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Pitt Vets members reach out beyond the University campus to serve the community and region while also helping student veterans adjust to college life.
Britt Baker, a woman with long brown hair, wearing a white dentist's coat and a wrestling belt
Britt Baker has won several wrestling championships. But this spring, she expects to claim an even bigger title: doctor of dental medicine. See her interview on "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" as the show explores eclectic corners of Pittsburgh, airing Oct. 22.
the drone sitting on a carpeted surface
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.
male student in a backwards hat holding a yellow and blue Pitt flag at the Great Wall of China
The new program, called Pitt to You, connected Pittsburgh students with their future classmates during travels around China.
Irwin in front of an award-show background, wearing a tux
Jesse Irwin (A&S '17) wanted to start a late-night talk show at Pitt. With a student crew and film studies Assistant Professor Robert Clift's support, he made it happen in three months — and snagged an Emmy nod.
two students from the Roc-ettes team
With partly cloudy skies and an inconsistent tail wind, the Pitt team members gave their 24-foot aircraft a running shove off a platform on the Allegheny River. Find out how they did.
On Aug. 5, the "Roc-ettes" team of engineers will put their skills to the test at Red Bull Flugtag, a flying-machine competition.
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A group from Pitt recently took a 2,300-mile journey through historical sites in the South called “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights.” This "classroom on the road" offered students opportunities to speak with some of America's most famous civil rights advocates.
College of General Studies graduate Syed Kaleem's work at Just Harvest and the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh food pantry has helped to prepare him to tackle difficult, large-scale issues at the intersection of health and policy.
A U.S. Army National Guard member, Chen graduated with a neuroscience degree. When he's not organizing TEDx events on campus, he's probably in the lab researching drugs to treat neuromuscular disorders.