Faculty & Teaching
Monday, December 10, 2018
With support from Pitt’s Department of English and the Center for Creativity, Jeanne Marie Laskas sifted through hundreds of citizens’ letters to President Obama, resulting in an acclaimed magazine story and full-length book.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
With the 2018 midterm elections swiftly approaching, University of Pittsburgh faculty member Kris Kanthak is trying to make discussing politics a little easier to navigate — with the help of someone familiar.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Film and media studies professor Adam Lowenstein brings his expertise to Pittsburgh’s 50th anniversary celebration of the classic horror flick “Night of the Living Dead.”
Friday, June 15, 2018
Writing program alumnus Cameron Barnett’s first book of poetry, “The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water,” gained national attention and awards. Today, he’s a teacher at Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School — the same place where he first dreamed of becoming a writer.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
The most exciting professional collaboration in Gunduz Caginalp’s 34-year career at Pitt came in 2018, when he published a paper co-authored with his 24-year old son and Department of Mathematics visiting scholar, Carey Caginalp (A&S ’11).
Monday, April 9, 2018
An app matching students to tutors and a Netflix-like recommendation system to find mentors are among the projects funded by the Office of the Provost’s first Personalized Education Grants Program.
Friday, April 6, 2018
Visits with artists, dancers and musicians and interviews with entrepreneurs and religious leaders helped teams of Pitt and Ethiopian educators create a set of lessons that teachers worldwide can use to introduce their students to the East African nation.
Monday, April 2, 2018
What was once a standard research paper project during the Pitt in Sicily study abroad program has morphed into an immersive microdocumentary series created by students.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Pitt Prison Education Project puts undergraduates in the classroom with inmates — not as teachers or assistants, but as fellow students taking the same college course.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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.