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Kathleen M. Blee, a Pitt faculty member and associate dean for graduate studies who has researched activist groups and racial violence for more than 30 years, starts her deanship in August.
Pisarcik
First-generation college student Susan Pisarcik is one of just 10 honorees from the United States. The award will pay for a fieldwork project where she will study the refugee population in rural Germany.
Best known for his work with Jonas Salk developing the first effective polio vaccine, Julius Youngner's career in science spanned more than 60 years, influenced a generation of virologists and saved innumerable lives.
Rachel Fryatt assists children
Audiology student Rachel Fryatt recognized a need at the Birmingham Free Clinic and took action.
Rob A. Rutenbar aims to help coordinate research efforts and build up plans for infrastructure for multidisciplinary collaboration.
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Vivian Davidson Hewitt (SIS '44), the first African-American librarian at the Carnegie Library of PIttsburgh, has spent decades amassing one of the premiere collections of African-American artwork in the world.
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Student-designed MediCase lands the grand prize among the array of innovations presented in the Randall Family Big Idea Contest.
Heather Lyke was introduced as Pitt's new athletic director at a press conference in the Petersen Events Center.
The first female athletic director in Pitt's history, Lyke brings with her a history of nationally lauded successes and a track record exemplifying her dedication to student-athletes.
Humane Society Chef Wanda White offers up a large whip of aquafaba meringue cookie batter for the Pitt Dining chefs to sample.
In one-on-one sessions with Dining Services staff, food committee meetings and on social media, students have voiced interest and requests for more dishes that don’t contain meat.
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To celebrate the University's 230th anniversary on Feb. 28, Pitt launched its first-ever Day of Giving, and the community responded.
Journalists Ellen Nakashima and Andrei Soldatov answered several questions from the audience.
Discussion ranged from early cybercriminals to how espionage has evolved to just how secure our iPhones are today
Vice Provost for Research Mark Redfern says "this is not something for just sociology and social work; this is something for the entire University to come together,” citing disciplines including pharmacy, engineering and biomedical informatics.
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The new institute, headed by former United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania David J. Hickton, aims to build on Pitt’s existing strengths in the area of cybersecurity and will provide a platform for innovative solutions to meet ever-evolving threats.
Portrait of Valerie Kinloch
Valerie Kinloch, professor of literacy studies and the associate dean of diversity, inclusion and community engagement in Ohio State’s College of Education and Human Ecology, has been named the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education effective July 1, 2017.
Trauma Research
The Schools of the Health Sciences have been awarded a U.S. Department of Defense contract that could lead to $90 million in research over the next decade to improve trauma care for both civilians and military personnel.