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University of Pittsburgh

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Motto "Veritas et Virtus" (Truth and Virtue)
Tagline "Leader in education, pioneer in research, partner in regional development"
Established February 28, 1787
Type Public, state-related
Endowment US $1.802 billion[1]
Chancellor Mark Nordenberg
Provost James V. Maher
Faculty 4,339[2]
Staff 6,359[2]
Undergraduates 17,246[2]
Postgraduates 9,614[2]
Alumni 248,543[2]
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and Gold
Mascot Panther
Affiliations AAU, NASULGC, EDUCAUSE
Website www.pitt.edu

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The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The Commonwealth System of Higher Education is the organizing body of Pennsylvanias state-related schools. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...

The University of Pittsburgh campus. Alumni Hall (left), the Cathedral of Learning (center), Heinz Memorial Chapel (spire, right rear) and the Stephen Foster Memorial (front right) can be seen.

Pitt is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States and has evolved from humble beginnings as a private school on the American frontier to a reknown leader in multiple academic disciplines. The Center for Measuring University Performance[1] has ranked Pitt, along with only six other schools, in the top tier of U.S. public research universities and in the 6th tier (or top 26) among all universities according to its 2006 annual report[2]. Pitt is ranked #19 among public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report in their 2007 university rankings edition [3][4]. It is also ranked #57 among all national universities [5]. Newsweek International, in its "The Complete List: The Top 100 Global Universities," [6] has listed Pitt 37th among all universities in the world. [7]. Pitt is ranked 48th worldwide in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities. Pitt is one of 62 elected members of the Association of American Universities.
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The Fifth Avenue corner of the Cathederal lawn.
The Fifth Avenue corner of the Cathederal lawn.

Pitt is only one of nine universities, in addition to the three national service academies, and the only public university, to claim both Rhodes and Marshall Scholars in 2007. Sine 1995, Pitt undergraduates of won two Rhodes Scholarships, six Marshall Scholarships, four Truman Scholarships, four Udall Scholarships, a Churchill Scholarship, 29 Goldwater Scholarships, and three Mellon Humanities Fellowships. Following graduation, Pitt alumni have won such awards as the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Prize in medicine, the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Shaw Prize in medicine, the Albany Prize in medicine, the Fritz Medal in engineering, the Templeton Prize, and the Grainger Challenge Prize for sustainability.[8][9]
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The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, along with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is a leading academic medical center and particularly well known as an organ transplant center. It performs more organ transplants than any other institution in the United States. UPMC has 40,000 employees with more than $5 billion in revenue, which makes it the biggest employer in western Pennsylvania. [10] Pitt is a major center of medical research; in FY 2004, it ranked 7th in NIH funding among American universities and 13th among hospitals nationwide by USNews[11]. Particularly topical is Pitt's strength in stem cell science. Additionally, Pitt has a key role in the development of a bioterrorism defense system.
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In addition to its outstanding reputation in the medical field, Pitt places strong emphasis on international studies and is one of only 17 American universities to claim four or more area studies programs that have been competitively designated National Resource Centers by the U.S. Department of Education. National Resource Centers designated at Pitt include the Asian, Latin American, Russian and East European, and European study centers as well as Pitt's International Business Center. Furthermore, Pitt is home to one of just 10 European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States funded by the European Commission. Pitt is also a leading producer of Fulbright scholars and Peace Corps volunteers.[12][13]
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The University of Pittsburgh is also a leader in the field of business. The Joseph M. Katz School of Business MBA program is ranked 1st in the US in "Value for Money," overall 51st in the nation, and its faculty research is ranked 47th in the world by the 2007 Financial Times of London ranking [14]. The Joseph Katz Graduate School also consistently ranks among the top ten public business schools in the United States according to The Wall Street Journal.
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Pitt's Department of Philosophy has long been renowned in the United States and the world, and is especially strong in the areas of mathematical and philosophical logic, metaphysics, history and philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind and psychology, and semantics.[15]


Pitt was also one of just seven AAU-member research universities included in a list of "best neighbor" urban colleges and universities relased by the President of the New England Board of HIgher Edcuation in 2006 siting these schools as "dramatically strengthening the economy and quality of life in their neighboring communities." [16] Each year Pitt spends more than $1.5 billion in the community and supports more than 32,000 jobs in Allegheny County. Pitt ranked sixth in the number of start-ups spawned by technologies developed by Pitt researchers according to Association of University Technology Managers[17].
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Pitt's most recognized building is the Cathedral of Learning,a National Landmark which, at 42 stories and 535 feet high, is the tallest educational building in the Western hemisphere and second-tallest in the world and contains a collection of 26 Nationality Rooms.[18] The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The term National landmark may refer to one of two programs of the United States government: National Historic Landmark National Natural Landmark Also see: Listed building (United Kingdom equivalent) This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

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History of the University

Hugh Henry Brackenridge founded the forerunner of the University of Pittsburgh in 1787.
Hugh Henry Brackenridge founded the forerunner of the University of Pittsburgh in 1787.
A restored log cabin in the shadows of the Cathedral of Learning symbolizes the beginnings of the school in what was then the Western frontier.
The original brick building of the Pittsburgh Academy is depicted to the left of the President's House and the main University Building.
The original brick building of the Pittsburgh Academy is depicted to the left of the President's House and the main University Building.
Western University of Pennsylvania, the previous name of Pitt, is depicted in this 1833 oil painting at its location on 3rd Ave. between Smithfield St. and Cherry Alley in downtown Pittsburgh.
Western University of Pennsylvania, the previous name of Pitt, is depicted in this 1833 oil painting at its location on 3rd Ave. between Smithfield St. and Cherry Alley in downtown Pittsburgh.

