January 9, 2018
Only certain people in colder, darker climates end up with seasonal affective disorder. Kathryn Roecklein, an associate professor of psychology, thinks their internal clocks might be the key.
January 8, 2018
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance honored Pitt with top rankings, and 2017 brought important rankings from additional national organizations.
January 5, 2018
All members of the Pitt community are invited to participate in events honoring the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
December 13, 2017
Hao Sun, assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, has been studying ways to measure the stability of aging structures, an effort that led Forbes to name him to its annual “30 Under 30” list.
December 12, 2017
Based on poet and playwright Langston Hughes’ adaptation of the classic nativity story, "Black Nativity" is marking its 24th year at the University of Pittsburgh, bringing a distinctive multicultural holiday experience to the city of Pittsburgh.
December 12, 2017
Psychiatry Professor Rebecca Thurston recently led a study that demonstrates how experiences such as death of a child or being in a car accident or natural disaster are linked to later vascular health issues that place women at risk for heart disease.
December 11, 2017
More than 150 people from Pitt and Sodexo Campus Services, the University’s dining service, offer 2,500 meals to individuals and families in need at the annual Christmas Day at Pitt event. Pitt staff and faculty also donate holiday gifts for children and gift bags filled with cold weather essentials.
December 7, 2017
Thirty Nationality Rooms are decorated with holiday trimmings symbolic of the countries and heritages they represent, and tours celebrating the season are on offer to the public.
December 6, 2017
At a time when the number of students traveling abroad for college continues to increase, experts cite the University of Pittsburgh as a top creative and innovative force in global education.
December 5, 2017
New research from Pitt engineer Piervincenzo Rizzo seeks to create a novel barrier to shield disruptive noises like traffic from occupants of buildings.
December 5, 2017
Through a partnership with genetics company 23andMe, Pitt public health and dental medicine researchers studied nearly 65,000 people to discover at least 49 genes underlying earlobe attachment.
December 4, 2017
The inaugural class of Pitt’s Public Humanities Fellowship Program spent much of summer 2017 assisting Pittsburgh-based organizations with research support — including delving into Civil War-era records.
December 1, 2017
Kymberly Young is using neurofeedback — a process where patients respond to their own brainwaves — to help patients with depression rewire their brains to focus on the bright side.
November 29, 2017
Protecting personal or work data stored in the cloud takes more technical effort and time than most average users are willing to spend. But Pitt researchers are working on simplifying the process, with the ultimate goal of putting cloud security into users’ hands.
November 28, 2017
Papers from B.J. Johnson — a teacher and dancer who was integral in founding Pitt's Department of Africana Studies — and from the Kuntu Theatre and its founder, Vernell Lillie, shed light on the performing arts community of Pittsburgh.