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Pitt's Black History Month Program is named after the first Black speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Alumnus K. Leroy Irvis was instrumental in reshaping education in the commonwealth.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Law
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Have you seen the giant gumball machine in Litchfield Towers?

Proceeds from the normal-sized gumballs benefit the Pitt Pantry and families facing cancer through the GRACE Giving Foundation.

  • University News
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Exercise can help older adults retain memories, a Pitt study shows

PhD student Sarah Aghjayan and colleagues pooled data from dozens of studies to discover whose brains benefit the most from exercise.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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This Pitt anthropologist studies race, class and sports. Here’s what he thinks about the 2022 Olympics.

Gabby M.H. Yearwood turned his experience as the only Black kid on the ice rink into a career of thinking critically about the cultural importance of sports.

  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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A new global study will address disparities in access to insulin

Pitt has been awarded a grant to determine whether long-acting analogue insulin is better than other treatments for Type 1 diabetes.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • School of Medicine
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New name and new era for Pitt Public Health

The School of Public Health is dropping “graduate” from its name to reflect its expanding offerings.

  • Health and Wellness
  • University News
  • School of Public Health
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All Angles, a new Pitt speaker series, will help students explore differing viewpoints

The series kicks off with national political reporter Salena Zito and BridgeUSA CEO Manu Meel.

  • University News
  • Students
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Pennsylvania's next budget has high stakes for Pitt's in-state students and families

Legislators are starting to work on the state’s budget, and Pennsylvania students’ tuition discount is at risk. Here’s what you need to know.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Students
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Meet one of Pitt's ‘hidden figures’

After becoming the first Black woman to graduate from the Swanson School of Engineering, Elayne Arrington made aerospace history, too.

  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Alumni
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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A new Pitt-UPMC residency program is bringing better health care to patients in rural Pennsylvania

Second- and third-year residents will work in Tioga and Potter counties as part of the only such program in north-central Pennsylvania.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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The International Space Station got new Pitt-designed computers and sensors

The toaster oven-sized system can see cars, roads and trees from space.

  • Technology & Science
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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There's more to health inequities than income

Modern medicine promises bountiful health, so why have Black Americans been left behind? The risk factor is not race, but racism and its legacy.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
Tim Stevens standing outside wearing black coat during winter

Advice for activists from a former Pittsburgh NAACP president and Pitt alumnus

Tim Stevens has been advocating for Black people’s civil rights for 50 years.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
Adam Change wearing Pitt hoodie and posing for photo with a friend in orange hat

Meet the Pitt alumnus giving a voice to NFL China

Adam Chang started commentating football games for Tencent Sports in September.

  • Global
  • Alumni
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Advice for the best relationship from a Pitt psychologist

This Valentine’s Day, relationship expert Amanda Forest shares her research on how to be a supportive partner.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Pitt lacrosse team wearing gear on field

Pitt's new lacrosse team kicks off its inaugural season Feb. 11

Head coach Emily Boissonneault also debuts in the match. Here's how you can watch.

  • University News
  • Athletics
Anna Balazs wearing a purple sweater and smiling

Pitt professor named to the National Academy of Engineers

Anna Balazs is the first Swanson School faculty member to also have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Faculty
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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4 new hydroponic micro-farms are feeding Pitt students

Over winter recess, Pitt became home to the largest installation of micro-farming units on any campus in the country.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Our City/Our Campus
Pregnant woman in yellow dress sitting in a kitchen using a blood pressure monitor.

Pitt and UPMC researchers improve heart-disease monitoring after pregnancy

Their at-home system for tracking blood pressure and providing ongoing care recently won a federal award.

  • Health and Wellness
  • School of Medicine
Two people smiling and celebrating Juneteenth

The University of Pittsburgh adds Juneteenth as an observed holiday

Beginning this academic year, all campuses will close in observation of Juneteenth, often referred to as Black Independence Day.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion