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Rachel Fryatt assists children
Audiology student Rachel Fryatt recognized a need at the Birmingham Free Clinic and took action.
Rob A. Rutenbar aims to help coordinate research efforts and build up plans for infrastructure for multidisciplinary collaboration.
woman blowing out birthday candles
Vivian Davidson Hewitt (SIS '44), the first African-American librarian at the Carnegie Library of PIttsburgh, has spent decades amassing one of the premiere collections of African-American artwork in the world.
lightbulb with a brain in it
Student-designed MediCase lands the grand prize among the array of innovations presented in the Randall Family Big Idea Contest.
Heather Lyke was introduced as Pitt's new athletic director at a press conference in the Petersen Events Center.
The first female athletic director in Pitt's history, Lyke brings with her a history of nationally lauded successes and a track record exemplifying her dedication to student-athletes.
Humane Society Chef Wanda White offers up a large whip of aquafaba meringue cookie batter for the Pitt Dining chefs to sample.
In one-on-one sessions with Dining Services staff, food committee meetings and on social media, students have voiced interest and requests for more dishes that don’t contain meat.
University of Pittsburgh Day of Giving logo
To celebrate the University's 230th anniversary on Feb. 28, Pitt launched its first-ever Day of Giving, and the community responded.
Journalists Ellen Nakashima and Andrei Soldatov answered several questions from the audience.
Discussion ranged from early cybercriminals to how espionage has evolved to just how secure our iPhones are today
Vice Provost for Research Mark Redfern says "this is not something for just sociology and social work; this is something for the entire University to come together,” citing disciplines including pharmacy, engineering and biomedical informatics.
David J. Hickton photo
The new institute, headed by former United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania David J. Hickton, aims to build on Pitt’s existing strengths in the area of cybersecurity and will provide a platform for innovative solutions to meet ever-evolving threats.
Portrait of Valerie Kinloch
Valerie Kinloch, professor of literacy studies and the associate dean of diversity, inclusion and community engagement in Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology, has been named the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education effective July 1, 2017.
Trauma Research
The Schools of the Health Sciences have been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract that could lead to $90 million in research over the next decade to improve trauma care for both civilians and military personnel.
man smiling
We all know that physical activity is good for our overall well-being. Yet, scientists have never determined exactly why that is. The University of Pittsburgh has been chosen by the National Institutes of Health for a large-scale collaboration to investigate why being active is beneficial for our health.
Kornelia Tancheva
Kornelia Tancheva, associate university librarian for research and learning services at Cornell University Library, will be Pitt’s Hillman University Librarian and director of the University Library System (ULS) effective May 1, 2017. 
group at the presentation of Biblioteca Punena
Hillman Library is the first in the United States to own the Biblioteca Punena in its entirety.