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4 Pitt students earned inaugural Voyager Scholarships

The Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service supports young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve the world’s biggest challenges. Meet our winners.

  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Community Impact
  • Global
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Pitt’s Humanities Engage program is re-imagining doctoral education

The program’s fellows are putting their research into practice from Pittsburgh to Accra. Learn more about their work at a Sept. 13-14 symposium.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt awarded $2.2 million to expand jobs and business opportunities in robotics and AI

Distributed through the American Rescue Plan, the grants will support programs to help Pennsylvanians thrive in today’s economy.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Computing and Information
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These free block parties will bring Oakland residents and students together

All neighbors — both short- and long-term — are invited to the September events featuring food, games, music and more.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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This Pitt project supports economic development in Fayette County and beyond

As part of the Appalachian Teaching Project, Pitt researchers and students help towns in the region leverage what makes them unique in order to thrive.

  • Community Impact
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Pitt health sciences volunteers provided free dental, eye and hearing care at a recent clinic

More than 300 Pitt volunteers helped over 1,400 people access health care at this year’s Mission of Mercy Pittsburgh event.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • School of Medicine
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A summer academy for high schoolers aims to bring more students to public health

The Public Health Science Academy welcomed local students to Pitt to learn about the field and work on real-world projects.

  • Community Impact
  • School of Public Health
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Spousal caregivers with disabilities face a wide range of adversities

The first report from Pitt’s National Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Family Supports highlights the many challenges of caring for loved ones.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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This Pitt-supported free job training program is filling a dire need in research

A partnership with Manchester Bidwell Corporation is making sure the region’s clinical research studies have the talent they need to make groundbreaking discoveries.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory at Pitt will host a regional network to improve water quality

As new host of the Southwest Pennsylvania Water Network, the collaboratory aims to help build a stronger regional identity around the area’s rivers.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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The Pitt community donated more than $700,000 to this year’s United Way campaign

Nearly 2,000 people total donated, and on the Pittsburgh campus, individual donations averaged $339 — a University record.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
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Community members celebrate University partnerships in the Hill District

A recent gathering highlighted the promises that Pitt’s made and kept to the neighborhood, from vaccine clinics to science demonstrations for kids.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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This Pitt alumna preaches the power of networking

Marisa Williams, who was tasked by Gov. Tom Wolf to better the lives of Black Pennsylvanians, credits Pitt’s TRIO Student Support Services Program with starting her on a path of community building.

  • Community Impact
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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This School of Education program promoted healthy behaviors among older adults in Homewood

The Healthy Homewood Project brought together Pitt graduate students and the neighborhood YMCA to combat obesity and chronic illness through wellness education and fitness.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Education
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How Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence helps small businesses succeed

Robert Stein and his team help Western Pennsylvania entrepreneurs create, open and sustain businesses as diverse as the region — from trucking companies to Latin American restaurants.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
Christine and Brigette Bethea standing in front of store windows

This mother-daughter artistic duo wants to diversify Oakland’s business district

Christine and Brigette Bethea of Argyle Studio and ULEADx are pairing with Pitt people to give artists and leaders a leg up in Pittsburgh.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt School of Nursing students and graduates rise up

With a simmering pandemic, an aging population and more than a million expected to retire from the profession in the next decade, the national need for well-trained nurses is as serious as ever.

  • Community Impact
  • School of Nursing
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In photos: Pitt Police carry the torch for Special Olympics Pennsylvania

The Law Enforcement Torch Run raises money and awareness for the Special Olympics movement. Pitt Police will participate in all legs of the journey from Pittsburgh to State College.

  • Community Impact
Pitt fans wearing blue and yellow cheering during homecoming

Don’t let Pennsylvania families and students lose their tuition benefit

For more than 50 years, the commonwealth has funded a tuition discount for in-state Pitt students. This year, the discount is at risk. Learn more in this Pitt Magazine Q&A with Chancellor Patrick

  • University News
  • Community Impact
Woman donating toaster during Clutter for a Cause at a table outside

When Pitt students move out, Clutter for a Cause finds a new life for stuff that’s left behind

The annual program diverts usable and quality items to reuse and recycle instead of landfills, and it also helps students be good neighbors.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus