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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.
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When it came time to choose, Pearl Galido didn't want to abandon her study of art. So she combined studio arts and chemistry majors and found they fit together better than she'd imagined.
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The University of Pittsburgh commencement ceremonies on April 26 and 29 celebrated all that Pitt students have accomplished thus far — as well as the promise of what is yet to come. Visit the media galleries that showcase the pride, excitement and optimism of the Pitt Class of 2018.
Pitt’s award-winning daily student newspaper, The Pitt News, is celebrating its latest issue of Silhouettes — an annual special edition that profiles interesting characters around campus.
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Elaine Khodzhayan has amassed a sweet army of fans with her And a Chocolate Drizzle Instagram page. The graduating senior says her passion for baking and her love of technology are part of what will lead to her next phase in life.
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From backyard-built thrill rides to presidential security detail in Dublin, David Matelan's path to Pitt focused on leadership and ingenuity. After serving five years in the Marines, he's set to graduate with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering this month.
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Graduating senior Andin Fosam made her mark at Pitt in athletics and academics. She plans to use her expertise in both to explore the relationships among physical activity, metabolism and conditions such as diabetes and obesity.