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What Pittsburgh students need to know ahead of Thanksgiving break

From where to eat to how to travel home, we’ve got you covered.

  • University News
  • Students
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Celebrate the Nov. 8 grand opening of the Student Success Hub

The new space in Langley Hall will offer resources targeted toward first-generation, limited income and underrepresented students.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Provost
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Your guide to Veterans Week activities across Pitt’s campuses

From events that bring veterans together to opportunities for civilians, there’s plenty to do Nov. 5-11.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pitt-Bradford
  • Pitt-Greensburg
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Christel Temple was named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Studies

The publication is one of the most important journals in Afrocentric scholarship.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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J. Timothy Greenamyre won the Robert A. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research

The $100,000 award from the Michael J. Fox Foundation will support the Pitt neurologist’s work investigating genetic and environmental factors related to the disease.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine

Peggy Liu received an early career award from the Association for Consumer Research

Liu also received the Journal of Consumer Research Outstanding Reviewer Award at the ACR conference.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
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The Assembly earned LEED Gold status

The state-of-the-art life sciences research and innovation facility is the 18th project at Pitt to earn LEED certification since 2005.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
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Pitt mathematicians explain how some fireflies flash in sync

Their model could shed light on more lightning bug behavior as well as other instances of synchronization in nature.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Jonathan Burgess is the new director of the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory

Burgess brings more than a decade of experience in science, policy and program administration to the newly created role.

  • University News
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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November events you won’t want to miss

Honor veterans across Pitt’s campuses, attend jazz concerts and hop on some light-up seesaws this month.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt physicists break down how cells communicate

For cells, the new research shows, there’s such a thing as too much communication. The results have implications for studying cancer and other diseases.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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This new report details the educational barriers Black students face in Greater Pittsburgh

The yearslong effort between community groups and Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems outlines ways to better support Black families in the region.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Social Work
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This Pitt-Bradford alum is fighting metal pollution with microbes

A childhood fascination with nature and support from Pitt-Bradford mentors helped Jonathan Josephs-Spaulding build a career that’s taken him around the world.

  • Technology & Science
  • Global
  • Pitt-Bradford
  • Sustainability
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All Angles discussion series tackles climate change

The Pitt initiative, which helps students explore different viewpoints, continues Oct. 26 with geologist Scott Tinker and engineer Paulina Jaramillo.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
  • Sustainability
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Two Pitt faculty members were honored by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Peter Strick and Boris Birmaher received outstanding achievement awards for their work in neuroscience and psychiatry.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Faculty
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Gwen Sowa was elected to the National Academy of Medicine

The professor and chair of physical medicine and rehabilitation has earned one of the highest honors in health care.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Why don't adult heart cells regenerate? A new Pitt study provides an explanation.

As mice mature, their heart cells quiet their communication with their environment, details a recent paper in the journal Developmental Cell.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt’s Global Experiences Office has a new director

Hillary Koller, a two-time Pitt alum, brings 15 years of higher ed experience to the role. Her team is re-imagining what it means to study abroad.

  • University News
  • Global
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Two Pitt physicists were honored by the American Physical Society

Chandralekha Singh received an award for removing barriers to marginalized groups in physics, and Vittorio Paolono was named an APS Fellow.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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How a Pitt alumna is fostering recovery through literacy

Courtney Colligan uses performance arts and writing to help people in prison build self-esteem, self-worth and overcome trauma.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences