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The Tsinghua Scholars Program brings Chinese medical school students to Pitt for two years of rigorous biomedical research training. In June, 13 of the scholars became the first from the partnership to receive their MDs or PhDs.
The Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing researches systems that can be broken apart and reassembled, like Legos, and also withstand an extraterrestrial environment.
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Inspirational stories of pioneering lives highlighted Pitt's African American Alumni Council ceremony in June, during which five alumni were honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
man using BrainPort, a device that allows people with vision impairments to "see" using their tongue
"Sight: The Story of Vision" shows a Pitt-researched device called BrainPort — a set of glasses and a lollipop-like combo that allows people with vision impairments the ability to "see" through touch.
Finding a suitable doula — a professional who gives physical and educational support before, during and after childbirth — can be difficult, said Pitt Graduate School of Public Health Student Alysia Tucker. Her prize-winning idea could make the process easier.
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A group from Pitt recently took a 2,300-mile journey through historical sites in the South called “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights.” This "classroom on the road" offered students opportunities to speak with some of America's most famous civil rights advocates.
School of Law Dean William M. Carter Jr.
The School of Law's national recognition has risen, and its faculty diversity, academic scope and philanthropic giving have increased during the six years that William M. Carter Jr. has served as dean.
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Pennsylvania Hall has been renamed K. Leroy Irvis Hall after the Pitt alumnus, emeritus trustee and historic legislative leader.
The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees elected four new members, approved construction projects, set next steps for Pitt's Titusville campus and finalized a new leadership position during its June 30 meeting.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and PPS Superintendent Anthony Hamlet
Beginning in fall 2018, the top performing students from all Pittsburgh Public Schools will be guaranteed freshman admission to the University of Pittsburgh, along with scholarship support of at least $2,000 per year.
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Holger Hoock, British Empire specialist and Pitt history professor, takes an unvarnished look at the violent history of the American Revolution — a theme rarely examined in the heroic stories of the War of Independence.
Geri Allen
Internationally lauded musician Geri Allen, director of the University of Pittsburgh's Jazz Studies program, died on June 27.
Lisa Pan
Someone once told Eve, a teen with severe depression, she just wasn't working hard enough in therapy. Then her doctor, Pitt's Lisa Pan, found that Eve can’t seem to make critical neurotransmitters.
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The discovery shows that the immune system can be tweaked in order to find and destroy cancer cells more effectively.
Robert L. Ferris, a 15-year veteran of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, head and neck cancer specialist and a leading voice in immunotherapy, begins July 1.