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Company Overview of University of Pittsburgh

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University of Pittsburgh is an educational institution that offers undergraduate, graduate, and research programs. It provides courses in business, social sciences, law, medicine, and public affairs. The schools of the university include College of General Studies, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Biological Sciences, School of Education, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering, Katz Graduate School of Business, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, College of Pharmacy, and School of Nursing. University of Pittsburgh was formerly known as The Western University of Pennsylvania an...

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

United States

Founded in 1787



Key Executives for University of Pittsburgh

Chancellor, Chief Executive Officer, and Trustee Ex-Officio
Director of Outreach Services
Age: 56
Director OF Institute of Politics
Director of Cross Cultural Leadership and Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

University of Pittsburgh Key Developments

ANSYS, Inc. Announces New Collaboration with University of Pittsburgh

ANSYS, Inc. has announced a new collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh to develop new computing tools. The partnership will further education and research to solve some of the industry's toughest additive manufacturing problems. Printing metal is particularly challenging because it involves the use of a laser. While the laser optimizes the density of the metal for the particular application, it can also melt the metal in unexpected ways, causing the product to fail. And the rapid heating and cooling causes stresses that can deform the end product. ANSYS and Pitt are working together to simulate those deformations before printing to ensure the product not only has the desired shape, but also performs as expected. As part of the partnership, the university is opening a 1,200-square-foot additive manufacturing lab in the Swanson School of Engineering. The ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory is equipped with some of the most advanced additive manufacturing devices that utilize metals, alloys, polymers and other materials to laser print components for nearly every industry. The partnership will also support faculty and students conducting collaborative research with ANSYS and other industry partners, including those in the biomedical, aerospace and defense industries. Lab workers will have access to the ANSYS portfolio, enabling them to explore, simulate and analyze solutions for stress and fatigue on critical components that go into products such as airplanes, cars and medical devices. Additive manufacturing allows for precise control in creating a component at the micro- and nano-scale level, new processes and software are required to help engineers develop parts that are designed to perform a desired function under a set of conditions. Simulation-driven product development changes the process by virtually exploring the properties of a number of design options early on, before committing to specific material and design choices. The benefit of physics-based computational tools is that they can test millions of permutations of designs, materials, flows and shapes to find the optimal design before the engineer needs to build a single physical prototype. Not only will this new approach unleash the next wave of innovative physical products, but it is a necessity to make designs more energy-efficient and sustainable. ANSYS and Pitt's collaborative work in this area was initiated with funding from the federal government via America Makes (the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute). Pitt's research includes the development of new tools to optimize the interior construction of a manufactured part at the microscopic level and thereby improving strength and structural integrity, lowering weight, reducing costs and improving sustainable production methods.

The University of Pittsburgh and Seamus Johnston Works Collaboratively to Reach a Settlement of the Lawsuit

The University of Pittsburgh and Seamus Johnston have worked collaboratively to reach a settlement of the lawsuit Mr. Johnston filed against the University in 2013, asserting claims under Title IX and various state laws. As part of the University's continued efforts to ensure that all students have an on-campus experience that is inclusive and respectful of students' rights, including their gender identity, the University, through its newly-appointed Associate Vice-Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, will establish a working group, which will include student leadership, to continue to study, evaluate and make recommendations regarding the implementation of best practices for institutions of higher education vis-r-vis transgender individuals, particularly with respect to transgender individuals' access to gender-specific spaces in accordance with their gender identity. The University also notes that, independent of the lawsuit, the University recently made available gender-neutral housing at Ruskin Hall on its Oakland Campus, which represents taking leadership on gender identity issues.

University of Pittsburgh Announces Executives Appointments

University of Pittsburgh announced that Susan Rogers will become vice chancellor for communications March 31, 2016. She is the vice president for university advancement at The University of Texas at Dallas. Gregory Scott has been named senior vice chancellor for business and operations, effective April 1, 2016. He had been assistant vice president for business and finance at Penn State University.

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