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Childhood trauma could lead to worse COVID-19 outcomes decades later

A Pitt study shows another way negative experiences in early in life can get “under the skin.”

  • Health and Wellness
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Covid-19
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Kenyon Bonner is stepping down as vice provost for student affairs

The longtime Pitt leader is headed to the University of Virginia for a new opportunity.

  • University News
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The same motor task can make different groups of brain cells light up

New research from Swanson School researchers may help develop better algorithms for self-driving cars by studying how the brain reacts to visual stimuli.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Pitt’s OLLI program inspires lifelong learning

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Pitt has become a thriving hub for older adults seeking intellectual enrichment and a vibrant community of lifelong learners.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
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A new fund aims to spark innovations in diabetes research at Pitt

Erin E. Kershaw’s lab will benefit from donations to the Frank Calandra, Jr. Family Foundation. Learn more about the man who inspired the effort.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt is part of a national effort to advance long COVID treatments

A new Department of Health and Human Services grant will provide $5 million in funding to improve access to care for underserved populations.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Covid-19
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Public Health
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The Gismondi Foundation has committed to more than $1 million to support Pitt’s community engagement efforts

The latest gift will create a neighborhood education program meant to expand learning opportunities for children and Pitt students alike.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The Race &… Conference showed how Pitt is addressing disparities

A September conference drew more than 250 attendees to celebrate and showcase the work that’s transforming Pitt.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt’s new food lockers combat food insecurity and make delivery more convenient

The climate-controlled lockers in Litchfield Towers are one of the many ways Pitt is making on-campus life easier for students — and ensuring no one goes hungry.

  • University News
  • Students
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A new Frederick Honors program brings national experts to Pitt

Experts in residence will help the Pitt community expand their views on the world. Meet Morgan Overton, Sherry Sykes and Damon Young.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
Star-shaped memorials outside the Tree of Life synagogue

Local events set to honor the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims

Five years later, all are invited to reflect, volunteer and create messages of hope.

  • Our City/Our Campus
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A Pitt community partnership is transforming the Jupiter Building into a training hub

With support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation and local schools and businesses, Future Works is the outcome of a yearslong effort to revitalize downtown Johnstown.

  • Community Impact
  • Pitt-Johnstown
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Park Lawrence Rankin, an architect who oversaw $1 billion in improvements to Pitt’s campuses, died at 73

During his 14 years at the University, the devoted architect led hundreds of construction and renovation projects, including the Cathedral of Learning cleaning in 2007.

  • University News
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What if we could talk to cells?

Nathan Lord earned an NIH New Innovator Award for his research on the chemical language of the body’s building blocks. It’s work that could transform regenerative medicine.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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These University Art Gallery exhibits spotlight Latinx and Caribbean identities

The series features Puerto Rican silk screen posters and an exploration of water in the Americas. Here’s how two Pitt students helped curate the works.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Pittsburgh Campus
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A new Pitt initiative will help lower-income students get to graduation

The Pitt Finish Line Grant will support financially vulnerable students so they can remain enrolled and complete their degrees.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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President Biden gave the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Pitt’s Rory Cooper

The honor — the nation’s highest for technological achievement — is the latest and most significant recognition of Cooper’s decades of innovations in wheelchair technology.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Faculty
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
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An NIH director’s award will help Pitt researchers study the vast reach of tiny proteins

Their findings could affect our understanding of everything from genetic diversity to autoimmune diseases.

  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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The most memorable moments from Pitt homecoming 2023

Relive the weekend from the Snake to a Panthers football victory with this photo gallery.

  • University News
  • Pittsburgh Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Computing and Information
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An alumna is Pitt's second Erasmus Mundus winner

Maria Anto will study children’s literature at universities around the globe as she earns a master’s degree.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences