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Letter from the editor: Welcome back! Here’s what’s in store.

You’ll find that plenty of notable changes occurred while you were gone and plenty more are likely in store for the fall semester – and you can trust us to report on how these events and issues affect the Pitt community.

Recruiting roundup: Pitt edges closer to star recruits

The college football season is just around the corner, but men’s basketball recruiting news takes center stage for the Pittsburgh Panthers in our final recruiting roundup of the summer.

Preparations for Year of Creativity underway

During Pitt’s “Year of Global” in 2018-19, students, staff and faculty were encouraged to consider the world beyond their campus. Now heading into its sixth year, the “Year of” initiative wants the Pitt community to take a look inward.

Nicole Mitchell: an inside look at the new director of Jazz Studies
Transcript: TPN’s interview with UHC Dean Murrell
Changes coming to Honors College with new dean


Elizabeth Martinson

Producer and Pitt lecturer Carl Kurlander worked with Pittsburgh-based filmmakers Tjardus Greidanus and Laura Davis to create a documentary about Dr. Thomas Starzl and his groundbreaking work on liver transplantation. The documentary, called “Burden of Genius,” has been playing at venues around the country, but held its Pittsburgh premiere at the Carnegie Science Center last week. Many of the screenings also included post-show discussions with local experts, some of whom appeared in the film.

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April 22, 2019

Opinion |  5 tips to minimize stress and maximize success

By Mackenzie Oster, Staff Columnist
1:15 pm

So, before you find yourself in the same situation when the new school year begins, here's a few things to do differently this semester to minimize stress and maximize success.

Top 10 | Restaurants to hit when you get back to school

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist
August 22, 2019

Here are my top 10 restaurants that I can’t wait to be reunited with.

Opinion | Pitt News opinions desk family newsletter

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist
August 21, 2019

It’s been a busy summer for The Pitt News opinions desk, but all that hustling and bustling must feather out as August approaches and we start our preparations for the fast-approaching school year.

Pitt volleyball has no plans to slow down

By Emily Wolfe, Sports Editor
August 21, 2019

Pitt’s best sports team is heading into the fall with two back-to-back conference championships under its belt and three NCAA tournament appearances in a row.

Meet the people making Pittsburgh skateboarding more inclusive

By Zainab Hakeem, For The Pitt News
August 20, 2019

In addition to a social media presence where the organization sells stickers, T-shirts and other merchandise, 3 Rivers Reform hosts events where all skaters can come together and celebrate skating.

Hall of Famer Curtis Martin to give keynote at annual luncheon

By Brian Gentry, Senior Staff Writer
August 20, 2019

Curtis Martin may not have kicked the ball as a running back for the Pitt Panthers. But he’ll kick off this year’s football season, serving as the keynote speaker at the 2019 annual Pitt Kickoff Luncheon.

Pitt Stages: what we’ll see this fall

By Justin Gardner, For The Pitt News
1:44 pm

This upcoming semester, Pitt Stages is offering a total of four different shows. Two are Mainstage productions, directed professionally, while the others are student labs, which are directed by students at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Calling all audiophiles: Pittsburgh’s best record stores

By Melanie Pantano, Staff Writer
August 22, 2019

Any Pittsburghers who’ve fallen under the spell of the “vinyl revival” have a plethora of places to choose from that sell both new and used records, catering to customers seeking a legendary grail record or just their favorite album.

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Staff picks: Tips for conquering homesickness

By The Pitt News Staff
August 20, 2019

The dawn of a new semester can bring a mix of emotions — excitement, stress and sometimes even homesickness. Leaving family and friends back home for almost eight months can be tough, regardless of whether you live 30 minutes or a continent away. Here are our tips for conquering homesickness this semester.

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By Emily Wolfe, Contributing Editor
July 9, 2019

Ten out of the 20 highest-grossing movies of 2018 were sequels; eight out of 20 were superhero movies; 18 were based on existing properties. In an age where movie studios are all about the blockbuster, that’s become the story of the box office.

Movie Blog: Ode to Fox’s ‘X-Men’

By Melanie Pantano & Thomas Wick, Staff Writers
June 26, 2019

When most people think of superhero movies, they think of Marvel Studios. When most people think of Marvel Studios, they think of the Avengers — the superhero squad consisting of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow — and their string of box office-topping and family-friendly action films. Though this team mastered the art of the comic book-to-movie adaptation, they by no means invented the art itself.

Movie blog: Curse of the video game adaptation

By Thomas Wick, Staff Writer
June 5, 2019

Once upon a time in the year 1993, an abomination crawled out from the darkest depths of the underworld and into the light of our Earth: the first film adaptation of a video game. The movie, “Super Mario Bros.,” turned the villain of the video game series it was based on, Bowser, from a vicious fire-breathing turtle into a grotesque human-lizard half-breed with cornrows, while the loveable dinosaur...

Gallery: Pittsburgh Pride

By Thomas Yang, Visual Editor | June 11, 2019

Gallery: Allegheny Avians

By Thomas Yang, Visual Editor | May 21, 2019

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