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Benjamin Davies

From the rural corners of Pennsylvania to operating rooms in Rwanda, Ben Davies is committed to addressing inequities in health care. His varied research interests — studying treatment disparities in

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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Meshesha Make is bringing Amharic to Pitt students

His lectureship is one of a number of efforts to boost African studies at the University.

  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
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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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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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Celebrate Africa brings together guests from the continent with Pitt community on Sept. 16-17

The first-ever event — part conference and part celebration — will include lectures, roundtables, performances, crafts and a food market.

  • Global
  • University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
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Pitt’s Humanities Engage program is re-imagining doctoral education

The program’s fellows are putting their research into practice from Pittsburgh to Accra. Learn more about their work at a Sept. 13-14 symposium.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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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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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 hosted the first Transnational Dialogues in Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latinx Studies Summer Institute

Scholars from across the country gathered to deepen their understanding of blackness in Latin America, the Caribbean and diasporic populations in the U.S.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
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9 Pitt students and alumni named Fulbright scholars

The study abroad fellowship is among the most prestigious and competitive awards for American scholars.

  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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This alumna is helping Chile usher in a new era

Lucia Dammert (GSPIA ’97) is at the center of the country’s rebirth as chief of advisors to President Gabriel Boric.

  • Global
  • Alumni
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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Pitt researchers pulled 700,000 years of glacial history from an Andean lakebed

It’s the longest-ever glacier record for the tropics, and it could help scientists better understand modern-day climate change.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
Frederick, Sophia Lynn, Baroness Valerie Amos and Chancellor Gallagher

A gift from David C. Frederick will benefit students at the University of Pittsburgh and University College at Oxford University

The David C. Frederick Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh is named in honor of the Pitt alumnus (A&S ’83) and Rhodes Scholar.

  • Global
  • Alumni
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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School of Dental Medicine students, faculty and staff help fight global hunger

They packed 16,000 meal kits at a Rise Against Hunger event in the Petersen Events Center.

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Nancy Glazener taught a short course on gender to displaced Ukrainian students

She’s one of 12 U.S. professors working with the Flying University Courses for Ukrainian Students program.

  • Ukraine
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Two Pitt psychiatrists are raising money to stem Ukraine’s mental health crisis

A dual emergency of trauma and destroyed infrastructure is emerging in Ukraine. Alexandre Dombrovski and Carmen Andreescu are using their expertise to help.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Ukraine
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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The war in Ukraine will be fought in court, too. Here’s how Pitt’s School of Law is helping.

This August, the Ukrainian Legal Assistance Project will bring Ukrainian lawyers to Pitt and support them in defending their country.

  • Ukraine
  • Global
  • School of Law
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How do we know what we know?

Pitt’s Edouard Machery is leading a cross-cultural network of scholars to find out — and answer some of philosophy’s toughest questions.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to university leaders about rebuilding Ukraine’s higher education sector

Despite the war, people in Ukraine are yearning for knowledge and skills, he told members of the Association of American Universities in a virtual address Monday.

  • Ukraine
  • University News
  • Global
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Their professor is in Ukraine. These students said it changed their lives. 

Economist Tymofiy Mylovanov gave his Pitt students a “heartbreaking and enlightening” look at the struggles of a war-torn nation.

  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences