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Pitt’s Center for Governance and Markets won a $2.4 million grant to study how societies overcome deep differences

Funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili will co-lead the project, which will foster a global network of scholars to tackle polarization and social divisions.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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4 Pitt students earned inaugural Voyager Scholarships

The Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service supports young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve the world’s biggest challenges. Meet our winners.

  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Community Impact
  • Global
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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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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
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9 Pitt students and alumni named Fulbright scholars

The study abroad fellowship is among the most prestigious and competitive awards for American scholars.

  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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This alumna is helping Chile usher in a new era

Lucia Dammert (GSPIA ’97) is at the center of the country’s rebirth as chief of advisors to President Gabriel Boric.

  • Global
  • Alumni
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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Pitt researchers pulled 700,000 years of glacial history from an Andean lakebed

It’s the longest-ever glacier record for the tropics, and it could help scientists better understand modern-day climate change.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
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A gift from David C. Frederick will benefit students at the University of Pittsburgh and University College at Oxford University

The David C. Frederick Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh is named in honor of the Pitt alumnus (A&S ’83) and Rhodes Scholar.

  • Global
  • Alumni
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Two Pitt psychiatrists are raising money to stem Ukraine’s mental health crisis

A dual emergency of trauma and destroyed infrastructure is emerging in Ukraine. Alexandre Dombrovski and Carmen Andreescu are using their expertise to help.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Ukraine
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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The war in Ukraine will be fought in court, too. Here’s how Pitt’s School of Law is helping.

This August, the Ukrainian Legal Assistance Project will bring Ukrainian lawyers to Pitt and support them in defending their country.

  • Ukraine
  • Global
  • School of Law
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How do we know what we know?

Pitt’s Edouard Machery is leading a cross-cultural network of scholars to find out — and answer some of philosophy’s toughest questions.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke to university leaders about rebuilding Ukraine’s higher education sector

Despite the war, people in Ukraine are yearning for knowledge and skills, he told members of the Association of American Universities in a virtual address Monday.

  • Ukraine
  • University News
  • Global
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Their professor is in Ukraine. These students said it changed their lives. 

Economist Tymofiy Mylovanov gave his Pitt students a “heartbreaking and enlightening” look at the struggles of a war-torn nation.

  • Global
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Nationality Room scholarships for summer study abroad are back

This year’s 46 recipients will travel to Ghana, Italy, Guam and elsewhere for immersive global learning experiences.

  • University News
  • Global
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
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A new partnership will help support the Afghanistan Project at Pitt

The Open Society University Network has identified the Center for Governance and Markets program as a critical partner in resettling at-risk Afghan scholars.

  • University News
  • Global
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
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A month into the war on Ukraine, 'We fight. We resist the conflict'

Pitt economics professor Tymofiy Mylovanov shared updates from Ukraine.

  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Ukraine
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In the news: 7 Pitt people on Ukraine

Pitt experts and students have shared their stories about the war in The Wall Street Journal, CNN and other media outlets.

  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • Ukraine
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Get ready for spring with Pitt Nationality Room tours

Psyanky eggs in Ukraine, tulips in Turkey: Learn how nine cultures celebrate the season during special tours March 18-19.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Decoy proteins could protect people from a deadly mosquito-borne virus

Pitt researchers received $14.5 million from the Department of Defense to fight viruses that cause brain infections and could be used in biowarfare.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
Maureen Lichtveld wearing red sweater with blue and gold Pitt pin

Translate science into action with the dean of public health

Maureen Lichtveld was the youngest and first female physician to work directly in the Amazon rainforest. Join her on a study abroad program there this summer.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Global
  • Students
  • School of Public Health