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Latest greenhouse gas inventory shows Pitt's progress toward carbon neutrality

A report led by grad student Jessica Vaden shows a decrease in campus emissions by almost a third since 2008.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Proposals due March 1 for dB-SERC Course Transformation Awards

Several grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to cover projects undertaken between May 1, 2022, and Aug. 31, 2023.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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How fecal transplants could transform cancer care

Changing bacteria in the gut can cause remarkable effects in some melanoma patients, Pitt researchers proved.

  • Technology & Science
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt biologists found hundreds of plant viruses hitchhiking on pollen

The first-of-its-kind study points to honeybees as a potential “superspreader” of plant disease.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s Boo Kyung Jung received a grant from the Academy of Korean Studies

The grant is in the amount of $21,000.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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New scholarship agreement helps graduate students in the sciences

Pitt’s partnership with an all-women, all-volunteer philanthropic organization is getting deeper, stronger and planning for perpetuity.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Nursing
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These windows will outsmart the elements

The Pitt and Oxford researchers' design harnesses the sun’s energy in winter and reflects it in the summer.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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How emotions fuel fake news on social media

Angry about that headline? Then you’ll probably share this story, Pitt researchers show.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Education

Three Pitt researchers earned Charles E. Kaufman Foundation grants

The awards support critical research at Pennsylvania universities.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt researchers receive grant to explore wireless technology for people with disabilities

The team hopes to improve accessibility and promote mainstream wireless inclusion through technology services with a $4.6 million grant.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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Scott Morgenstern receives Fulbright Specialist Program award

Morgenstern will complete his project at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Global
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Education's Tom Akiva publishes new book

His book examines how in-school and out-of-school learning systems can be improved to better support young people’s learning and development.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Education
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Jennifer E. Woodward joins Society of Research Administrators International board of directors

Woodward is serving as one of six At Large Board members with full voting rights and significant responsibility for the stewardship of the organization.

  • Staff
  • Innovation and Research
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Why do some people get jet lag and others don’t?

A $6.2 million grant from the Wood Next Fund will help Pitt researchers find out — and potentially unlock other sleep mysteries in the process.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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William ‘Buddy’ Clark and Steven R. Little are Pitt’s newest members of the National Academy of Inventors

It’s the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Alumnus Joseph Kannarkat is Pitt’s newest Schwarzman Scholar

He has studied health care systems in the U.K. and Kenya, hoping to bring insights back to the U.S. His next stop, supported by the prestigious scholarship, is China.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Robots might be bad for men, but give women more bargaining power

A new study from Pitt economist Osea Giuntella found that men had lower wages and workforce participation in areas with more industrial robots, among other gendered effects.

  • Technology & Science
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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This Pitt effort is relocating Afghan scholars to the U.S.

Meet Omar Sadr, a political scientist who fled Taliban violence and now leads the Afghanistan Project at Pitt.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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A new Pitt pledge encourages health care providers to use opioid alternatives

The School of Dental Medicine was the first in the nation to implement opioid-free pain management for most procedures in its clinics. Now, the practice is spreading.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Pitt Black Faculty Development Initiative receives grant to tackle health disparities

The $250,000 from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will both support Black faculty at Pitt and address Black maternal and infant health in Western Pennsylvania and beyond.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus