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Pitt is taking a leading role in tackling the public health crisis by strengthening its prevention, treatment and recovery programs to bring meaningful change to the lives of students.
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The 18-year-old founder, president and CEO of The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute, Ashley Priore, is coming to Pitt as an English major this fall, bringing with her the message that the skills of the game are the skills of life.
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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.
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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).
In its first year, Pittwire brought national and international exposure to the work done at Pitt, with stories that inspired and resonated with the public — and Pittwire itself garnered several journalism awards and honors in May.
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Elizabeth M.Z. Farmer, who is a professor and associate dean for research at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work, will begin her deanship on Aug. 1.
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As state legislators begin working to pass a budget by June 30, students, alumni, faculty and staff journeyed from Oakland to Harrisburg to call for predictable and adequate funding for Pitt.
The Modeling and Managing Complicated Systems Institute will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze massive data sets, helping to find new solutions to national security challenges, the aging process and the opioid epidemic.
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Renewing existing partnerships with European institutes and universities and creating a new one with the Danish Energy Agency, the University of Pittsburgh looks to advance research initiatives and increase student and faculty exchanges.
By modeling friction and tread design, bioengineers Kurt Beschorner and Seyed Moghaddam are working toward a safer shoe.
Pitt is home to a new national effort called All of Us, which is seeking 120,000 volunteers from the region and 1 million across America to help make the future of health care more personalized.
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Researchers in Pittsburgh are discovering and delivering new ways to improve life and health across the globe. This year’s Life Sciences Week events showcased the facilities, technologies and investors furthering that work.
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Representing football, basketball, swimming, gymnastics and track and field, 16 former Pitt athletes were named to the hall of fame. They will be honored in a September ceremony.
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Panther Racing, a student team from the Swanson School of Engineering, is getting its car ready for the annual Formula Society of Automotive Engineers competition May 9-12, all while gaining real-world engineering experience.
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Joshua Rose attended the University of Pittsburgh and went on to lead a storied civic life that included breaking ground with the YMCA organization and serving as the first Black city council member in Oakland, California. Eighty years later, his daughter accepted his Pitt degree on his behalf.