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The University of Pittsburgh (commonly referred to as Pitt) is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded on the edge of the American frontier as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, and evolved into the Western University of Pennsylvania by alteration of its charter in 1819. After surviving two devastating fires and various relocations within the area, the school moved to its current location in the Oakland neighborhood of the city and was renamed as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. For most of its history Pitt was a private institution, until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966.
The university is composed of 17 undergraduate and graduate schools and colleges located at its urban Pittsburgh campus, home to the university's central administration and 28,766 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The university also includes four additional undergraduate schools located at campuses within Western Pennsylvania: Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. The 132-acre Pittsburgh campus comprises multiple historic buildings of the Schenley Farms Historic District, most notably its 42-story gothic revival centerpiece, the Cathedral of Learning. The campus is situated adjacent to the flagship medical facilities of its closely affiliated University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), as well as the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Schenley Park, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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HEAVY WORK—Chuck Cooper Foundation Honorees, Evan Frazier and Dr. Kathy Humphrey. Frazier is Senior Vice President of Community Affairs at Highmark Health, and Dr. Humphrey is Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Secretary of the Board of Trustees at the University of Pittsburgh.
Watching Recoil — a new play about gun violence from the University of Pittsburgh Theatre Arts Department — got me thinking about how artists have addressed that topic over the past few decades. Specifically, I remembered Elephant, Gus Van Sant's hyper-realistic fictional retelling of the Columbine ...

Thermo Fisher Scientific and the University of Pittsburgh announced a new center to research precision medicine. The Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence will combine expertise and technology in genomics, bioinformatics, implementation science, medication response phenotyping and education, ...
The Student Panther Club has been created to engage students in the Panther Club and the role it plays in developing a championship culture. The Panther Club is the official fundraising arm for the University of Pittsburgh Athletics Department. Their mission is to provide critical resources for scholarships, capital projects ...
The University of Pittsburgh opened last week a new research, innovation and training center focused on helping industry partners advance surgical techniques. The Pittsburgh Creates (Collaborative Research Education and Technology Enhancement in Surgery) center aims to work directly with ...
The University of Pittsburgh's Innovation Institute announced plans for the Big Idea Center, aiming to advance student entrepreneurship. Bob Randall, creator of the Randall Family Big Idea Competition, and his family gave a $2 million seed gift to initially fund the center. Randall, a Pitt trustee and alumnus, ...

University of Pittsburgh police and Penn Hills police are working together to identify potential suspects. The sorority on campus is under suspension for the alleged hazing incident. From the moment she was a little girl, Levy Giles says Alexandria wanted to be part of AKA. “She would wear pink and green.
The University of Pittsburgh on Tuesday announced the opening of a surgical technologies testing center in Oakland. The new Collaborative Research Education and Technology Enhancement in Surgery, or Pittsburgh CREATES, will be in the Biomedical Science Tower South on Lothrop Street in Oakland.
The University of Pittsburgh will open an innovation lab and makerspace in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. The Manufacturing Assistance Center Makerspace, located at 7800 Susquehanna St., will feature small business development courses and will be equipped with a laser, 3-D printers, ...
University of Pittsburgh grad students want a public-health building on campus renamed. Posted By Ryan Deto on Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at ... Former U.S. Surgeon General Thomas Parran was the first dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health. That distinction granted Parran the distinction of ...
PITTSBURGH – Police say they're investigating a potential hazing incident by a sorority at the University of Pittsburgh, and the school has suspended the chapter. Penn Hills Police Chief Howard Burton said Wednesday that the mother of an Alpha Kappa Alpha pledge noticed bruising on her daughter and ...
The University of Pittsburgh at Titusville will continue to offer programs for traditional college-age students plus programs for nontraditional students that may include online, evening, intensive and executive learning options. Pitt-Titusville students may complete programs at the campus hub or seamlessly ...
Police and the University of Pittsburgh are investigating a sorority at the school for alleged hazing after learning about an off-campus incident involving at least a dozen girls that may have caused some of them physical harm and involved a paddle, officials said Wednesday. On Monday evening, the mother ...
University of Pittsburgh trustees Friday breathed new life into the school's smallest branch campus, approving a plan to reverse Titusville's enrollment declines and financial losses by converting it into a training hub and sharing space with outside education entities. The board of trustees unanimous vote ...
Adjmi's Marie Antoinette, I'd suggest you spend a little time beforehand brushing up on the main character, the French Revolution, and the literature and philosophy of 18th-century France. Such information could help in navigating your way through Adjmi's unyielding script, which offers a new look at Marie, ...
The University of Pittsburgh Athletics Department announced hiring of a new assistant athletic director to focus on premium season ticket sales and development. Davis Hendrickson will be responsible for those sales, including suites and club access-level tickets, for football and men's basketball, according ...
Heinz Chapel Choir will perform at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. JoAnne Klimovich Harrop | Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 12:09 p.m.. The internationally recognized Heinz Chapel Choir will perform at 8 p.m. April 20 at the University. COURTESY HEINZ CHAPEL CHOIR. The internationally recognized Heinz Chapel ...

