University of Pittsburgh

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University of Pittsburgh
Motto Veritas et Virtus
Established February 28, 1787
Type mix of public and private[1]
Endowment US $2,334,000,000[2]
Chancellor Mark Nordenberg
Provost James V. Maher
Academic staff 4,669[3]
Students 27,562[3]
Undergraduates 17,427[3]
Postgraduates 10,135[3]
Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Urban, 0.53 km2 (132 acres)
Former names Pittsburgh Academy (1787-1819)
Western University of Pennsylvania (1819-1908)
Colors Blue and Gold              
Athletics 17 sports teams
NCAA Division I
ACC
Nickname Pitt, Panthers
Mascot "Roc" the Panther
Affiliations AAU, NASULGC, EDUCAUSE, ORAU
Website www.pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh is a public university in the city of Pittsburgh in the United States of America. It is also called "Pitt". Pitt was started in 1787.[4] Pitt has 27,562 students.[3] Pitt is famous for philosophy,[5][6] studying other countries,[7] and its hospital called the "University of Pittsburgh Medical Center" (UPMC).[8][9] Pitt does a lot of research.[10] Pitt is also famous for its tall building named the "Cathedral of Learning".[11] Pitt is also famous for sports. Pitt's best sports are American football and basketball.[12]

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  1. "PA Higher/Adult Ed.: State-Related Universities". Pennsylvania Department of Education. April 3, 2008. http://www.pdehighered.state.pa.us/higher/cwp/view.asp?A=6&Q=41016. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
  2. "2008 NACUBO Endowment Study" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. 2009. http://www.nacubo.org/documents/research/NES2008PublicTable-AllInstitutionsByFY08MarketValue.pdf.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "University of Pittsburgh Fact Book 2009" (PDF). University of Pittsburgh. 2009. http://www.ir.pitt.edu/factbook/documents/fb09_016.pdf. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  4. Alberts, Robert C. (1987). Pitt: The Story of the University of Pittsburgh 1787–1987. University of Pittsburgh Press. book One; p. 1. ISBN 0-8229-1150-7. http://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=pittmiscpubs;cc=pittmiscpubs;rgn=full%20text;idno=00c50130m;didno=00c50130m;view=image;seq=0021;node=00c50130m%3A7.
  5. The Philosophical Gourmet Report, date=Match 2009
  6. "NRC Rankings in Each of 41 Areas". Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States: Continuity and Change. National Research Council. 1995. http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jnewton/nrc_rankings/nrc41.html. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  7. Gill, Cindy (Fall 2007). ""The Company We Keep"". Pitt. University of Pittsburgh. http://www.pittmag.pitt.edu/fall2007/feature1.html. Retrieved 2008-04-29.
  8. "Best Graduate Schools: Medical: University of Pittsburgh". USNews.com. 2008. http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/grad/med/items/04101. Retrieved 2009-01-02.
  9. UMPC Media Relations (2008-07-11). "UPMC Named to U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals for the Ninth Time". Press release. http://www.upmc.com/MediaRelations/NewsReleases/2008/Pages/US-News-08.aspx. Retrieved 2009-03-14.
  10. "University Times". http://mac10.umc.pitt.edu/u/FMPro?-db=ustory&-format=d.html&-lay=a&-sortfield=issueid%3a%3aissuedate&-sortorder=descend&keywords=NIH&-max=50&-recid=38849&-find=. Retrieved 2007-10-31.
  11. "PENNSYLVANIA — Allegheny County". National Register of Historic Places. http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/pa/Allegheny/state.html. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  12. O'Brien, Jim (editor) (1982). Hail to Pitt: A Sports History of the University of Pittsburgh. Wolfson Publishing Co. ISBN 0-916114-08-2.

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