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Researchers from Pitt were part of a multisite study that analyzed real-world nationwide CDC data to confirm the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
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Bestselling author Rebecca Skloot, disability rights leader Judy Heumann and nurse educator Susan Hassmiller are among the newest awardees of honorary Pitt degrees.
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A new book co-authored by Ryan Rydzewski (A&S ’09) captures the lingering lessons from Pittsburgh’s favorite teacher and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
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Mark A. Nordenberg has been appointed chair of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, a bipartisan group tasked with drawing Pennsylvania’s legislative districts.
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Gayle Rogers, professor in and chair of Pitt's Department of English and author of the forthcoming book, “Speculation: A Cultural History from Aristotle to AI,” writes about financial speculation through the ages, from tulips and scrips to bitcoin and meme stocks.
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The computers and sensors, specially designed for space, will be used to get a better view of Earth and its surroundings. The system will launch to the International Space Station on SpaceX-24 this fall.
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See the finalists and winners of the Emma W. Locke and Senior of the Year awards, which honor seniors who embody scholarship, character, leadership and devotion to Pitt.
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David Zahniser’s album, “The Crossroads,” is a musical exploration of the Hill District that blends standard Jewish tunes with jazz to create a soundscape of the neighborhood’s working class history.
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Rohil Chada and Katie Gerber from the College of Business Administration were named to Poets & Quants’ Best & Brightest Business Majors of 2021 list.
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This first-generation college student felt welcomed from the moment she set foot on campus. She’s worked to elevate equity and social justice to make the University community even more welcoming for all. Read more about senior Destiny Harrison-Griffin’s inspiration.
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Senior Colleen Mars took the shock of a halted study abroad trip in Italy and turned it into a world full of color, fear and closure on canvas. Her piece, “Things that Scare Me,” won the Hindsight 20/20 art competition’s drawing category.
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Pitt neuroscientists found that fruit flies, rodents and humans all have a protein called VGLUT that regulates sex differences in age-related neuron loss. It is not every day that scientists discover a phenomenon so fundamental across species.
Louise Lovecchio in graduation attire, poses for  photographer and fellow Pitt student Alanna Reid, foreground, outside of the Cathedral of Learning
If you can’t make it in person, join the livestream at 6 p.m. ET or visit Pitt’s social media pages to experience the first of several celebrations for the Class of 2021.
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Logan Rice will conduct experiments in high-energy physics through a U.S. Department of Energy program.
Cecelia Yates in a white coat and red shirt.
Meet this year’s emerging innovator, startup of the year, small business of the year and more, as recognized by Pitt’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.