Signs of Life

When NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on the Red Planet, Pitt faculty member Sanford Asher and alumna Emily Klonicki had much more than a passing interest. Their separate scientific efforts are helping to answer the question of whether life exists beyond our own blue planet.
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Commons Room

Connecting the Shots

When COVID-19 vaccines were hard to find, a team of Pitt computer science students stepped in to help.
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Commons Room

Meal Ticket

Thanks to new partnerships, Pitt students can now use their campus Dining Dollars to support local eateries.
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Commons Room

Part of a Pattern

A class on museum curation invites students to think about art on a whole other level.
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Commons Room

Big Picture

As today’s challenges mount, Pitt nurtures tomorrow’s big data problem solvers.
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Reading the Signs

An alumna’s high-profile new book examines the life and controversial legacy of Alexander Graham Bell. (No, it’s not about the telephone.)
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Feature Story

You’ve Been Scene

For years, alumni have been taking Pitt Mag along as they travel the world. Now, our interactive map lets you see how far and wide Pitt pride goes.
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Now and Then

The Cathedral under construction, trolleys on Fifth, The O open on game day — oh, how the Pittsburgh campus has changed through the years.
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Audio, Books

Read about — and listen to — some of the books Pitt alumni are writing.
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Extra Credit

Common Cause

Rising star anthropologist Heath Cabot studies what happens when citizens step in to address a crisis when formal institutions don’t.
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Out of the Dark

When a group of students began digging into the legacy of horror movie master George A. Romero, they had no idea that one of his most revered films starred a Pitt alum. In this video feature, follow along as they rediscover actor, icon — and zombie killer — Duane Jones.
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Gone Wild

Katie Kefalos helps injured and abandoned animals make it back home.
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Pitt Chat

Making A Good Impression

What's up, Doc? Expert voice actor Jeff Bergman serves up some of his best imitations and the story of how a chance encounter at Pitt led him to Hollywood.
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Being There

Northern Ireland became a fascination and destination for Pitt’s Tony Novosel. Now, he’s giving students a chance at their own journeys.
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Gifts Boxed

Gifts that Keep Giving

Dreams will continue to come true thanks to the $50 million endowed undergraduate scholarship initiative.
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The Best-Laid Plans

When post-graduate arrangements went awry for Maya Best and her classmates, the Pitt Alumni Association was there to help.
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Into the Fray

A reporter bravely captured history in the making.
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Breathe Easy

Helping communities breathe a little better is what this alumnus is all about.
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Like Sisters

Pitt set the stage for 50 years of friendship and support.
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Home Movie

Filmmaker Paolo Pilladi found local inspiration for his recent star-studded comedy.
2021-07-26 00:00:00
Summer 2021