The Founding Originally founded by Hugh Henry Brackenridge as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is among a select group of universities and colleges founded in the 18th Century in the United States. It is the oldest continuously chartered institution of learning in the United States west of the Allegheny Mountains[19]. Beginning its life as a preparatory school as early as 1770 in the then frontier of Western Pennsylvania, Hugh Henry Breckenridge sought after and obtained a charter for the school from the the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that was passed by the assembly on February 28, 1787, just ten weeks before the opening of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. A brick building was erected, most likely on Third Street and Cherry Alley, in 1790 for the Pittsburgh Academy. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 489 × 599 pixels Full resolution (590 × 723 pixel, file size: 57 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 489 × 599 pixels Full resolution (590 × 723 pixel, file size: 57 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816) was an American writer, lawyer, and judge of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 498 pixels Full resolution (940 × 585 pixel, file size: 212 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Univeristy of Pittsburgh in 1825, captured from 1910 Owl Yearbook http://digital. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 498 pixels Full resolution (940 × 585 pixel, file size: 212 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Univeristy of Pittsburgh in 1825, captured from 1910 Owl Yearbook http://digital. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816) was an American writer, lawyer, and judge of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Battle of Chesma, by Ivan Aivazovsky. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The Western University In short time, the need for a more advanced education in the area was needed, and in 1819, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania amended the school's 1787 charter to confer university status on the school. The school took on the name the Western University of Pennsylvania, or WUP, and was intended to be the western sister institution to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. By 1830, WUP had moved into a new three story freestone-fronted building with Ionic columns and a cupola close to its original buildings fronting the south side of Third Street, between Smithfield Street and Cherry Alley in downtown Pittsburgh. It was in this era that Thomas Mellon, later a teacher at WUP and founder of Mellon Bank, attended the university (graduating in 1837). Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... Thomas Alexander Mellon (February 3, 1813 – February 3, 1908) was an American entrepreneur, lawyer, and judge, best known as the founder of Mellon Bank and patriarch of the Mellon family of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Mellon Financial Corporation, NYSE: MEL based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is engaged in the business of institutional and high-net-worth-individual asset management, including the Dreyfus family of mutual funds; business banking; and shareholder and investor services. ...

The Great Fire of 1845 destroyed a third of Pittsburgh, including its University.
The Great Fire of 1845 destroyed a third of Pittsburgh, including its University.
Western University of Pennsylvania's main building in downtown Pittsburgh from 1854 to 1882.
Western University of Pennsylvania's main building in downtown Pittsburgh from 1854 to 1882.

Fire, Fire, Fire The University's buildings, along with most of the records and files of the university, were destroyed in the Great Fire of 1845 that wiped out twenty squares of the most valuable part of Pittsburgh. Classes were temporarily housed in Trinity Church until a new building was constructed on Duquesne Way (on what was the site of the former Horne's department store). Only four years later in 1849, this building was likewise destroyed by fire. Due to the catastrophic nature of these fires, operations were suspended for a few years in order to regroup and rebuild. By 1854, WUP had erected a new 16-room brick with slate roof building that was directed to be made as nearly fireproof as possible. This building was located on the corner of Ross and Diamond (now Forbes Avenue) Streets (site of the present day City-County building) and classes resumed in 1855. It is during this era, in 1867, that Samuel Pierpoint Langley, inventor and aviation pioneer for which Langley Air Force Base is named, was chosen as director of the Allegheny Observatory that was gifted to WUP in 1865. Langley served as professor of astronomy and physics and remained at WUP until 1891, when he was succeeded by another prominent astronomer, James Keeler. WUP was growing quickly and constructed a second building on Ross Street in 1877, but in 1882 the Allegheny County courthouse was ruined in yet another fire. The University sold its buildings to the county for use as the county courthouse until a new one could be constructed. This action prompted the University to move its campus out of downtown. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1855 (MDCCCLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Samuel Pierpont Langley (August 22, 1834 in Roxbury, Massachusetts near Boston, – February 27, 1906, Aiken, South Carolina) was an American astronomer, physicist, inventor, aeronautics pioneer and aircraft engineer. ... Langley Air Force Base (IATA: LFI, ICAO: KLFI) is located at in Hampton, Virginia is home of Air Combat Command. ... The Allegheny Observatory was founded on February 15, 1859 in the city of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... James Edward Keeler (September 10, 1857 – August 12, 1900) was an American astronomer. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...

Western University of Pennsylvania's campus on Observatory Hill on Pittsburgh's North Side from 1890 to 1909 prior to its move to Oakland and renaming of the university to the University of Pittsburgh.
Western University of Pennsylvania's campus on Observatory Hill on Pittsburgh's North Side from 1890 to 1909 prior to its move to Oakland and renaming of the university to the University of Pittsburgh.

A Move North WUP moved to two former theological seminary buildings on North Avenue in Allegheny City (present-day North Side). The University stayed there for eight years before moving to a ten acre North Side Observatory Hill site at the location of its Allegheny Observatory. There it constructed two new buildings, Science Hall and Main Hall, that were respectively occupied by 1889 and 1890. At this time, the first in collegiate football team was formed at Pitt in 1890. In 1892, the Western Pennsylvania Medical College was amalgamated with the University. By 1893 the University had graduated its first African-American, William Dammond.[20] In 1895, WUP established its school of Law and Andrew Carnegie and George Westinghouse were elected to the Board of Trustees where they joined Andrew Mellon who was elected in 1894. The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy and Pittsburgh Dental School also joined the University in 1896. In 1898, the first women, sisters Margaret and Stella Stein, graduated from the University.[21]. During this period University engineering professor Reginald Fessenden was conducting pioneering work in radio broadcasting. By 1904, playing at Exposition Park, the University had its first undefeated football team.[22][23][24][25] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Allegheny was a city in western Pennsylvania, located on the north shore of the junction of the Allegheny and Ohio Rivers, across from Pittsburgh. ... Northside refers both to the region of Pittsburgh to the north of the Allegheny River and Ohio River and to a small neighborhood within that region. ... The Allegheny Observatory was founded on February 15, 1859 in the city of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Andrew Carnegie (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist, businessman, a major and widely respected philanthropist, and the founder of the Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... George Westinghouse, Jr. ... Mellon portrait Andrew William Mellon (March 24, 1855–August 27, 1937) was an American banker, industrialist, philanthropist, and Secretary of the Treasury from March 4, 1921 until February 12, 1932. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (October 6, 1866 – July 22, 1932) was a Canadian-born inventor, best known for his work in early radio. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ...

The only surviving building of the "Acropolis Plan" seen here relatively new about 1910.
The only surviving building of the "Acropolis Plan" seen here relatively new about 1910.
This 1942 shot from the 35th floor of the Cathedral of Learning shows all the "Acropolis Plan" buildings that were constructed. Top left is Pennsylvania Hall (now the site of a residence hall of the same name), just below it on the upper far left is the Mineral Industries Building (now demolished), State Hall is at the bottom right (now the site of Pitt's Chevron Science Center), and in center just behind and left to the roof of Sailors and Soldiers Memorial is Thaw Hall which is the only remaining building from the "Acropolis Plan". Pitt's Eberly Hall (then called Alumni Hall) is the long building in the center. It was the first building to deviate from the "Acropolis Plan". Pitt's Allen Hall (the former home of Mellon Institute) can be seen in the middle far left. The hill campus, much as it existed in this photo, was the main focus of student life from 1909 to the construction of the Cathedral of Learning.
This 1942 shot from the 35th floor of the Cathedral of Learning shows all the "Acropolis Plan" buildings that were constructed. Top left is Pennsylvania Hall (now the site of a residence hall of the same name), just below it on the upper far left is the Mineral Industries Building (now demolished), State Hall is at the bottom right (now the site of Pitt's Chevron Science Center), and in center just behind and left to the roof of Sailors and Soldiers Memorial is Thaw Hall which is the only remaining building from the "Acropolis Plan". Pitt's Eberly Hall (then called Alumni Hall) is the long building in the center. It was the first building to deviate from the "Acropolis Plan". Pitt's Allen Hall (the former home of Mellon Institute) can be seen in the middle far left. The hill campus, much as it existed in this photo, was the main focus of student life from 1909 to the construction of the Cathedral of Learning.

