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Lettuce seedlings in net cups in the hydroponics system
Students across the University are coming together at a hydroponics club to grow and share produce and gain hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture.
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Shannon Wanless and Aisha White
It may not come as a surprise that Pitt neighbor Mister Rogers left an imprint on the School of Education and related programs, but the Department of English, too? His approach to childhood development is alive on campus and beyond even today.
Fred Rogers
Dedicated archivists spent more than two decades collecting and cataloging papers, photos, promotional materials and more in the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Collection housed at Pitt.
Marci Lee Nilsen and Jonas Johnson
The human papillomavirus (HPV) epidemic has led to a sharp increase in HPV-related head and neck cancer. Many patients survive, but then face new obstacles related to the treatment of their condition.
Carrie Leana
In a series of studies of workers ranging from nursing aides to truck drivers, business professor Carrie Leana found that the more employees worried about money, the worse their work performance—even if they earned middle-class salaries.
Sophia Choukas-Bradley and Vanitha Swaminathan
Psychologist Sophia Choukas-Bradley and brand strategist Vanitha Swaminathan say Instagram’s move this week to hide the number of likes on some posts in the U.S. could change how young adults feel about themselves and their peers.
A healthcare professional using a tablet
It can take 100 clicks for a doctor to order the right test and check a patient’s health history using a typical electronic health record. Yalini Senathirajah has designed a program that could reduce that digital burden and improve patient care.
Jeffrey Newman, with a monitor displaying two dimensional stars and galaxies
A new 5,000-eyed instrument is searching the skies for dark energy, and a star survey recently unveiled the smallest known black hole. Two teams in the Department of Physics and Astronomy are working to unravel the universe’s mysteries.
Jay Darr, the director of the University Counseling Center
Since his installation this February as University Counseling Center director, Jay Darr has hit the ground running, streamlining the center’s intake process and rolling out ThrivingCampus, an online directory connecting Pitt students to outpatient therapy resources.
Lindsey Macalay and William McFadden in Study Lab
The space formerly known as the Academic Resource Center has a new name, a new look and a new approach to student success. With mobile study labs around campus, a Khan Academy-inspired video library and academic coaching provided by peers, the new Study Lab aims to provide everything students need to achieve their academic goals.
CB Bhattacharya
The new Center for Sustainable Business is partnering with IBM, PPG and other industry leaders to integrate environmental and societal concerns into their business models.
Nicole Mitchell, Pitt’s new William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies
Nicole Mitchell, the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, begins her first semester at Pitt with a revamped Jazz Week and big ideas for the future of the program.
Garrett Coyan at the 2019 Pitt Innovation Challenge
To address the critical need for long-lasting heart valve replacements, a team of Pitt researchers created a mesh that harnesses the body’s own healing power.
Renee Martin-Nagle, Mark A. Nordenberg, Ron Brand, and Ariel Armony
The University Center for International Studies recently honored Ron Brand and Silver Oonyu with Sheth International Achievement Awards.