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9 essential apps for Pittsburgh campus students

Stay on top of your classwork, order food and keep yourself safe with these downloads.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt and UPMC Enterprises partner to accelerate research commercialization and build Pittsburgh’s life sciences economy

Pitt investigators studying women’s health, autoimmune disease and rare neurological diseases can get up to $1 million per year for up to two years through a new partnership.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt awarded $2.2 million to expand jobs and business opportunities in robotics and AI

Distributed through the American Rescue Plan, the grants will support programs to help Pennsylvanians thrive in today’s economy.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Computing and Information
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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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A Pitt psychiatry team studying suicide earned a $16.2 million grant renewal from the National Institute of Mental Health

The ETUDES Center will use the funds to combat adolescent suicide with a focus on Black and Hispanic youth.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Become a more confident cyclist during Pitt’s Bike to Campus Week

From fix-it stations to free rides, the Pittsburgh campus has everything you need to bike around town. Learn more about urban cycling during Sept. 12-16 events.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
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Katz School’s Executive MBA program lands highest-ever ranking from Poets & Quants

Pitt is No. 18 nationwide and No. 6 among public university programs in the 2022-23 ranking.

  • University News
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
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Pitt-Greensburg’s Learning Resources Center celebrates 25 years of student success

The center provides disability services and tutoring help to hundreds of students each year.

  • University News
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Pitt-Greensburg
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Pitt Arrival 2022 in photos

From New Student Convocation to the annual Activities Fair, the Pittsburgh campus was abuzz during Welcome Week. See our favorite pictures.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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New research from Caroline Runyan’s lab published in Cell Reports

Her team found that the properties of a neuron subtype are specialized in different subregions of the cortex.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Donors David Frederick and Sophie Lynn visited Pitt to celebrate the renaming of the Honors College

They spent Sept. 1 with students, faculty and staff, then dotted the Pitt “i” before the Backyard Brawl.

  • University News
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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What you need to know about monkeypox

Ken Ho, a Pitt infectious disease specialist, explains how monkeypox differs from COVID-19 and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
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Lillian Chong

Lillian Chong creates simulations that mimic biological processes too small and too fast to be observed by even the most sophisticated microscope. The result is videos that show what’s happening with

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Why do galaxies stop making stars? A huge collision in space provides new clues.

Merging galaxies might hurl away the gas that fuels new stars, according to a discovery by Pitt astronomers and their colleagues.

  • Technology & Science
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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A multidisciplinary Pitt team won the first phase of the NIH Neuromod Prize competition

Led by Changfeng Tai, the team is developing a device to address bladder, bowel and sexual disorders.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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In photos: What’s new in campus construction this fall

Renovations and construction across three Pitt campuses will provide new state-of-the-art facilities and sustainable upgrades.

  • University News
  • Pitt-Bradford
  • Pitt-Greensburg
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Stephen Frederico received an American Brain Tumor Association fellowship to study pediatric brain cancer

The award aims to motivate talented medical students to pursue careers in neuro-oncology research by supporting a three-month summer research experience.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • School of Medicine
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Pittsburgh’s ‘neighborly playground’ for neuroscience has new leadership

Pitt’s Julie Fiez and Carnegie Mellon’s Lori Holt will lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition into its next era of collaboration and curiosity.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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7 things to do in the ’Burgh this September

There’s plenty to keep you busy, including block parties, film screenings and a Chinese cultural festival.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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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