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9 things to watch, listen to and read this winter break
Pitt student leaders are here to help you fill your queue.
Pitt-owned life science incubator LifeX received $1 million from Pennsylvania
LifeX will help build out Western Pennsylvania’s life sciences ecosystem with support from the state’s Angel Investment Venture Capital Program.
Q&A: Sudanese writer RaMa on gender, revolution and democracy
Pitt students working in collaboration with City of Asylum interviewed the exiled activist about her work to free her home country from a cycle of undemocratic rule.
Meet Pitt’s first Mitchell scholar
The prestigious scholarship will support Alex Firestine as he earns a master’s degree in climate change, agriculture and food security at the University of Galway.
These are the 2022 Chancellor’s Award for Staff winners
It’s the highest honor Pitt staff members can receive.
This Pitt student won big during Wheel of Fortune’s College Week
Hear about the experience from Noah Stockwell, a second-year nursing student, who brought home lots of cash and prizes.
5 things to do in December
From holiday lights to pinecone crafts to an ugly sweater contest at Neville Roller Drome, here's how to make the month memorable.
How the pandemic inspired this Pitt student to pursue a career in public health
For Larisa Garza Chapa, a graduate degree is the first step to making meaningful changes in health equity.
Panthers Forward debt-relief program welcomes 150 new members
Students in the first-of-its-kind program receive up to $5,000 in federal loan relief, mentoring and exclusive programming to support them as they graduate from Pitt.
We’re asking the wrong questions about AI
The tech behind Alexa and Tesla might be smart, but is it wise? Pitt philosophers Colin Allen and Brett Karlan say exploring that question could break us out of the artificial intelligence hype cycle.
A Pitt clinician is helping trans people match their voice to their gender
Not sounding like yourself is linked to depression, if not also gender dysphoria, according to Leah Helou, founder of the Transgender Voice and Communication Training Program.
Go behind the scenes as Pitt’s Nationality Rooms are decorated for the holidays
Tours begin Nov. 25, and the annual open house will be held in person on Dec. 4 after a two-year hiatus.
How should we teach kids about Thanksgiving?
School of Education Professor Leigh Patel weighs in on the complexity of teaching American history.
From Pitt to Hollywood: A conversation on making it in television and film
Alumna and STARZ comedy writer Kelechi Urama (A&S ’17) sat down with recent grad Tierney Washington to give advice on how to find success in Los Angeles.
Pitt scientists discovered a key genetic step in melanoma’s race to live forever
The findings, published in Science, could change how oncologists understand and treat the cancer.
4 ways climate change and population growth combine to threaten public health
As the world’s population approaches 8 billion people, reducing global health risks will require combating climate change, says Pitt Public Health Dean Maureen Lichtveld.
Pitt’s new chilled water plant marked a construction milestone this week
The tower will provide sustainable and efficient cooling for the upper campus hillside transformation.
A multidisciplinary team of Pitt students will compete in the Indy Autonomous Challenge
The engineering and business students are back for a second year, hoping to win the Nov. 11 race and advance the technologies powering their driverless car.
Fill your spring schedule with these new academic programs
Check out brand-new course offerings, such as Happiness and Human Flourishing, Music for Social and Political Change, and Ethics of Biotechnology.
Pitt is featured in Monopoly: Pittsburgh
In the newest edition of the classic game, players compete to buy up the city’s bridges, landmarks and restaurants.