Features & Articles
Pitt geologists mapped how metal pollutants have traveled across the city
A new study shows where industry and weather dropped metals like lead and cadmium in Pittsburgh soils.
5 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Pittsburgh
From a night of salsa music to a lively street festival, here are just some of the activities commemorating the month at Pitt and beyond.
The Big Idea Center is opening in the heart of Oakland
Students, alumni and friends are invited to a Sept. 16 grand opening ceremony to meet entrepreneurs in residence and learn about upcoming programs.
One way to help college students get enough sleep — pay them to go to bed
When Pitt economist Osea Giuntella offered students just $30 per week to sleep longer, they did — and the results persisted past the study period. Here’s what that could mean for other habits.
Pitt researchers are leading the way toward a Google Maps of cells
By using the city’s supercomputing superpowers, their goal is to develop a global atlas of healthy cells in the human body that any researchers can access.
Pitt business and computer science jumped in U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings
The University also ranked No. 39 for undergraduate research and No. 23 among public universities in the U.S.
Q&A: This Pitt professor’s new novel explores identity, immigration and bureaucracy
Angie Cruz’s “How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water” tells the story of a “God-awful” middle-aged heroine looking for work. Join Cruz at a Sept. 13 book launch event.
9 essential apps for Pittsburgh campus students
Stay on top of your classwork, order food and keep yourself safe with these downloads.
Pitt and UPMC Enterprises partner to accelerate research commercialization and build Pittsburgh’s life sciences economy
Pitt investigators studying women’s health, autoimmune disease and rare neurological diseases can get up to $1 million per year for up to two years through a new partnership.
Pitt awarded $2.2 million to expand jobs and business opportunities in robotics and AI
Distributed through the American Rescue Plan, the grants will support programs to help Pennsylvanians thrive in today’s economy.
Pitt’s Humanities Engage program is re-imagining doctoral education
The program’s fellows are putting their research into practice from Pittsburgh to Accra. Learn more about their work at a Sept. 13-14 symposium.
Become a more confident cyclist during Pitt’s Bike to Campus Week
From fix-it stations to free rides, the Pittsburgh campus has everything you need to bike around town. Learn more about urban cycling during Sept. 12-16 events.
Donors David Frederick and Sophie Lynn visited Pitt to celebrate the renaming of the Honors College
They spent Sept. 1 with students, faculty and staff, then dotted the Pitt “i” before the Backyard Brawl.
Pitt Arrival 2022 in photos
From New Student Convocation to the annual Activities Fair, the Pittsburgh campus was abuzz during Welcome Week. See our favorite pictures.
Why do galaxies stop making stars? A huge collision in space provides new clues.
Merging galaxies might hurl away the gas that fuels new stars, according to a discovery by Pitt astronomers and their colleagues.
What you need to know about monkeypox
Ken Ho, a Pitt infectious disease specialist, explains how monkeypox differs from COVID-19 and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed.
In photos: What’s new in campus construction this fall
Renovations and construction across three Pitt campuses will provide new state-of-the-art facilities and sustainable upgrades.
Pittsburgh’s ‘neighborly playground’ for neuroscience has new leadership
Pitt’s Julie Fiez and Carnegie Mellon’s Lori Holt will lead the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition into its next era of collaboration and curiosity.
7 things to do in the ’Burgh this September
There’s plenty to keep you busy, including block parties, film screenings and a Chinese cultural festival.
Pitt earned an unprecedented 12 international studies awards from the U.S. Department of Education
All six of the University’s global and area centers won both National Resource Center grants and Foreign Language Area Studies fellowships totaling $11 million.