A New Name and Home Citing a need to avoid confusion, distinguish itself from the University of Pennsylvania, and return to its roots by identifying itself with the city, the Western University of Pennsylvania, by act of the state legislature, was renamed the University of Pittsburgh in the summer of 1908. During this time Pitt had also outgrown its accommodations on the North Side of Pittsburgh. It's departments had been scattered throughout the city for years. The Department of Medicine was in West Penn Hospital, the Departments of Dentistry and Pharmacy were in a building on a hilltop at Pride and Bluff Streets, and the Law School was in the former University building at Ross and Diamond Streets after having moved from the Orphan's Court in the Old Allegheny County Court House. In order to group all of its components on one campus, in December of 1907 WUP bought 43 acres of land in what is now the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh and began relocating there by 1909.[26] The inital campus plan for the university centered on the winning submission from a national architectural contest that incorporated a Greek Acropolis design by Henry Hornbostel for 30 buildings. However, due to financial and other constraints, only four of the buildings were constructed in this style of which only Thaw Hall remains today.[27] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 543 pixels Full resolution (1176 × 798 pixel, file size: 443 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)This 1942 shot from the 35th floor of the Cathedral of Learning shows all the Acropolis Plan buildings that were constructed. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 543 pixels Full resolution (1176 × 798 pixel, file size: 443 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)This 1942 shot from the 35th floor of the Cathedral of Learning shows all the Acropolis Plan buildings that were constructed. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial located in Pittsburgh is the largest memorial in the United States dedicated solely to honoring all branches of military veterans and service personel. ... The Mellon Institute of Industrial Research, founded in 1913, merged with the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1968 to form Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Henry Hornbostel (1867 - 1961) was an American architect. ...


The Great War When the United States entered World War I in 1917, by law of Congress, all male college students were subject to military training. In the spring of 1918, Pitt began to train students for war-related industrial work. The army built seven frame barracks for housing 1,000 men, a 2,000 seat mess hall, an administrative building and a YMCA Hospitality House on the hillside campus. In September, the federal government announced it was taking control of colleges and universities for the training of officers and technical specialists in the Student Army Training Corps (SATC), but by November 11th, Germany had surrendered, and by December all student soldiers were out of service. The war activity had caused a huge influx of students to Pitt and an equally large shortage of space. The barracks, meant to be temporary, were used for some time to help alleviate the congestion, but it was apparant this was an inadequate solution and by 1920, Pitt alumni had begun a fund raising campaign to construct a sorely needed new building. The campaign was a smashing success, raising $670,000 ($70,000 more than was needed), due at least in part to both the excitement of alumni with the championship caliber play of the Pitt football team (national champions or undefeated in 1910, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 and 1920) and by a $100,000 contribution directly from the Athletic Committee's football receipts. By 1921 Alumni Hall (now known as Eberly Hall), designed Benno Janssen (the runner-up for the previous campus plan architectural competition), was dedicated and signified a departure from and end to the Acropolis Plan. This enthusiasm for football would also lead to the construction of Pitt Stadium in 1925.[28] “The Great War ” redirects here. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The United States Army is the largest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... This article is about the association. ... This article describes the government of the United States. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... The sports teams of the University of Pittsburgh or Pitt are known as the Panthers and have a legendary history in all sports, especially basketball and football. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Benno Janssen (1874—1964) was an American architect. ... Pitt Stadium was a stadium that hosted football and track and field events starting in 1925. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The university's neo-gothic Cathedral of Learning.
The university's neo-gothic Cathedral of Learning.
The university's Heinz Memorial Chapel.
The university's Heinz Memorial Chapel.

A National Landmark In the 1920s, new university chancellor, John Gabbert Bowman, declared he had a vision for a centerpiece "tall building" for the university. The 14-acre Frick Acres property in Oakland was soon purchased and campus plans shifted focus from the hillside to a neo gothic revival plan that is today comprised of the Cathedral of Learning, Heinz Memorial Chapel, and the Stephen Foster Memorial buildings. By 1925 Bowman had settled on a design by Charles Klauder for the "tall building": an attention-getting 535' tower to be financed by university donors as well as with dimes collected by school children. Bowman was a persuasive leader and even though the Great Depression intervened, the Cathedral of Learning, on which construction was begun in 1926, was finally finished in 1937. Today it remains the largest education building in the world, if you discount the unoccupied spire on Moscow State University's main building. Adjacent to the Cathedral of Learning, the Stephen Foster Memorial designed by Klauder was also completed in 1937. It contains two theaters and the Center for American Music. The French gothic Heinz Memorial Chapel was added dedicated in 1938 and was also designed by Klauder. With Heinz Memorial Chapel, the Heinz family chose to honor Henry J. Heinz and his mother with a "great space" for worship, meditation, musical concerts and weddings. The transept windows (73' high) are among the tallest in the world and are the work of Charles Connick. Plans to continue building a traditional gothic quadrangle on the former Frick Acres parcel came to an end with the construction of Clapp Hall in 1956 that was originally intended to be built on the Cathedral lawn. Due to opposition against further impinging on the open Cathedral lawn area, the construction location of Clapp Hall was moved across 5th Avenue to its current location. 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Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine at the University of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburghers line up for vaccinations with Salk's Polo vaccine in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room on February 26,1957.
Pittsburghers line up for vaccinations with Salk's Polo vaccine in the Cathedral of Learning Commons Room on February 26,1957.

