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Paul R. Cohen
Paul R. Cohen's career has included managing programs at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and research in artificial intelligence and cognitive science.
College of General Studies graduate Syed Kaleem's work at Just Harvest and the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh food pantry has helped to prepare him to tackle difficult, large-scale issues at the intersection of health and policy.
A U.S. Army National Guard member, Chen graduated with a neuroscience degree. When he's not organizing TEDx events on campus, he's probably in the lab researching drugs to treat neuromuscular disorders.
The legacy built by Henry Hillman and his family will resound for generations, not only at the University of Pittsburgh but also throughout the region.
Pitt graduate Tamara Farrell
A graduate with degrees in economics and statistics and in gender, sexuality and women's studies, Tamara Farrell made the most of her time at Pitt in leadership positions and mentoring young students from diverse backgrounds.
Inspired by a talk on local queer history, Grewe began archiving gay and lesbian newspapers, magazines and other documents. He graduated April 30 with dual degrees in gender, sexuality and women's studies and psychology.
The University Library System has published Ledger, the first peer-reviewed academic journal solely devoted to research on cryptocurrency.
blee in front of a stone wall
Kathleen M. Blee, a Pitt faculty member and associate dean for graduate studies who has researched activist groups and racial violence for more than 30 years, starts her deanship in August.
Pisarcik
First-generation college student Susan Pisarcik is one of just 10 honorees from the United States. The award will pay for a fieldwork project where she will study the refugee population in rural Germany.
Best known for his work with Jonas Salk developing the first effective polio vaccine, Julius Youngner's career in science spanned more than 60 years, influenced a generation of virologists and saved innumerable lives.
Rachel Fryatt assists children
Audiology student Rachel Fryatt recognized a need at the Birmingham Free Clinic and took action.
Rob A. Rutenbar aims to help coordinate research efforts and build up plans for infrastructure for multidisciplinary collaboration.
woman blowing out birthday candles
Vivian Davidson Hewitt (SIS '44), the first African-American librarian at the Carnegie Library of PIttsburgh, has spent decades amassing one of the premiere collections of African-American artwork in the world.
lightbulb with a brain in it
Student-designed MediCase lands the grand prize among the array of innovations presented in the Randall Family Big Idea Contest.
Heather Lyke was introduced as Pitt's new athletic director at a press conference in the Petersen Events Center.
The first female athletic director in Pitt's history, Lyke brings with her a history of nationally lauded successes and a track record exemplifying her dedication to student-athletes.