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Creating new metals has long been a trial and error process, but Pitt engineering research could help to make producing everything from steel beams to solar cells more efficient and sustainable.
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For wheelchair users, increased upper-body strength could improve their quality of life. A Pitt study is looking at whether vibrating weights could speed up the weight-training process.
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Since 1996, the student-powered publication JURIST has examined current events from a legal standpoint, distilling daily news into articles for the law community and beyond, 365 days a year.
On Aug. 5, the "Roc-ettes" team of engineers will put their skills to the test at Red Bull Flugtag, a flying-machine competition.
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh is uniting more than 20 local groups, including Pitt, to fight the epidemic. In 2015, nearly 3,000 people in Allegheny County were living with HIV.
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Air Force Association CyberCamp at Pitt featured coursework focused on everything from the anatomy of a computer system and the principles of cyber ethics to defending against network hacking and vulnerabilities to the long-term career prospects for a cyber professional.
Pitt’s Innovation Institute reported its highest-ever numbers of startups, patents and invention disclosures as well as more than $4.3 million in precommercialization funding.
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Richard Rauh (A&S '62, '64G) said some of his warmest memories are of his time at Pitt and in and around the theater. His $1 million gift will support University theater productions and the newly renamed Richard E. Rauh Studio Theatre.
Arts festivals, parenting groups and professional development opportunities are highlighted in a new endeavor from Pitt's Office of Child Development.
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Herbert L. Needleman, known for his pioneering efforts that linked environmental lead exposure — even at low doses — to cognitive deficits in children, died in Pittsburgh on July 18 at an assisted living center. He was 89.
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The University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Diversity featured more than 200 events during the 2016-17 academic year and created an important base upon which the Pitt community can build.
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Assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering Chris Wilmer and doctoral student Jenna Gustafson's artificial noses could eventually sniff out gas leaks or maybe even cancer. For his work on such tech, Wilmer recently won a prestigious engineering award.
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A survey of graduate and professional students from all 14 schools shows a desire to be more connected and involved with the University.
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Large campuses and companies use a variety of techniques to safeguard research archives and computing grids. But for smaller colleges and organizations without the staff or budget to protect against cyber threats, learning what expertise and resources are available is key.
The Tsinghua Scholars Program brings Chinese medical school students to Pitt for two years of rigorous biomedical research training. In June, 13 of the scholars became the first from the partnership to receive their MDs or PhDs.