January 30, 2019
A recent study led by Pitt’s Inmaculada Hernandez found that new drugs entering the market drive up prices, but drug companies are also hiking prices on older drugs.
January 28, 2019
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security, co-chaired by Pitt Cyber’s David Hickton, urges the state to issue bonds, require audits and create emergency plans to protect elections.
January 25, 2019
Pitt’s Chris Wilmer and a team of researchers developed a computer model that shows how tiny spongelike structures could reduce emissions from coal-generated power plants.
January 23, 2019
Arthur S. Levine, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has announced his intention to step down, but will continue his leadership roles until his successor is hired. In the next few months, he plans to open a new laboratory in the University’s Brain Institute, where he will pursue Alzheimer’s disease research.
January 18, 2019
Inspired by the inner workings of a mechanical pencil in grade school, Anna Balazs went on to launch a career that blurs the boundaries between the living and nonliving in engineering and biology.
January 16, 2019
Lorri Johnson, who played basketball for Pitt from 1987-1992, holds the record for career points scored among both men and women. She was recently honored during a halftime ceremony at the Petersen Events Center.
January 14, 2019
Best-selling author and Pitt alumna Bebe Moore Campbell (EDUC ’71) explored racial justice, childhood and friendships in her work. Recently, Pitt acquired her archives.
January 11, 2019
A Pitt-specific tree inventory is the first step in tracking progress toward the Pitt Sustainability Plan goal of increasing the campus tree canopy 50 percent by 2030.
January 9, 2019
Rachael Lippincott (A&S ’17) wrote the young adult book “Five Feet Apart" with the support of Siobhan Vivian of Pitt's English department. A film version hits theaters in March.
January 7, 2019
Taught by the School of Medicine’s Paul Paris, the undergraduate course aims to help students become more aware of the factors that impact their thinking in emergency medical situations.
January 4, 2019
Pitt’s Vibrant Media Lab is helping to answer complex questions of technology and culture, exploring past forms of media and experimenting with new ones in a cultural and social context. The OdysseyNow Project exemplifies the lab’s goals.
December 19, 2018
The Pittwire staff wrote of academic achievements, community partnerships and groundbreaking research from the University in 2018. Enjoy the stories of this year’s successes.
December 14, 2018
Words and images — heartfelt gifts from Pitt students — greet all who pass by a bustling pedestrian plaza in Pittsburgh.
December 12, 2018
This fall's competitions awarded more than $600,000 for faculty and student researchers. In addition, mentoring opportunities in the competitions offer researchers help in commercialization, which takes products from the lab into spaces like a doctor’s office or a factory.
December 10, 2018
With support from Pitt’s Department of English and the Center for Creativity, Jeanne Marie Laskas sifted through hundreds of citizens’ letters to President Obama, resulting in an acclaimed magazine story and full-length book.