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Aryanna Berringer

New Director Named for Veterans Services, GI Bill Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Pitt Tie

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

Award-winning Retirement Plan Communications Strategy Puts the Focus on Employees

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.

Map, Virtual Tour Let Users Experience Campus in a More Dynamic Way

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.
Jami Ducar with Richard Witherspoon

Listen, Learn, Connect: Hill District Residents Engage with CEC at Community Forum

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

SHRS Offering New Online Master’s Degree in Health Informatics

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

‘No Frigate Like a Book’ for Summer Reading Adventures

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

From Farm to Pitt

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

Diversity Retreat Frames Inclusion as a Skills-building Process

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 Honored for Transformative Inventions

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

Medication Program Goes Beyond Scripts

The Comprehensive Medication Management program connects employees with UPMC Health Plan coverage to University pharmacists for free and confidential consultations.