The Shot Heard Round the World Poliomyelitis is a disease that can attack motor neurons resulting in paralysis. In the early twentieth century, epidemics of polio began to hit the United States and other industrialized countries. As hospital wards filled with iron lungs and tens of thousands were left crippled, fear of contracting polio grew rampant and led to the closing of many public facilities. By 1952 polio epidemic reached new heights in the United States with 57,628 cases reported. Meanwhile, in 1947, Jonas Salk had been recruited to Pitt where he set up Pitt's Virus Research Lab in the basement of what is now Pitt's Salk Hall. By 1951 Salk and his team had begun immunization experiments in monkeys using killed polio virus. Soon Salk began to test inoculations in paralyzed polio patients and by 1953 human trials were initiated, the majority of whom were Allegheny County residents. By the spring of the following year, the largest controlled field trials in medical history were underway and by 1955, the vaccine developed by Jonas Salk, along with his team of Pitt researchers was declared to be effective. Before 1962 and the use of Albert Sabin's oral live polio virus vaccine, Salk's vaccine developed with his team at Pitt had reduced the incidence of polio by in the United States by 95%. Together, these two vaccines eradicated naturally occurring poliomyelitis from North and South America and Western Europe. In 1999, the U.S. Office of Public Health and Science recommended a return of the use of the Salk killed Polio vaccine for routine vaccination. The breakthroughs in immunology and vaccine development at Pitt by Salk and his team are considered one of the most significant scientific and medical achievements in history.[29][30] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American physician and researcher, best known for the development of the first polio vaccine (the eponymous Salk vaccine). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the disease. ... An Emerson iron lung. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ... Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American physician and researcher, best known for the development of the first polio vaccine (the eponymous Salk vaccine). ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Two polio vaccines are used throughout the world to combat polio. ... Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American physician and researcher, best known for the development of the first polio vaccine (the eponymous Salk vaccine). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ...


State Relations In 1966 Pitt was designated by Pennsylvania as a state-related university. As such, Pitt receives public funds (currently more than $200 million per annum) and offers reduced tuition to Pennsylvania residents, but is under independent control. It is generally considered a public university.¹ Upon affiliation with the state, the subsidized tuition led to a massive influx of new students and rapid expansion of Pitt's size and scope. In 1970s, Pitt's football team returned to greatness with a national championship season in 1976 lead by Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett and continued success in the 1980s with players such as Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. In the 1980s, significant medical research in the field of organ transplantation was conducted by Thomas Starzl that established Pitt as the world leader in the field of organ transplantation. In 1991, long time chancellor Wesley Posvar retired after 24 years in office. While his term in office ended with controversy, overall his term was considered very positive for the university. [31] 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... The Commonwealth System of Higher Education is the organizing body of Pennsylvanias state-related schools. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Anthony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rochester, Pennsylvania) was an American football running back who was a star in college football and the NFL. Dorsett was a star running back at University of Pittsburgh and helped to lead them to a national title in... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is actually the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An organ transplant is the transplantation of an organ (or part of one) from one body to another, for the purpose of replacing the recipients damaged or failing organ with a working one from the donor. ... Thomas Starzl was a pioneer in transplant surgery and has often been referred to as the modern-day father of transplantation. ... Wesley Wentz Posvar (1925–2001) was the fifteenth Chancellor (1967-1991) of the University of Pittsburgh. ...

In 2000, Pitt completed a $16 million rennovation to the former Masonic Temple originally constructed in 1915.
Pitt's multipurpose arena, the Petersen Events Center, opened in 2002.

Into the 21st Century In 1999, Pitt Stadium, the long time home of the Pitt Panthers was torn down. The football team, returned to the days of playing in Exposition Park by moving to their new downtown home of Heinz Field in 2001. A new 12,508 seat multipurpose arena, the Petersen Events Center, is home to the university's basketball teams and convocation ceremonies and also contains a 40,000-square-foot student recreation center. Other substantial building has happened on campus, including the rennovation of the former Masonic Temple into Alumni Hall, construction of several new residence halls in the upper and lower campus, and construction of the Sennott Square building. Mark Nordenberg has served as chancellor of the university since 1995 and currently leading Pitt through a substantial period of progress. Pitt's endowment is $1.802 billion (2006). (A 17.8% increase from 2005). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Pitt Stadium was a stadium that hosted football and track and field events starting in 1925. ... Exposition Park was a baseball park that formerly stood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Heinz Field is a football stadium located just across the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center is a 12,508-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Mark A. Nordenberg is a lawyer and the seventeenth Chancellor (1995-present) of the University of Pittsburgh. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Location and Campus

Cathedral lawn from Mellon Institute.
Cathedral lawn from Mellon Institute.
Bellefield Hall
Bellefield Hall
The University of Pittsburgh Law School was founded in 1895.
The University of Pittsburgh Law School was founded in 1895.
The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
The Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC
Frick Fine Arts Building
Frick Fine Arts Building
Litchfield Towers residence halls.
Litchfield Towers residence halls.

The University of Pittsburgh campus is located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, just west of Schenley Park. The main campus is 132 acres and bordered by Bouquet Street to the west and Bellefield Avenue to the east; Forbes and Fifth Avenues traverse the campus from west to east. The focal point of the main campus is the 42 story Cathedral of Learning. The University of Pittsburgh campus contains an eclectic mix of architecture from Greek revival to Neogothic to Italian Renaissance to modern institutional structures and has been termed "a theme park of replica buildings, representing the architecture of the past speaking to the present."[32] The following major structures are located on Pitt's campus: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 604 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (861 × 855 pixel, file size: 797 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Cathedral Lawn campus of the University of Pittsburgh as seen from Mellon Institute. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 604 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (861 × 855 pixel, file size: 797 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Cathedral Lawn campus of the University of Pittsburgh as seen from Mellon Institute. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pitt_Union. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pitt_Union. ... The William Pitt Union Building is the student union building located on the University of Pittsburgh main campus. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Barco. ... Image File history File links Barco. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links The_Katz_Graduate_School_of_Business. ... Image File history File links The_Katz_Graduate_School_of_Business. ... Image File history File links Photo-tour-119. ... Image File history File links Photo-tour-119. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links LitchfieldTowers. ... Image File history File links LitchfieldTowers. ... Litchfield Towers. ... The Cathedral of Learning dominates the Oakland skyline Oakland is the academic center of Pittsburgh and the third largest downtown area in the state of Pennsylvania, behind only Center City Philadelphia and the Central Business District (Downtown Pittsburgh). ... The Cathedral of Learning is visible from Panther Hollow Lake Schenley Park is a large municipal park located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania between the neighborhoods of Oakland, Greenfield, and Squirrel Hill. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

The University of Pittsburgh also owns the following dormitory buildings and residences: Barco Law Building, University of Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh School of Law was founded in 1895. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Clapp Hall, home of the Department of Biological Science at the University of Pittsburgh. ... Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building The Henry Clay Frick Fine Arts Building is a landmark Renaissance villa on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Heinz Memorial Chapel Heinz Memorial Chapel is a landmark building along Bellefield Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. ... Hillman Library is the primary building of the library system of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Langley Hall is located on Ruskin Avenue and shares the building with Crawford Hall. ... The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business is the business school of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Category: United States university stubs ... Stephen Foster Memorial is a landmark building along Forbes Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. ... The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business is the business school of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ... The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is one of the best centers for research and treatment. ... The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is a leading American healthcare provider and institution for medical research consistently ranking on US News and World Reports Honor Roll of the approximately 15 best hospitals in America, appearing on the annual list seven times from 1999 through 2006 [2]. Based... William W. Posvar Hall at the University of Pitttsburgh Wesley W. Posvar Hall is a classroom and administrative building located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. ... The William Pitt Union Building is the student union building located on the University of Pittsburgh main campus. ... A typical American college dorm room Another typical not-so-clean college dorm room Watterson Towers, Illinois State University Potomac Hall, second-largest dormitory at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. ...

