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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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Targeted outreach is bringing more students from rural Pennsylvania to Pitt

The pioneering efforts, including hiring a new rural recruiter, are boosting geographic diversity at the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Prospective students
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A recent broadband symposium highlighted the growing digital divide

Presenters at the Pitt event warned about the opportunity gap between those with and without high-speed internet access.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
Thais Ridgeway in red dress with Miss New York crown

This Pitt alumna is on a mission to stop relationship abuse

Thais Ridgeway (A&S ’13) is fighting dating violence through her work as a lawyer, Army reservist and Miss New York United States 2020.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt students to lawmakers: Preserve our state-funded tuition discount

The Pitt community steps up and speaks up to protect the in-state tuition rate for Pennsylvania’s students and families.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Students
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A Pitt Urban Studies major won a fellowship for her work addressing food insecurity

Junior Nina Mennies has been awarded a Newman Civic Fellowship, which supports community-minded students in their journey to becoming change-makers.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Nearly 30,000 vaccines and counting

One year after Pitt acquired its vaccine supply, volunteers, staff and interns share the lessons they’ve learned.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Covid-19