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‘Burden of Genius’ hosts first run in Pittsburgh to kick off Donate Life Month

April 22, 2019

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.

Bernie and guests excite crowd and rally support for Pitt’s grad student union

April 15, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Pittsburgh on Sunday. He was there as part of a whistle-stop tour of key battleground states like Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. Sanders also rallied the crowd in support of the Pitt Grad Student Union election, which will be held at Posvar Hall and the O’Hara Student Center beginning on April 15. Graduate Student Researcher Kimberly Garrett kicked off the procession of speakers prior to Sanders’ speech, which included Bernie 2020 national co-chairs Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and former Ohio state senator Nina Turner.

Candlelight vigil held in support of sexual assault survivors

April 10, 2019

As part of national sexual assault awareness month, Pitt’s Title IX office, SHARE and Agents of Cultural Change hosted a candlelight vigil in support of victims of sexual assault. The event included several speakers and an acapella performance. Attendees as well as the University community at large were encouraged to wear teal and ribbons were provided at the event. The teal ribbon is the symbol for sexual violence prevention and teal is the official color of SAAM.

Rainbow Alliance Hosts Third Annual Drag Show

April 9, 2019

This year, Pitt’s Rainbow Alliance's third annual drag show is just one of a slate of activities collectively known as Pitt PRIDE. The drag show was hosted by Point Park University Student Alexa Chapman Killer and featured performances from several Pittsburgh-based drag queens and kings, including some students like Chapman Killer. Events will run throughout April and include performance events like the drag show and upcoming fashion show in addition to formal discussions and an LGBTQ+ networking event on April 10.

Squirrel Hill’s Northeastern Kitchen Serves Up Authentic Northeastern Chinese Cuisine

April 3, 2019

Instead of the classic General Tso’s chicken and lo mein, Squirrel Hill’s Northeastern Kitchen stays true to the cuisine from the region where it gets its name. The menu is anything but typical. For those who aren’t familiar with traditional Chinese cuisine, the menu at Northeastern Kitchen can feel overwhelming. Chicken gizzards, cutlassfish and sliced kidney are sure to raise some eyebrows. In conjunction with Pitt’s Year of Global, two reporters from The Pitt News — Ben Spock and Levko Karmazyn — visited the restaurant and got a taste of dongbeicai (东北菜).

Northeastern Kitchen brings traditional Chinese food to Pittsburgh

Northeastern Kitchen brings traditional Chinese food to Pittsburgh

By Ben Spock, For The Pitt News

April 3, 2019

Northeastern Kitchen is easy to miss. The Chinese restaurant sits in a basement on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill with its narrow storefront nestled between a bank and a consignment store. Inside, it’s a cozy and humble space, sparsely decorated aside from the red tapestries that adorn the walls and the wa...

Pitt Tonight’s annual Women’s Empowerment episode

April 2, 2019

On March 31, Pitt Tonight and UPTV hosted the third annual episode of Women’s Empowerment in the WPU Assembly Room. This 2 hour long sketch consisted of various acts and speeches including jokes, stand up comedy sessions, interviews with the mayor of Wilkinsburg, Marita Garrett, founder of Pitt Unmuted, Krithika Pennathur, as well as a musical performance by Clara Kent. The overall goal for this show is to bring attention to current women’s issues from the campus to the world, while providing an entertaining and interactive show.

BAS “Justice for Antwon” die-in

March 28, 2019

To remember the death of Antwon Rose II, Pitt’s Black Action Society organized a die-in protest on the front steps of the William Pitt Union on Wednesday. About 120 people, mostly Pitt students, joined in sitting or standing near by. The group remained there, silent, for 40 minutes — 10 minutes for every day of the trial of former University and East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, who shot Rose in June 2018. This event marks the sixth day of “Justice for Antwon” protests since the jury acquitted Rosfeld of all charges.

Justice for Antwon Protest in Oakland

March 24, 2019

Following the announcement on March 22 of a not guilty verdict in the trial of former Pitt police officer Micheal Rosfeld, protestors took to the streets of the Oakland campus showing their disagreement with the jury’s decision. The march began in Schenley Plaza at about 5pm and shut down numerous intersections as it paraded along Bigelow Boulevard and Atwood Street, as well as Fifth and Forbes Avenues. Beginning with a group of almost 50 people, the protest grew in number as it went.

Take Back the Night – Marching for Equality

March 22, 2019

On the penultimate day of the 2019 Women’s Empowerment Week at the University of Pittsburgh, students took to the streets for the annual Take Back the Night march. This event has taken place at Pitt since the 1990s. Prior to the march, students participated in a sign making event where they also practiced the chants they would use once they hit the pavement. This year, the march was hosted by Asian Students Alliance, Female Empowerment Movement and Student Government Board.

