Thursday, January 21, 2021
For decades, presidents routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs. Professor Barry Mitnick explains the history of the “spoils” system in The Conversation.
Monday, January 4, 2021
For The Conversation, Randy P. Juhl, Pitt Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy, wrote about what it takes to change behavior due to health risks—and what it means for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Counting or comparing calories across dishes and quantities is a lot harder to do than people think, found Peggy Liu, assistant professor of business administration, in a series of studies.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The new study, led by pathologist and bioengineer Mo Ebrahimkhani, is a step toward figuring out the genes necessary to produce mature cells needed to construct a functioning liver.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
A new study revealed that more than 130 regions in human DNA play a role in sculpting facial features. Understanding the link between specific genes and facial features could be useful for treating facial malformations or for orthodontics.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The older you get, the more slowly you heal, and there are a number of reasons why. Matthew Steinhauser, associate professor of medicine, explains for The Conversation.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Virologist Megan Culler Freeman has been curious about reinfections since the pandemic began. For The Conversation, she addressed some questions raised by a man who reportedly was reinfected with SARS-CoV-2.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Craving snacks you haven't eaten since you were a kid? There’s nothing inherently wrong in finding temporary relief from chaos and uncertainty through food, says Pitt's Carli Liguori. But it’s probably best to make sure it stays temporary.
Monday, May 11, 2020
Fitbit activity data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Pitt's Renee J. Rogers is using her expertise in physical activity promotion to help individuals cope. Join her and Be Fit Pitt for Marathon May—a 26-day challenge that encourages people to think beyond tradition and find their own personal marathon.
Monday, February 17, 2020
For The Conversation, Professor Rob Ruck detailed a brief history of the Negro Leagues, the integration of Major League Baseball and how Pittsburgh played an influential role in the new face of the game.