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Holger Hoock, British Empire specialist and Pitt history professor, takes an unvarnished look at the violent history of the American Revolution — a theme rarely examined in the heroic stories of the War of Independence.
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The discovery shows that the immune system can be tweaked in order to find and destroy cancer cells more effectively.
Lisa Pan
Someone once told Eve, a teen with severe depression, she just wasn't working hard enough in therapy. Then her doctor, Pitt's Lisa Pan, found that Eve can’t seem to make critical neurotransmitters.
Robert L. Ferris, a 15-year veteran of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, head and neck cancer specialist and a leading voice in immunotherapy, begins July 1.
More than 90 patents were issued to the University this fiscal year as Pitt also advanced into the top third of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents Ranking for 2016.
The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer chose Pitt startups Aeronics and uTranslated to attend its University Startups Conference and Demo Day in Washington, D.C.
Exploring 21st-century global partnership opportunities while renewing bonds that date to 1948, the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC traveled to Colombia in May for a weeklong visit.
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POWER House, a women’s recovery center with many ties to the University and alumni, honors Pitt’s David Hickton for his significant impact in the field of addiction.
Doctor-turned-state-senator and School of Medicine alumnus Richard Pan discusses the importance of "herd immunity" amidst public concerns and misconceptions about vaccines.
Pitt Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher writes in Science magazine that the real story of Pittsburgh and the U.S. is one that says, from a place of hard-earned experience: Be the innovation leader.
Livingston Alexander
After 14 years of service, Livingston Alexander — a leader committed to academic success and community engagement — has chosen to step down as president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and Titusville, effective June 30, 2018.
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Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security is one of 66 sites selected across the country to host an Air Force Association CyberCamp and the only site chosen in Pennsylvania. The camp runs July 24 through 28.
Wolfgang Waldner, the Austrian ambassador to the United States, and Gudrun Faudon-Waldner in Pitt's Austrian Nationality Room
More than 30 ambassadors to the United States spent a day touring Pitt’s Nationality Rooms and Human Engineering Research Laboratories as part of a three-day visit to Pittsburgh.
Brian A. Primack, a scholarly researcher and professor of medicine, pediatrics, and clinical and translational science in the School of Medicine, will commence his deanship July 1. 
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