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University Commemorates Anniversary of Pivotal 1969 Computer Center Sit-in

The January event, held on the 50th anniversary of the sit-in, included a candlelight procession recreating the march from the student union to the Cathedral and a ceremony passing the mantle of Black Action Society leadership from one generation to the next.
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Point of View: Three Pitt Scholars Discuss the Future of Bitcoin

Bitcoin — the world’s first digital currency to operate independent of any centralized institution — had a wild 2018 and enters an equally tumultuous 2019, experts predict. How will it fare? Pitt researchers weigh in.
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Pitt-led Study Models Technology to Make Carbon Dioxide Capture More Efficient

Pitt’s Chris Wilmer and a team of researchers developed a computer model that shows how tiny spongelike structures could reduce emissions from coal-generated power plants.
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Longtime Pitt Mentor, Engineer Works on the Future With Soft Robotics

Inspired by the inner workings of a mechanical pencil in grade school, Anna Balazs went on to launch a career that blurs the boundaries between the living and nonliving in engineering and biology.
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Vibrant Media Lab Taking World’s First Game Console, the 47-year-old Odyssey, Online

Pitt’s Vibrant Media Lab is helping to answer complex questions of technology and culture, exploring past forms of media and experimenting with new ones in a cultural and social context. The OdysseyNow Project exemplifies the lab’s goals.
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Steven Little Receives Pittsburgh Award

Steven Little, the William Kepler Whiteford Endowed Professor and chair of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering ...