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Aryanna Berringer
Iraq War veteran Aryanna Berringer was named director of the Office of Veterans Services and the original GI Bill celebrates its 75th anniversary this month — it was drafted by Harry Colmery, a Pittsburgh native and 1916 Pitt Law grad.
Pitt delegation with Eddy Award
The University’s work with financial services provider TIAA to help employees explore investment options and choose the right ones for them has been lauded for its communication and education efforts.
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The University’s new campus map and virtual tour let users not only locate campus buildings but also explore resources like accessible entrances, shuttle stops and composting stations.
3D printer at the Vibrant Media Lab
The Open Lab in the University Center for Teaching and Learning has 3D printers and trained specialists who consult with faculty, staff and students to create 3D objects that you can hold in your hand from virtual 3D models on a computer screen.
Jami Ducar with Richard Witherspoon
Community members shared ideas about how they’d like to see the Hill District’s agenda and wisdom and the University’s talent and resources open new doors for growth and opportunity to area residents.
person using a tablet
The program is the school’s first-ever fully online degree and will enroll its first cohort in January 2020.
two women reading on the Cathedral lawn
From creative nonfiction and personal memoir to graphic novels and audiobooks, faculty and staff from all Pitt campuses are looking forward to expanding their minds — and also preparing for fall courses — through summer reading.
Chicken and turkey eggs on a Farmers Market table
At the Pitt Farmers Market, customers can shop local vendors who support sustainability and healthy eating and dining. Read more and see photos from a recent market.
Ron Idoko
Ron Idoko, diversity and multicultural program manager in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, hopes that participants at this year's University-wide Diversity Retreat come away valuing differing perspectives and experiences.
Rory Cooper
Rory Cooper has received many honors throughout his career, but none quite like the recognition he received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this May.
A pharmacist helps a patient with questions
The Comprehensive Medication Management program connects employees with UPMC Health Plan coverage to University pharmacists for free and confidential consultations.
Green sprout seedlings
Now in its second year, the 2019 Pitt Seed Project initiative will fund 24 new proposals that aim to directly and actively contribute to the University’s strategic transformation.
Philippine Nationality Room
The 31st Nationality Room will be dedicated in a ceremony on Sunday, June 9, at Heinz Memorial Chapel, followed by a free cultural festival in the Commons Room.
Audrey J. Murrell
Widely recognized for her work and leadership, Audrey J. Murrell has most recently served as associate dean of the College of Business Administration and director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership.