Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Jess Edelstein

Scent-sational Success for Alumna's Invention

Sick of stains, Jess Edelstein (A&S ’11) invented a new activated-charcoal deodorant product — and made a successful pitch on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to expand its distribution.

Documentary 'Woman on Fire' Chronicles Transgender New York City Firefighter's Story

"Woman on Fire," a film by alumna Julie Sokolow, paints a portrait of change in the American family and workplace with the story of Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender woman in the New York City Fire Department.
Pitt alumni Erikah Abdu and Richard Dodge

Houston-area Alumni Volunteer to Help Fellow Texans in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

Erikah Abdu (BUS ’10) and Richard Dodge (A&S ’95), social director and president of the Houston Pitt Club, found ways to personally lend their support to friends, neighbors and strangers affected by the massive storm.
a simulated nursing environment with rows of beds and monitors

Improvements Around Campus Designed to Enhance Student Experience and Education

New labs; new homes for centers, departments and clinics; and updated classrooms and infrastructure are some of the campus improvements that greeted staff, faculty and students this term.

4 Researchers Receive New Initiatives Grants From Charles E. Kaufman Foundation

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Charles E. Kaufman Foundation has named Tia-Lynn Ashman and James Pipas as recipients of one of its...
high school woman in a jean vest painting

High School Language Programs Immerse Students in Mandarin Chinese, Russian

Forget grammar drills: High schoolers bargained for wares, ordered lunch in Chinese and painted Russian icons during National Security Agency programs on campus this summer.