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A novel supercomputer developed by a University of Pittsburgh team is set to journey to the International Space Station, continuing a NASA partnership meant to improve Earth and space science.
O'Brien sitting on a table in the Makerspace, holding a 3-D printed Cathedral of Learning
Senior Sean O’Brien, a member of the first Panthers Forward cohort, just wants to make things work — from bowties to dinner tables to the Pitt Makerspace.
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Celebrate the hard work of the Class of 2019 at this year’s commencement ceremonies. Pittwire has information about parking, hashtags, livestreams and more.
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Abhignya Mallepalli thought she’d become a doctor someday, but a series of inspiring instructors and impactful experiences in local hospitals changed her path.
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Zuri Kent-Smith: forward-thinking, charismatic, passionate and unapologetic. Through his activism on campus and off, the senior philosophy and Africana studies major leaves his mark on Pitt.
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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has named Mark D. Henderson chief information officer and vice chancellor. He will start in this position in early June. 
Pitt Professor Robert Clift's documentary explores the life of the legendary, Oscar-nominated actor Montgomery Clift. The actor, who died in 1966, starred in such films as "From Here to Eternity" and "A Place in the Sun." A screening of "Making Montgomery Clift" is set for Friday at the Andy Warhol Museum.
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Chemistry, poetry, puppies. As Emma Oaks' undergrad career at Pitt comes to a close, she leaves behind the Perfect Fit Canines Campus Scholars — a club that trains service dogs to help people with disabilities.
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After founding a theater company and side business called Fairytale Entertainment in her small hometown in the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, Pitt senior Chloe Torrence will head to Santa Maria, California, as an assistant director at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre.
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Tracy Floyd (NURS ’91) and Carla Jackson (CGS ’91) weren’t close friends when they attended Pitt, but a life-changing illness brought them together in 2015. April is National Donate Life Month, and these two alumnae celebrate it in a special way.
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In her most recent paper, Pitt sociologist Junia Howell explores an understudied driver of inequity: the hoarding of educational resources and opportunity in middle- and upper-middle class neighborhoods.
Undergrads Lauren Yocum and Emily Siegel
For people traveling, in the military, without access to water — or just too exhausted to get out of bed — skipping the toothbrush for a day is sometimes inevitable. Pitt undergrads Lauren Yocum and Emily Siegel's winning pitch for a biodegradable chewing gum that kills bacteria and removes and prevents plaque could bridge the gap.
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LaMonica Wiggins, the new entrepreneurship librarian at Pitt’s University Library System, works with people who are exploring new business ventures and assists them with industry, company and market research to support their ideas.
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Catherine Koverola, inaugural provost and senior adviser at the African Leadership University in Mauritius, Africa, will begin her tenure at Pitt–Bradford and Pitt–Titusville on June 1, 2019. 
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Engineering researcher Ervin Sejdic studies the rapidly evolving technology and potential applications of artificial intelligence in machines, whether in health sciences or self-driving vehicles.