  • Schenley Quadrangle, which is made up of
    • Amos Hall
    • Brackenridge Hall
    • Bruce Hall
    • Holland Hall
    • McCormick Hall
  • Bouquet Gardens
  • Forbes-Craig Apartments
  • Forbes Hall
  • Litchfield Towers
  • Lothrop Hall
  • Panther Hall
  • Pennsylvania Hall
  • Ruskin Hall (medical students and medical-science PhD students only)
  • Sutherland Hall

University of Pittsburgh Panthers athletic facilities include: Bruce Hall is a residence hall, part of the Schenley Quad, at the University of Pittsburgh. ... Litchfield Towers. ... The Pittsburgh Panthers is the name given to the sports teams of University of Pittsburgh. ...

A major upgrade of on-campus facilities, including a new soccer, baseball, softball, track and field, and band complex, has been announced.
off campus facilities include: Fitzgerald Field House is a 6,798-seat multi-purpose athletic venue on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The John M. and Gertrude E. Petersen Events Center is a 12,508-seat multi-purpose arena on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

  • Heinz Field
  • UPMC Sports Performance Complex

A number of University facilities are located in other areas of the city: Heinz Field is a football stadium located just across the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

Carnegie Mellon University is almost adjacent to the campus, the two schools being located on opposite sides of Junction Hollow. Some Pitt professors also hold adjunct professorships at Carnegie Mellon and vice versa. The Allegheny Observatory was founded on February 15, 1859 in the city of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. ... Riverview Park is the fourth largest municipal park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Monongahela River at Morgantown, West Virginia in 1999 The Monongahela River (Affectionately referred to as The Mon) is a river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Carnegie Mellon University is a private research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Junction Hollow is a small wooded valley bordering the west flanks of Schenley Park and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Education

Bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional programs are offered through the following academic units:

The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) coordinates international education curricula, centers for area studies and centers on topical specializations in international studies. It does not give degrees but awards certificates of attainment to degree candidates in the university's schools. School of Arts and Sciences is one of the schools of University of Pittsburgh located in Pittsburgh, PA. It was formerly known as Faculty and College of Arts and Sciences. ... The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business is the business school of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... School of Dental Medicine The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the dental school of the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh, PA. External Links Website University of Pittsburgh Website Categories: | ... School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the schools of University of Pittsburgh located in Pittsburgh, PA. It was founded in 1969 as School of Health Related Professions. ... The University of Pittsburgh Honors College (termed the Honors College by students and often abbreviated UHC) is an undergraduate program of advanced study at the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Barco Law Building, University of Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh School of Law was founded in 1895. ... University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Category: United States university stubs ... The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is the nursing school of the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh, PA. External Links Website University of Pittsburgh Website Categories: | | ... The Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA) is one of 17 schools comprising the University of Pittsburgh. ...


Athletics

The traditional logo of the Pitt Panthers.
The current logo of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.

Pittsburgh's sports teams are called the "Pitt Panthers". The Panthers participate in NCAA Division I (Division I-A for football) and in the Big East Conference.
In intercollegiate athletics, Pitt’s highest-profile programs – football and men’s basketball – are consistently competitive. Recently, ESPN.com used the Sagarin system to rate universities based on the strength of their performance in football and men’s basketball over the course of the last five years. Pitt was tied for 10th as one of the nation’s top two-sport schools. In another recent ranking, an all-sports ranking done by Sports Illustrated on Campus, Pitt was ranked 17th among all of the country’s universities in terms of the overall strength of its athletic program.
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The Pitt football team lays claim to nine NCAA National Championships, in 1915, 1916, 1918, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937 and 1976. [33] The Panthers have twice won the AP national championship by topping the media polls in 1937 and 1976.[34]


Pitt Football has a long and glorious history. Pop Warner, Jimmy DeHart, Jock Sutherland, Tony Dorsett, Mike Ditka, Joe Schmidt, Marshall Goldberg, Dan Marino, Hugh Green, Mark May, Russ Grimm, Jimbo Covert, Bill Fralic, Rickey Jackson, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, Chris Doleman, Tony Siragusa, Mark May, Johnny Majors, Jackie Sherill, Jimmy Johnson and Dave Wannstedt are just some of the alumni, coaches, and staff that have achieved prominence. Current NFL stars with Pitt Panther ties include Kevan Barlow (Pittsburgh Steelers), Curtis Martin (Jets), Shawntae Spencer (San Francisco 49ers), Antonio Bryant (49ers), Andy Lee (49ers), Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Greg Lee (Cardinals), Gerald Hayes (Cardinals), Nick Goings (Carolina Panthers), Darnell Dinkins (Cleveland Browns), Brandon Miree (Green Bay Packers), Ramon Walker (Houston Texans), Kris Wilson (Kansas City Chiefs), Hank Poteat (New England Patriots), Torrie Cox (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Matt Morgan (St. Louis Rams), Rob Petitti (Dallas Cowboys), Lousaka Polite (Cowboys), Ruben Brown (Chicago Bears), former Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden. Glenn Scobey Pop Warner in a 1997 USA Postage stamp. ... Dr. John B. Jock Sutherland Born on March 11, 1889, at Coupar Angus, Scotland. ... Anthony Drew Dorsett (born April 7, 1954 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rochester, Pennsylvania) was an American football running back who was a star in college football and the NFL. Dorsett was a star running back at University of Pittsburgh and helped to lead them to a national title in... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Hugh Carleton Greene was Director-General of the BBC from 1960 to 1969, and is generally credited with modernising an organisation that had fallen behind in the wake of the launch of ITV in 1955. ... Mark May (born Nov. ... Russ Grimm (May 2, 1959) was an All-American center at the University of Pittsburgh and a Pro Bowl guard for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. Grimm played 11 seasons for the Redskins and was a first team selection to the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team. ... Craig Ironhead Heyward (September 26, 1966, Passaic, New Jersey – May 27, 2006) was an American football running back who played for the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, St. ... Chris Doleman is a former American Football player who played Defensive End for the Minnesota Vikings (1985 through 1993, 1999), Atlanta Falcons (1994 through 1995), and the San Francisco 49ers (1996_1998). ... Anthony Siragusa (born May 14, 1967 in Kenilworth, New Jersey) is a former American football defensive tackle who spent twelve seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens. ... Mark May (born Nov. ... Johnny Majors was a longtime College Football Head Coach and alumnus of the University of Tennessee. ... See also: James Johnson Jimmy Johnson can refer to different people: Jimmy Johnson, the blues singer and songwriter. ... Dave Wannstedt (b. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Kevan C. Barlow (born on January 7, 1979 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) in the citys rough neighborhood of Garfield is a player in the National Football League. ... Curtis Martin (born May 1, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is an American football running back, an alumnus of Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh, and currently plays for the NFLs New York Jets. ... Shawntae Spencer (born on February 22, 1982 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Rankin, Pennsylvania) is a cornerback in the NFL. He went to University of Pittsburgh. ... Antonio Bryant (born March 9, 1981 in Miami, Florida) is an NFL wide receiver who is a free agent after being released from the 49ers on March 1, 2007. ... People named Andy Lee include: Andy Lee (musician), Basist and founding member of Young Lust, English Rock Band Andy Lee (musician), member of Korean group Shinhwa Andy Lee (boxer), Irish boxer Andy Lee (comedian), Australian comedian This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the... Larry Darnell Fitzgerald, Jr. ... Nick Aaron Goings (born January 26, 1978, in Dublin, Ohio) is an American football running back who plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... Darnell Dinkins is a tight end who currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens and attended University of Pittsburgh. ... Ruben Brown (b. ... Martin Edward Schottenheimer (born September 23, 1943 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach. ... Jon Gruden (born August 17, 1963 in Sandusky, Ohio) is the head coach of the NFL (National Football Conference) Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ...


