Students

three young men standing next to the Panther statue on campus, looking up. One is holding a phone with the app on the screen

Students Develop Less Judgmental Dating App to Focus on the ‘Inr’ Self

Created by a group of Pitt students, Inrstellar is a new dating app that emphasizes compatibility over looks. Pitt assistant professor of psychology Amanda Forest, who studies relationships and interpersonal communication, offers her thoughts.
O'Brien sitting on a table in the Makerspace, holding a 3-D printed Cathedral of Learning

Entrepreneurial Engineer Brings Creative Spirit and Connections to Campus, Honda

Senior Sean O’Brien, a member of the first Panthers Forward cohort, just wants to make things work — from bowties to dinner tables to the Pitt Makerspace.
Mallepalli in a spruce turtle neck in front of a big window looking out on Oakland

Budding Researcher Eyes Future With Better Health Care for Women

Abhignya Mallepalli thought she’d become a doctor someday, but a series of inspiring instructors and impactful experiences in local hospitals changed her path.
Kent-Smith in a jacket, white shirt and bowtie, sitting pensively

Senior Activist Thinks Big

Zuri Kent-Smith: forward-thinking, charismatic, passionate and unapologetic. Through his activism on campus and off, the senior philosophy and Africana studies major leaves his mark on Pitt.
Emma Oaks head and shoulders with dog licking her face

Chemistry Major Brings Service Dogs to Pitt

Chemistry, poetry, puppies. As Emma Oaks' undergrad career at Pitt comes to a close, she leaves behind the Perfect Fit Canines Campus Scholars — a club that trains service dogs to help people with disabilities.
Chloe Torrence head and shoulders shot, taken against backdrop of theater backstage

Pitt Theatre Arts Graduate Heads to Central California Amid a Sprinkling of Fairy Dust

After founding a theater company and side business called Fairytale Entertainment in her small hometown in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, Pitt senior Chloe Torrence will head to Santa Maria, California, as an assistant director at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre.
Prachi wearing glasses and standing in front of the photo exhibit

Student’s Photo Exhibit Asks Refugee Youth, ‘What Does Pittsburgh Mean to You?’

Pitt senior Prachi Patel’s research project encourages refugee youth living in Pittsburgh to share their voices through photography. See the exhibit at Hillman Library through March.
Tom Eliseuson and Madison Holden wearing ballcaps and examining a tree

Duo’s Mission: Count Each Tree on Campus

A Pitt-specific tree inventory is the first step in tracking progress toward the Pitt Sustainability Plan goal of increasing the campus tree canopy 50 percent by 2030.

Student-designed Holiday Art Installation Illuminates Messages of Hope

Words and images — heartfelt gifts from Pitt students — greet all who pass by a bustling pedestrian plaza in Pittsburgh.
three students holding a purple check-sized poster than says Kids' Choice Award

Student Team Wins Kids’ Choice Award at 24-hour Hackathon to Solve Pediatric Problems

Getting children to take their medicine in the right dose at the right time is tough. At a recent hackathon, three Pitt students came up with a prototype solution that won over kids themselves.