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Karin Asher is Pitt’s inaugural assistant dean for student engagement and professional development

The longtime Career Center staffer will be focused on bringing cohesion to student success efforts at Pitt.

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Division of Student Affairs
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This Pitt student co-authored an engineering textbook

Recent graduate Samantha Wismer spent her years at Pitt going above and beyond to improve engineering education.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Laura Miller

Pitt staff member selected for Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Project Development and Evaluation Workshop

Honoree Laura Miller is associate director of the Office of Academic Career Development in the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.

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The Collaboratory Against Hate published its first white paper, ‘Research Needs for Countering Extremist Hate’

The authors identified challenges in combating extremist hate.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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9 Pitt alumni graduate from Leadership Development Initiative

Participants in the Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. program completed eight months of community engagement skill-building and engaged in networking opportunities and a regionally based enrichment project.

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Pitt announces the 2022 Dickson Prize in Medicine winner

In addition to winning a medal and prize money, Stanford’s Carolyn Bertozzi, founder of the field of biorthoogonal chemistry, will present a special lecture at Pitt.

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Heath Skinner is the new chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology

He assumes the role July 1.

  • School of Medicine
  • University News
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Pitt alumnus Tommie Shelby elected co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board

The philosopher, Africana studies scholar and professor at Harvard University will serve a three-year term.

  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Elizabeth Skidmore won the 2022 Women in Rehabilitation Science Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

She is chair of Pitt’s Department of Occupational Therapy.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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University Club event celebrates Pittsburgh Public Schools’ top students

19 valedictorians and salutatorians from the district are headed to Pitt in the fall.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
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School of Dental Medicine students, faculty and staff help fight global hunger

They packed 16,000 meal kits at a Rise Against Hunger event in the Petersen Events Center.

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Nancy Glazener taught a short course on gender to displaced Ukrainian students

She’s one of 12 U.S. professors working with the Flying University Courses for Ukrainian Students program.

  • Ukraine
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt once again ranked a top employer for new grads

Forbes recognized Pitt as one of the top 300 employers in America for new grads, spanning all industries, at No. 139.

  • University News
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Pitt announced a new coordinator of belonging and inclusion

Ali Hoefnagel brings more than a decade of LGBTQ advocacy and experience to the role.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Division of Student Affairs
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Michael J. Becich named interim co-director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

N. John Cooper will also return to Pitt to lead research computing.

  • University News
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Pitt hosted the first regional HERS reception for women leaders

Nearly 60 women came together for the Higher Education Resource Services event this May.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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Four employees in the Office of Human Resources have accepted new roles

Jamie Wincovitch, Melissa Kluchurosky, Diane Chabal and Jared Lanza are taking on new positions.

  • University News
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Yael Schenker named an Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellow

She is a professor in the School of Medicine and director of the Palliative Research Center.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center received a five-year, $7.5 million National Science Foundation award

The project aims to break down barriers researchers face in getting access to national research resources.

  • Innovation and Research
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Diane Litman and LRDC collaborators were awarded an NSF grant

They will study how to integrate natural language processing into writing feedback and revision.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)