Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Shannon Wanless and Aisha White
It may not come as a surprise that Pitt neighbor Mister Rogers left an imprint on the School of Education and related programs, but the Department of English, too? His approach to childhood development is alive on campus and beyond even today.
Sophia Choukas-Bradley and Vanitha Swaminathan
Psychologist Sophia Choukas-Bradley and brand strategist Vanitha Swaminathan say Instagram’s move this week to hide the number of likes on some posts in the U.S. could change how young adults feel about themselves and their peers.
Jeffrey Newman, with a monitor displaying two dimensional stars and galaxies
A new 5,000-eyed instrument is searching the skies for dark energy, and a star survey recently unveiled the smallest known black hole. Two teams in the Department of Physics and Astronomy are working to unravel the universe’s mysteries.
Lindsey Macalay and William McFadden in Study Lab
The space formerly known as the Academic Resource Center has a new name, a new look and a new approach to student success. With mobile study labs around campus, a Khan Academy-inspired video library and academic coaching provided by peers, the new Study Lab aims to provide everything students need to achieve their academic goals.
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.
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.”
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.