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Pitt’s first Black provost, Donald M. Henderson, dies at 91

Henderson (A&S ’67G) “transformed the role of provost, and the University of Pittsburgh itself, during his tenure here,” Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said.

  • Staff
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Register for the first-ever Dickson Prize Day on July 19

Winners of the med school’s highest honor will present alongside Pitt researchers on cutting-edge biomedical topics.

  • University News
  • School of Medicine
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The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory at Pitt will host a regional network to improve water quality

As new host of the Southwest Pennsylvania Water Network, the collaboratory aims to help build a stronger regional identity around the area’s rivers.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Sustainability
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pitt announces the 2022 Dickson Prize in Medicine winner

In addition to winning a medal and prize money, Stanford’s Carolyn Bertozzi, founder of the field of biorthoogonal chemistry, will present a special lecture at Pitt.

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Pitt’s Board of Trustees named a new chair and added five members

Doug Browning (A&S ’72), who has served on the board since 2013, will be the governing body’s first African American leader.

  • University News
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Submit to the Art of Diversity Showcase by July 8

Anyone may submit creative works to the competition. Winners will be announced during the Diversity Forum, July 25-28.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is resuming in-person trainings

Sessions include bloodborne pathogens and chemical hygiene as well as self-defense and active killer trainings.

  • University News
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Heath Skinner is the new chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology

He assumes the role July 1.

  • School of Medicine
  • University News
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The University of Pittsburgh named a new dean of the School of Pharmacy

Amy Lynn Seybert was selected after a competitive national search. She’s been the chair of Pitt’s Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics for the past 12 years.

  • University News
  • School of Pharmacy
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Olivia Miller

Gymnast Olivia Miller warms up on the uneven bars, her favorite event. She’s a senior, and this competition in Washington, D.C., is her final meet. She circles around and around, gaining speed until

  • Athletics
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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The Pitt community donated more than $700,000 to this year’s United Way campaign

Nearly 2,000 people total donated, and on the Pittsburgh campus, individual donations averaged $339 — a University record.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
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A Board of Trustees committee approved funding for ongoing wellness initiatives

The fee structure will support increased wellness services as well as the opening of the new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

  • University News
  • Students
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This Pitt researcher is using data to fight the opioid epidemic

Jeanine Buchanich’s work with the Pennsylvania Department of Health is pinpointing which public health interventions show the most benefit.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Public Health
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Pitt alumnus Tommie Shelby elected co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board

The philosopher, Africana studies scholar and professor at Harvard University will serve a three-year term.

  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Elizabeth Skidmore won the 2022 Women in Rehabilitation Science Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

She is chair of Pitt’s Department of Occupational Therapy.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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5 Juneteenth events to check out this weekend

From music to markets, here’s how to observe the holiday in Pittsburgh.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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From the archives: Father-kid dynamic duos

For these Pitt dads, teaming up with their children was a highlight of their careers.

  • Innovation and Research
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University Club event celebrates Pittsburgh Public Schools’ top students

19 valedictorians and salutatorians from the district are headed to Pitt in the fall.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
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School of Dental Medicine students, faculty and staff help fight global hunger

They packed 16,000 meal kits at a Rise Against Hunger event in the Petersen Events Center.

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Group living means safety from predators but nastier diseases for guppies

A new Pitt study describes a hidden cost of being social that can likely be found across the animal kingdom — even in humans.

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