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A house is destroyed after a hurricane. The sky is dark and cloudy, and palm trees blow in the wind

Marginalized neighborhoods recover slowly from disasters. This Pitt professor wants to help.

Fernando Tormos-Aponte's social science research is inspired by his homeland’s experience rebuilding after Hurricane Maria.

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In-person teams are more innovative than remote ones

A Pitt analysis of 20 million research papers shows how teams of scientists that collaborate from a distance are less likely to do paradigm-shifting work.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Computing and Information
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Don’t miss Pitt’s Holiday Open House in the Cathedral of Learning

The annual event features nationality and heritage rooms decked in seasonal splendor, music and cultural demonstrations, traditional foods and baked goods and a visit from St. Nicholas.

  • Global
  • Pittsburgh Campus
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Chancellor Gabel highlights higher education’s role in keeping America competitive

Delivering remarks as vice chair for education on the Council of Competitiveness, Gabel emphasized the importance of partnerships and thought leadership on new technologies.

  • Innovation and Research
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Pitt earned the 2023 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award

The national honor recognizes the University’s Pittsburgh Study.

  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pennsylvania lawmakers approved funding to support Pitt’s in-state tuition discount

The funding saves in-state students approximately $64,000 over a four-year undergraduate career.

  • University News
  • Students
The city of Pittsburgh

LifeX won a $2 million economic development grant

The life sciences capital growth company will use the funds to accelerate technology entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh and beyond.

  • Technology & Science
  • Our City/Our Campus
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These Pitt students brought their passion for public service to the White House

From drafting materials for President Biden’s senior staff to seeing Jennifer Hudson perform, Chinyere Okonkwo, Jake Lorenz, Sophia Shapiro and Liam Horan got a front seat to history as summer interns

  • Community Impact
  • Students
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Childhood trauma could lead to worse COVID-19 outcomes decades later

A Pitt study shows another way negative experiences in early in life can get “under the skin.”

  • Health and Wellness
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Covid-19
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The same motor task can make different groups of brain cells light up

New research from Swanson School researchers may help develop better algorithms for self-driving cars by studying how the brain reacts to visual stimuli.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Kenyon Bonner is stepping down as vice provost for student affairs

The longtime Pitt leader is headed to the University of Virginia for a new opportunity.

  • University News
An older couple walks hand-in-hand on Pitt's campus

Pitt’s OLLI program inspires lifelong learning

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Pitt has become a thriving hub for older adults seeking intellectual enrichment and a vibrant community of lifelong learners.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
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A new fund aims to spark innovations in diabetes research at Pitt

Erin E. Kershaw’s lab will benefit from donations to the Frank Calandra, Jr. Family Foundation. Learn more about the man who inspired the effort.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
A doctor brings a stethoscope to a patient's chest. Both are wearing face masks

Pitt is part of a national effort to advance long COVID treatments

A new Department of Health and Human Services grant will provide $5 million in funding to improve access to care for underserved populations.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Covid-19
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
Volunteers help students make crafts with toilet paper holders

The Gismondi Foundation has committed to more than $1 million to support Pitt’s community engagement efforts

The latest gift will create a neighborhood education program meant to expand learning opportunities for children and Pitt students alike.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The Race &… Conference showed how Pitt is addressing disparities

A September conference drew more than 250 attendees to celebrate and showcase the work that’s transforming Pitt.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A person takes a to-go container out of a blue food locker

Pitt’s new food lockers combat food insecurity and make delivery more convenient

The climate-controlled lockers in Litchfield Towers are one of the many ways Pitt is making on-campus life easier for students — and ensuring no one goes hungry.

  • University News
  • Students
Star-shaped memorials outside the Tree of Life synagogue

Local events set to honor the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Five years later, all are invited to reflect, volunteer and create messages of hope.

  • Our City/Our Campus
Skyes, Young and Overton

A new Frederick Honors program brings national experts to Pitt

Experts in residence will help the Pitt community expand their views on the world. Meet Morgan Overton, Sherry Sykes and Damon Young.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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A Pitt community partnership is transforming the Jupiter Building into a training hub

With support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation and local schools and businesses, Future Works is the outcome of a yearslong effort to revitalize downtown Johnstown.

  • Community Impact
  • Pitt-Johnstown