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Young woman with blonde hair wearing Pitt Arrival Survival T-shirt and sunglasses
Arrival Survival, the annual move-in event for Pitt students starts Monday, Aug. 20, on the Pittsburgh campus and runs through the end of the week. The essential information and helpful links to more details are collected here for students and their families.
Red tractor trailer parked beside solar and wind power facilities
All amenities in the docking terminal of PITT OHIO’s Harmar facility — including lights, electric forklifts, computers and battery chargers — operate from power supplied by an on-site microgrid designed by Pitt’s Gregory Reed and a cohort of Swanson School of Engineering graduate students.
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The second annual Air Force Association CyberCamp immersed 250 high schoolers in activities to identify malicious code, check for hackers and defend simulated network systems.
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A team led by engineer Carla Ng has developed a computer model to predict the presence of pollutants in farmed salmon. She found that fish, too, are what they eat.
Steve Casner wearing blue ear protectors and orange hand protectors
At his work and in his latest book, Steve Casner (A&S ’90G) explores how people put themselves in harm’s way by underestimating risks and overestimating their own abilities.
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Under the leadership of Evan Facher, Pitt innovators started a record 23 new companies in FY18. Facher now moves into the new position of vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship.
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The fourth president of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has announced her retirement, effective in 2019, after more than a decade of influential leadership.
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It seems like something from a sci-fi movie: humans wearing bionic technology to move more easily. But Pitt researchers are turning fiction into a reality, aiming to help people with paraplegia.
Hanifa Nakiryowa (GSPIA ’17) is empowering other survivors of gender-related violence through her nonprofit, the Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burns Violence.
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Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues the social enterprise he started with the launch of his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh). The book features more than 140 African-American professionals under the age of 40.
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Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, Goeran Fiedler’s two-year study is researching the effectiveness of a new type of prosthetic socket liner for individuals with below-knee amputations.
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Tolani Olonisakin, a student in Pitt’s Medical Scientist Training Program, discussed her research on infection and “superbugs” with Nobel laureates at their annual meeting in Germany this June.
Carvunis, with dark hair and red lipstick
Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis studies the parts of DNA that were once thought to be junk. What she found there overturned a fundamental assumption of cellular biology.
Many social situations involve alcohol, but little is known about why people drink and how drinking might affect perceptions of others. A study by Pitt psychologists offers the field next steps for answering those questions.
Pitt–Bradford’s Rebecca McHugh, an assistant professor of developmental psychology, returns to Anthrocon to study identity and stigma among furries — a global community of anthropomorphic fans.