The football team moved into Heinz Field in 2001 from their longtime home at Pitt Stadium, built in the 1920s. The upper section of the Cathedral of Learning is still illuminated with blue and gold lights on campus after each football team victory. Heinz Field is a football stadium located just across the Allegheny River from downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pitt Stadium was a stadium that hosted football and track and field events starting in 1925. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

The main logo of the Pitt Panthers from 1997-2004; currently used as an alternate logo.

Former NFL head coach and Pitt alum Dave Wannstedt was hired in late 2004 as head football coach. Although Pitt had a lot of success the previous five years under former head coach Walt Harris, many fans hoped Wannstedt's pedigree and resume as a coach in both the pro and college game would be a catalyst to rekindle the glory days of the football program during the 1970s and early 1980s. Although Wannstedt's team did go 5-6 in his first year and narrowly missed a sixth straight bowl bid, the coaching staff also was able to put together one of the best incoming high school recruiting classes in the country. Image File history File linksMetadata PittPanHead. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PittPanHead. ... Dave Wannstedt (b. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Pitt's men's basketball team has also won national championships, both in 1928 and 1930. From 2001-2007, the Panthers (under first Ben Howland and then Jamie Dixon) have been one of the most successful programs in major college basketball, winning three straight Big East regular season titles, and the Big East Tournament in 2003. They have also had success in the NCAA Tournament as well, advancing to three straight Sweet 16 appearances from 2002-2004. Pitt basketball also compiled one of the nation's three best winning percentages (.846 with an 88-16 record) from 2001-2004. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2006, the Panthers had been one of three undefeated teams left in college basketball to start the season. Pitt finished 2006 in the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year, losing in the second round to Bradley in a major upset. The 2006-2007 season started out in a promising fashion, with Pitt reaching a ranking as high as number 2 in December. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


The Ben Howland/Jamie Dixon era has produced many fantastic and memorable players at Pitt, though only one (Chris Taft - Golden State Warriors.) played so much as one game in the NBA (though Brandin Knight was briefly on the Houston Rockets' roster.


During 2006, out of approximately 450 Pitt student-athletes, 311 had term grade point averages exceeding 3.0, 23 had a perfect term grad point average of 4.0, and 124 were named Big East Academic All-Stars.


Heads of the University of Pittsburgh

Head Years Name of Institution Head Years Name of Institution

Hugh H. Brackenridge
Founder
1787 Pittsburgh Academy
Milton Goff
acting Chancellor
1880-1881 Western University of Pennsylvania
George Welch
Principal
1789 Pittsburgh Academy
Henry MacCracken
Chancellor
1881–1884 Western University of Pennsylvania
Robert Andrews
Principal
1796-1800 Pittsburgh Academy
Milton Goff
Chancellor
1884-1890 Western University of Pennsylvania
Robert Steele
Principal
1800-1801 Pittsburgh Academy
William J. Holland
Chancellor
1891–1901 Western University of Pennsylvania
John Taylor
Principal
1801 Pittsburgh Academy
John A. Brashear
acting Chancellor
1901-1904 Western University of Pennsylvania

James Mountain
Principal
1803 Pittsburgh Academy
Samuel B. McCormick
Chancellor
1904–1921 Western University of Pennsylvania/
University of Pittsburgh

Robert Patterson
Principal
1807-1810 Pittsburgh Academy
John G. Bowman
Chancellor
1921–1945 University of Pittburgh

Joseph Stockton
Principal
1810-1819 Pittsburgh Academy
Rufus H. Fitzgerald
Chancellor
1945-1955 University of Pittsburgh

Robert Bruce
Principal
1819-1835 Western University of Pennsylvania
Charles B. Nutting
acting Chancellor
1955-1956 University of Pittsburgh
Gilbert Morgan
President
1835-1836 Western University of Pennsylvania
Edward H. Litchfield
Chancellor
1956–1965 University of Pittsburgh

Robert Bruce
President
1836-1843 Western University of Pennsylvania
Stanton C. Crawford
Chancellor
1965–1966 University of Pittsburgh

Herman Dyer
President
1843-1849 Western University of Pennsylvania
David H. Kurtzman
Chancellor
1966–1967 University of Pittsburgh

David Riddle
acting President
1849-1855 Western University of Pennsylvania
Wesley W. Posvar
Chancellor/President
1967–1991 University of Pittsburgh

John F. McLaren
President
1855-1858 Western University of Pennsylvania
J. Dennis O'Connor
Chancellor
1991–1995 University of Pittsburgh

George Woods
Chancellor
1858-1880 Western University of Pennsylvania
Mark A. Nordenberg
Chancellor
1995–present University of Pittsburgh

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Crawford Stanton Chapman Crawford (1897-1966) was the thirteenth Chancellor (June 1965-January 1966) of the University of Pittsburgh. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 462 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (578 × 750 pixel, file size: 48 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired in the United States and those countries with a copyright term of life of... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... David Harold Kurtzman (January 11, 1903–February, 1977) was the fourteenth Chancellor (1966-1967) of the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Wesley Wentz Posvar (1925–2001) was the fifteenth Chancellor (1967-1991) of the University of Pittsburgh. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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Notable alumni

Pitt alumni have won everything from the Academy Award to the Super Bowl to the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes to the National Medal of Arts, National Medal of Science, and National Medal of Technology.[36][37]
This is a list of encyclopedic people associated with the University of Pittsburgh in the United States of America. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ) are awards in Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physiology or Medicine and Economics. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... The National Medal of Arts is an award and title bestowed on selected honorees by the National Endowment for the Arts. ... National Medal of Science The National Medal of Science, also called the Presidential Medal of Science, is an honor given by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social... The National Medal of Technology is an honor granted by the President of the United States to inventors and innovators that have made significant contributions to the development of new and important technology. ...


