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Biologists named a newly discovered cell repair pathway after Pitt

The PITT pathway, described in a Nature paper by faculty members Jay Xiaojun Tan and Toren Finkel, fixes a part of the cell that recycles waste.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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How Pitt biologists are making fieldwork more equitable

In a new publication, Pitt researchers share how they crafted a guide that prioritizes safety for field researchers from marginalized groups.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program received a $500,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation

The program is training hundreds of caregivers on skills essential to support persons living with dementia.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
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Submit your comments on draft policies by Oct. 19

The Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignments and Management of University Facilities and Grounds policies are available for review and comment.

  • University News
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Pitt has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the 6th year in a row

The University’s support for a diverse, campus culture and climate are just some of the efforts recognized.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Angela Allie was named the executive director of Pitt’s Institute for Learning

Allie brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, which will oversee strategic priorities and leadership development.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
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Get to know the Homewood Community Engagement Center at a Sept. 24 block party

Food, music, art and more await at the free event, which celebrates the next phase of the center’s development.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Attend these October forums to provide feedback on Pitt’s chancellor search

Share your thoughts on Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. or Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

  • University News
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Pitt’s Center for Governance and Markets won a $2.4 million grant to study how societies overcome deep differences

Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili will co-lead the project, which will foster a global network of scholars to tackle polarization and social divisions.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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Molly Stitt-Fischer is Pitt’s new director of environmental health and safety

She most recently served as the University’s biosafety officer.

  • University News
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MaCalus V. Hogan is the new chair of Pitt’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

He’s also been named the David Silver Professor.

  • University News
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt’s search for its next chancellor begins

The search committee is seeking community feedback and has hired a search firm to find the University’s 19th chancellor. Here’s how you can participate.

  • University News
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Jen Silver joined the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Association of Social Workers’ Board of Directors

Silver (A&S ’13) is a second-year master's student in the School of Social Work who plans to advocate for people with substance use disorders.

  • Community Impact
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Social Work
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A home for scholars studying Latin America has opened in Pittsburgh

The new Latin American Cultural Center and Museum houses art, programming and 20,000 years’ worth of history. Here’s how Pitt people and the community made it happen.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Center for Latin American Studies
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Life science incubator established by Pitt receives $14.7 million from Pennsylvania

LifeX Greenhouse will use the award to fund life science companies in Western Pennsylvania.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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4 Pitt students earned inaugural Voyager Scholarships

The Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service supports young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve the world’s biggest challenges. Meet our winners.

  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Community Impact
  • Global
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Pitt’s first Indigenous Cultural Festival kicks off Sept. 19

The weeklong collaboration with the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will welcome past and present Indigenous University community members and educate newcomers on Native cultures.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt geologists mapped how metal pollutants have traveled across the city

A new study shows where industry and weather dropped metals like lead and cadmium in Pittsburgh soils.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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5 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Pittsburgh

From a night of salsa music to a lively street festival, here are just some of the activities commemorating the month at Pitt and beyond.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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The Big Idea Center is opening in the heart of Oakland

Students, alumni and friends are invited to a Sept. 16 grand opening ceremony to meet entrepreneurs in residence and learn about upcoming programs.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus