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Pitt once again ranked a top employer for new grads

Forbes recognized Pitt as one of the top 300 employers in America for new grads, spanning all industries, at No. 139.

  • University News
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Pitt researchers led the largest-ever series of phage therapy case studies

In a dramatic scaling up of an experimental treatment for deadly bacterial infections, 11 out of 20 patients responded well to the therapy and none showed adverse effects.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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6 Pitt women veterans reflect on their time in the armed forces

To commemorate Women Veterans Day on June 12, we interviewed impressive vets who are pushing for representation and support in the armed service and beyond.

  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
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This Pitt alumna preaches the power of networking

Marisa Williams, who was tasked by Gov. Tom Wolf to better the lives of Black Pennsylvanians, credits Pitt’s TRIO Student Support Services Program with starting her on a path of community building.

  • Community Impact
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt announced a new coordinator of belonging and inclusion

Ali Hoefnagel brings more than a decade of LGBTQ advocacy and experience to the role.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Division of Student Affairs
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Pitt hosted the first regional HERS reception for women leaders

Nearly 60 women came together for the Higher Education Resource Services event this May.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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Michael J. Becich named interim co-director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

N. John Cooper will also return to Pitt to lead research computing.

  • University News
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Every knee replacement creates nearly 30 pounds of waste

A new study co-authored by the late Freddie Fu reviews the environmental costs of orthopedic surgeries and explores more sustainable options.

  • Swanson School of Engineering
  • Sustainability
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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This School of Education program promoted healthy behaviors among older adults in Homewood

The Healthy Homewood Project brought together Pitt graduate students and the neighborhood YMCA to combat obesity and chronic illness through wellness education and fitness.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Education
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In photos: Sun and fun at the Chancellor’s Annual Staff and Faculty Appreciation Picnic

More than 3,000 Pitt employees gathered for an afternoon of barbecue, cornhole and catching up.

  • University News
  • Chancellor
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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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Four employees in the Office of Human Resources have accepted new roles

Jamie Wincovitch, Melissa Kluchurosky, Diane Chabal and Jared Lanza are taking on new positions.

  • University News
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Diane Litman and LRDC collaborators were awarded an NSF grant

They will study how to integrate natural language processing into writing feedback and revision.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
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Cathedral peregrine falcon chicks given bands and clean bills of health

For the first time since 2019, biologists, birders and staff from the National Aviary, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pitt worked together to band the young peregrines.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Cathedral of Learning
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Juleen Rodakowski is the new chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy

The committee selected Rodakowski for her bold vision and demonstration of exceptional abilities to lead the department.

  • University News
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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6 budget-friendly things to do in Pittsburgh this June

Embrace the summer season with Pride festivals, an August Wilson play and jazz performances.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Yael Schenker named an Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellow

She is a professor in the School of Medicine and director of the Palliative Research Center.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center received a five-year, $7.5 million National Science Foundation award

The project aims to break down barriers researchers face in getting access to national research resources.

  • Innovation and Research
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How Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence helps small businesses succeed

Robert Stein and his team help Western Pennsylvania entrepreneurs create, open and sustain businesses as diverse as the region — from trucking companies to Latin American restaurants.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
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Pitt School of Nursing students and graduates rise up

With a simmering pandemic, an aging population and more than a million expected to retire from the profession in the next decade, the national need for well-trained nurses is as serious as ever.

  • Community Impact
  • School of Nursing