Pittsburgh, University of

Pittsburgh, University of

      coeducational state system of higher learning in Pennsylvania, U.S., comprising a main campus in Pittsburgh and branches in Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, and Titusville. The Pittsburgh campus is a comprehensive research institution of higher learning and includes 16 schools that offer more than 360 degree programs. Among these schools are those of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Law, Engineering, and Social Work. The university offers a broad range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs. Research facilities affiliated with the main campus include the Learning Research and Development Center and the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology. The Johnstown campus is a four-year college with a liberal arts and sciences and engineering curriculum. The branches in Bradford and Greensburg are both four-year liberal arts colleges. The Titusville branch is a junior college. Total enrollment for the system is approximately 31,400.

      The university began in 1787, in a three-room log schoolhouse, as Pittsburgh Academy. In 1819 it became the Western University of Pittsburgh. The School of Medicine, originally chartered in 1886 as the Western Pennsylvania Medical College, joined the university in 1892. The school's name was changed to the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. The central feature of the main campus is its Cathedral of Learning, a 42-story Gothic skyscraper. Notable alumni include dancer Gene Kelly (Kelly, Gene), filmmaker Werner Herzog (Herzog, Werner), and philanthropist Andrew Mellon (Mellon, Andrew W.). Jonas Salk (Salk, Jonas Edward) conducted his polio-vaccine research while on the medical school faculty.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Residence Inn Pittsburgh University/ Medical Center — (Питтсбург,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Ад …   Каталог отелей

  • Hampton Inn Pittsburgh University Center — (Питтсбург,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес …   Каталог отелей

  • Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place — (Питтсбург,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес …   Каталог отелей

  • Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center — (Питтсбург,США) Категория отеля: 4 звездочный отель Адрес: 100 …   Каталог отелей

  • Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) — Pittsburgh Spitzname: City of Bridges, Steel City, City of Champions, The Burgh, Iron City, Steel Town, The College City, Roboburgh Downtown Pittsburgh vom Mount Washington aus …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • University of Pittsburgh Center for International Studies — University Center for International Studies (UCIS) was created in 1968 at the University of Pittsburgh with Carl Beck serving as its first director. [ cite book | last = Alberts first = Robert C. title = Pitt: The Story of the University of… …   Wikipedia

  • Pittsburgh English — Pittsburgh English, popularly known as Pittsburghese, is the dialect of American English spoken by many residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and surrounding Western Pennsylvania.OverviewMany of the features found in the speech of… …   Wikipedia

  • University of Maryland, College Park — University of Maryland redirects here. For other uses, see University of Maryland (disambiguation). Coordinates: 38°59′15.0″N 76°56′24.0″W / 38.9875°N 76.94°W …   Wikipedia

  • University of Texas at Austin — University of Texas redirects here. For the university system, see University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Austin Motto Disciplina praesidium civitatis (Latin) Motto in En …   Wikipedia

  • University of California, Davis — Motto Fiat lux (Latin) Motto in English Let there be light Established …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”