But residents of six other continents, 31 countries and all 50 states stepped up with gifts to advance learning and research endeavors by the region's largest university. In a single day, students, parents, faculty, staff and other University of Pittsburgh supporters generated $9 million-plus for scholarships, ...
With about four months left in its fiscal 2018, the University of Pittsburgh's Innovation Institute has already broken its record for university spinouts. The institute is currently at 17 spinout companies. Its fiscal 2018 ends at the end of June. There were 15 spinouts in fiscal 2017, 13 in 2016 and 11 in 2015, the ...
The University of Pittsburgh Athletics Department announced hiring of a new assistant athletic director to focus on premium season ticket sales and development. Davis Hendrickson will be responsible for those sales, including suites and club access-level tickets, for football and men's basketball, according ...
The parents of slain University of Pittsburgh student Alina Sheykhet are determined to attend every hearing for Matthew Darby, who is accused of killing their daughter and raping two other women, their attorney said Friday. Darby, 21, of Greensburg was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday on ...
“You get this tension that builds up, and that tension is real,” acknowledged Patrick Gallagher, the University of Pittsburgh chancellor, in an interview with GeekWire in his corner office at the Cathedral of Learning, a landmark building that a student tour guide called “more Hogwarts than Hogwarts.”.
Paramedics evaluated a student for eye irritation after a small explosion Wednesday in a University of Pittsburgh lab that prompted a precautionary building evacuation and brought city firefighters and hazardous materials teams to campus. The explosion occurred about 2:45 p.m. in the Life Sciences Annex ...
An infected monkey escaping its cage sounds like the beginning of a very bad horror movie, but that low-effort plot point became reality at the University of Pittsburgh. Now, the professor that reported the incident is suing the university for firing her and claiming that her dismissal was retaliation for the ...
Prototype, a Pittsburgh feminist makerspace, has formed a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh's Manufacturing Assistance Center to host workshops on laser cutting. The “Lasers and Ladies” workshops will focus on the basic uses of the center's lasers, said Prototype co-founder Erin Oldynski.
The University of Pittsburgh has suspended a fraternity and temporarily barred all Greek life organizations from hosting events with alcohol after a student was hospitalized in an “alcohol-related incident.” University officials have not released specifics about what led to the student's hospitalization.
The University of Pittsburgh confirmed Tuesday that it has suspended a fraternity over an alcohol incident last week that put a student in the hospital, but Pitt for a second day refused to identify the organization or describe what transpired. Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner declined to be ...
With two successful organizing campaigns under its belt among part-time faculties at local universities, the United Steel Workers of America will launch a card drive Monday in Oakland among University of Pittsburgh faculty members. The rally follows two years of work behind the scenes gathering support ...
An effort to cut textbook expenses facing thousands of University of Pittsburgh students through greater use of “open” educational resources in the classroom appears to be gaining momentum among campus leaders. A committee being formed by provost Patricia Beeson is expected to explore options, ...
World-renowned lock breakers Tobias Bluzmanis and Marc Tobias stood in front of a group of University of Pittsburgh students with lock picks, key-making machines and a host of other equipment that could break into nearly any lock. “Don't get in trouble,” Bluzmanis warned before the demonstration started ...
Adjmi's Marie Antoinette, I'd suggest you spend a little time beforehand brushing up on the main character, the French Revolution, and the literature and philosophy of 18th-century France. Such information could help in navigating your way through Adjmi's unyielding script, which offers a new look at Marie, ...
University of Pittsburgh trustees Friday breathed new life into the school's smallest branch campus, approving a plan to reverse Titusville's enrollment declines and financial losses by converting it into a training hub and sharing space with outside education entities. The board of trustees unanimous vote ...
