Hao Sun, an assistant professor in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, has been studying ways to measure the stability of aging structures, an effort that led Forbes to name him to its annual “30 Under 30” list.
Based on poet and playwright Langston Hughes' adaptation of the classic nativity story, "Black Nativity" is marking its 24th year at Pitt, bringing a distinctive multicultural holiday experience to the city.
Psychiatry Professor Rebecca Thurston recently led a study that demonstrates how experiences such as the death of a child or being in a car accident or natural disaster are linked to later vascular health issues that place women at risk for heart disease.
More than 150 people from Pitt and the University’s dining service offer 2,500 Christmas meals to individuals and families in need at the annual Christmas Day at Pitt event. Pitt staff and faculty also donate gifts for children and gift bags of hats, gloves and other cold weather essentials.
Thirty Nationality Rooms are decorated with holiday trimmings symbolic of the countries and heritages they represent, and tours celebrating the season are on offer to the public.
At a time when the number of students traveling abroad for college continues to increase, experts cite the University of Pittsburgh as a top creative and innovative force in global education.
New research from Pitt's Piervincenzo Rizzo seeks to create a special patterned sound barrier to shield disruptive noises like traffic or construction from occupants of buildings.
Through a partnership with genetics company 23andMe, Pitt public health and dental medicine researchers studied nearly 65,000 people to discover at least 49 genes underlying earlobe attachment. Pictured: John R. Shaffer, the study's lead author.
The Public Humanities Fellowship Program enables PhD students like Kirsten Paine to put their skills to work at some of Pittsburgh's most dynamic cultural institutions.
Kymberly Young uses neurofeedback—a process through which people respond to their own brainwaves—to help patients with depression rewire their brains to focus on the bright side.