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Bhavini Patel (A&S ’16) is combining her deep personal knowledge of immigrant communities with her research at the University of Oxford on extended refugee displacement.
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Pitt senior and economics and neuroscience major Joseph Kannarkat is headed to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom on a new version of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which expands the program into science policy.
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The University of Pittsburgh is among only 16 institutions to be named a top producer in both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Scholar programs. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
Swanson School of Engineering researchers have been studying and developing new glass technology that aims to increase the light absorbed by solar panels to give them an extra energy boost.
The stately Hillman Library turns 50 this year, and the University is celebrating by hosting events, showcasing new archival efforts and funding an extensive interior renovation.
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Professor Sandra Murray was recently named a lifetime fellow by the American Society for Cell Biology — the first African-American woman to be honored with the recognition.
A U.S. history teacher partnered with Pitt's College in High School and the Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools programs to help students learn local history — and earn college credit.
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Yona Harvey, an assistant professor of English, co-authored two spinoff series for the "Black Panther" comic book franchise and has dedicated much of her career to creating art with women and children of color in mind.
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The visit to Southern California was the University’s latest endeavor to celebrate accomplishments, strengthen ties with alumni, meet with University supporters and other partners and build awareness across the country of the best public university in the Northeast.
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Haihui Zhang, head of Pitt's East Asian Library, and a team of University Library System librarians and staff are adding individual voices to the historical record of a watershed period in China.
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Lisa Maddox (MED ’95) has won 17 titles and finished 2017 as No. 1 in the United States Tennis Association’s Wheelchair Tennis Women’s A division. Next up: aiming for the 2020 Paralympics.
When Byong Hyon Kwon left South Korea to attend Pitt, he found a wealth of knowledge and new ideas. What he brought home helped to transform his country. Pitt Magazine profiles Kwon and nine other alumni making an impact in South Korea.
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In Japan, the age of 20 is considered the beginning of adulthood. A group of Japanese women studying English at Pitt were away from home during the traditional national holiday, so the University and the community threw the students a party.
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Anne Keenan's (A&S ’81) nonprofit, Reading Recycled, has delivered more than 18,000 books to young readers in Philadelphia-area schools, homeless shelters and other community spots.
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Complex ligament tears in the knee are difficult to treat, says Pitt's James Irrgang, and there's no good data about when to perform surgery. His team's 24-site study aims to change that.