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An initiative of Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, the program will accommodate up to 150 seniors graduating in spring 2019. Those accepted will receive up to $5,000 toward their eligible student loan balance upon graduation.
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Film and media studies professor Adam Lowenstein brings his expertise to Pittsburgh’s 50th anniversary celebration of the classic horror flick “Night of the Living Dead.”
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When the Merck Inpatient Unit opened its doors in 1974, it was the only specialized inpatient unit for people with autism in the United States. More than 40 years later, it continues to help affected individuals throughout their lives.
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In the tumult of 1968, a group of students gathered to form what would become the Black Action Society. The mission? To advocate for the concerns of Black students at Pitt and members of the local African American community.
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Catherine, Ryan and Stephen Klauder — triplets in Pitt’s Class of 2022 — discovered a monumental connection to the University while researching colleges.
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Heinz Memorial Chapel opens its doors for couples to proclaim their love anew during an informal Homecoming weekend event.
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Pitt is building on a foundation of inclusiveness and awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues, inspiring student-led efforts and national praise.
Computers don’t operate like humans when solving complex problems. But Pitt researchers are asking, “What if they could?”
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Ten students make up the first class of Pittsburgh Public Scholars, which offers all valedictorians and salutatorians of Pittsburgh Public Schools guaranteed admission to any Pitt campus, plus financial support for four years.
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At Pitt’s Corneal Cell Biology Lab, researchers have developed an innovative way to address a common form of blindness — by converting stem cells to regrow part of the eye.
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The new academic year brings the reveal of renovations at Hillman Library, updated computer labs and study areas, and new green spaces for gathering, among dozens of other projects.
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Hari Sastry, currently director of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, will be nominated to the post during the full University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees’ September meeting.
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Kathy Stetler, the University of Pittsburgh’s first female national champion in any sport, and 15 other legends will be inducted into the Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend.
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The Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education and Outreach, led by Pitt geology and environmental science researchers, invites the community to its Sept. 6 forum.
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From an interdisciplinary series about water issues in Central Asia to new minors for less commonly taught languages, there’s lots to explore this year in academics at Pitt.