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Breast milk contains unique antibodies, Pitt researchers found

A new study from Pitt Med researchers might explain why some babies develop life-threatening gut diseases and others don’t.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • School of Medicine
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What did silent films sound like?

A newly digitized collection of silent film music at Pitt is already getting attention from historians recreating an important era of cinema.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Innovation and Research
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt welcomes Joan T.A. Gabel as its 19th chancellor

Watch the leader’s first official message to the Pitt community and share your thoughts with her in a survey.

  • University News
  • Chancellor
The Cathedral of Learning

3 Pitt Med researchers were named AAAS policy fellows

Stephanie Mutchler, Amelia Stephens and R. Anne Stetler will learn the ins and outs of policymaking while sharing their scientific knowledge during yearlong assignments at federal agencies.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt announces 4 new associate deans

The role of Associate Dean for Equity, Faculty Recruitment, and Community Engagement is new.

  • University News
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
The Perseverance rover on Mars

New Perseverance rover research provides more signs of possible organic molecules on Mars

Though not conclusive, the paper in Nature co-led by a Pitt PhD student strengthens the Martian evidence for chemicals that could be associated with life.

  • Space
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt-Bradford is among the nation’s best for transfer students

An extensive course credit database, partnerships with other universities and merit scholarships earned the regional campus its third recognition.

  • Students
  • Pitt-Bradford
Lise Meitner

The omission of women's contributions in 'Oppenheimer' is part of a harmful trend, Pitt experts say

Lack of representation can reinforce stereotypes about who belongs in the sciences, write Carl Kurlander and Chandralekha Singh.

  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Darcy Prevost gazes at a miniature cottage she built

Pitt’s Emmy Award winners

These writers, journalists, designers and other alumni are telling stories that matter, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences noticed.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Alumni
  • College of Business Administration
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Computing and Information
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The Pitt Sustainability Challenge is down to 5 finalists

From freezer upgrades in labs to geothermal heating and cooling at Johnstown, the winner will move Pitt toward its carbon neutrality goal.

  • University News
  • Sustainability
  • Pitt-Johnstown
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The Innovation Institute is rolling out a new portal for disclosing inventions

Starting July 17, it will be easier than ever for Pitt innovators to let the University know about their next big invention.

  • University News
  • Innovation and Research
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Most high schools don’t teach cybersecurity. This Pitt program aims to change that.

Funded by the NSA and NSF, GenCyber@Pitt is training high school teachers in fundamental cyber concepts to include in their own classrooms.

  • Technology & Science
  • Teaching & Learning
  • School of Computing and Information
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‘Astonishing’ number of first-year applications to Pitt

During his final Board of Trustees meeting, outgoing Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said more than 58,000 students applied to Pitt this year. Plus, see which part of campus is now named for him.

  • University News
  • Chancellor
Spates sits at a desk

Black Americans need culturally relevant suicide prevention programs, a new study found

Suicide deaths among Black adults are rising and misconceptions about the problem abound. Pitt’s Kamesha Spates is researching ways to tackle the crisis.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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How Pitt alumna Kakenya Ntaiya fights for the rights of women and girls in rural Kenya

The founder of “Kakenya’s Dream” earned the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership's Exemplary Leader Award.

  • Community Impact
  • Global
  • School of Education
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Here’s the latest on Pitt’s BioForge Biomanufacturing Center

Construction is approved, the community is engaged and biotech partner ElevateBio is on a roll.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
Sandra Murray

Pitt’s Sandra Murray joined dozens of scientists in a call for racial equity

A new paper published in Cell offers institutional-level solutions to combat racism in research and support Black scientists.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • School of Medicine
An illustration of breakdancers by a beatbox in front of University of Pittsburgh buildings.

Mark hip-hop’s 50th anniversary with Pitt and 1Hood Media on June 15

A free multimedia discussion will examine the rebellious art form that’s gone mainstream.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
A person with Dwarfism delivers a monologue while leaning on an overturned table

A Pitt history professor’s play debuted in London

The play, about abolitionist Quaker Benjamin Lay, is based on a book by Markus Rediker and was born at a conference protest in Germany.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Benjamin Leslie wears a white coat in a lab

Hockey led this Pitt student-researcher to study heart valves

Forward Benjamin Leslie wants to make sure kids with congenital heart defects can play sports.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Undergraduate students
  • Athletics