Stories from Pitt Global

Learn more about the global experiences happening at Pitt and the stories that make Pitt Global a unique place to learn, work, and explore the world.


Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, founding director of Pitt’s Center for Governance and Markets, and Peace A. Medie, a 2012 alumna of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, will be honored with the 2023 Sheth Awards at a ceremony on...
In 2017, Prachi Gupta’s brother, Yush, died from a pulmonary embolism after a risky limb-lengthening surgery in Italy. Her brother’s death was the most catastrophic and traumatic event of her life. Gupta believes Yush sought out surgery to be taller...
The Pitt Spanish and film and media studies departments came together on Tuesday, March 26 to host a screening of the 2022 drama “Utama,” along with the writer and director, Alejandro Loayza Grisi. Loayza made his feature-length directorial debut...
Khadajah Muhammad, a University of Pittsburgh alumna, is charting a path toward diplomatic service with her recent selection to the 2024 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program. Endowed by the Department of State and...
According to Kenza Lahbabi, a Muslim and senior majoring in biology, the Muslim Student Association’s Fast-a-Thon is a great way to bridge the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims on campus. “Sharing this with people like our friends and close ones...
Sydney Wilhelmy, a European Studies Center certificate student and senior in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the David C. Frederick Honors College, was named to the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), translated in...
The Department of Linguistics hosted a film screening and academic seminar on Thursday in celebration of the Sámi peoples, an indigenous culture of Scandinavia.  “The film covers so much — its history, its struggles, its climate change, everything...
Three Center for Latin American Studies faculty affiliates were awarded awards from the 2023-2024 Pitt Momentum Funds for starting new projects. Elizabeth Monasterios from the Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures received funding for her...
Two undergraduate students spent a week at the Keio University Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care in Tokyo, Japan, participating in the “Tackling the Challenges of Aging Societies as a Global Health Issue and the Role of the Nursing Profession”...
You would never know from her sunny disposition that Sofiya Synychych’s interest in studying psychology is rooted in trauma — her own and her family’s. As a senior psychology major at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, she is working with...
Two University of Pittsburgh students have been named 2024 Critical Language scholars, one of whom is affiliated with two of our National Resource Centers! The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive summer opportunity for...
This year, our featured fund for the eighth annual Pitt Day of Giving was the Carol Larson Endowed Fund, which supports underrepresented students in study abroad. To learn more about what and who the Fund represents, our Executive Director for...