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Class Notes

1940, 1948, 1951 Three Pitt alumni were inducted into the inaugural class of Pittsburgh’s Allderdice High School Hall of Fame. Bernard Fisher A&S ’40, MED ’43, a Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery at Pitt, was honored for his pioneering accomplishments in developing treatments for breast cancer. Herbert Douglas EDUC ’48, ’50G, a Pitt trustee, was […]

Tastebud Travels

On an organic farm in Chiang Mai, Thailand, tourists surround a spice garden and take turns smelling ginger and chili peppers that have been plucked from the soil. Then the farm’s owner asks the group to take the fresh ingredients indoors and position themselves at individual cooking stations. While the farmer directs the guests in […]

Child Care

As Lauren Faulk pushed her volunteer’s cart through the corridors at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh offering water, diapers, and towels to patients and their families, she noticed one child in particular—a toddler stricken with cancer. Faulk has a soft spot for all children, yet this girl stood out: She was extremely ill, and after being […]

Breakthroughs in the Making

The herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is like a lion at rest. Asleep, it’s harmless, but when awakened, it’s a threat. New research at the University of Pittsburgh shows that the immune system constantly monitors the virus, which can lurk for a lifetime in the body’s nerve cells once the initial infection occurs. This […]

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Good Word

Pitt hosted its largest-ever career fair in the Petersen Events Center last fall. To jump-start their careers, nearly 3,000 students met with some 237 employers from all 50 states.

Generation Next

His Google calendar overflows with activities. His cell phone is the command center of a thriving social hub. He handles a full academic schedule while also working. He volunteers for good causes, belongs to multiple campus clubs, and he’s optimistic about the future. Ladimir Geake, Class of 2012, also is a great example of today’s university and undergraduates—just ask his friends.