The Plan for Pitt: Engage in Research of Impact

Pisarcik

Alumna Earns German Chancellor Fellowship

First-generation college student Susan Pisarcik is one of just 10 honorees from the United States. The award will pay for a fieldwork project where she will study the refugee population in rural Germany.
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New Dean Announced for School of Arts and Sciences and College of General Studies

Kathleen M. Blee, a Pitt faculty member and associate dean for graduate studies who has researched activist groups and racial violence for more than 30 years, starts her deanship in August.

Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies at 96

Best known for his work with Jonas Salk developing the first effective polio vaccine, Julius Youngner's career in science spanned more than 60 years, influenced a generation of virologists and saved innumerable lives.

Graduating Senior Profile: Jacky Chen

A U.S. Army National Guard member, Chen graduated with a neuroscience degree. When he's not organizing TEDx events on campus, he's probably in the lab researching drugs to treat neuromuscular disorders.

Henry Hillman: Man of Innovation, Generosity

The legacy built by Henry Hillman and his family will resound for generations, not only at the University of Pittsburgh but also throughout the region.

Graduating Senior Profile: Zachary Grewe

Inspired by a talk on local queer history, Grewe began archiving gay and lesbian newspapers, magazines and other documents. He graduated April 30 with dual degrees in gender, sexuality and women's studies and psychology.

Cryptocurrency Research Finds Home at Pitt

The University Library System has published Ledger, the first peer-reviewed academic journal solely devoted to research on cryptocurrency.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Research Named

Rob A. Rutenbar aims to help coordinate research efforts and build up plans for infrastructure for multidisciplinary collaboration.
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Multiuse Phone Case Wins Startup Money

Student-designed MediCase lands the grand prize among the array of innovations presented in the Randall Family Big Idea Contest.

Idea Exchange Drives Community Engagement, Social Entrepreneurship

Vice Provost for Research Mark Redfern says "this is not something for just sociology and social work; this is something for the entire University to come together,” citing disciplines including pharmacy, engineering and biomedical informatics.