Traditions and Student Life

Latern Night is an annual ceremony initiated in 1921 and is one of the University’s longest standing traditions. It serves as a formal induction for freshman women to University life and unites them as they begin their education at Pitt. Traditionally held on the evening before the first day of classes, the ceremony today takes place in Heinz Chapel. Part of the Lantern Night tradition is for a distinguished alumna to give the Freshman Address, while other distinguished alumnae serve as flame bearers to light the lanterns given to each freshman woman as a keepsake.
Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Heinz Memorial Chapel Heinz Memorial Chapel is a landmark building along Bellefield Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. ...


Night of the Panther is an annual ceremony for welcoming freshman men that corresponds to Latern Night. The ceremony typically takes place in Alumni Hall where men are presented with pins, which symbolize strength.


Annual Bonfire and Pep Ralley is hosted annually prior to, or during select games, during football season. Held on the lawn of the Cathedral of Learning, it often involves the band, cheerleaders, football team, various dignitaries and free giveaways.
The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Fall Fest is an annual festival held between the William Pitt Union and the Cathedral of Learning and involves many activities, novelities, and bands.
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Homecoming, like at many othe universities, revolves around a selected home football game each year. Pitt's homecoming involves many activities highlighted by an annual fireworks and laser display between the William Pitt Union and the Cathedral of Learning. This is followed by Casino Night in the union, football game, and homecoming cruise on a Gateway Clipper Party Liner.
The William Pitt Union Building is the student union building located on the University of Pittsburgh main campus. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Gateway Clipper Fleet is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based fleet of riverboats. ...


Bigelow Bash is a spring party held between the William Pitt Union and the Cathedral of Learning and involves many different activities, novelties, bands.
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Victory Lights is a tradition where golden flood lights illuminate the top of the Cathedral of Learning after every home Pitt football victory.


Panther Sendoff is an annual free reception typically held in Alumni Hall to congratulate and wish well that year's graduating class.


Pitt Arts is a program started by the University to encourage students to explore and connect to the art and cultural opportunities of the City of Pittsburgh with three programs. Art Encounters provides trips to arts events fo Pitt undergrads that include free tickets, transportation, catered reception, and encouters with interational artists and thinkers. Free Visits grants Pitt undergrad and grad students free admission using their Pitt IDs to the Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Phipps Conservatory, Mattress Factory, and the Andy Warhol Museum. Cheap Seats is a program that everybody at Pitt can take advantage of deeply discounted tickets to the most sought-after arts events in Pittsburgh including the Pittsburgh ballet, opera, symphony, theater, concerts, and other cultural district activities.[38] The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Henry Phipps, (1839- ), was educated in the public schools of Allegheny, Pennsylvania. ... The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art located in Pittsburgh, PA. It exhibits room-sized installation art from across the country and around the world. ... The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are operated by the Carnegie Institute and are located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is a professional ballet company based in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias Cultural District. ... Pittsburgh Opera is a professional opera company based in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias Cultural District. ... The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of the major orchestras in the United States. ... The Cultural District is a fourteen-square block area in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania bordered by the Allegheny River on the north, Tenth Street on the east, Stanwix Street on the west, and Liberty Avenue on the south. ...


Greek Life

North-American Interfraternity Conference(IFC) The North-American Interfraternity Conference (or NIC), (formerly known as the National Interfraternity Conference) is an association of collegiate mens fraternities that was formally organized in 1910, although it began on November 27, 1909. ...

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Alpha Epsilon Pi (ΑΕΠ or AEPi) is currently the only international Jewish college fraternity in North America, with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Delta Phi (ΔΦ) is a fraternity was founded in 1827 at Union College in Schenectady, New York. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... nickname: Kappa Sig Founded December 10, 1869 International Headquarters Charlottesville, VA Official Colors Scarlet, White, and Emerald green Official Flower Lily of the valley Official Jewel Pearl Official Badge Official Crest ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with at least 300 chapters and colonies in North America. ... ΛΧΑ (Lambda Chi Alpha), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters (called Zetas) at more than 300 universities. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Phi Kappa Theta (ΦΚΘ) is a national social fraternity with over 50 chapters and colonies at universities across the United States. ... Phi Sigma Kappa is a fraternity devoted to three cardinal principles: the promotion of Brotherhood, the stimulation of Scholarship, and the development of Character. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... Pi Lambda Phi (ΠΛΦ or Pi Lam) is a college social fraternity founded by Frederick Manfred Werner, Louis Samter Levy, and Henry Mark Fisher at Yale University in 1895. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Sigma Alpha Mu (ΣΑΜ) also known as Sammy is a college fraternity founded at the City College of New York in 1909. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or SPE, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Tau Epsilon Phi (TEΦ, commonly pronounced TEP) is a predominantly American fraternity with approximately 40 active chapters, chiefly located at universities and colleges in the Northeastern United States. ... Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE or Teke, pronounced T-K-E or IPA , as in teak wood) is a college fraternity with chapters in the USA, and Canada, and affiliation with a German fraternity system known as the Corps of the Weinheimer Senioren Convent (WSC). ... Triangle Fraternity is a social fraternity, limiting its membership to male students majoring in engineering, architecture, and the sciences. ... Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT, brothers of which are nicknamed Zebes) is a historically Jewish, presently nonsectarian international fraternity. ... The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. ...

National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) Sorority, Incorporated, formed in January 15, 1908 at Howard University, became Americas first Greek-letter organization established by Black college women, and remains a predominately African-American sorority. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, (ΔΣΘ) Incorporated is a non-profit Greek letter organization of college educated women committed to constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. ... Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and the first black intercollegiate fraternity incorporated as a national body. ... The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated (ΩΨΦ) Fraternity was founded on Friday, November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three students. ... Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ) Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority Inc. ... The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national womens sororities. ...

