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This is the eighth time in nine years that Pitt has been ranked in the U.S. Student Program category. The program supplies grants for individually designed study and research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs around the world.
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Facebook has morphed from a college student social network into a global tech powerhouse. Pitt faculty members discuss its influence, from grassroots organizing to "fake news."
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Pitt virologist Terence Dermody thinks of cells like little factories. He and a team of doctoral students are working to decode how viruses can disrupt the assembly line.
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George "Geo" Bivins has worked with some of the biggest names in music, including Usher, Alicia Keys and the Notorious B.I.G. Now, he’s opening music industry doors for Pitt students.
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The January event, held on the 50th anniversary of the sit-in, included a candlelight procession recreating the march from the student union to the Cathedral and a ceremony passing the mantle of Black Action Society leadership from one generation to the next.
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Bitcoin — the world’s first digital currency to operate independent of any centralized institution — had a wild 2018 and enters an equally tumultuous 2019, experts predict. How will it fare? Pitt researchers weigh in.
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A recent study led by Pitt’s Inmaculada Hernandez found that new drugs entering the market drive up prices, but drug companies are also hiking prices on older drugs.
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The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security, co-chaired by Pitt Cyber’s David Hickton, urges the state to issue bonds, require audits and create emergency plans to protect elections.
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Pitt’s Chris Wilmer and a team of researchers developed a computer model that shows how tiny spongelike structures could reduce emissions from coal-generated power plants.
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Arthur S. Levine, senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, has announced his intention to step down, but will continue his leadership roles until his successor is hired. In the next few months, he plans to open a new laboratory in the University’s Brain Institute, where he will pursue Alzheimer’s disease research.
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Inspired by the inner workings of a mechanical pencil in grade school, Anna Balazs went on to launch a career that blurs the boundaries between the living and nonliving in engineering and biology.
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Lorri Johnson, who played basketball for Pitt from 1987-1992, holds the record for career points scored among both men and women. She was recently honored during a halftime ceremony at the Petersen Events Center.
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Best-selling author and Pitt alumna Bebe Moore Campbell (EDUC ’71) explored racial justice, childhood and friendships in her work. Recently, Pitt acquired her archives.
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A Pitt-specific tree inventory is the first step in tracking progress toward the Pitt Sustainability Plan goal of increasing the campus tree canopy 50 percent by 2030.
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Rachael Lippincott (A&S ’17) wrote the young adult book “Five Feet Apart" with the support of Siobhan Vivian of Pitt's English department. A film version hits theaters in March.