Visits with artists, dancers and musicians and interviews with entrepreneurs and religious leaders helped teams of Pitt and Ethiopian educators create a set of lessons that teachers worldwide can use to introduce their students to the East African nation.
At the 10th annual Randall Family Big Idea competition, 13 student teams were awarded a total of $100,000 for their inventions and innovations. A Big Idea Center was also announced, set to open in the 2018-19 academic year.
Pitt’s John M. Jakicic (left) and Kirk I. Erickson are updating the nation’s physical activity guidelines. Among their suggestions: even a quick burst of activity can help office workers keep fit.
Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, damaging much of its energy infrastructure. Pitt’s Alexis Kwasinski visited the island and other natural disaster sites to find ways to update energy sources to withstand such storms.
What was once a standard research paper project during the Pitt in Sicily study abroad program has morphed into an immersive microdocumentary series created by students.
Platelets are sometimes too effective at stopping bleeding, causing potentially dangerous clots. Matthew D. Neal, assistant professor of surgery and critical care medicine, and others are searching for ways to better regulate clotting to help trauma victims.
The Pitt Prison Education Project puts undergraduates in the classroom with inmates — not as teachers or assistants, but as fellow students taking the same college course.
After reviewing thousands of studies of shift and emergency workers, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Daniel Patterson and other Pitt researchers developed five guidelines to help combat fatigue, including limiting shift duration and allowing naps while on duty.