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A person wearing a face mask talks to a therapist on a video call

The pandemic wasn’t the blanket mental health disaster that some predicted

Some groups took a big mental-health hit from COVID-19 — but others showed surprising resilience, according to recent research led by a Pitt PhD student.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
A tray of pretzels

Travel the world this October without leaving Pittsburgh

These five events put international art, voices and perspectives on display.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Global
two flags on campus, one with "Pitt" and another with the Panther logo

Pitt alumna Aditi Sridhar premiered a short film at the Chicago South Asian Film Festival

The Frederick Honors College graduate directed, co-wrote and produced the romantic drama “Pivot.”

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
A radar image of lava flows on the surface of Venus

A new study lays the groundwork for detecting volcanic activity on Venus

Future space probes will travel to the nearby planet to look for signs of flowing lava. Pitt’s Ian Flynn is making sure they’ll be able to find the evidence if it’s there.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Mittal

Pitt Med student Adi Mittal is a Collegiate Inventors Competition finalist

He will pitch his blood-based cerebral aneurysm test on Oct. 24.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Graduate and professional students
  • School of Medicine
Morgan Frank sits at his office desk

The biggest barrier to getting fossil fuel workers green jobs isn’t skills — it’s location

Fossil fuel workers have the right skills to join the green revolution. They’re just not in the right places, according to a new study by Pitt researcher Morgan Frank.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • School of Computing and Information
Linares stands in front of a red plane with a propellor

Undergraduate Alison Linares Mendoza received a Young Eagles engineering internship

The first Pitt student selected for the prestigious aeronautics program, she spent the summer working for Daher’s Aircraft Division in France.

  • Technology & Science
  • Undergraduate students
  • Swanson School of Engineering
The ecotone renewables team poses around their statue and certificate

The Pitt Sustainability Challenge winner has a solution for food waste on campus

Ecotone Renewables will receive $300,000 to install five anaerobic digesters, which divert carbon emissions by turning local food waste into fertilizer.

  • University News
  • Sustainability
A rendering of the BioForge facility

Pitt’s BioForge Manufacturing Center gets approval from Pittsburgh’s Planning Commission

Construction on the life sciences research hub is scheduled to begin this year.

  • Community Impact
  • Technology & Science
Fall leaves with Cathedral of Learning in background

Melissa Catanese won a creative development award from The Heinz Endowments

The teaching associate professor of studio arts received $20,000 for her project based on Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.”

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Kerrigan holds up a rock. A foggy seaside cliff is behind him.

What mountains in Portugal can tell us about Pennsylvania’s geologic past

Understanding how mountains formed could help us predict future tectonic events and find minerals for electronics, says Fulbright Fellow and Pitt-Johnstown Associate Professor Ryan Kerrigan.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Pitt-Johnstown
People sit in class in a computer lab

Pitt’s 4-day film bootcamp helped researchers expand their audience

Faculty, staff and graduate students learned the ins and outs of video production to publicize their work — and you can, too.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Capo

Rosemary Capo joined the AGU LANDInG Academy’s newest cohort

The associate professor will participate in a two-year professional development program for current and aspiring DEI leaders in the geosciences.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
A person discharges an fire extinguisher onto a controlled flame.

5 ways to practice fire safety at Pitt

No. 4: Attend the annual Fall Safety Fair and Fire Safety Day on Oct. 3.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
several nursing students surrounding a dummy patient head

Pitt nursing, engineering jump in 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best College rankings

The University also ranked highly in two new categories, cracking the top 50 for psychology and economics undergraduate programs.

  • University News
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Murray-Krezan

Cristina Murray-Krezan will chair the PCORI Clinical Trials Advisory Panel

The associate professor of medicine and clinical and translational science at Pitt will advise researchers on patient-centered outcomes.

  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
Gundlach holds a tablet while standing on a racetrack

A career in IndyCar has taken this Pitt alumna for a wild ride

After more than a decade, Kate Gundlach has the experience and clout to hold one of the sport’s top engineering jobs and work for one of its most talented, unpredictable drivers.

  • Alumni
A person in a Pitt hat and shirt holds up a black trashbag

Compete to clean up Pittsburgh at the Garbage Olympics

Volunteers will collect trash with teammates from around their neighborhoods on Saturday, Sept. 23.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pittsburgh Campus
two people working on a wheelchair

Pitt is a top 20 leader in patents in the U.S.

Innovators at the University earned 105 utility patents in 2022, ranking Pitt at No. 16 in the nation among universities.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
A crew with cameras and lighting equipment films actors in the Cathedral of Learning

Go behind the scenes of Pitt’s new ACC commercial

See how our multimedia team captured the Cathedral of Learning and other spots around campus.

  • University News
  • Pittsburgh Campus