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8 empowering events to check out in February

Celebrate Black history and diverse voices throughout the month with works by August Wilson, a dance ensemble, a women's hackathon and more.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Alcohol may make you more sociable in person, but not online, this Pitt study suggests

Psychology’s Michael Sayette found evidence for what many of us already suspected: Zoom calls don’t quite cut it when it comes to certain social interactions.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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How Pitt researchers are using AI to help stroke patients

A team from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is harnessing the multimodal technology to deliver patient-focused treatment.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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Nikki Giovanni’s advice for a Pitt audience: Find your own path

The acclaimed poet and writer spoke on emotional wellness during MLK Social Justice Week.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The World History Center won a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant

Principal investigator Ruth Mostern will use the $350,000 award to fund an expansion of the World Historical Gazetteer.

  • Technology & Science
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Innovation and Research
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A Pitt study linked some cancers to dental disease

Marian Bezamat and colleagues recently found a surprising connection between cavities and skin and breast cancer.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Pitt’s Pre-Health Scholars Program commits to increasing diversity in health professions

The program supports underrepresented undergraduates with advising and mentoring to ensure their retention and success.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Undergraduate students
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Struggling with your New Year’s resolutions? There’s still hope, say these Pitt experts

It’s not too late to reevaluate your goals and set yourself up for success: Here are Omid Fotuhi and Sophia Choukas-Bradley’s 7 tips for lasting change.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC)
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt-Greensburg unveiled its new Life Sciences Building

The two-story building, which features seven lab spaces, will allow nursing and sciences programs to grow.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • Technology & Science
  • Pitt-Greensburg
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How a Pitt program in the Hill District is closing the digital divide in Pittsburgh

The Community Engagement Center’s Digital Inclusion Studio promotes digital literacy and development for both adults and children.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Computing and Information
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Thinking about graduate school? The Pitt2Pitt Scholarship can help you get there.

More than 80 master’s and professional programs offer scholarship funding for students and alumni who continue their studies at Pitt.

  • University News
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Graduate and professional students
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The benefits of alcohol have been exaggerated, says this Pitt professor

Although many cut down on their consumption for Dry January, popular beliefs about the positives of drinking prevail. Christina Mair explains that the research isn't so clear.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Public Health
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Rory Cooper has been inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

With the honor, the Pitt professor and wheelchair technology innovator joins an illustrious group of innovators.

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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5 activities to kick off the spring semester

From mask crafting to Indian dancing, there’s plenty to do in January.

  • University News
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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How to turn the tide of the opioid epidemic

A group of bipartisan politicians and health care experts shared their plans, progress and hope during a Dec. 16 Pitt panel discussion.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • School of Dental Medicine
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2022 in photos

Pitt’s photographers see everything — from behind-the-scenes lab work to candid moments between students and alums. See some of our team’s favorite pics of the year.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Our favorite Pittwire stories of 2022

These are the pieces about the University of Pittsburgh we loved writing and reading this year.

  • Arts and Humanities
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Christmas Day at Pitt expands to better meet community need

This year’s service event will feed 2,500 guests at four locations throughout Pittsburgh.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Our City/Our Campus
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These were the most popular posts on Pitt social media in 2022

It was an exciting year for Pitt official, including the launch of our TikTok account. Here’s what clicked with Panthers around the world.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Frances Hesselbein, a Pitt visionary and one of the world’s ‘greatest leaders,’ has died at 107

The Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and former CEO of the Girl Scouts left an indelible mark at the University of Pittsburgh.

  • University News
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs