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.

Pitt alumna Kate Moran is using technical innovation to combat climate change

The award-winning researcher and engineer’s adventures have included advising the Obama administration and taking Arctic expeditions to advocate for global sustainability. 

She was studying social media’s effects before TikTok even existed

A National Science Foundation CAREER Award will help Sophia Choukas-Bradley develop new ways to approach her research.

What makes a career go?

A lifelong love of cars and his Pitt education drove KJ Jones (A&S ’85) to become editor at MotorTrend.

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.

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See 1950s Pittsburgh through this alumnus’ lens

In his book, Michael Rosella provides a tender and compelling glimpse of Pitt in the past.

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.

A GSPIA education helped Carl Ware champion racial equality from Atlanta to South Africa

During his decades as an executive for Coca-Cola, he partnered with Desmond Tutu and other freedom fighters to support Black Africans.

One person’s trash is Ash Andrews’ treasure

The Pitt-Greensburg grad uses pluck and imagination to promote art, community and sustainability as executive director of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

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.

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."

Pitt alumnus Sam Rosenzweig spent his career fighting injustice

He earned two degrees and met his wife on the Pittsburgh campus. He died at the age of 71 in Nevada.

Todd J. Clark was appointed head of Widener's Delaware Law School

As dean, he is making a case for achievement, inclusion and excellence.

Cursive is not dead, according to this Pitt expert

Kelsey Voltz-Poremba says writing by hand is a crucial part of childhood development.

Prachi Gupta's memoir tackles the model minority myth

Read "They Called Us Exceptional: and Other Lies that Raised Us" and more, out now from alumni authors.

How to exchange diverse viewpoints on campus without the discord, according to Pitt experts

Faculty members Abdesalam Soudi and Ann Sinsheimer discuss centering respect and other lessons from Pitt's Year of Dialogue and Discourse with Clyde Wilson Pickett.

Pitt Chancellor Joan Gabel is in pursuit of what’s possible

Forward-thinking and values-driven, she’s embraced Pitt’s boundless potential throughout her first year as the University’s 19th leader.

Alaina Roberts’ book takes a fresh look at freedom in the American West

In researching her family’s past, the Pitt historian found an oft-overlooked narrative of Black emancipation and Native displacement.

The School of Education is tackling the teacher shortage with an innovative, multifaceted approach

With its new undergraduate teacher education program, Pitt wants to get more qualified teachers into K-12 classrooms faster.

Meet 5 award-winning alumni educators who are transforming classrooms

Their work is shaping the future, which ultimately benefits us all.

What if … we could remove roadblocks for rural students?

Darris Means has spent the last decade examining how to build resources for Black youth in rural districts.

Preventing violence among youth could start on the field

Pitt researchers are studying a national antiviolence program that is instilling healthy relationship and mental health practices in young male athletes through their coaches.

Pitt’s father-son coaching team is keeping track in the family

Their one-on-one approach helps student-athletes sprint toward their best selves.

A Pitt alumnus is developing ‘green steel’ to revolutionize the industry

Boston Metal CEO Tadeu Carneiro says, “We are privileged, all of us, to be living in the decade during which we will save the planet.”