The Tsinghua Scholars Program brings Chinese medical school students to Pitt for two years of biomedical research training. In June, 13 of the scholars received their MDs or PhDs.
Inspirational stories of pioneering lives highlighted Pitt's African American Alumni Council ceremony during which five alumni were honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
The Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing researches systems that can be broken apart and reassembled, like Legos, and also withstand an extraterrestrial environment.
"Sight: The Story of Vision" shows a Pitt-researched device called BrainPort — a set of glasses and a lollipop-like combo that allows people with vision impairments the ability to "see" through touch.
Finding a suitable doula — a professional who assists women throughout and after childbirth — can be difficult, said Pitt student Alysia Tucker. Her prize-winning idea could make the search easier.
A group from Pitt recently took a 2,300-mile journey through historical sites in the South. Students in this "classroom on the road" visited civil rights landmarks and met some of the movement's advocates.
The School of Law's national recognition has risen, and its faculty diversity, academic scope and philanthropic giving have increased during the six years that William M. Carter Jr. has served as dean.
Beginning in fall 2018, Pittsburgh Public Schools valedictorians and salutatorians will be guaranteed freshman admission to the University of Pittsburgh, along with scholarship support of at least $2,000 per year.
The nine-floor residence building, previously named Pennsylvania Hall, has been renamed K. Leroy Irvis Hall after the Pitt alumnus, emeritus trustee and historic legislative leader.
The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees elected four new members and approved several construction projects for the Pittsburgh and Johnstown campuses, among other business items during its June 30 meeting.