Department of Economics

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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.
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Dietrich School Alumna Named Rhodes Scholar

Lia Petrose, a 2017 graduate with degrees in neuroscience and economics, will head to the University of Oxford in the U.K. to study computer science and philosophy. She is Pitt’s eighth recipient of the prestigious scholarship.
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Board of Trustees Approves Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer, New Members

The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a chief investment officer and a treasurer for the University during its June 29 meeting. It also elected five new members.
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Inaugural Kanders Churchill Scholarship Honoree to Study Health Care Policy in UK

Pitt senior and economics and neuroscience major Joseph Kannarkat is headed to the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom on a new version of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which expands the program into science policy.

From Schenley Place to Outer Space: Team Developing Computers for Space Station

The Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing researches systems that can be broken apart and reassembled, like Legos, and also withstand an extraterrestrial environment.