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Born from frustration and a first-year classroom, senior Maia Stephenson’s work on hip-hop, diversity and rhetoric has earned her publication credits, funding and community connections.
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In January 2019, Pitt people performed UPMC’s first-ever in utero surgery for spina bifida. See how toddler Emery Greene Mullen is doing today.
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What was it like to choose Pitt sight unseen? To live on campus? Teach a class? Three Pitt people reflect on their first year at the University.
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Madison Kornides, a student in Pitt’s guaranteed pharmacy admissions program, fought COVID-19 in her hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and beyond.
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Pitt leaders express their appreciation for the professionalism, dedication and countless contributions of faculty and staff members during the 2020-21 academic year. Share your gratitude and find details about Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week.
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Future electronic displays will be thin, flexible and durable. Pitt engineers are finding ways to make the tech better and cheaper through tiny electric grids.
Imagine you’re a graduate student in the biomedical sciences. Your training requires a significant amount of time at the lab bench. Then a pandemic hits. How do you move forward?
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The struggles of trans children in the era before modern medicine show not just how trans youths are far from a new phenomenon, but also how tenacious they were compared to their parents and doctors, writes Pitt’s Jules Gill-Peterson for The Conversation.
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Koffi Kengbo (GSPIA ’21) wants to return to Togo to help give people the freedom to speak up.
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To kick off Pride Month, revisit some of the achievements, research and conversations going on at the University of Pittsburgh about and with the LGBTQ+ community.
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From June 7 to 11, join celebrations of the faculty and staff who make Pitt great. Plus, thank your favorite Pitt people for a chance to win prizes.
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Office of Veterans Services Director Aryanna Berringer reflects on the meaning of Memorial Day and the civilian/military divide in America.
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Ahead of the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre on May 31, read an excerpt from Professor Alaina E. Roberts’ new book that depicts the lead-up to and aftermath of that brutal event.
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Pitt’s AFA CyberCamp, now in its fifth year, is training teens to fight the next generation of threats to America. This year, the program is reserving a quarter of its slots for kids in communities underrepresented in tech.
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As the U.S. government prepares to share an unclassified report on “unidentified aerial phenomena,” we asked Pitt experts to weigh in on the science, politics and psychology of aliens and extraterrestrial spacecraft.