For the study, which appears in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, researchers enrolled 14 patients who were undergoing chemotherapy treatment for gastrointestinal cancer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hillman Cancer Center. Researchers had patients carry a smartphone for four ...
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher issued a letter to the Pitt community Wednesday in response to recent allegations of a long-standing culture of sexual harassment and discrimination in the Department of Communication. "First and foremost: Our top priority and concern is the safety, ...
The University of Pittsburgh's LifeX project will open its Strip District lab for entrepreneurs in March, a first-of-its-kind facility in Pittsburgh intended to speed new pharmaceuticals and medical devices to market in meeting critical health needs. Twelve to 15 promising startup businesses will comprise the first ...
A committee of University of Pittsburgh trustees Monday awarded Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and officers of the university a 2.25-percent pay increase, citing gains by the university in academics, finances and research. The action by the compensation committee raises Mr. Gallagher's base salary to ...
The University of Pittsburgh is launching a startup business accelerator called LifeX, backing a push to leverage Western Pennsylvania's strengths in the life sciences with private investors. The new center will be located in the Strip District and 10 companies have committed to moving in, including Sharp ...
Rob Rutenbar, senior vice chancellor for research at the University of Pittsburgh, said the initiative will bring together a cohort of life science startups ranging in maturity. “(It will curate an) ecosystem of companies with leadership to help companies figure out what and where and how to go to the next step ...
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh Police Department says a suspicious man who had been hanging around campus was arrested Tuesday evening, and is now in the Allegheny County Jail. The University of Pittsburgh's police department had sent out a notice to its campus community ...
University of Pittsburgh police issued a warning for people to be on the lookout for a man wanted for stalking and harassment. The department said it has received complaints that Daniel Dintino allegedly approached women on numerous occasions and made them uncomfortable. The department arrested ...
University of Pittsburgh police will review an incident Monday in which a school police officer stunned a woman with a Taser from behind as she walked on a sidewalk in Oakland in a hospital gown. Joe Miksch, a Pitt spokesman, said the officer deployed the Taser in an attempt to apprehend the woman ...
I pulled over to make sure she's OK," a Channel 11 viewer can be heard saying in video that she started recording after the woman was allegedly stunned by University of Pittsburgh police. The University of Pittsburgh confirms the woman escaped UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Oakland late Monday morning. "What the ...
Allegheny County plans to sell a building in Oakland that houses the Allegheny County Health Department's sexually transmitted disease clinic to the University of Pittsburgh for $1.9 million. The University of Pittsburgh plans to use the building on Forbes Avenue for its new innovation district, said Joe ...
9 at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg's Campana. The program, “Colorful Characters,” is part of the Congregation Emanu-El Israel's Festival of the Jewish Arts in Greensburg. It will feature works by George Gershwin, Jascha Hiefetz, Aaron Copland, Erich Korngold and Ernest Bloch, among others.
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and the Lubrizol Corp., an Ohio-based specialty chemicals provider, received a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant for $1.7 million to explore clean energy for chemical manufacturing. The grant and contributions from ...
Fortunately, University of Pittsburgh Stages does an excellent job of bringing this former Broadway show to life. Directed by Rob Frankenberry, ...
A University of Pittsburgh committee has approved about $44 million in renovation projects covering campus academic and living space as well ...
Patricia Beeson, provost and senior vice chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh since 2010, on Tuesday said she will step down from the post ...
The Cathedral of Learning, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburgh's main campus.
Paul May of Enon Valley is accused of using a spotting scope to spy on University of Pittsburgh dormitories from a Veterans Affairs parking ...


 

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