Pitt is among the world's most active research institutions with over $700 million in annual research expenditures. Pitt and its medical school are also closely affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a leading international academic medical center that has been consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the approximately 15 to 20 best hospitals in America over the last decade.
"Hail to Pitt" is the most traditional fight song of the University of Pittsburgh, which is commonly referred to as Pitt. The saying Hail to Pitt! is also the most traditional and commonly used slogan of the University of Pittsburgh and its athletics teams. The slogan is frequently used in promotional material, printed on merchandise and souvenirs. It was also the title of a 1982 history of Pitt athletics by author Jim O'Brien. The slogan is often used among alumni as a statement of affiliation, including as a closing signature in conversation or correspondence between alumni, and is sometime abbreviated as HTP or H2P.
(1963) The Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team loses the Backyard Brawl even after Bobby Roman makes a buzzer-beating shot for what fans rushing the court think is a 69–68 win, a time keeper at the Fitzgerald Field House having stopped the clock at one second after seeing Pitt call time. The Panthers lose and 11 days and 2 ejections later will beat West Virginia in Morgantown by the same score.
Expand the stub articles on Pitt's schools & colleges. Articles needing particular help include the CBA and Social Work. The articles on the Pharmacy and the Swanson School of Engineering could have greatly expanded history as there is a whole histories written just on those schools and available online.