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Apply for a Pitt film boot camp by March 29

The four-day intensive will teach faculty, staff and graduate and professional students how to communicate their research via video.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Innovation and Research
A heat map shows groups of migrating cells in the brain

New research shows migrating neurons may play important roles in development

Findings from the lab of Shawn Sorrells suggest the movement of immature cells is related to periods of neuroplasticity when the brain is especially receptive to changes and adaptation.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
The Cathedral of Learning

2 faculty won Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards

This annual award recognizes outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate studies in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Community members and Pitt partners work together to plan how the field of life sciences can benefit Greater Hazelwood

For more than 25 years, Pitt has partnered with residents and nonprofit leaders to build a brighter future. Here’s what’s next.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
A diagram highlights three red black holes in a galaxy

Rachel Bezanson was on a team of astronomers that detected a black hole in the early universe

Their findings on the supermassive red mass, which combined James Webb Space Telescope observations with gravitational lensing, were published in Nature.

  • Technology & Science
  • Space
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Yellow harlequin tree frog in rainforest

To find rare frogs and birds, Pitt researchers are using machine learning algorithms and hundreds of microphones

A new generation of conservation technologies is allowing researchers like Justin Kitzes to search more broadly and efficiently than ever before.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Anzell sits in a lab

He was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease in high school. As a Pitt postdoc, he’s committed to finding answers.

Anthony Anzell came to the School of Public Health to study the mechanisms of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia with Beth Roman, a leading expert and basic research director in Pitt’s HHT Center.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
  • Graduate and professional students
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A federal grant will create a new drug discovery center at Pitt

Researchers and clinicians at the School of Medicine and UPMC will use the $7.8 million in funding to start the Pitt Translational Center for Microphysiology Systems.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt research on small galaxies was published in Nature

Their findings from James Webb Space Telescope observations show they may be responsible for opening the universe to light.

  • Technology & Science
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Space
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Pitt experts predict the changes that will shape their field before the next leap day

Leap ahead with leaders in immunology, neuroscience and public health.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
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Solved at Pitt: What are Saturn’s rings made of?

Pitt researchers have made many leaps in their fields — here's how Professor James Keeler settled the debate about the planet at the University's own Allegheny Observatory.

  • Technology & Science
  • Space
  • Allegheny Observatory
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Black students at Pitt engage in various activities.

The 1969 publication of Pitt’s Black Action Society is now fully digitized

The annual issue, titled "As-Salaam-Alaikum," highlighted Black student life through artwork, poetry and photos.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Students
  • Alumni
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Jonathan Rubin will chair a Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics activity group

In the role, the professor in Pitt’s Department of Mathematics will lead forum discussions on dynamical systems.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
A Panther statue in front of the Cathedral of Learning

15 Pitt faculty members won 2024 Chancellor’s Distinguished Awards

The annual honor recognizes outstanding scholarly accomplishments in research, teaching and public service.

  • Faculty
A group of students in blue Pitt Day of Giving shirts smile

A record-setting 11,400 alumni and donors raised $2.4 million on Pitt Day of Giving

Across the globe, supporters helped fund University scholarships, research, academics, athletics and more.

  • University News
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2 Pitt Public Health professors led a Collaborative Filmmaking study on grief

“Visualizing Loss” follows 5 Pennsylvania families and their experience with bereavement after the death of a child.

  • Community Impact
  • Arts and Humanities
  • School of Public Health
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General Education Task Force aims to transform Pitt’s undergraduate experience

The three-year project will streamline degree planning, reduce financial burdens and foster interdisciplinary exploration.

  • University News
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Undergraduate students
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These are the 2024 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring winners

The annual award recognizes Pitt faculty for outstanding mentoring of graduate students pursuing a research doctorate degree.

  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
Podob and Crookston stand side-by-side in front of a projector

2 Pitt-Greensburg students presented their honors research on genetics

Their project was led by Assistant Professor of Biology Logan Johnson.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Pitt-Greensburg
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Pitt extends the Fall 2024 commitment deadline to May 15

The U.S. Department of Education's announcement that student financial aid information from the FAFSA is delayed until mid-March means financial aid offers will likely be sent around mid-April.

  • University News
  • Students