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Hao Sun
Hao Sun, assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, has been studying ways to measure the stability of aging structures, an effort that led Forbes to name him to its annual “30 Under 30” list.
Oronde S. Sharif
Based on poet and playwright Langston Hughes’ adaptation of the classic nativity story, "Black Nativity" is marking its 24th year at the University of Pittsburgh, bringing a distinctive multicultural holiday experience to the city of Pittsburgh.
Rebecca Thurston
Psychiatry Professor Rebecca Thurston recently led a study that demonstrates how experiences such as death of a child or being in a car accident or natural disaster are linked to later vascular health issues that place women at risk for heart disease.
LaShawn Youngblood
More than 150 people from Pitt and Sodexo Campus Services, the University’s dining service, offer 2,500 meals to individuals and families in need at the annual Christmas Day at Pitt event. Pitt staff and faculty also donate holiday gifts for children and gift bags filled with cold weather essentials.
Carlisle in a black shirt and bright scarf on the left; Bruhn with dark hair and a red headband and bright pink shirt on the right
Thirty Nationality Rooms are decorated with holiday trimmings symbolic of the countries and heritages they represent, and tours celebrating the season are on offer to the public.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher accepting award from two presenters
At a time when the number of students traveling abroad for college continues to increase, experts cite the University of Pittsburgh as a top creative and innovative force in global education.
a sound wave on the left that, when it crosses a barrier in the middle, becomes smaller
New research from Pitt engineer Piervincenzo Rizzo seeks to create a novel barrier to shield disruptive noises like traffic from occupants of buildings.
Through a partnership with genetics company 23andMe, Pitt public health and dental medicine researchers studied nearly 65,000 people to discover at least 49 genes underlying earlobe attachment.
Kirsten L. Paine
The inaugural class of Pitt’s Public Humanities Fellowship Program spent much of summer 2017 assisting Pittsburgh-based organizations with research support — including delving into Civil War-era records.
Young in a white coat in front of a blue computer screen
Kymberly Young is using neurofeedback — a process where patients respond to their own brainwaves — to help patients with depression rewire their brains to focus on the bright side.
Six staff members of Cyber Institute standing in posed group portrait.
Protecting personal or work data stored in the cloud takes more technical effort and time than most average users are willing to spend. But Pitt researchers are working on simplifying the process, with the ultimate goal of putting cloud security into users’ hands.
headshot in black and white of Bob "B.J." Johnson
Papers from B.J. Johnson — a teacher and dancer who was integral in founding Pitt's Department of Africana Studies — and from the Kuntu Theatre and its founder, Vernell Lillie, shed light on the performing arts community of Pittsburgh.
headshot of Jon Duvall
Jonathan Duvall has used a wheelchair since a sledding accident in 2007. His work, including creating sidewalk roughness standards and a simpler way for people who use wheelchairs to weigh themselves, aims to help those with disabilities.
Samir Lakhani standing in front of a colorful neon wall display
Samir Lakhani (A&S '15) is one of 10 CNN Hero of the Year finalists vying for a $100,000 grant to advance their work. His project has brought sanitized and recycled soap to rural areas in Cambodia, Laos, Tanzania, Rwanda and Nepal.
Gesell in a black jacket and pink shirt
Young people are donating more money, time and gifts to charity as it becomes easier through social media and online campaigns like #GivingTuesday — the philanthropic response to the consumerist Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.