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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.
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.

Donald Burke to Share Reflections on Tenure as Public Health Dean

On Thursday, June 6, Dean Donald Burke will share thoughts on his tenure as the longest-serving dean of the University’s Graduate School of Public Health.
Rory Cooper trading card

Pitt Professor, Inventor Rory Cooper Honored at Smithsonian Institute

Trading cards are usually known for athletes and fictional characters, but real-life inventors also get their own cards, including one University of Pittsburgh professor this past Saturday.
Noreen Doloughty and Roc

#PittPicnic Photo Winner

For Noreen Doloughty, administrative assistant in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and winner of the #PittPicnic photo contest, the shot just fell into place.
The audience of undergraduate students at commencement.

Special Events and Volunteers Flawlessly Execute Commencement Ceremonies

Commencement ceremonies during the final week of April might have lasted only a few hours each, but they were the results of months of planning and the dedication of the Office of Special Events staff and University community volunteers.
PittServes activity for parents and kids

Kids Join Faculty, Staff for Take Your Child to Work Day

Across the University, staff, faculty and their littlest guests took part in a variety of activities that ranged from University- and department-wide to special one-on-one experiences.

Four Faculty Honored with 2019 Provost Awards for Excellence in Mentoring

Training the next generation of professional scholars is a vital part of the academic mission of the University. Four faculty members were honored for their outstanding mentorship at a reception hosted by the Office of the Provost.
LaMonica Wiggins

Librarian Helps Aspiring Entrepreneurs Clear Pathways to New Ventures

Consultation, education and facilitation are just a few of the services that LaMonica Wiggins provides to aspiring entrepreneurs. As the University's new entrepreneurship librarian, Wiggins works with people who are exploring new business ventures and assists them with industry, company and market research to support their ideas.
Catherine Koverola

New President Named for Pitt–Bradford, Pitt–Titusville

Catherine Koverola, inaugural provost and senior adviser at the African Leadership University in Mauritius, Africa, will begin her tenure at the University's Bradford and Titusville campuses on June 1, 2019.