Department of History and Philosophy of Science

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Historian Bridges Gap in Understanding Neglected Tropical Diseases

Mari Webel will continue her work that melds history and public health as Pitt’s first-ever Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellow.
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New and Transformed Spaces Enhance Academic Mission, Campus Life

The new academic year brings the reveal of renovations at Hillman Library, updated computer labs and study areas, and new green spaces for gathering, among dozens of other projects.
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Star Athlete Sets Sights on Medical Career

Graduating senior Andin Fosam made her mark at Pitt in athletics and academics. She plans to use her expertise in both to explore the relationships among physical activity, metabolism and conditions such as diabetes and obesity.
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Philosophy Professor Searches for Meaning of Knowledge and Wisdom Around the World

The concepts of "wisdom" and "knowledge" aren't as universal as one might think. Edouard Machery of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science is co-leading a study that received a $2.6 million grant to probe cultural differences in understanding some of philosophy's core tenets.