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Pitt College Democrats and Republicans tell Harrisburg: Support Pennsylvania students

With a $15,000-per-year in-state tuition discount on the line, the student groups issued a rare bipartisan plea for lawmakers to uphold the nearly 60-year partnership between Pitt and Pennsylvania.

  • University News
  • Students
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6 in-person shows to see in Pittsburgh this May

See a circus act, a Celtic magic show and more with Pitt’s Cheap Seats discount program for students, faculty and staff.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Arts and Humanities
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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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‘The No Club’ empowers women to take control of their professional lives

Four Pittsburgh researchers, including Pitt economist Lise Vesterlund, are putting a stop to women’s dead-end work with their new book, out May 3.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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How a group chat brought these Philadelphia men to Pitt and beyond

These high school best friends supported each other through college, social upheaval and the pandemic. Now, they're starting the professional lives they dreamed about.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Alumni
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In photos: Pitt celebrates new grads

ESPN analyst Louis Riddick addressed the Class of 2022 as keynote speaker at Pitt’s first in-person, University-wide commencement in three years.

  • University News
  • Students
  • Commencement 2022
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Seniors receive top honors

Meet the finalists and winners of the 2022 Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year and Emma W. Locke awards.

  • University News
  • Students
  • Commencement 2022
  • College of Business Administration
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett is a first-round NFL draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers

The record-setter is the 26th Pitt player to be selected in the opening round and only the second quarterback.

  • University News
  • Athletics
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Pitt research helps explain how Ritalin sharpens attention

The new study connects the dots between brain cells, behavior and the ADHD drug.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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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
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Tune in to two student-produced shows during commencement weekend

“Pitt to the Point” and “Pitt Tonight” will provide entertainment before and after this year’s ceremonies. Here’s where to watch.

  • University News
  • Students
  • Commencement 2022
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This first-generation student is on her way to becoming a philosophical counselor, thanks to TRIO

The program for under-resourced students helped propel Tia Blassingale from Philadelphia barber to future PhD student in an emerging field.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Students
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Pitt has updated its travel policies

In light of the changing COVID-19 landscape and to make travel easier for faculty, staff and students, booking requirements have been suspended and fees eliminated.

  • University News
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In honor of Audubon Day, check out Pitt’s collection of his prints

Pitt has one of the only sets of John James Audubon’s Birds of America series and was among the first to make them accessible in high resolution. Take a look.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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A big idea for better batteries

This year’s Randall Family Big Idea Competition winners want to enable renewable energy by providing the tools to store it.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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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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Remembering Sen. Orrin Hatch

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher released a statement on the death of the legislative giant and Pitt Law alumnus.

  • University News
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Traffic and parking tips for Pitt commencement and Pittsburgh marathon weekend

Commencement isn’t the only big event in Pittsburgh on May 1. Here’s what you need to know to get to campus in time for the Class of 2022 ceremony.

  • University News
  • Commencement 2022
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Nationality Room scholarships for summer study abroad are back

This year’s 46 recipients will travel to Ghana, Italy, Guam and elsewhere for immersive global learning experiences.

  • University News
  • Global
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • University Honors College
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A new partnership will help support the Afghanistan Project at Pitt

The Open Society University Network has identified the Center for Governance and Markets program as a critical partner in resettling at-risk Afghan scholars.

  • University News
  • Global
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs