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What you need to know about monkeypox

Ken Ho, a Pitt infectious disease specialist, explains how monkeypox differs from COVID-19 and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Lillian Chong

Lillian Chong creates simulations that mimic biological processes too small and too fast to be observed by even the most sophisticated microscope. The result is videos that show what’s happening with

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Why do galaxies stop making stars? A huge collision in space provides new clues.

Merging galaxies might hurl away the gas that fuels new stars, according to a discovery by Pitt astronomers and their colleagues.

  • Technology & Science
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Stephen Frederico received an American Brain Tumor Association fellowship to study pediatric brain cancer

The award aims to motivate talented medical students to pursue careers in neuro-oncology research by supporting a three-month summer research experience.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • School of Medicine
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A multidisciplinary Pitt team won the first phase of the NIH Neuromod Prize competition

Led by Changfeng Tai, the team is developing a device to address bladder, bowel and sexual disorders.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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In photos: What’s new in campus construction this fall

Renovations and construction across three Pitt campuses will provide new state-of-the-art facilities and sustainable upgrades.

  • University News
  • Pitt-Bradford
  • Pitt-Greensburg
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Pittsburgh’s ‘neighborly playground’ for neuroscience has new leadership

Pitt’s Julie Fiez and Carnegie Mellon’s Lori Holt will lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition into its next era of collaboration and curiosity.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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7 things to do in the ’Burgh this September

There’s plenty to keep you busy, including block parties, film screenings and a Chinese cultural festival.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt earned an unprecedented 12 international studies awards from the U.S. Department of Education

All six of the University’s global and area centers won both National Resource Center grants and Foreign Language Area Studies fellowships totaling $11 million.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
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Marnie Oakley will serve as interim dean of the School of Dental Medicine

Oakley (DEN ’92) has a long history of leadership at Pitt and beyond.

  • University News
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Apply or nominate someone for the Spirit of Pitt award by Sept. 6

Juniors and seniors in good academic standing are eligible. The two students who receive the most votes will win an award and $1,500 in resource funds.

  • University News
  • Students
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Panthers Forward offers money and mentorship to the Class of 2023

The program is open to all Pittsburgh students who use federal funding to pay for their final year of college. Applications are due Oct. 2.

  • University News
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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These free block parties will bring Oakland residents and students together

All neighbors — both short- and long-term — are invited to the September events featuring food, games, music and more.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Abdus Wahed received funding to develop SMART patient-centered clinical trial methods

The trials allow for more than one treatment to be given to a patient, or for treatment to change midway through.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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A beginner’s guide to becoming a Pitt fan

Whether you’re new to Pitt or a proud parent, here are the athletics traditions you need to know.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
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3 faculty members at Pitt-Greensburg received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant

Pilar Herr, William Campbell and Elizabeth Contreras are co-PIs on the Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations Planning Grant.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Pitt-Greensburg
  • Global
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Pitt and ElevateBio are partnering to bring cell and gene therapy manufacturing to Pittsburgh

With a 30-year agreement, the biotech company will be the first tenant at Pitt BioForge on Hazelwood Green.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Install the most recent version of Zoom now

Pitt IT asks that all members of the University community update their Zoom desktop client and app. Beginning Nov. 5, quarterly updates will be required for all users.

  • University News
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Christine Kasper named the new dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

She joins Pitt from the University of New Mexico and was previously a senior executive in the Office of Nursing Services at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • University News
  • School of Nursing
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Pitt’s College in High School program received accreditation

It’s one of just two programs to earn the designation in Pennsylvania. Participating students earn academic credit at the high school and college level.

  • Community Impact
  • Teaching & Learning