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Gayle and Bill Pamerleau sitting on a rock, Galye with MSU sweater and Bill with Pitt sweater

Pitt vs. Michigan State is a win-win for this Pitt-Greensburg couple

Bill and Gayle Pamerleau, both long-time Pitt employees and Michigan State University alums, say they’re torn between the two teams facing off in the Peach Bowl.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Pitt-Greensburg
Pitt volunteers preparing food during Civic Action Week

How Pitt helped Pennsylvania in 2021

Revisit stories of the University’s impact around the commonwealth.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pitt-Titusville
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Christmas Day at Pitt returns

After a year’s absence, the Pitt community will come together to bring back the holiday service tradition.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
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Pittwire’s pictures of the year

Check out some of our favorite photos from the University of Pittsburgh in 2021.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
Man comforting a woman during a difficult conversation

Difficult Conversations: How to give bad news, according to a palliative care doctor

Bob Arnold, founder of UPMC’s Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, shares his expertise and tips in this Q&A.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
Peach smoothie with bowl of sliced peaches in front of laptop showing photo of Pitt football game

Get ready for the Peach Bowl with these recipes

When Pitt takes on Michigan State on Dec. 30, you'll be ready with these peachy recipes from a Pitt Athletics nutritionist.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Athletics
Pittsburgh skyline in the daytime with view of yellow bridges and rivers

Allegheny County Policing Project simplifies police policies for the community

This Pitt-initiated project is designed to create a greater understanding of local policing and police accountability.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Maja Lynn wearing brown plaid sweater on Pitt campus

Pitt student Maja Lynn wins 2022 Marshall Scholarship

The anthropology and museum studies senior wants to ensure that museums are a force for good in post-conflict societies. She’ll use the prestigious award to study in Northern Ireland.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • University Honors College
Students with face masks carefully building gingerbread Cathedral of Learning

’Tis the season for a gingerbread Cathedral of Learning

Two Pitt teams took on this sky-high baking challenge. See the sculptures — and some familiar faces — on campus this week.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
  • Cathedral of Learning
Rachel Bezanson looking to the side, standing in front of building

Pitt astronomers will be among the first to use the latest and greatest NASA telescope

Four faculty members are on teams that will point the James Webb Space Telescope at distant objects, galactic winds and exploding stars.

  • Technology & Science
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • NASA
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How you can help your neighbors this holiday season

Calls to the United Way’s 211 crisis hotline have soared over the past 18 months. Help them help neighbors in need.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
Molly Trott holding Daniel George on Pitt volleyball court

A team effort gets a child a new kidney for Christmas

Molly Trott gave her Pitt Athletics coworker Mary Beth George and her family an exceptional early Christmas present.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
An arch of purple and green Holiday lights in the shape of flowers

9 things to do in Pittsburgh if you’re sticking around for the holidays

Bonus: They’re all accessible from campus by bus.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
Multiple Pitt students with face masks studying separately on a long bench

8 ways to study smarter, according to Study Lab tutors

It’s finals time — here’s how to ace ’em.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Students
a bronze statue of a panther with its left front paw raised and mouth wide

Big changes to the Pitt Seed Project

The makeover will focus on our people, programs and purpose — and will provide more support to bring projects to fruition. Applications are due in January.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Lead from the front

Going to school for 23 years doesn't necessarily mean you can run a clinic. A new Pitt program helps physicians and other clinicians build their leadership skills and business savvy.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Medicine
Man sleeping on chairs with head on backpack in airport

Why do some people get jet lag and others don’t?

A $6.2 million grant from the Wood Next Fund will help Pitt researchers find out — and potentially unlock other sleep mysteries in the process.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
a quarterback in blue and gold with the ball tucked under his arm

Kenny Pickett is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy

The senior quarterback is Pitt's first Heisman finalist since 2003, when receiver Larry Fitzgerald finished as the runner-up.

  • University News
  • Athletics
Blue ladders against blue wall, one red ladder leading up to target

A Pitt alumnus on his much more than 'OK' career

A phone call from the governor changed Samuel McCullough’s life. Now he’s giving back to help change lives at his alma mater.

  • Community Impact
  • Alumni
Joseph Kannarkat wearing blue shirt outdoors

Alumnus Joseph Kannarkat is Pitt’s newest Schwarzman Scholar

He has studied health care systems in the U.K. and Kenya, hoping to bring insights back to the U.S. His next stop, supported by the prestigious scholarship, is China.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • University Honors College