Faculty & Teaching

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School of Dental Medicine Celebrates Former Dean’s 50-year Legacy at Pitt

After 18 years as dean of the School of Dental Medicine and many more years at the University of Pittsburgh in various roles, Thomas W. Braun has retired. Braun spent his entire postsecondary education and career at Pitt.
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English Professor Who Wrote for 'Black Panther' Comic Franchise Discusses Cultural Milestone

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.

Historian's Work Celebrates Unsung Heroes

Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History Marcus Rediker is drawn to people forgotten or ignored by traditional historians. His latest book focuses on Benjamin Lay, the first revolutionary abolitionist.
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They Did the Monster Math

In a perennial favorite lecture, G. Bard Ermentrout teaches students to end a theoretical zombie or vampire apocalypse with mathematical equations.
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Social Work Dean Larry E. Davis' Contributions Leave the World a ‘Better, Fairer Place’

In his 16th year at the helm of Pitt’s School of Social Work, Dean Larry E. Davis announces he will step down at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, amid praise for his leadership and his dedication to issues of race, social justice and community.

Inaugural Goldman Prize Competition Seeks to Improve Education Through Innovation

Sponsored by alumni Richard and Renée Goldman, the competition awarded three teams a total of $30,000 for their innovative ideas to improve education.
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Engineering Program Helps People With Disabilities Advance Professional Development

Pitt's Advancing Inclusive Manufacturing program helps college students with conditions such as paraplegia, epilepsy and autism transition to careers in machining and engineering.
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Cyber Institute Continues Steady Growth

With the addition of two experts in the fields of law and technology, Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security continues to make progress toward its institutional goals.
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High School Language Programs Immerse Students in Mandarin Chinese, Russian

Forget grammar drills: High schoolers bargained for wares, ordered lunch in Chinese and painted Russian icons during National Security Agency programs on campus this summer.
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New Academic Opportunities Prepare Students to Flourish in Evolving Career Landscapes

A new school, new degree programs, new majors and opportunities for novel research open up to students as Pitt continues to anticipate the needs of an evolving workforce.