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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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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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Kyle Orwig received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

The Pitt professor will be honored for his contributions to the field during a ceremony in October.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Want to feel less stressed? Take a tour of Pitt’s trees.

Pitt’s tree-planting efforts support more than the environment — there are health benefits too. Here are five trees on the Pittsburgh campus that are worth a peep as the leaves begin to turn.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Looking at smiling faces extends the antidepressant effects of ketamine

Pitt psychiatrist Rebecca Price writes about her new study, which supports the idea that the drug opens a “window of opportunity” for patients with depression to improve their self-worth.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
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And the 2022 Spirit of Pitt Awards go to...

Recipients were honored during halftime at the homecoming football game.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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Hispanic Heritage Month resources at Pitt and in Pittsburgh

Join these Pitt groups, plus learn about community resources for those who have or are interested in Hispanic heritage.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Your feedback counts in the search for Pitt’s next chancellor. Take this survey by Oct. 14.

Share what traits and experiences you think the next leader of the University should have.

  • University News
  • Chancellor
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Biologists named a newly discovered cell repair pathway after Pitt

The PITT pathway, described in a Nature paper by faculty members Jay Xiaojun Tan and Toren Finkel, fixes a part of the cell that recycles waste.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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How Pitt biologists are making fieldwork more equitable

In a new publication, Pitt researchers share how they crafted a guide that prioritizes safety for field researchers from marginalized groups.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s Regional Dementia Caregiver Training and Employment Program received a $500,000 grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation

The program is training hundreds of caregivers on skills essential to support persons living with dementia.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
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Submit your comments on draft policies by Oct. 19

The Intergovernmental Personnel Act Assignments and Management of University Facilities and Grounds policies are available for review and comment.

  • University News
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Pitt has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the 6th year in a row

The University’s support for a diverse, campus culture and climate are just some of the efforts recognized.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Angela Allie was named the executive director of Pitt’s Institute for Learning

Allie brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, which will oversee strategic priorities and leadership development.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
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Get to know the Homewood Community Engagement Center at a Sept. 24 block party

Food, music, art and more await at the free event, which celebrates the next phase of the center’s development.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Attend these October forums to provide feedback on Pitt’s chancellor search

Share your thoughts on Oct. 3 at 9:30 a.m. or Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

  • University News
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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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Molly Stitt-Fischer is Pitt’s new director of environmental health and safety

She most recently served as the University’s biosafety officer.

  • University News
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MaCalus V. Hogan is the new chair of Pitt’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

He’s also been named the David Silver Professor.

  • University News
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt’s search for its next chancellor begins

The search committee is seeking community feedback and has hired a search firm to find the University’s 19th chancellor. Here’s how you can participate.

  • University News