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Libertus in a brown shirt and her 2-year-old Linus, playing with toys in a beige room
Assistant professor of psychology Melissa Libertus has always loved math — and she's working to help more children and adults love it, too.
The Brookings Institution reports that the University of Pittsburgh and neighboring entities form the core of a naturally occurring innovation district.
male student in a backwards hat holding a yellow and blue Pitt flag at the Great Wall of China
The new program, called Pitt to You, connected Pittsburgh students with their future classmates during travels around China.
Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Board of Trustees Chairperson Eva Tansky Blum and Pitt–Bradford and Pitt–Titusville President Livingston Alexander
Livingston Alexander created new opportunities for students and raised the region's profile as president of the Bradford and Titusville campuses. The Livingston Alexander House, Residence Hall is now under construction and will stand as a tribute to Alexander's ambitious vision.
Elsie and Henry Hillman at the opening of the cancer center
The Henry L. Hillman Foundation has made a commitment of $3 million per year for 10 years for ongoing support of the Hillman Fellows for Innovative Cancer Research Program, where researchers cultivate novel cancer discoveries that improve patient care.
Everyone from the University of Pittsburgh community, past and present, is invited to attend homecoming. Check out the schedule's highlights and find details on dozens of ways to enjoy the week.
Kathy Humphrey and Mrs. Irvis
Nearly 200 people gathered to honor the legacy of former Pennsylvania Speaker of the House of Representatives K. Leroy Irvis (LAW '54). The newly renamed K. Leroy Irvis Hall is the first building at Pitt named for an African-American.
Cooper in a dark jacket smiling into the camera
Rory Cooper, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences professor and founding director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, has been honored with what's known as the "Oscar award for government service" for his innovative wheelchairs and assistive technologies.
Maggie Kennedy, a peer educator, standing at a podium
One in five college-age women and one in 14 college-age men have reported being a victim of a sexual assault while in college. Top officials and peer advocates from 13 regional colleges and universities are working to prevent these crimes.
aerial over campus
The comprehensive plan, the first of its kind in a half-century, will examine the physical and social environment of the campus, including student housing, transportation, athletics, utility infrastructure and use of existing space.
young man in a white shirt using a blue and black PneuChair
Pitt-developed wheelchairs powered by compressed air made a splash at a Texas water park for people with disabilities over the summer, with "thousands of inquiries" resulting from its success.
The Pitt-Paris agreement will enable closer collaboration on research to treat optic nerve problems and age-related eye conditions.
Jess Edelstein
Sick of stains, Jess Edelstein (A&S ’11) invented a new activated-charcoal deodorant product — and made a successful pitch on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to expand its distribution.
a pale arm with spots from poison oak
Engineer Steven Little and colleagues may have found the cell-sized source of irritation caused by contact with allergens.
"Woman on Fire," a film by alumna Julie Sokolow, paints a portrait of change in the American family and workplace with the story of Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender woman in the New York City Fire Department.