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A Pitt student startup is a semifinalist for the Hult Prize

Korion Health enables at-home health screenings to combat heart and lung disease.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
Flowers frame the Cathedral of Learning.

A Pitt honors student was selected for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

Sophomore Alanna Howe will attend a two-month intensive language course, study at a German university and complete a mechanical engineering internship.

  • Global
  • Students
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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The birth of Benny Blindspots

When an autoimmune disease came for his sight, Pitt alum Benny Schwartz picked up a paintbrush. The rest is (art) history.

Ryan Tate poses with an apparatus of glass tubing

If it’s glass, Ryan Tate can make it

Pitt’s scientific glassblower crafts and repairs the flasks, pipes and apparatuses that make University research labs function.

  • Technology & Science
  • Staff
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
A box of Polycarbin-branded pipette tips

These former Pitt Med students designed a lab plastic recycling system

Now, Polycarbin founders James O’Brien and Noah Pyles are back to help University researchers reduce their environmental impact.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • School of Medicine
Rory Cooper before his wheelchair race at the Paralympics

Rory Cooper was named to the U.S. Olympians and Paralympians Association Executive Committee

The Human Engineering Research Laboratories founding director won a bronze medal in the 1988 Paralympic Games.

  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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Pitt is No. 8 for public universities nationally in U.S. News’ Best Global University Rankings

The University ranked in the top 50 for 12 subjects, including a top 10 ranking for surgery.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Jamilah Ducar was named to City & State PA’s 40 Under 40 list

Pitt’s assistant vice chancellor of the engaged campus is among young Pennsylvanians making a difference.

  • Community Impact
  • Staff
The Cathedral of Learning

Pitt was named a Best Value College by the Princeton Review

It’s the University’s second consecutive recognition in the ranking.

  • University News
  • Prospective students
Woman tosses chess pieces into the air.

Pitt Alum Moves From Chess Board to Board Room

Pitt alum Ashley Lynn Priore uses chess to teach life and leadership lessons.

Grier runs on the field at the 1956 Sugar Bowl

Bobby Grier, a Pitt trailblazer who broke a college football color barrier, died at 91

He made national headlines as a senior when he became the first Black player in the Sugar Bowl.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Alumni
Red and blue nova

A rare stellar explosion will soon reveal a ‘new’ star. Here’s how to see it.

Visible with the naked eye, the nova will be the brightest one most people ever see, says Pitt astronomer Carlos Badenes.

  • Technology & Science
  • Space
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Candace Doby crouches next to a table of participants

Pitt hosted the 2024 Leading Emerging and Diverse Scholars to Success Summit

Nearly 30 people from minority serving institutions participated in the event.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Institute for Clinical Research Education
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Several Pitt Medicine people won honors at the 2024 American Thoracic Society conference

7 fellows and 6 faculty took home awards for research, mentoring and scientific achievement.

  • Graduate and professional students
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
  • Health and Wellness
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A unique Pitt major was highlighted by the National Humanities Alliance

The Digital Narrative and Interactive Design program is a collaboration between the Department of English and School of Computing and Information.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Computing and Information
A Nazarbayev University School of Medicine graduating class

A Pitt partnership established this Kazakhstan medical school, which just earned its first MD accreditation

Nazarbayev University School of Medicine is home to the only graduate-level MD program in Central Asia.

  • University News
  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt’s CyberCamp was cited in a White House report

The Pitt Cyber program has pledged to train 500 high school students in cybersecurity basics by 2028.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
The Cathedral of Learning framed by trees

Pitt will host the 2024 Higher Education Financial Wellness Alliance Summit

The July 14-17 event will focus on addressing financial barriers to degree completion.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Teaching & Learning
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Pitt is hosting 4 youth science communication workshops in July

Middle schoolers will investigate a topic, gather data and use basic code to communicate their findings in these single-day outings.

  • Technology & Science
  • Teaching & Learning
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Pitt earned its first Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking

The rankings are based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

  • University News
  • Global
  • Sustainability