graduate and professional students

Lissette Escariz Ferrá in a red, orange and pink dress standing outdoors
Why does the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” still speak to us today? Third-year PhD student and composition instructor Lissette Escariz Ferrá helps her students understand.
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From cannibal worms to fish with clear blood, second-year PhD student April Rich explains unusual topics in biology for intermediate learners.
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While it might not feel like it, more than a few good things happened in 2020. Here are stories of Pitt people and programs that made the world better during a turbulent year.
Members of the Office of the Provost, University Counseling Center, Student Health Service and the Office of Student Life shared their insights on navigating the graduate experience at Pitt.
Rachel Coombs
The new space, meant to forge connections and encourage cross-campus collaboration, is the result of efforts led by the Graduate and Professional Student Government.
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Using digital analyses, PhD candidate Sarah Reiff Conell examines cults in medieval Europe, sculptors working for French royalty and, in a first, collections at the National Gallery of Art. Her work could help museums display more diverse works of art.
Bridget Hunt-Tobey
When Bridget Hunt-Tobey (MED ’19) took a course on human anatomy as part of Pitt’s Biomedical Master’s Program, she had no idea it would lead her to study bones of African American blast furnace workers in a first-ever internship program with the Smithsonian Institute.
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With nature as their muse, Swanson School of Engineering researchers have developed a durable, clear, anti-fogging and liquid-resistant glass using machine learning to expedite design testing.