Multicultural Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... Alpha Epsilon Phi (ΑΕΦ) is a sorority and a member of the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Chi Omega (ΧΩ) is the largest womens fraternal organization in the National Panhellenic Conference[1]. Chi Omega boasts over 171 active collegiate chapters and hundreds of alumnae chapters. ... Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ), also known as Tri Delta, is a national collegiate sorority founded on November 27, 1888. ... Delta Phi Epsilon (ΔΦΕ) is the name given to several college fraternities and sororities. ... Delta Zeta (ΔΖ) is a college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) is a sorority founded at the State Female Normal School, now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) is a college womens fraternity, founded on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College, Illinois. ... Sigma Delta Tau (ΣΔΤ), a national sorority and member of the National Panhellenic Conference, was founded March 25, 1917 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. ... Sigma Sigma Sigma (ΣΣΣ), also known as Tri Sigma or Sigma, is a national American women’s sorority with membership of more than 92,000 members (as of August 1, 2006). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Co-ed Service Fraternity Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc. ...

In 2006 the University of Pittsburgh Greek system raised a total of $119,000 for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Alpha Phi Omega (commonly known as APO, but also ΑΦΩ, A-Phi-O, and A-Phi-Q) is a co-ed service fraternity organized to provide community service, leadership development, [1] and social opportunities to college students. ...


Student Media

  • WPTS-FM is a non-commercial radio station owned by the University of Pittsburgh, and offers a mix of student-run programming. The station operates at 92.1 MHz with an ERP of 16 watts, and is licensed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Their web site allows visitors to listen online.
  • The Pitt News is an independent, student-written, and student-managed newspaper for the Oakland (main) campus of the University of Pittsburgh. It is published Monday through Friday during the regular school year and Wednesdays during the summer. www.pittnews.com
  • Telefact is an informational telephone service run by University of Pittsburgh students that researches and answers callers' questions.
  • Friday Nite Improvs, Pittsburgh's longest-running theatre show, was started in 1989 by graduate theatre students. It takes place weekly inside the Cathedral of Learning's studio theatre.
  • UPTV is a student-managed, student-produced, closed-circuit television station. As of June 2006, only students living in on-campus dormitories can receive the broadcast.
  • Three Rivers Review and Collision are two undergraduate, bi-annual literary journals publishing both poetry and prose.
  • The Redeye Theatre Project is a festival of one-act plays cast, written, and rehearsed in 24 hours. RTP's website

WPTS-FM is a non-commercial radio station owned by the University of Pittsburgh, and offers a mix of student-run programming. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Friday Nite Improvs, or FNI, is a long-running weekly improvisational comedy show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pitttsburgh The Cathedral of Learning is the centerpiece of the University of Pittsburghs main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...

Regional Campuses

The regional campuses offer undergraduate education. They permit students to take preliminary courses and relocate to other regional campuses or the Oakland campus to complete their degrees. They also locally offer degrees and certificates as follows:

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Pitt-Bradford) is a comprehensive undergraduate college in the University of Pittsburgh system. ... University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg) is a branch campus of the University of Pittsburgh offereing bachelor degrees in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... University of Pittsburgh at Titusville is a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. ...

References

  1. ^ http://mac10.umc.pitt.edu/m/FMPro?-db=ma&-lay=a&-format=d.html&id=2788&-Find
  2. ^ a b c d e University of Pittsburgh Fact Book 2007. University of Pittsburgh (2007). Retrieved on 2007-04-23.
  • Alberts, Robert C. (1987). Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787–1987. University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-1150-7. 

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (114th in leap years). ...

External links

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Footnotes

  1. The other "state-related" universities in Pennsylvania are Pennsylvania State University and Temple University, which like Pitt, are both large doctoral/research universities, and Lincoln University, one of Pennsylvania's two historically black universities. These four universities are under the Commonwealth System of Higher Education; other Pennsylvania public universities are directly controlled by the state under the purview of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
University of Pittsburgh

Departments and Programs The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related, land-grant university. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Lincoln University in Pennsylvania is a four-year University located on 350 acres in southern Chester County. ... In the United States, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) (a type of Minority Serving Institution or MSI) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African-American community. ... The Commonwealth System of Higher Education is the organizing body of Pennsylvanias state-related schools. ... The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the 11th largest public university system in the United States. ...

Arts and SciencesBusinessDental Medicine • Education • Engineering • General Studies • Health and Rehabilitation SciencesHonors College • Information Sciences • LawMedicineNursing • Pharmacy• Public and International Affairs • Public Health • Social Work School of Arts and Sciences is one of the schools of University of Pittsburgh located in Pittsburgh, PA. It was formerly known as Faculty and College of Arts and Sciences. ... The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business is the business school of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... School of Dental Medicine The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is the dental school of the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh, PA. External Links Website University of Pittsburgh Website Categories: | ... School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the schools of University of Pittsburgh located in Pittsburgh, PA. It was founded in 1969 as School of Health Related Professions. ... The University of Pittsburgh Honors College (termed the Honors College by students and often abbreviated UHC) is an undergraduate program of advanced study at the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Barco Law Building, University of Pittsburgh The University of Pittsburgh School of Law was founded in 1895. ... University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is located in Pittsburgh, PA. Category: United States university stubs ... The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is the nursing school of the University of Pittsburgh, located in Pittsburgh, PA. External Links Website University of Pittsburgh Website Categories: | | ... The Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA) is one of 17 schools comprising the University of Pittsburgh. ...

Campuses

BradfordGreensburgJohnstownOaklandTitusville The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (Pitt-Bradford) is a comprehensive undergraduate college in the University of Pittsburgh system. ... University of Pittsburgh (Greensburg) is a branch campus of the University of Pittsburgh offereing bachelor degrees in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. ... University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, also known as UPJ, is a four-year, degree-granting constituent college of the University of Pittsburgh. ... University of Pittsburgh at Titusville is a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. ...

Student Media

WPTS-FM • The Pitt News • Telefact • Friday Nite Improvs • UPTV• Three Rivers Review• Collision• Redeye Theatre Project WPTS-FM is a non-commercial radio station owned by the University of Pittsburgh, and offers a mix of student-run programming. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Universities and Colleges in the Pittsburgh Metro Area
Universities California University of Pennsylvania | Carnegie Mellon University | Duquesne University | University of Pittsburgh | Penn State Beaver | Penn State Greater Allegheny | Penn State New Kensington | Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania | University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg | Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Colleges Art Institute of Pittsburgh | Carlow University | Chatham | Community College of Allegheny County | Community College of Beaver County | Geneva | La Roche | Point Park University | Robert Morris University | Saint Vincent College | Seton Hill University | Washington & Jefferson College | Pittsburgh Theological Seminary | Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry | Waynesburg College | Westminster College

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University of Pittsburgh: Information from Answers.com (2073 words)
The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, along with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is a leading academic medical center and particularly well known as an organ transplant center.
Originally founded by Hugh Henry Brackenridge as Pittsburgh Academy in 1787, the University of Pittsburgh is among a select group of universities and colleges founded in the 18th Century in the United States.
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