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  • Two goats on leashes stand at the top of a hill overlooking Pitt campus with the Cathedral of Learning in the background
    A treacherous landscaping job on Pitt's upper campus proved to be no obstacle for a herd of goats. The team of caprine workers conquered a nearly vertical hillside, stripping it of weeds, brush and vines — all in the service of safely and sustainably beautifying campus before students returned for fall term.
  • Ray and Burgett, the latter holding a baby
    Working parents in academia face some tough challenges. Health science researchers Jackie Burgette and Kristin Ray are doing their part to remedy a big one: child care at conferences.
  • five miners in a cave with a bright light shining behind them
    As a scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Mining Program, Lauren Chubb (A&S ’10, GSPH ’13, ’16) has developed on-the-spot air analysis software to help keep miners safe.

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