The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

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Research Team Helps Children Make Sense of 9/11 History at Flight 93 National Memorial

Faculty help young children understand the 9/11 attack in an emotionally healthy manner through a volunteer effort coordinated with the National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial.
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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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Pitt, in Partnership With UPMC, Hires Kristin Davitt to Lead Development in Key Role

The role — which is new to both institutions — will see Davitt directing institutional advancement for the University and leading the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation, which raises funds for all of Pitt’s Schools of the Health Sciences and UPMC.

Chuck Perfetti Elected to the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Charles “Chuck” Perfetti, a distinguished professor of psychology, has been honored by the Federation of Associations in...
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Modeling Particle Movements on Bees and Bacteria Could Lead to Robotics Advances

Engineer Anna Balazs has modeled behavior in nonliving particles which could lead to advancements in the construction of robots from highly flexible materials similar to those found in living organisms.
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Departing Innovation Institute Director to Maintain Ties as Adviser, Faculty Member

After 13 years at Pitt, Marc Malandro is heading to Palo Alto, California, to join the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) as vice president of operations for CZI Science. But he's not leaving Pitt behind.
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New Academic Opportunities Prepare Students to Flourish in Evolving Career Landscapes

A new school, new degree programs, new majors and opportunities for novel research open up to students as Pitt continues to anticipate the needs of an evolving workforce.

Shadow Bandits Ready for Eclipse Day

Pitt’s Shadow Bandits, a research team of students, faculty and staff, will livestream the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and conduct research — from 100,000 feet — as part of a nationwide NASA project.
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Computational Research Could Take the Guesswork Out of Creating New Metals

Creating new metals has long been a trial and error process, but Pitt engineering research could help to make producing everything from steel beams to solar cells more efficient and sustainable.
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Study of Specialized Weights Aims to Make Manual Wheelchair Users Stronger Faster

For wheelchair users, increased upper-body strength could improve their quality of life. A Pitt study is looking at whether vibrating weights could speed up the weight-training process.