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Maureen Lichtveld wearing red sweater with blue and gold Pitt pin

Translate science into action with the dean of public health

Maureen Lichtveld was the youngest and first female physician to work directly in the Amazon rainforest. Join her on a study abroad program there this summer.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Global
  • Students
  • School of Public Health
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25 projects awarded Pitt Seed funding and support

The projects range from using Netflix in student services to diversifying academia.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
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See the ‘women in the windows’ at Heinz Chapel this March

Throughout Women’s History Month, anyone with a Pitt ID can attend a free tour of the chapel’s stained-glass windows featuring historical women.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt announces $5 million gift to Men’s Basketball from Thomas E. and Mary Beth Richards

Thomas E. Richards, former Board of Trustees chair, and his wife Mary Beth made the commitment to the Pitt Men's Basketball program, fulfilling a wish Tom made before his passing in October.

  • University News
  • Athletics
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Pitt Education’s Ready to Learn program empowers middle schoolers to use math for social change

The Center for Urban Education hosts the after-school and summer math program, inspired by civil rights icon and educator Bob Moses.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
  • School of Education
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Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards recognize exceptional Pitt faculty

Faculty members, as well as an entire office, were honored for going above and beyond in their contributions to the University and the world.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Faculty
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Learn about Ukraine's resilience and its history with Russia through these 4 songs

One way to better understand a country's culture and past is through popular music, says Pitt professor and ethnomusicologist Adriana Helbig.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Ukraine
Kathryn Nesbitt talking to soccer player on the field

Meet the Pitt-trained chemist shattering global glass ceilings as a soccer referee

Last year, Kathryn Nesbitt became the first woman to referee a men's World Cup match.

  • Global
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Alex Randall speaking into microphone in broadcasting studio

This Pitt junior made hockey history

Alex Randall is the first Black broadcaster to call a Canadian Hockey League game.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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The University of Pittsburgh issues a statement of support for Ukraine

“We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and for the scholarly and research communities there,” wrote Ariel Armony, vice provost for global affairs.

  • Global
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Ukraine
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Scenes in Ukraine, from a Pitt economics professor

Tymofiy Mylovanov, former Ukrainian minister of economic development, trade and agriculture, shared his firsthand account from Kyiv after Russia invaded Ukraine.

  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Ukraine
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ICYMI: A conversation on class, gender and fiction

Hear from Africana Studies’ Robin Brooks on her new book, “Class Interruptions.”

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
Rick Esch and George B. Duke at construction site

Pitt-Bradford’s new George B. Duke Engineering and Information Technologies Building named for Zippo owner

Pitt’s Board of Trustees on Friday announced the name of the building, which will feature multiple labs, a machine shop, a makerspace and more.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Pitt-Bradford
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3 Pitt professors were honored by the National Academy of Inventors

They were recently named senior members for their work on tissue engineering and therapies for fibrosis and heart diseases.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
Nishanth Abdullah wearing Saxbys hat and T-shirt

New student CEOs take charge of campus coffee shops

The business students who run Pitt's Saxbys locations get real-world leadership experience and keep the coffee flowing.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
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Go behind the scenes at Pitt's teaching greenhouse, where it's never winter

Perched atop Langley Hall, this space for biologists and botanists boasts all sorts of living treasures.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Old photo of Jonas Salk with nurses helping a child

4 stories about Pitt’s vaccine legacy, 68 years after the first public polio shots

Arsenal Elementary School students in Pittsburgh rolled up their sleeves for Jonas Salk's polio vaccine on Feb. 23, 1954.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
People holding blue and yellow Pitt Day of Giving shirts

More than 11,000 people gave $3 million on Pitt Day of Giving 2022

Donations from 50 states and six continents will benefit dozens of areas and funds representing every University of Pittsburgh school, college and campus.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Alumni
  • Students
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On Pitt Day of Giving, give today so we can transform tomorrow

Learn how your donation on Pitt Day of Giving can unlock extra funding for groups such as Men’s Rugby and the Hillel Jewish Student Union.

  • University News
  • Students
Illustration of K. Leroy Irvis sitting in chair with blue background

Pitt's Black History Month Program is named after the first Black speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Alumnus K. Leroy Irvis was instrumental in reshaping education in the commonwealth.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Law