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Psychology Researcher Wants to Figure Out How Adults and Children Learn Math

Assistant professor of psychology Melissa Libertus has always loved math — and she's working to help more children and adults love it, too.
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Peer Mentoring Program Helps Students From China Adjust to College Life in Pittsburgh

The new program, called Pitt to You, connected Pittsburgh students with their future classmates during travels around China.
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Cancer Research Program Receives $30 Million

The Henry L. Hillman Foundation has made a commitment of $3 million per year for 10 years for ongoing support of the Hillman Fellows for Innovative Cancer Research Program, where researchers cultivate novel cancer discoveries that improve patient care.
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Community Invited to Give Input on Master Plan

The comprehensive plan, the first of its kind in a half-century, will examine the physical and social environment of the campus, including student housing, transportation, athletics, utility infrastructure and use of existing space.
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'Pitt Tonight' and Tomorrow: Emmy-nominated Student Production Makes a Lasting Mark

Jesse Irwin (A&S '17) wanted to start a late-night talk show at Pitt. With a student crew and film studies Assistant Professor Robert Clift's support, he made it happen in three months — and snagged an Emmy nod.
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Improvements Around Campus Designed to Enhance Student Experience and Education

New labs; new homes for centers, departments and clinics; and updated classrooms and infrastructure are some of the campus improvements that greeted staff, faculty and students this term.
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Cyber Institute Continues Steady Growth

With the addition of two experts in the fields of law and technology, Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security continues to make progress toward its institutional goals.
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High School Language Programs Immerse Students in Mandarin Chinese, Russian

Forget grammar drills: High schoolers bargained for wares, ordered lunch in Chinese and painted Russian icons during National Security Agency programs on campus this summer.

Wellness Center Implementing a New Integrated, Holistic Health Care Service Delivery Model

A new health care model designed to provide students with the services they need more efficiently and at a deeper, more holistic level focuses not only on physical well-being, but also on mental and emotional health — and how the three interconnect.
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Community Partnership Focuses on Chronic Absenteeism Among Public School Students

Missing as few as two days of school per month can negatively affect a student’s academic performance, so Pitt and United Way are teaming up to help middle and high school students not miss class.