In the Lead

About leadership Nelson Mandela once said, “A good head and a good heart are a formidable combination.” Pitt helps its students gain the tools they need to excel intellectually and professionally—but the “good heart” is all theirs. Meet a few of the University’s many influential change-makers.
gloved hands form heart

Nursing the Nurses

A Pitt alumna puts her research into action during a global pandemic.
Laskas, author of the New York Times best-selling book Concussion, talks shop around the dining room table in the little blue house.

Story Lab

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but for Pitt professor and award-winning author Jeanne Marie Laskas, it’s a team effort. The collaboration she nurtures has already spawned a best seller. Much more is in the works.
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From the Vault

Good Reads, Good Memories

Get to know Pitt’s alumni magazine with an editor-curated collection of articles.
Timothy Grebeck
Pitt Chat

Speak Out

Timothy Grebeck has a message to share about life with an autism spectrum disorder. He's taking it to audiences in boardrooms, classrooms and beyond...
Tony Fountain

With Thanks

Tony Fountain believes investing in teachers is investing in the future.
Amber Greene

Sweet Success

Amber Greene is giving kids the tools they need to build their futures—and delicious desserts.
Douglas "Mothusi" Guy with residents of Witsand

Helping Out

In South Africa, an alumnus seeks solutions to some of COVID-19's challenges.
Heidi Schmidt with Sentia, left, and Daisy, at the United Nations’s 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Scout's Honor

With the help of Heidi Schmidt, the girls of Troop 6000 shine.
Wasi Mohamed
Pitt Proud

Service Centered

A “hesitant leader” talks to Chancellor Gallagher about making a difference.
Margaret Weitekamp in Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Object Lessons

With the help of some of the country’s greatest aeronautical treasures, a historian helps us re-envision the past.
The Pitt team, from left to right: seniors Brian Walsh, Francheska Pokora, and Roslynne Ravy.

Into the Woods

A Pitt Business class is teaching students how to see the forest for the trees—Puerto Rico’s mangrove forest, to be exact. The lessons cross cultures and disciplines and are changing perspectives along the way.
odney Hill (UPJ ’07) and Steve Harrison (right) get pumped up before the 100th meeting of Pitt and Penn State at the Pitt Alumni Association Tailgate, one of the football tailgate events hosted by the PAA each year.

Happy to Hail

Updates from the Pitt Alumni Association.
Ann Cudd welcomes students and families at Arrival Survival

Going the Distance

Ann E. Cudd has spent her life running toward complex subjects and demanding challenges—first as a young athlete, then as a philosopher and college administrator. Now, as Pitt’s provost, she is helping the University race toward an even more equitable and successful future.
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