School of Law