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Pitt-Titusville launches rebranded Education and Training Center

Formerly known as the Hub, the school is raising community awareness of its associate degrees and Swanson School of Engineering sponsored courses.

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Pitt-Titusville
Synychych wears a VR headset to test her scuba diving application, displayed on a projector screen

An undergrad from Ukraine is exploring how VR might comfort those with PTSD

Moved by her own experiences with trauma, Sofiya Synychych developed a meditative application with help from Pitt-Bradford faculty.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Pitt-Bradford
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The best way to retain memories may depend on the content

New Pitt and Temple research tests approaches for spacing out and memorizing different types of material.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Center for Neuroscience
A student in a white lab coat looks at a vial full of duckweed

836 Pitt undergraduates contributed data for a new study on plants and pollution

The study originated from a lab course, Duckweed Survivor, that encourages students to see themselves as researchers.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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A poignant news story led to dozens of new pledges for the National Sports Brain Bank

Former Pittsburgh weatherman Jon Burnett shared his suspected diagnosis of CTE. An outpouring of support followed.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Medicine
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A Pitt junior will compete on 'The Amazing Race'

Biological sciences major Maya Mody will compete alongside her brother on Season 36 of the reality adventure show.

  • Global
  • Undergraduate students
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This Pitt program is leveling up the gene therapy workforce in Pittsburgh

Leah Byrne’s Pittsburgh Gene Therapy Bootcamp teaches lab skills and connects grad students to biotech companies.

  • Technology & Science
Greg Delgoffe and Leah Byrne

2 Pitt faculty were elected Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors

Leah Byrne and Greg Delgoffe of the School of Medicine were honored for their innovations in cell and gene therapy.

  • Technology & Science
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Pitt undergrads will offer free tax assistance through April 12

In partnership with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides Pittsburgh residents with tax return and refund support.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Undergraduate students
Chloë Glover

A Pitt PhD candidate earned a Mendenhall Research Fellowship

Chloë Glover will work with the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a 3D tectonic framework of the northeastern area of Washington State

  • Innovation and Research
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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2 Pitt students received 2024 Critical Language Scholarships

Dannial Cardillo and Christine White will both study Persian in Tajikistan.

  • Global
  • Students
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2 Pitt seniors competed at an ethics in engineering competition

Alison Linares Mendoza and Anvi Viji-Anand are the first to represent the University in the challenge.

  • Technology & Science
  • Undergraduate students
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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No. 1 ROC finishes dominant run to win the first Pitt Madness

The beloved mascot won each of his rounds with over 59% of the votes. Look back on his matchups throughout the month.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Pittsburgh Campus
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Anthony Grace was elected to the Schizophrenia International Research Society board

The distinguished professor’s term will start April 5 and run through 2028.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Think Pitt is a health research MVP? Vote for it.

Spinal cord research that’s restoring movement to stroke patients is part of the STAT Madness competition to determine this year’s most innovative research.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
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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
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Joseph J. McCarthy named Pitt’s provost and senior vice chancellor

He’s served the University for more than 25 years as both an award-winning faculty member and transformative leader.

  • University News
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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
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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