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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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.
Wasi Mohamed
Pitt Proud

Service Centered

A “hesitant leader” talks to Chancellor Gallagher about making a difference.
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’s Jeanne Marie Laskas, it’s a team effort that has already spawned a best seller. Much more is in the works.
Stop hand versus vaccination
Extra Credit

Social Strife

An online backlash gives doctors insight into anti-vaccine sentiment.
Malcolm Friend

Sing, Song

A Pitt-educated poet writes to a rhythm all his own.
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.
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.
Shawn Brown in Haiti

In Play

Shawn Brown shares his love of the game with kids around the world.
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.
Simone Karp and Lloyd Myers

Care Chain

A brother and sister each made their mark on the pharmaceutical industry while aiming to help others 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.
Winter 2020