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  1. The Official PowerPoint Template See next slide for instructions Feedback: updates@pitt.edu School of Arts of and Sciences Department (Click here to edit)

  2. Instructions • Edit the Department Name: • Go to View > Master > Edit Master… • Be sure you are viewing the first master slide (Slide 1). Do this by locating vertical scroll bar on right and scrolling to top. • Click on “Department Name” text to edit. • Edit the Footer: • Go to View > Header and Footer… • Make changes to date and footer then “Apply to all”. • Edit Cover Slide (Slide with Cathedral image): • The cover is not a master. Simply click on text to edit.

  3. Contact Information PowerPoint Template for University of Pittsburgh University Marketing Communications University of Pittsburgh 3525 Forbes Avenue Suite 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15260 US 412-624-0409 updates@pitt.edu

  4. The Pittsburgh Academy — 1787 Founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on what was then the American frontier, the University of Pittsburgh is the oldest continuously chartered U.S. institution of learning west of the Allegheny Mountains.

  5. From WUP to Pitt With an alteration in its charter in 1819, the Pittsburgh Academy became the Western University of Pennsylvania. Upon relocating to its current campus in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood in 1908, the school was renamed the University of Pittsburgh.

  6. A State-Related University Pitt was a private institution until it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education in 1966. As a state-related university, Pitt receives public funds and offers reduced tuition to Pennsylvania residents.

  7. From Academy to WUP to Pitt The Pittsburgh Academy was founded in 1787. In 1819, it became the Western University of Pennsylvania (WUP). Upon relocating to Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood in 1908, the school was renamed the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt was a private institution until 1966, when it gained state-related status.

  8. University of Pittsburgh System The Pitt system comprises the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus as well as regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. Pitt’s 12,000 employees (including 3,800 fulltime faculty members) serve some 34,000 students in 15 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.

  9. Leader in Education Pitt has been ranked in the top cluster of U.S. public research universities, and has been named a “best value” by various publications. Since 1995, Pitt undergraduates have won Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Udall, Goldwater, and Churchill Scholarships.

  10. Pioneer in Research • Pitt faculty members have been pioneers in astronomy, genetics, organ transplantation, and virology, among other fields. • The Salk polio vaccine was developed at Pitt. • A Pitt professor was the first to isolate and identify vitamin C. • In 1974, Pitt was elected to the Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes North America’s leading research universities.

  11. Partner in Regional Development Pitt has been ranked the top public university in the nation as a “Best Neighbor” for positive impact on its urban community. Each year, Pitt spends more than $1.7 billion in the community, and supports nearly 33,800 jobs in Allegheny County.

  12. Pitt Award Winners Pitt faculty and alumni have received Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, the National Medals of Arts and of Science, and the MacArthur “Genius” Award, among many other honors. Notable graduates include Michael Chabon (Pulitzer Prize for Literature), Gene Kelly (Academy Award), and Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize).

  13. A Few Pitt Bits… Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning, 535 feet (163 meters) tall, is the second-high education building in the world. The Pitt Panthers have won nine national college football championships. Pitt’s motto is Veritas et Virtus, Latin for “Truth and Virtue.”