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Amy Raslevich and Adrianne Sapienza posing for photo together

These Pitt people’s work advocating for affordable health care landed them invitations to the White House

PhD student Amy Raslevich and alum Adrianne Sapienza attended yesterday’s signing of an executive order to strengthen the Affordable Care Act.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Alumni
  • School of Public Health
Student purchasing from Victory Farms stand at farmers market

Pitt Farmers Market is back

Get fresh produce and visit local vendors on select Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside the William Pitt Union.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
Burton Morris speaking at podium next to Cathedral artwork

Pop artist Burton Morris said he owes his life to the Cathedral of Learning. You can now see his painting of it in Hillman Library.

His parents met at Pitt in the ’50s. Last week, the Pittsburgh native unveiled his painting of the building that holds a special place in his heart.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Cathedral of Learning
Pitt people holding signs to support the University in Harrisburg.

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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6 in-person shows to see in Pittsburgh this April

From Afropop to Pitt Stages plays, Pittwire previews upcoming performances you won’t want to miss.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
Gilton between pews in the Heinz Chapel

A Pitt science historian shares stories of an overlooked woman scientist

For Women’s History Month, Marian Gilton explains her interest in Émilie du Châtelet, who only recently has begun to gain overdue recognition.

  • Technology & Science
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Panther statue on Pitt campus during a sunny day

Pitt provides greater clarity regarding how environmental, social and governance factors are applied in the investment decision-making process

The first-ever report addresses Pitt’s ESG policy development, progress on implementation and future trends.

  • University News
Bethann and Gordon J. Vanscoy holding award.

Pitt’s annual health sciences symposium is getting a new name

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Vanscoy Winter Academy will be supported through 2042, thanks to a gift from alumnus Gordon J. Vanscoy and his wife Bethann.

  • University News
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
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Pitt graduate programs rise in U.S. News and World Report rankings

Programs in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, School of Education, School of Medicine and Swanson School of Engineering saw jumps in their 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

  • University News
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Nina Mennies looking confidently into the camera

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
  • University Honors College
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This new program funds research on climate change and precision public health

The Public Health Trans-Disciplinary Collaboration Pilot Awards support projects that use data science to develop targeted health interventions. Here are the 5 winning projects.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
Melissa Bilec posing on bridge in front of Pittsburgh skyline

How a circular economy could fix the supply chain

"The real innovation lies when you think about the beginning of design,” says Melissa Bilec, co-director of Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Faculty
  • Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Tymofiy Mylovanov in a suit

A month into the war on Ukraine, 'We fight. We resist the conflict'

Pitt economics professor Tymofiy Mylovanov shared updates from Ukraine.

  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Ukraine
Vaccine Clinic volunteers all looking at camera

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
Notebook, pencil, coffee cup and keyboard on a rainbow background

A writing workshop for LGBTQIA+ elders builds community and records history

In Our Own Write, a bi-weekly workshop hosted by Pitt’s Center for Creativity, forges connections through gratitude and loss.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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All Angles series returns March 24 with a focus on economic equality and mobility

The series that helps students explore different viewpoints continues with economists Darrick Hamilton and Scott Winship.

  • University News
  • Students
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Elderly man in suit sitting on bed looking out of window

Could your neighborhood influence the health of your brain?

A $9.6 million grant will help Pitt and RAND researchers measure the link between structural racism and cognitive decline in two Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Public Health
a Ukrainian flag over a city

In the news: 7 Pitt people on Ukraine

Pitt experts and students have shared their stories about the war in The Wall Street Journal, CNN and other media outlets.

  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Ukraine
men on a basketball court

Basketball’s ‘hot hand’ phenomenon is real, says this Pitt computer scientist

Konstantinos Pelechrinis in the School of Computing and Information examined whether players can continue a streak of making many consecutive shots, also known as having “hot hands.”

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Computing and Information
Chandler Mitchell wearing cap and gown in front of large red door

This scholarship supports working students

The David C. Frederick Scholarship supports high-achieving sophomores who are also employed part or full time. Apply by March 31.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • University Honors College