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Lisa Coe standing in front of a swimming pool carrying a rainbow flag
Tackling today's challenges requires more than an educated mind and the right tools: It takes a heart of gold. Meet some of the student leaders making a difference at Pitt—where the challenge is always accepted.
A teenager takes a selfie while lying on a bed next to a computer
Pitt psychologist Sophia Choukas-Bradley has developed a scale for gauging body image consciousness, and using it, she’s found that teens think about the way they present to an online audience, even in their offline moments.
Regina Munsch and Mark Novales, both wearing black
Regina Munsch and Mark Novales came to Pitt for different reasons, but each had a gut feeling: it was a good match from the start. Now, they’re set to graduate, and will cheer on their classmates as the undergraduate speakers at Sunday’s celebration of the Class of 2020.
Christopher Darby in front of a blackboard, wearing a blue Pitt shirt
Pitt’s 14 Heinz Fellows are providing something in short supply nowadays: consistency for kids. The fellows have been serving as role models and mentors to elementary, middle and high school students in the Pittsburgh area through the COVID-19 crisis.
Prince Matthews in a pink shirt and black suit, and Stephanie Wiltman
Meet Prince Matthew and Stephanie Wiltman—the graduate students speaking at Sunday’s celebration of the Class of 2020.
Emily Oby in a white tank top holding equipment
Researchers at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are finding out how the brain learns new tasks, which could help people who have suffered injuries to the nervous system. Their latest findings were published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
A family watches commencement online
Tune in to the festivities on Sunday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. ET with these instructions.
a young man holding some scrubs in one hand while pointing to the Pitt logo on his t-shirt
University of Pittsburgh community members—including a network of more than 10,000 alumni in the health care field—are engaged in a global fight against COVID-19. We are honored to call them Panthers and proud to share their snapshots from the field.
Pitt community members making up a panther
In 1920, 5,000 Pitt students assembled and formed into the shape of a “Living Panther.” To mark the 100th anniversary of the event and support the Class of 2020, the Pitt community is recreating the Living Panther—virtually! Join in.
Gurudev Dutt in a red shirt, holding a piece of electronic equipment
From mailing circuit boards to students’ homes to rolling 80 containers of duckweed down Forbes Avenue, lab instructors got creative in the shift to online learning.
A field of flowers with the Cathedral of Learning in the background
“Earth Day is every day,” says Aurora Sharrard, University of Pittsburgh sustainability director. But it doesn’t hurt to do something special on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. See what she recommends, and how the Pitt community is celebrating.
Uma Satyavolu
Uma Satyavolu’s Literature and Medicine course challenges students to study both past and current writings to deal ethically with pandemics such as COVID-19. See what books and resources she recommends.
A person in a blue shirt with a white apron checks a tablet
The Pitt institute is offering free resource guides, webinars and advice on federal and state programs to help small business owners through the pandemic.
Fleisher in a rose top, with the Washington Monument deep in the background of the photo
Kathryn Fleisher, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh, is the 13th Truman Scholar in Pitt’s history and the first since 2016. The competitive national scholarship awards $30,000 for two to three years of graduate study.
An illustrated guide to preventing COVID-19 infection
The symptoms, treatment and other medical information about the novel coronavirus can be difficult for some people to understand. Six Pitt Med students led the production of an illustrated guide written in plain language to help.