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Meital Rosenberg
With support from an Honors College alumnus and political science professor, Meital Rosenberg (A&S ’17) recently earned first-author credit in Nature Sustainability for her undergraduate research on gender dynamics and electricity access in India.
Kami Beckford and Adam Nie
Workshops through January and February and an online survey are underway for everyone to provide input on the next Plan for Pitt. Read why students and others are seizing the opportunity to have their voices heard in mapping the University’s next five years.
Alumnus Herb Douglas (EDUC ’48, ’50G), the oldest living African American Olympic medalist, says plans for new training spaces for athletes will bring recruiting and Pitt Athletics to new heights.
Conell in a burgundy jacket and cream-colored blouse in front of a large painting
Using digital analyses, PhD candidate Sarah Reiff Conell examines cults in medieval Europe, sculptors working for French royalty and, in a first, collections at the National Gallery of Art. Her work could help museums display more diverse works of art.
Andrea La Nauze
For every 1,000 solar panels installed in Australian neighborhoods, seven percent of the neighbors will switch from skepticism to belief in climate change, a recent study by Assistant Professor of Economics Andrea La Nauze found.
Anantha Shekhar
Anantha Shekhar has been named senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. His start date is set for June 2020.
Bridget Hunt-Tobey
When Bridget Hunt-Tobey (MED ’19) took a course on human anatomy as part of Pitt’s Biomedical Master’s Program, she had no idea it would lead her to study bones of African American blast furnace workers in a first-ever internship program with the Smithsonian Institute.
JoAnne Flynn
As part of the global push to prevent tuberculosis, Distinguished Professor JoAnne Flynn and a group of Pitt and National Institutes of Health researchers have discovered that intravenously injecting the standard tuberculosis vaccine could boost its power.
The Scottish Nationality Room in the Cathedral of Learning
The Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning are decked out for the holiday season. Tours run through mid-January, or you can visit virtually in a gallery on Pitt's Facebook page.
Researchers from the Swanson School of Engineering and the Learning Research and Development Center discuss the promises and challenges that lie ahead for artificial intelligence.
Jariatu Stallone
Applying for scholarships can be intimidating, but Pitt-Bradford biology and pre-med student Jariatu Stallone found a perfect opportunity, thanks to her background with HIV/AIDS work in Sierra Leone and a tip from a resident advisor. The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship will support her future efforts to combat the disease.
Barry Mitnick
Barry Mitnick’s undergraduate honors business history course, Market Manipulations: Crises, Bubbles, Robber Barons and Corporate Saints, has been recognized with the Aspen Institute’s 2019 Ideas Worth Teaching Award—one of only 10 courses worldwide to be selected.
Nicole Coleman
Main Street businesses may not compete with national and online retailers on price, but they can win by serving customers in ways these giants can’t, says Pitt Business associate professor and consumer behavior expert Nicole Coleman.
a sketch of the backpack in stretcher mode, with a person/dummy lying on it
A multidisciplinary team led by Ron Poropatich is working on a specialized medical backpack for the U.S. Army that could help injured patients in the field survive until they reach a fully staffed hospital.
Clark Chilson
Clark Chilson, an associate professor who studies Buddhism and self-reflection, is one of a handful of scholars outside Japan studying Naikan—a form of structured meditation for thinking about relationships.