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Counting or comparing calories across dishes and quantities is a lot harder to do than people think, found Peggy Liu, assistant professor of business administration, in a series of studies.
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The new study, led by pathologist and bioengineer Mo Ebrahimkhani, is a step toward figuring out the genes necessary to produce mature cells needed to construct a functioning liver.
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Developed in a Pitt engineering classroom, the Canal Battery Guard mediates between your phone and charger to keep the battery working better for longer.
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Though there is no in-person Holiday Open House for Pitt’s iconic Nationality Rooms this year, Pittwire has collected photos of years gone by to get you in the holiday spirit. Take a look.
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A new study revealed that more than 130 regions in human DNA play a role in sculpting facial features. Understanding the link between specific genes and facial features could be useful for treating facial malformations or for orthodontics.
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What blue-and-gold game-day snack does Roc prepare for Pitt tailgates? What goes into Narduzzi pancakes? Proceeds from a new cookbook with those recipes and more will benefit a student-athletes fund and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
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Madeline Fox, a senior studying literature, classical civilization and philosophy, has been named a Marshall Scholar. The prestigious program supports postgraduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.
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This year, the University’s annual United Way campaign takes on new importance, as well as new strategies and ways to get involved, whether through philanthropy or volunteerism. Read what the United Way campaign means to Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Hari Sastry.
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This year’s longstanding holiday tradition hosted by the University of Pittsburgh is a two-week virtual celebration of cultures from around the world.
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Lorie Johnson-Osho will manage and refine faculty development programs and workshops, help foster skill development and more. She begins her work on Dec. 7, 2020.
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As the world observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, catch up on some of the recent Pitt initiatives and research by and for people with disabilities.
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Finals are here. Winter is coming. Pitt psychiatry and epidemiology expert Rebecca Thurston offers reminders to care for yourself during tough times.
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Unlike many groups, Pitt’s Computer Science Club efforts ramped up this year. From global job boards to a wiki for academic and career advice, their 2020 efforts have reached more than a million people worldwide.
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Inventor and assistive technology researcher Rory Cooper will take on a first-ever role to foster collaborations between STEM disciplines and the health sciences.
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The syllabus, lectures and reading lists from “Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology, and Resistance” are now available to anyone interested in taking the virtual Pitt course.