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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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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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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 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
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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
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Learn about Ukraine's resilience and its history with Russia through these 4 songs

One way to better understand a country's culture and past is through popular music, says Pitt professor and ethnomusicologist Adriana Helbig.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Ukraine
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Meet the Pitt-trained chemist shattering global glass ceilings as a soccer referee

Last year, Kathryn Nesbitt became the first woman to referee a men's World Cup match.

  • Global
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The University of Pittsburgh issues a statement of support for Ukraine

“We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and for the scholarly and research communities there,” wrote Ariel Armony, vice provost for global affairs.

  • Global
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Ukraine
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Scenes in Ukraine, from a Pitt economics professor

Tymofiy Mylovanov, former Ukrainian minister of economic development, trade and agriculture, shared his firsthand account from Kyiv after Russia invaded Ukraine.

  • Global
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Ukraine