Intersectionality: Beyond the Buzzword

March 21, 2019

Pitt Program Council, Rainbow Alliance and Black Action Society put together an event during Women’s Week called “Intersectionality: Behind the Buzzword.” This event featured a few fun activities as well as opportunity for serious discussion. Students learned about each other’s lives and experiences — how they were affected by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other factors — in order to help build a strong, diverse and safe community at Pitt.

Al Primack celebrates pi year-round

Al Primack celebrates pi year-round

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Al Primack, Pitt doctoral student and TA, memorized 100 digits of pi for a cultural artifact speech back in college. Eight years later, he recites those same digits to his students at the start of every semester. But other than pi, he said, his memory is actually pretty dismal.

Video: CMU Lunar Gala

Video: CMU Lunar Gala

By Kaycee Orwig, Staff Photographer

March 6, 2019

CMU's annual Lunar Gala was held on Mar. 2, and featured many inventive fashion choices.

Pitt Day of Giving 2019

March 3, 2019

Pitt’s third annual Day of Giving was held on Thursday, Feb. 28. This year’s PDoG raised $4.2 million from more than 6,000 donors, which includes students, alumni and Pitt employees. Unlike the past two PDoGs, this year’s combined a day-long on-campus event with the online donation campaign. The campus event brought together students and senior leadership to celebrate Pitt’s 232nd birthday and increase on-campus engagement.

TEDxPittsburghWomen leaves audience with definition of “showing up”

TEDxPittsburghWomen leaves audience with definition of “showing up”

By Dylan Giacobbe, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

In an event hosted by TEDxPittsburghWomen, eight notable women in the Pittsburgh community spoke individually about what "showing up" - the event's them - meant to them.

Take 5: City of Stars, Cardiac Cleveland

Take 5: City of Stars, Cardiac Cleveland

By The Pitt News Staff

October 23, 2018

TPN’s weekly hot takes are here a little earlier this week, but it doesn’t stop our staff from voicing their opinions on pro-sports. From the city’s own Riverhounds to the Lakers’ Lebron James, our staffs takes will surely keep you in the loop with what is going on in the sports world.

Take 5: Preseason, playoff, Jared Goff

Take 5: Preseason, playoff, Jared Goff

By The Pitt News Staff

October 3, 2018

We’re at a crucial crossroads of America’s three major sports, with the NFL entering midseason form while the MLB playoffs and NBA preseason get underway. The Pitt News staff leaves none of these stones unturned as we take a look at storylines from the past week.

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

Take 5: Bills, Baker, Bell

By The Pitt News Staff

September 27, 2018

The NFL gave us a surplus of story lines in a wacky Week 3 with the Patriots struggling, the Browns finally winning and Le’Veon Bell continuing his holdout.

Tom Hanks brings voting hype to Pittsburgh

Tom Hanks brings voting hype to Pittsburgh

By Jon Moss, Hannah Schneider, and Sarah Shearer

September 26, 2018

Award-winning actor Tom Hanks spoke on Tuesday evening on campus, hosted by nonprofit “When We All Vote.”

VIDEO: “Art for Change” with Marcel Walker

September 14, 2018

Marcel Walker, Pittsburgh-based illustrator and comic-book artist, visits the University of Pittsburgh at the "Art for Change" event.

Pittsburgh community mourns Mac Miller

Pittsburgh community mourns Mac Miller

By Sarah Connor, Culture Editor

September 12, 2018

Blue Slide Park in Squirrel Hill’s Frick Park became synonymous with late Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller after he released both a song and album eponymous with the iconic slide. On Tuesday night it was a place of mourning for Miller. Hundreds of Pittsburghers — fans, old friends and family alike...

Video: Scenes from Pitt vs. Penn State 2018

By Issi Glatts, Multimedia Editor

September 10, 2018

Annual bonfire bolsters Pitt pride

Annual bonfire bolsters Pitt pride

By Sarah Shearer, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2018

Whether it’s a small flame flickering in a lantern held by a first-year student at lantern night or a roaring bonfire lighting up the Cathedral Lawn, both these traditions are cornerstones of the Pitt experience. Last night’s annual bonfire and pep rally, sponsored by Pitt Program Council, is one of those traditions — one which Pitt students await to kick off the year ahead.

Lantern night shines a light on women’s education

Lantern night shines a light on women’s education

By Madeline Gavatorta, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

Women at Pitt first began celebrating Lantern Night, the oldest tradition at Pitt, in 1920. This year, at the 98th annual celebration, alumnae passed the "light of learning" to first-year women.

Coast to coast: Monica Henderson completes her cross-country run

Coast to coast: Monica Henderson completes her cross-country run

By Hannah Schneider, Assistant News Editor

August 20, 2018

She started in San Francisco on June 14. She arrived in New York City after running 4,000 miles with her team on August 4.

GALLERY: Goatscaping behind Chevron

GALLERY: Goatscaping behind Chevron

By Jon Kunitsky, Staff Videographer

August 9, 2018

A herd of landscapers – yes, a herd – arrived on campus from HaveUHerd, a Collier County-based goatscaping facility. The goats eat overgrown brush, leaving behind a field prepared for planting.

Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Islamic community comes together to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

As the sun rose upon Schenley Park on Friday, the park filled with hundreds ready to pray and celebrate. Children played at the petting zoo and three colorful bounce houses, and got their faces painted while parents bought food from the surrounding food trucks to celebrate Eid al-Fitr — a holiday marki...

Beer and Wine edition: Brewing 101 at Copper Kettle

Beer and Wine edition: Brewing 101 at Copper Kettle

By Video by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor

April 14, 2018

It'll take some time and quite a bit of effort, but you can learn how to make your own beer – especially if you visit Greg Hough at Copper Kettle Brewing Company. Pennsylvania's only brew-in-house facility sits just across the Greenfield Bridge on a 61B or 61D bus. Only problem? They're usually...

Gallery: Courtside at the Cathedral

Gallery: Courtside at the Cathedral

By Christian Snyder and Sarah Cutshall | TPN Staff

October 15, 2017

Pitt's men's and women's basketball teams opened their 2017-2018 season with Courtside at the Cathedral on Bigelow Blvd. Oct. 13. ...

Video: Pitt students make Penn State game predictions

Video: Pitt students make Penn State game predictions

By Kyleen Considine / Visual Editor

September 8, 2017

Around the bases: defining hookup euphemisms

Around the bases: defining hookup euphemisms

By The Pitt News Staff

February 14, 2017

First base, second base, third base, home. We've heard these euphemisms to describe varying levels of intimacy since grade school, but it seems no one can agree on exactly what they mean. Some of us at The Pitt News had strong opinions, but in the end, it's up to you to decide. Despite the stories w...

National Coming Out Week: Pitt Rainbow Alliance #1

National Coming Out Week: Pitt Rainbow Alliance #1

By Produced by Lisa Cohen and Kyleen Considine

November 13, 2016

National Coming Out Week: Pitt Rainbow Alliance #2

By Produced by Lisa Cohen and Kyleen Considine

November 13, 2016

TPN Plays: NBA 2k vs. Pitt Men’s Basketball

TPN Plays: NBA 2k vs. Pitt Men’s Basketball

By Produced by Stephen Caruso

November 13, 2016

Pitt Ping Pong Club

Pitt Ping Pong Club

By Produced by Brady Langmann

November 13, 2016

TPN Backstage: Watsky

TPN Backstage: Watsky

By Produced by Annabelle Hanflig, Anh Vu and Lizzie Howard

November 13, 2016

Schenley Demonstration

Schenley Demonstration

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

June 19, 2016

The Pitt News follows the demonstration against rape culture on Wednesday, June 15th.

Bill Clinton Visits Pittsburgh

Bill Clinton Visits Pittsburgh

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

April 21, 2016

The Pitt News goes to South Side as Bill Clinton speaks about Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on April 20th, 2016.

John Kasich Visits Pittsburgh

John Kasich Visits Pittsburgh

By Lindsey Briant and Eva Fine / Staff Videographers

April 20, 2016

The Pitt News goes to Market Square, where presidential candidate John Kasich made a pit stop on his campaign tour.

Trump Visits Pittsburgh

Trump Visits Pittsburgh

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

April 14, 2016

The Pitt News follows both protestors and presidential candidate Donald Trump on April 13th, 2016.

16th Annual Rainbow Alliance Drag Show

16th Annual Rainbow Alliance Drag Show

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

April 12, 2016

The Pitt News goes to the 16th Annual Rainbow Alliance Drag Show, an event that raised money for Café con Leche for their Latin@ Pride event.

Pitt Formula Society of Automotive Engineers

Pitt Formula Society of Automotive Engineers

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

April 11, 2016

The Pitt News follows the Pitt Formula SAE team as they get ready for and reveal their car at their rollout ceremony on April 9th, 2016.

