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Japanese woman in red kimono
In Japan, the age of 20 is considered the beginning of adulthood. A group of Japanese women studying English at Pitt were away from home during the traditional national holiday, so the University and the community threw the students a party.
Keenan wearing a white shirt
Anne Keenan's (A&S ’81) nonprofit, Reading Recycled, has delivered more than 18,000 books to young readers in Philadelphia-area schools, homeless shelters and other community spots.
Irrgang in a blue shirt and dark suit
Complex ligament tears in the knee are difficult to treat, says Pitt's James Irrgang, and there's no good data about when to perform surgery. His team's 24-site study aims to change that.
Deiters in front of a periodic table
A team lead by chemistry's Alexander Deiters has developed a new method for viewing and controlling amino acids, which play an important role in protein function and development.
Dermody, a man with dark hair and glasses, in front of a tan background
About half of us have the genetic variants for celiac disease, but only one in about 130 people will get it. Pitt’s Terence Dermody in the Department of Pediatrics is on his way to understanding why.
smiling Emily in front of a gray background
Emily Klonicki spent the summer in a NASA lab helping to develop filters to keep microbes from contaminating Mars.
Khoja and Freburger at a computer
Physical therapy professor Janet Freburger and postdoctoral associate Samannaaz Khoja are analyzing a large national data set to improve care for patients after they leave the hospital.
Matt Smith in a purple shirt in front of a dark background
Matt Smith, an associate professor of ophthalmology, is studying how the brain and visual stimuli interact in an effort to help people with conditions such as attention deficit disorder.
Kate Koenig
Undergraduate student Kate Koenig created the "I Am_" Project to chronicle the lives of transgender young people through in-depth Q&A interviews and photos. Her work was awarded the Iris Marion Young Award for Community Engagement.
man touching throat as if in pain
Strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other issues can cause the ability to swallow to be lost. Graduate students studying speech-language pathology are learning to treat this debilitating condition at the UPMC Swallowing Disorders Center.
Head and front paw of Pitt Panther statue
Over a nearly 150-year period, the Panthers have built an athletics legacy that includes Olympians, All-Americans, world-record performances, national championships and numerous legendary moments. The Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame will showcase this history.
Machery in front of a map
The concepts of "wisdom" and "knowledge" aren't as universal as one might think. Edouard Machery of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science is co-leading a study that received a $2.6 million grant to probe cultural differences in understanding some of philosophy's core tenets.
William Federspiel
Researchers hope the device will be a bridge to transplant or recovery in children with acute and chronic lung failure, allowing the children to move around and avoid being bedridden.
X-ray of pair of lungs
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh are investigating the causes and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — the third-leading cause of death in the United States — through the development of novel computational tools.
The University of Pittsburgh is profiled in The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck."