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Laura Levitt received the inaugural Fine Fellowship

Through a partnership with Pitt’s Jewish Studies Program and the Heinz History Center, the Temple University professor will work with materials from the Tree of Life attack and its aftermath.

Louis Deemer

Louis Deemer won a NAFSA Rising Star Young Leader Award

He is an immigration specialist in the Office of International Services, a Pitt Commons mentor, and an instructor to students, faculty and staff.

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
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5 faculty won Pitt’s Health Sciences Ascending Star award

The honor was established in 2022 to recognize highly productive and creative midcareer faculty members in the six schools of the health sciences.

  • University News
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
Chevron Science Center

David Waldeck and Brian Bloom published a ‘spintronics’ paper in Science Advances

The research shows how certain materials could serve as gateways to control currents that harness an electron’s spin rather than its charge.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt invited local high schoolers to experience the University’s disability resources firsthand

The University for a Day event, May 6, included a campus tour, an information session featuring an alum and an admissions presentation.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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A Pitt project is addressing skin cancer disparities in Black communities

School of Medicine students connected with community leaders and distributed 750 pamphlets to spread the word throughout Pittsburgh.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
Nursing graduates in white coats holding lamps read aloud from a booklet

Pitt-Greensburg held its first pinning ceremony for nursing graduates

The event, held April 26, welcomed 28 graduates into the nursing profession.

  • University News
  • Health and Wellness
  • Pitt-Greensburg
A gloved hand picks a vial from among a number of water vials.

Making batteries takes a lot of lithium. Some of it could come from wastewater.

Water from Marcellus shale gas wells could supply up to 40% of U.S. demand for the metal, according to a new Pitt study.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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4 Pitt Business people were named up-and-coming marketers by Pittsburgh’s AMA chapter

The local American Marketing Association award is presented to recent or soon-to-be college graduates.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • College of Business Administration
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Chandralekha Singh, holding a marker, points at a whiteboard with graphs on it.

Chandralekha Singh received an AAPT award for physics education

The distinguished professor of physics was recognized for her pioneering advances in the field of physics education research.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt has three new National Endowment for the Humanities awardees

Adam Cilli, Mrinalini Rajagopalan and Annette Vee will each receive funding from the federal agency for their research.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Pitt-Greensburg
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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8 Pitt students were named Gilman scholars

Seven undergraduates from the Pittsburgh campus and one from Pitt-Greensburg received the competitive study abroad grant.

  • Pitt-Greensburg
  • College of Business Administration
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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A Pitt program earned a first-of-its-kind Middle States Association accreditation

It’s a major milestone toward the STEM PUSH Network’s goal of increasing equity and opportunity for Black, Latino and Indigenous students in postsecondary STEM.

  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
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6 tips for hanging your hammock without harming trees

The University’s Pittsburgh campus is home to almost 4,000 trees; here’s how to pick an optimal spot for your afternoon siesta.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
  • Students
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These students were published in the Journal of Science Policy and Governance

The two teams from Pitt’s Environmental Law and Policy class tackled policy problems in their papers.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • Undergraduate students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Pitt BioForge CEO Ken Gabriel participates in a four-person panel

A Brookings Institution event highlighted Pittsburgh’s growth as a life sciences leader

Chancellor Joan Gabel and Pitt BioForge CEO Ken Gabriel were among the speakers at the recent forum, which centered on innovative economic development in the region.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
The Cathedral of Learning

2 Pitt alums are 2024 Pulitzer Prize winners

Brandon Som and Brett Murphy took home the nation’s most prestigious award for poetry and public-service journalism, respectively.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Alumni
A Panther statue

Pitt has published an update on endowment investing related to environmental, social and governance factors

The update reflects the University’s commitment to providing greater clarity regarding how ESG factors are applied in the Consolidated Endowment Fund's investment decision-making process.

  • University News
The CuPID project team conducts an interview.

A Pitt program is connecting people through storytelling to build a more inclusive campus

The CuPID project received a $500,000 Pitt Seed grant to amplify dialogue-based curriculum across the University. An upcoming summer course focuses on the health sciences community.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
Zamani-Gallaher

Eboni Zamani-Gallaher is the new dean of Pitt’s School of Education

Since she joined Pitt in 2022, the interim dean’s scholarship on equitable participation in higher ed has secured more than $10 million in funding.

  • University News
  • Teaching & Learning
  • School of Education