August 14, 2019
A mural of the late baseball legend Roberto Clemente greets drivers on Interstate 279 thanks to Jeremy M. Raymer, a Pitt engineering alumnus whose studio art courses at the University led to a new career as an artist. Clemente died in a 1972 plane crash while assisting with the delivery of emergency supplies following an earthquake in NIcaragua. He would have been 85 this Sunday, Aug. 18.
August 9, 2019
A University of Pittsburgh research team has developed a new device for swimmers, called Impulse, which measures force production to aid coaches and athletes in determining better ways to improve performance and prevent injury. And they’re starting with students on Pitt’s Swimming and Diving team.
August 7, 2019
Carl Setzer (GSPIA ’07) opened Beijing's first craft brewery with his wife Liu Fang. Now, their business is at the forefront of China's growing craft-brewing scene.
August 2, 2019
When one person becomes part of the other: New lungs and bone marrow help some patients with no other options.
July 31, 2019
Working parents in academia face some tough challenges. Health science researchers Jackie Burgette and Kristin Ray are doing their part to remedy a big one: child care at conferences.
July 26, 2019
As a scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Mining Program, Lauren Chubb (A&S ’10, GSPH ’13, ’16) has developed on-the-spot air analysis software to help keep miners safe.
July 24, 2019
With nature as their muse, Swanson School of Engineering researchers have developed a durable, clear, anti-fogging and liquid-resistant glass using machine learning to expedite design testing.
July 19, 2019
With the advent of direct-to-consumer genetic testing, patients are showing up at doctors’ offices with big questions about their genes. Physicians, however, aren’t usually trained to answer them. Enter Mylynda Massart and others at Pitt.
July 17, 2019
As a postdoctoral researcher, Bruce Hapke helped NASA determine the consistency of the moon’s soil, which helped engineers create the proper boots, rovers and wheeled equipment for the Apollo 11 landing, which happened 50 years ago this Saturday. Hapke and others at Pitt have helped build on a legacy of space research.
July 12, 2019
Through partnerships with grocery stores and government entities, Judy Dodd, an assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, has been educating students and consumers on healthier eating habits for decades. The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance recently honored her work.
July 10, 2019
Students from Pittsburgh’s Hill District put their coding skills to the test to recreate the 1978 game Space Invaders, using a computer program provided by Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and the School of Computing and Information. The coding exercise was part of a three-day STEM mini-camp hosted by Pitt’s Hill District Community Engagement Center.
July 5, 2019
Through his research as an evolutionary geneticist, Pitt’s Nathan Clark is exploring how and why genes and genomes have evolved over time.
June 28, 2019
The long-term partnership between Pitt students and faculty and nonprofit Caras con Causa seeks to study urban wetlands, restore parts of the ecosystem damaged by Hurricane Maria and attract scientists to the island.
June 26, 2019
Harry Colmery (LAW 1916) wrote the first draft of the GI Bill by hand, using up seven pens’ worth of ink. To celebrate the bill’s 75th anniversary, the dean of Pitt Law and the new director of the Office of Veterans Services visited Colmery’s niece to talk about his legacy — and give the family a gift.
June 19, 2019
A text messaging program called MILK developed in the School of Nursing educates and encourages new parents who breastfeed. The lead researcher, Jill Demirci (NURS ’05, ’10G, ’12G), focuses on developing a variety of clinical and community-based interventions to help mothers meet their breastfeeding goals.