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Brian Broome in a black sweater and pink shirt and a messenger bag leaning against a railing
In addition to learning the foundations of journalism, students in Brian Broome’s nonfiction course recently tried their hand at the art of the op-ed for the Pittsburgh Current.
Maathai in a blue headscarf and shirt
Activist Wangari Muta Maathai (A&S ’65G) was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
A wind turbine and smokestacks
“My hope resides in you,” European Green Deal leader Frans Timmermans told students during the March 2 event.
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The economic value of insect pollinators such as honeybees and butterflies is a whopping $34 billion, a recent Pitt study found.
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Sanford Asher has spent his career studying UV Raman spectroscopy, which uses ultraviolet light to excite molecules and determine the basic components of matter. Now, he’s using it to look for life on Mars.
Emily Klonicki in a black jacket and white top against a brown background
In 2018, Pitt student Emily Klonicki was an intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory trying to make sure “freeloader” bacteria didn’t make it to Mars. Today, she’s a full-time NASA planetary protection engineer pushing the boundaries of science and tech.
A blue sign that reads "Pitt COVID Concern Connection" with a photo of a telephone next to it
During the period of Feb. 1 to 28, 101 questions and concerns related to COVID-19 were submitted to the COVID Concern Connection. See the trends and learn how you can make a report if you see something concerning.
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Attendees of the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum gathered to elevate, celebrate and reflect on resilience in the face of obstacles and overcoming challenges.
Samar El Khoudary in light blue headwear and a light blue top
A new study led by Samar El Khoudary and based on a quarter century of data found that women who experience an accelerated accumulation of abdominal fat during menopause are at greater risk of heart disease, even if their weight stays steady.
A person making a heart with their hands around a baby's feet
A national study led by Pitt and NYU has found the Smart Beginnings Project with videotaping and a family coach significantly improves parenting of children growing up in poverty.
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March on: See a list of Pitt’s Women’s History Month events.
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As a master trainer at the Pete, Kunal Gandhi noticed that improper form during exercise was resulting in injuries. The app he developed to help recently won an award from the NFL.
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People and projects ranging from college prep programs to public art intiatives were recognized at the 2021 Community Engaged Scholarship Forum.
Kyley Coleman in black striped overalls and a white collared shirt underneath
For Pitt-Greensburg junior Kyley Coleman, Instagram seemed like a simple way to show people where and how to start supporting Black-owned businesses. For business owners and customers, her 22,000-strong account became a lifeline and a community.
a black and white image of a woman gripping a tombstone
Since at least Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” women have played a starring role in horror as a genre. Through a slate of March events, members of Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group are highlighting the women writers, directors, actors and more who keep us on the edge of our seats.