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Lia Petrose, a 2017 graduate with degrees in neuroscience and economics, will head to the University of Oxford in the U.K. to study computer science and philosophy. She is Pitt’s eighth recipient of the prestigious scholarship.
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A research team at the University of Pittsburgh has discovered a liquid polymer that raises water’s freezing point from 32 degrees Fahrenheit to about 100 degrees Fahrenheit, much like the deadly ice-nine does in Kurt Vonnegut’s classic sci-fi novel “Cat’s Cradle.”
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Not quite dementia, but more than a “senior moment,” mild cognitive impairment affects the lives of thousands of Americans. Juleen Rodakowski, an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, is developing ways to help.
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The Office of Veterans Services works to support more than 500 veterans earning degrees at Pitt. Learn about the unique experiences of students like Abbie Osborn — a psychology student, veteran and member of the Air National Guard.
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Getting children to take their medicine in the right dose at the right time is tough. At a recent hackathon, three Pitt students came up with a prototype solution that won over kids themselves.
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Drawing strength and inspiration from each other, thousands of people congregated Monday at the Cathedral of Learning to honor those killed Oct. 27 in Squirrel Hill.
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Imagine a tool that looks at a student’s specific interests, experiences and goals and lights the way along a personalized path. Pitt is leading the discussion on how advanced analytics can create such tools — and lead to student success.
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With the 2018 midterm elections swiftly approaching, University of Pittsburgh faculty member Kris Kanthak is trying to make discussing politics a little easier to navigate — with the help of someone familiar.
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Voter-verifiable paper ballots and changes to the voter registration process were among the recommendations Pitt’s David Hickton recently offered to the Pennsylvania House and Senate.
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More than 400 celebrants gathered for the grand opening of Pitt’s first Community Engagement Center — a long-term commitment in the East End neighborhood that’s much more than a building.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a team led by engineer Heng Huang $1.18 million to use machine learning to predict postoperative complications and patient outcomes.
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Stiff arteries could lead to “silent” brain damage and therefore dementia risk, a 15-year study led by researchers at Pitt Public Health found. And that risk factor could be preventable.
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Pitt's Charles Jonassaint led a team that developed the Painimation tablet-based app. The innovation helps patients visually describe where, how much and what kind of pain they feel.
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A team led by Pitt engineer Piervincenzo Rizzo is developing a sensor aimed at preventing corrosion-induced pipeline breaks. The technology could have other impacts, including measuring eye pressure in glaucoma patients.
Ann Donnelly, a research specialist in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, was part of a team that created the first-ever artificial enzyme capable of working in a living organism.