Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

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Jazz Studies PhD Student Debuts New Opera

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Professor Explores Barack Obama’s Presidency, Legacy Through Letters

With support from Pitt’s Department of English and the Center for Creativity, Jeanne Marie Laskas sifted through hundreds of citizens’ letters to President Obama, resulting in an acclaimed magazine story and full-length book.
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Pitt Celebrates First Panthers Forward Class

The program, launched this year by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, aims to reduce federal student loan debt and, in turn, help new graduates gain greater economic stability.
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Alumna Wins Schwarzman Scholarship

Sangya Gyawali (A&S ’16), who studied anthropology and economics, is headed to Tsinghua University for a prestigious program that aims to help future leaders better understand China and its role in global affairs.
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Hydropower Plan Marks Pitt’s Largest-ever Commitment to Renewable Energy

Pitt plans to purchase 100 percent of the power from a low-impact hydroelectric plant to be built on the Allegheny River. The facility, expected to open in 2022, will generate enough power to supply a quarter of the Pittsburgh campus electricity needs.