Pitt Alum Moves From Chess Board to Board Room

Pitt alum Ashley Lynn Priore uses chess to teach life and leadership lessons.

Bobby Grier, a Pitt trailblazer who broke a college football color barrier, died at 91

He made national headlines as a senior when he became the first Black player in the Sugar Bowl.

Forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht dies at 93

In a career spanning medicine and politics, the Pitt alumnus made a mark on Pittsburgh and the country.

2 Pitt alums are 2024 Pulitzer Prize winners

Brandon Som and Brett Murphy took home the nation’s most prestigious award for poetry and public-service journalism, respectively.

Alumni updates, spring 2024

Pitt alumni do amazing things. Submit your good news.

This Swanson School grad solved a California transportation conundrum

Alumnus David Shafer’s entrepreneurial mind developed an innovative shuttle service that makes getting to the airport cheaper, faster and oh-so-reLAXsan.

A Pitt alumna is tying up loose ends for fellow crafters

Jen Simonic’s nonprofit finishes knitting projects for those who can no longer do it themselves.

The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory and Women for a Healthy Environment join forces to investigate local water systems

Their findings help ensure Allegheny County’s water systems are safe and accessible for all.

Pitt's independent rock-climbing team challenges students' bodies and minds

Here's how one of the world's fastest growing sports is teaching its participants to take life "one move at a time."

Take a closer look at this undergraduate researcher's pièce de résistance

To create a garment worthy of an 18th-century queen, Maya Jones set her sights on a Creative Arts Fellowship from Pitt's David C. Frederick Honors College.

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