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Katie Oppenheimer in brown sweater smiling for photo in front of windows

Meet the undergraduate ‘rock star scientist’ named a 2022 Goldwater scholar

A childhood fascination with DNA led Pitt junior Katie Oppenheimer to research genetic instability and its relationship to cancer.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • University Honors College
Pitt graduates pointing caps towards the Cathedral of Learning

The Pitt Success Pell Match Program has invested more than $95 million in low-income students

Pitt’s groundbreaking financial aid program continues to make education more affordable for Pennsylvania students and their families. Here’s the proof.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Pitt-Johnstown
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Got food cravings? What’s living in your gut may be responsible

A new Pitt study shows that the gut microbiome of mice influences their preferred diet. The results, researchers say, could apply to humans, too.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Innovation and Research
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Ace finals using these memory tricks

Pitt cognitive neuroscientist Marc Coutanche advises on caffeine intake, sleep and whether music helps you study.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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How reflective writing and a nudge from an app increased college prospects for low-income students

Pitt’s Omid Fotuhi found that a combination of self-affirmations and deadline reminders made students more likely to complete the admission process and attend college.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
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Pitt celebrated its first-ever Graduate and Professional Students Honors Convocation

Awardees have distinguished themselves through research, service and leadership.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
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The University of Pittsburgh named a dean for the School of Computing and Information

Bruce Childers, who has served as interim dean since 2020, will officially assume the role May 1.

  • University News
  • School of Computing and Information
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Pitt Hillel creates meaningful cultural experiences on campus and beyond

The student-led and staff supported group is a place of fellowship and celebration for Jewish college students across Pittsburgh.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Mylynda Massart sitting at desk in office

Volunteers for research studies should get access to their data, says this Pitt professor

"It’s hard, but it’s worth it," Mylynda Massart says in this Q&A about the extra effort involved in sharing data with study participants.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute
David Brown wearing suit

David Brown is Pitt’s new vice chancellor for government relations and advocacy

He will advocate on behalf of the University’s students, faculty and staff at all levels of government.

  • University News
Cynthia Golden smiling

University Center for Teaching and Learning leader will step down in June

During her 13-year tenure, Cynthia Golden helped lead efforts to foster excellence in teaching, technology-enhanced learning, assessment and other academic support services.

  • University News
  • Teaching & Learning
Lagnese and Shunk sitting together at a round table at TRIO

From first-generation to graduation

Pitt’s TRIO Student Support Services has been helping under-resourced undergraduates like Elizabeth Shunk for 50 years.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Social Work
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How a veteran teaches about ancient wars at Pitt

Josh Cannon, who served two tours in Iraq, uses humor and personal experiences to make battles fought long ago feel relevant to modern life.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Faculty
  • University Honors College
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaking at podium in front of colorful wall

Leaders and colleagues react to Chancellor Patrick Gallagher stepping down

He was praised for moving the University forward and for his service to the community.

  • University News
  • Chancellor
Cary Anderson wearing face mask and grey Pitt hoodie outside

In a mask-optional world, kindness is required

Pitt people have all sorts of reasons for continuing to mask on campus. Here’s what one of them wants you to know.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Covid-19
Recipients of the Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award

Introducing this year’s Bellet Teaching awardees

Jennifer Laaser, Dana Och and Ellen Smith in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences were nominated for excellence inside and outside of the classroom. See what makes them special.

  • University News
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faculty
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Technology & Science
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Pitt’s Keisha N. Blain and Yona Harvey are 2022 Guggenheim Fellows

The historian and poet are among 180 recipients of the prestigious award.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher standing with arms folded

Patrick Gallagher announces his intent to step down as Pitt’s chancellor, effective in summer 2023

Gallagher will remain at the University as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Read his full message.

  • University News
  • Chancellor
Amy Raslevich and Adrianne Sapienza posing for photo together

These Pitt people’s work advocating for affordable health care landed them invitations to the White House

PhD student Amy Raslevich and alum Adrianne Sapienza attended yesterday’s signing of an executive order to strengthen the Affordable Care Act.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Alumni
  • School of Public Health
Graduating students smiling in the crowd

Meet Pitt’s undergraduate commencement speakers

Louis Riddick, a broadcaster and former NFL safety, and Mary Ellen Callahan, an attorney and leader at the Department of Homeland Security, will address the Classes of 2022 and 2020.

  • University News
  • Commencement 2022
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences