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Hari Sastry, currently director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, will be nominated to the post during the full University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees’ September meeting.
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Kathy Stetler, the University of Pittsburgh’s first female national champion in any sport, and 15 other legends will be inducted into the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend.
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The Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education and Outreach, led by Pitt geology and environmental science researchers, invites the community to its Sept. 6 forum.
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From an interdisciplinary series about water issues in Central Asia to new minors for less commonly taught languages, there’s lots to explore this year in academics at Pitt.
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For new students, faculty and staff members, getting acclimated to campus life can be challenging. Here’s a guide to help.
The new calendar, developed by the Office of University Communications, hosts information about events across participating Pitt campuses, centers and departments.
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New food options, locations and services bring more choice to the campus community, aiming to make sustainability synonymous with Pitt dining.
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Bernard Fisher, MD, celebrated his 100th birthday on Aug. 23. His work as a surgeon-scientist led to an improved rate of survival and quality of life for countless women with breast cancer as well as for patients with other forms of cancer.
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Arrival Survival, the annual move-in event for Pitt students starts Monday, Aug. 20, on the Pittsburgh campus and runs through the end of the week. The essential information and helpful links to more details are collected here for students and their families.
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All amenities in the docking terminal of PITT OHIO’s Harmar facility — including lights, electric forklifts, computers and battery chargers — operate from power supplied by an on-site microgrid designed by Pitt’s Gregory Reed and a cohort of Swanson School of Engineering graduate students.
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The second annual Air Force Association CyberCamp immersed 250 high schoolers in activities to identify malicious code, check for hackers and defend simulated network systems.
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A team led by engineer Carla Ng has developed a computer model to predict the presence of pollutants in farmed salmon. She found that fish, too, are what they eat.
Steve Casner wearing blue ear protectors and orange hand protectors
At his work and in his latest book, Steve Casner (A&S ’90G) explores how people put themselves in harm’s way by underestimating risks and overestimating their own abilities.
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Under the leadership of Evan Facher, Pitt innovators started a record 23 new companies in FY18. Facher now moves into the new position of vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship.
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The fourth president of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg has announced her retirement, effective in 2019, after more than a decade of influential leadership.