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Brian Galla wants to help your teen kick their Instagram habit

Appealing to their sense of rebellion might be the key to helping teens cut back on social media use, the Pitt psychologist's research shows.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Department of Psychology in Education
  • School of Education
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Secretary of State Antony Blinken toured Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research

The secretary met with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, Center for Vaccine Research Director Paul Duprex and other leaders as part of his tour.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Center for Vaccine Research
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Honors College undergrads relaunch old journal with new tech

The Honors College celebrates the relaunch of the Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review — a student-led journal of scholarship and creative works — with a new open-access platform thanks to the library

  • Innovation and Research
  • Students
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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Historian Keisha N. Blain named New America Fellow

New America is an organization committed to investing in thinkers who generate ideas that impact and spark new conversations about the most pressing issues of our day.

  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Innovation and Research
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Yunxing Lu receives Geothermal Rising Marcelo Lippmann Graduate Award

The award is given to five graduate students based on academic record, student activities, geothermal industry experience and career goals.

  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Innovation and Research
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How to save rare plants? Protect their pollinators.

Tia-Lynn Ashman and a team of Pitt biologists put a network of plants and pollinators under the microscope to tackle a tough question in ecology.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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They're trying to detect the next pandemic

Seema Lakdawala’s lab is part of a new multi-institutional partnership that will assess the pandemic potential of new viruses.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Health and Wellness
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Research Sheds Light on How Children Interpret ‘Dark Tourism’

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Professor Mary Margaret Kerr shares insights on how to help children make meaning of tragic events.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Education
  • School of Medicine
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Where the laws of matter break down, a quantum discovery crops up

Lasers, fiendishly complex calculations and some of the coldest temperatures on Earth led to physicist Vincent Liu’s recent superfluid discovery.

  • Technology & Science
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

New National Science Foundation Center Aims to Produce Breakthrough Research

Case Western Reserve University and the University of Pittsburgh will launch a joint center this fall that uses cutting-edge data science and materials research to help companies make more reliable

  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Research and IT foster strategic collaboration

Kim Wong and Adam Hobaugh, co-directors at Pitt’s Center for Research Computing, are on a mission to make advanced computing and data services accessible to all researchers.

  • Technology & Science
  • Innovation and Research
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Pitt virologists teach kids about vaccines

A recent hands-on, kid-friendly event at the Carnegie Science Center sought to make good information go viral.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Center for Vaccine Research
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Big Idea Center Names New Director

Entrepreneur Rhonda Schuldt will be the next leader of the Big Idea Center, an on-campus innovation hub open to all students.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Staff

Researchers Get $100K Grant to Track Aneurysms and Predict Rupture

Abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the United States. It occurs when the aorta weakens and begins to irreversibly dilate, like a slowly inflating balloon. If left

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Vice Chancellor to Focus on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

As the new vice chancellor for research infrastructure, Robert K. Cunningham will focus on the effective operation, financial stability and future growth opportunities across Pitt research platforms.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
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Shelome Gooden Named Research Leader Fellow

Shelome Gooden, Pitt’s first-ever assistant vice chancellor for research in the humanities, arts, social sciences and related fields at the University of Pittsburgh, is one of eight new Research

  • Innovation and Research
  • Arts and Humanities
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Report: K-12 Schools Need to Change for Success in Post-Pandemic World

Improving access to broadband, technology and creating personalized learning environments were some of the top recommendations noted in the report from Pitt’s Institute of Politics.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Institute of Politics
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Understanding Antibodies in COVID-19

Ghady Haidar is learning more about vaccination efficacy in immunocompromised patients and beyond.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Covid-19
Dalya Berkowitz

Mentorship Starts Student on the Right Foot

Rising senior Dalya Berkowitz credits her mentor, Pitt political scientist Burcu Savun, with the support and research experience needed to give her career in international relations a running start.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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A Silver Bullet?

They’re on your toothbrush, in your clothes and mixed into your makeup: Silver nanoparticles have germ-killing properties, but could they be adding to antimicrobial resistance?

  • Innovation and Research