Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

International Week Highlights Global Reach

The weeklong celebration includes dozens of events, workshops, musical performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and special guest speakers, focusing on the theme of displacement.
the drone sitting on a carpeted surface

Robotics Team Meets Mission Impossible

After besting all the other teams in the 2017 International Aerial Robotics Competition Mission 7, the Pitt Robotics and Automation Society sets about refining its approach in hopes of completing the full, nearly impossible challenge at next year's event.
Libertus in a brown shirt and her 2-year-old Linus, playing with toys in a beige room

Psychology Researcher Wants to Figure Out How Adults and Children Learn Math

Assistant professor of psychology Melissa Libertus has always loved math — and she's working to help more children and adults love it, too.
Kathy Humphrey and Mrs. Irvis

Historic Legislative Leader, Pitt Alumnus Celebrated at Residence Hall Dedication

Nearly 200 people gathered to honor the legacy of former Pennsylvania Speaker of the House of Representatives K. Leroy Irvis (LAW '54). The newly renamed K. Leroy Irvis Hall is the first building at Pitt named for an African-American.
Jess Edelstein

Scent-sational Success for Alumna's Invention

Sick of stains, Jess Edelstein (A&S ’11) invented a new activated-charcoal deodorant product — and made a successful pitch on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to expand its distribution.

Documentary 'Woman on Fire' Chronicles Transgender New York City Firefighter's Story

"Woman on Fire," a film by alumna Julie Sokolow, paints a portrait of change in the American family and workplace with the story of Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender woman in the New York City Fire Department.
Pitt alumni Erikah Abdu and Richard Dodge

Houston-area Alumni Volunteer to Help Fellow Texans in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Erikah Abdu (BUS ’10) and Richard Dodge (A&S ’95), social director and president of the Houston Pitt Club, found ways to personally lend their support to friends, neighbors and strangers affected by the massive storm.
a simulated nursing environment with rows of beds and monitors

Improvements Around Campus Designed to Enhance Student Experience and Education

New labs; new homes for centers, departments and clinics; and updated classrooms and infrastructure are some of the campus improvements that greeted staff, faculty and students this term.

4 Researchers Receive New Initiatives Grants From Charles E. Kaufman Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Charles E. Kaufman Foundation has named Tia-Lynn Ashman and James Pipas as recipients of one of its...