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School of Education Dean Valerie Kinloch dedicates her work to strengthening the school’s commitments to diversity, justice, wellness, urban education and its community impact.
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From Erroll Garner and jazz history to the Urban League of Pittsburgh's influence to the papers of author Bebe Moore Campbell, the archives of the University Library System tell big stories and little-known details of Pittsburgh's rich Black history.
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The Pitt Success Pell Match Program will leverage the power of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant program by matching these federal funds, dollar for dollar, up to the cost of attendance for eligible students across all five of Pitt’s campuses.
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Dereck Hogan (A&S ’95) was recently appointed U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Moldova and he says a political philosophy class at Pitt sent him on his path. Interested in foreign service? Other Pitt alumni who have served offer advice.
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As the nation grapples with the deadly opioid crisis, Pitt’s Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center, housed in the School of Pharmacy, is taking a fresh approach to saving lives.
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A team led by Pitt’s Mary Beth Rauktis surveyed area food banks and found that patrons with pets had fewer food security issues than those without, though some pet owners also cut down on their own meals to feed their furry friends.
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This is the eighth time in nine years that Pitt has been ranked in the U.S. Student Program category. The program supplies grants for individually designed study and research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs around the world.
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Facebook has morphed from a college student social network into a global tech powerhouse. Pitt faculty members discuss its influence, from grassroots organizing to "fake news."
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Pitt virologist Terence Dermody thinks of cells like little factories. He and a team of doctoral students are working to decode how viruses can disrupt the assembly line.
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George "Geo" Bivins has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Usher, Alicia Keys and the Notorious B.I.G. Now, he’s opening music industry doors for Pitt students.
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The January event, held on the 50th anniversary of the sit-in, included a candlelight procession recreating the march from the student union to the Cathedral and a ceremony passing the mantle of Black Action Society leadership from one generation to the next.
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Bitcoin — the world’s first digital currency to operate independent of any centralized institution — had a wild 2018 and enters an equally tumultuous 2019, experts predict. How will it fare? Pitt researchers weigh in.
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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.
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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.
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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.