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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.
Rachel Noah in front of a banner for the play "Wicked"
Pitt senior Rachel Noah created her own University experience on her way to a career in arts management during a dream summer internship: on Broadway with the producers of “Wicked.”
The University of Pittsburgh and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh partnered to bring the traveling installation “Lest We Forget” to Pitt’s campus. As community members grapple with the memory of last year’s shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, the exhibit stands as an impossible-to-ignore testament to the history of the Holocaust and its survivors.
Dr. Bernard Fisher
Dr. Bernard Fisher, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a true pioneer in the field of breast cancer research, died on Wednesday evening at the age of 101.
Cheering University of Pittsburgh fans
With Homecoming season comes a host of programs and activities that Pitt's organizations are putting together, from a George Romero exhibit opening to the African American Alumni Council's time capsule ceremony.
A strawberry poison frog, color morph red, sits on a leaf in a forest
Animals that seek mates and fight rivals that resemble their parents could be setting the stage for the formation of a new species, research from Pitt biology graduate student Yusan Yang and associate professor Corinne Richards-Zawacki indicates.
The CyteSolutions Lens
Dry eye affects millions of Americans a year, but available treatments can require continuous application. A Pitt bioengineering student and an eye doctor with the School of Medicine make up part of a team that invented a more efficient and sustained treatment delivery method.
Stephen Wisniewski speaking at the Advanced Analytics Summit.
As Pitt's Advanced Analytics Summit returns this week for its second year, more than 30 academic institutions will gather to explore how to better use deep data in higher education.
A mural of August Wilson in the Hill District neighborhood of Pittsburgh
Pitt's University Library System is the publisher of a new journal dedicated to Pittsburgh native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. The inaugural issue features contributions from the Department of History's Laurence Glasco and English faculty member emeritus Christopher Rawson.
Brandon Thomas standing outside with a colorful background of the surroundings -- greenery, signs, buildings, flowers -- blurred in the background
Emergency room professionals often see patients with mental health issues. School of Social work senior Brandon Thomas has developed a training module to address stigma and bias among medical professionals toward these patients. His research is showing some promising early results.
The HIV Detective is a solution being developed for early, rapid diagnosis of HIV. The handheld testing platform would allow health care workers to gather a few drops of blood onto a sensor and provide results in one minute instead of the 24 hours currently required. This leap forward in testing is possible due to another recently developed Pitt technology — a THC breath test.
Former Pennsylvania governors Ed Rendell and Tom Ridge. Rendell's head is toward Ridge, and Ridge is smiling
Former Pennsylvania governors Tom Ridge and Ed Rendell have differed ideologically over the years, but also are like-minded on other matters, including the value of civility and compromise in politics today. The two spoke at the University of Pittsburgh’s 2019 American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, where another former Pennsylvania governor, Dick Thornburgh, was presented with the Elsie Hilliard Hillman Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Book cover for "The Skin I'm In," by Sharon Flake.
The award-winning young adult novel “The Skin I'm In,” by Department of English alumna Sharon Flake (A&S ’78), has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. The author's debut novel, it tells the story of a 13-year-old girl who learns to overcome being bullied for her dark skin.