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Forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht dies at 93

In a career spanning medicine and politics, the Pitt alumnus made a mark on Pittsburgh and the country.

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Pitt biologists are part of a $12.5M NSF grant to study a widespread genetic phenomenon

Tia-Lynn Ashman and Martin Turcotte will use the pond plant duckweed to learn about organisms with more than two copies of their chromosomes.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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5 Pitt honors students earned summer Creative Arts Fellowships

The undergraduates will produce a piece of creative work under the mentorship of a faculty member or subject-matter expert.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Innovation and Research
  • Undergraduate students
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Oakland will be home to a new affordable housing community for LGBTQ+ older adults

The Mosaic complex, which will offer 48 units for people 62 and older, is a first for Western Pennsylvania.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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15 Pitt students were named Health Science Research fellows

The Frederick Honors College program supports students as they conduct full-time independent research over the summer.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Students
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Dwayne Pinkney is Pitt’s new executive senior vice chancellor for administration and finance and CFO

As executive senior vice chancellor for administration and finance, he will serve as a key advisor to Chancellor Gabel and University leadership.

  • University News
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Carla Panzella is named Pitt's vice provost for student affairs

She brings more than two decades of student-centered work to the role, effective June 1.

  • University News
  • Students
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Tera Levin will study pathogenesis through a Burroughs Wellcome Fund program

The PATH program funds assistant professors studying points where human and infectious agent systems connect.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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The David C. Frederick Honors College is expanding to Pitt-Greensburg

Students on the regional campus will now have the same access to interdisciplinary research and mentoring resources as those in Pittsburgh.

  • University News
  • Pitt-Greensburg
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Michele V. Manuel is the first woman U. S. Steel Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering

The award-winning materials engineer, innovator and leader joins Pitt from the University of Florida Sept. 1.

  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Provost
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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15 Pitt students completed the Physician Assistants Advancing Diversity program

The free weeklong program is open to current students on any campus.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Students
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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The newest Cathedral of Learning falcons were banded and given a clean bill of health

See photos of the pair of fluffy, football-sized chicks from their May 20 banding.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Cathedral of Learning
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Pittsburgh high schoolers spend a summer engaged in STEM through this Pitt program

Students learn more than just lab work through Pitt Bio Outreach, which also provides mentoring as they prepare for college and fosters community connections.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt improved in a number of Center for World University Rankings

Nationally, the University rose to No. 41 overall and to No. 20 among public schools.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
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Pitt-Greensburg students were honored at a Student Pennsylvania State Education Association conference

The campus chapter earned its fifth consecutive APEX award for holding activities that align with SPSEA pillars.

  • Community Impact
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Pitt-Greensburg
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Clutter for a Cause diverted a record 22K pounds of material from landfills

The event saved tons of electronics, food products and more from residence halls during move-out week.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
  • Students
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Pitt-Bradford earned its 14th consecutive Military Friendly designation

The gold level school has been recognized for embracing military students and their families and dedicating resources to ensure their success.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Pitt-Bradford
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Pitt-Greensburg student researchers won top prizes at the Tri-Beta district convention

Their chapter was also honored with the Northeast 3 Outstanding District Chapter Award.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Students
  • Pitt-Greensburg
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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9 PhD students were named 2024 Humanities Engage fellows

They will receive funding for immersive summer projects and innovative dissertation research.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Humanities Center
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How Pitt is taking steps to make life sciences jobs more accessible for all

A recent presentation and workshop convened by the Office of Engagement and Community Affairs explored creating pathways to well-paying jobs for community members in a growing industry.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research