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Two football teams facing off on the line of scrimmage
A pair of Pitt graduate students have parleyed their data science expertise and football knowledge into a win in the National Football League’s annual Big Data Bowl. They’re among eight winning teams that will present their solutions for evaluating defensive player performance to the NFL.
Esa Davis in a red and blue shirt in front of a plant
Esa Davis, associate professor of medicine and clinical and translational science, has been appointed to the national panel of experts tasked with making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services and priorities for future study.
A black and white photo of Nikki Giovanni next to a photo of Mathew Knowles
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host online discussions with two leaders in the Black arts community in honor of Black History Month: renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and music industry executive Mathew Knowles.
A football, a face mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer on a football field
The first pregame poem, first matchup with home-field advantage, first female officiant: Pitt experts offer commentary on Sunday’s historic game. Plus, a branding pro on what to expect from this year’s commercials.
an artist's depiction of the gut biome
Changing the bacteria in the gut can help patients with advanced melanoma respond to immunotherapy, according to a Pitt-UPMC study published in Science.
An interactive map showing disparities between communities in blue and red
A new School of Pharmacy analysis found that Black residents in 69 U.S. counties were far more likely than white residents to live more than a mile from a COVID-19 vaccination facility. Three-quarters of those counties also have high rates of new infections. See where they are.
Paul Duprex in a checkered shirt
A scientific detective story that unfolded in Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research unearths how the virus that causes COVID-19 evolves new variants that evade antibodies. Director Paul Duprex says this evolution is why it’s important to develop multiple tools to fight the pandemic.
Alaina Roberts in a black top against a gray background
Pitt Professor of History Alaina E. Roberts says people are usually stunned to learn that five Native American tribes in what’s now Oklahoma owned Black slaves in the 1800s. In a forthcoming book, Roberts digs into her own ancestry with the tribes to upend the traditional story of Reconstruction.
Alvin Liu crouching near a body of water, next to shrubbery
In his new book, longtime plant collector and Pitt junior Alvin Liu offers an in-depth look at the wild carnivorous plants that thrive in the New Jersey Pinelands.
Terence Dermody receiving an award
As labs have shifted attention to SARS-CoV-2, efforts have been duplicated and precious time and resources have been used ineffectively, writes Terence Dermody for The Conversation. This rapid scientific reorientation has implications far beyond the pandemic.
A person in a yellow face mask, orange turban and blue shirt receives a vaccination
In just two and a half weeks, Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department pulled together a vaccination clinic for 800 patient-facing health care students and professionals in the Pittsburgh region. The event showcased collaboration among Pitt’s health sciences—and hope.
An aerial view of a bridge over a river
The University plans to tap the Allegheny River for electric power as part of its commitment to carbon neutrality. Now, Allegheny County has announced a similar plan to source energy from the Ohio River.
A snow man in a purple scarf
Much to the disappointment of schoolchildren everywhere, probably, says Cassie Quigley in Pitt’s School of Education. But there’s a silver lining.
A close up of leaves covered in snow in front of the Cathedral of Learning
The Office of the Provost has established a Sustainability Distinction, which adds to transcripts a credential signaling the student’s academic, community service and professional commitment to sustainability.
A person in gold earrings and a yellow top looks through an eyepiece
The University of Pittsburgh joins 21 other leading academic and research institutions in the Leap Breakthrough Network. Its charge? Spark breakthrough scientific and technological solutions in human physiology and bioengineering within a decade.