Pitt Dance Marathon

Pitt Dance Marathon

By Lisa Cohen / Staff Videographer

April 10, 2016

The Pitt News goes to the Pitt Dance Marathon on April 9th, 2016.

Hillary Clinton Rally at CMU / April 6, 2016

Hillary Clinton Rally at CMU / April 6, 2016

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

April 7, 2016

The Pitt News goes to Carnegie Mellon University for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign April 6, 2016.

Vice President Joe Biden Visits Pitt for It’s On Us Campaign

Vice President Joe Biden Visits Pitt for It’s On Us Campaign

By Eva Fine and Lindsey Briant / Staff Videographers

April 5, 2016

The Pitt News goes to the It's On Us campaign, featuring Vice President Joe Biden.

Pitt Students vs. Steelers Basketball Game

Pitt Students vs. Steelers Basketball Game

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

April 1, 2016

The Pitt News goes to the Pitt Students vs. Steelers basketball game! Watch the video to see more.

Bernie Sanders Rally – Pittsburgh, PA 3.31.16

Bernie Sanders Rally – Pittsburgh, PA 3.31.16

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

April 1, 2016

The Pitt News goes to the Bernie Sanders rally in Pittsburgh March 31, 2016.

April Fools’ Day 2016 – Chancellor Gallagher “Resigns”

April Fools’ Day 2016 – Chancellor Gallagher “Resigns”

By Lisa Cohen and Eva Fine / Staff Videographers

March 31, 2016

We prank students by asking their opinions of Chancellor Gallagher's "sudden resignation." Watch the video to see their reactions!

Kevin Stallings Press Conference

Kevin Stallings Press Conference

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

March 28, 2016

The Pitt News goes to the Kevin Stallings press conference March 28th, 2016.

Word on the Street – Students React to Kevin Stallings as New Head Basketball Coach

Word on the Street – Students React to Kevin Stallings as New Head Basketball Coach

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

March 27, 2016

Pitt students talk about their opinions on the new head basketball coach.

SGB Election Day

SGB Election Day

By Mackenzie Stewart / Staff Videographer

March 3, 2016

The Pitt News checks out SGB Election Day. Watch the video to see more!

Dhirana 2016

Dhirana 2016

By Lisa Cohen, Jasmine Lucas, and Eva Fine / Staff Videographers

February 21, 2016

Pitt hosted the 4th annual Dhirana dance competition on Saturday. Watch the video to see the performances!

Video: Would You Rather – Sex Edition 2016

Video: Would You Rather – Sex Edition 2016

By Jasmine Lucas and Eva Fine / Staff Videographers

February 12, 2016

We played Would You Rather with students for this year's sex edition. Watch the video to see their answers!

Video: Bernice King Visits Pitt

Video: Bernice King Visits Pitt

By Eva Fine / Multimedia Editor

February 7, 2016

The Black Action Society hosts Dr. Bernice King to kick off Black History Month. Watch the video to see more from the event.

Video: Ampersand Clothing | Employment Guide

Video: Ampersand Clothing | Employment Guide

By Sydney Harper / Multimedia Editor

February 5, 2016

Video: Opal Tometi comes to Pitt

Video: Opal Tometi comes to Pitt

By Margot Smith / Staff Videographer

January 27, 2016

Watch the video to see Black Lives Matter movement co-founder Opal Tometi speak to students at Pitt.

Video: MLK Day Candlelight Vigil

Video: MLK Day Candlelight Vigil

By Eva Fine / Staff Videographer

January 19, 2016

The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Pitt News went to get the story.

Video: Hip Hop for HIV

Video: Hip Hop for HIV

By Eva Fine and Jasmine Lucas / Staff Videographers

January 19, 2016

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted its second annual Hip Hop for HIV event where they provided free testing, performances and information on how to stay safe in college. Watch the video for more from the night. ...

Video: Resolutions With The Pitt News Editors

Video: Resolutions With The Pitt News Editors

By Sydney Harper / Multimedia Editor

January 5, 2016

What do YOU want to get accomplished in the new year? If you're looking for inspiration on things to do (or not to do) watch the editors here at The Pitt News tell you their plans for 2016.

Video: WOTS- Winter Break

Video: WOTS- Winter Break

By Sydney Harper / Multimedia Editor

January 5, 2016

We went around campus to see what students did over winter break. From hiking in Peru to day-long Netflix binges, Pitt students did it all over the holiday period. Watch the video for more.

Video: Pitt vs. Navy at the Military Bowl

Video: Pitt vs. Navy at the Military Bowl

By Sydney Harper / Multimedia Editor

January 3, 2016

Did you miss the Military Bowl? Don't worry, we took a camera to Annapolis where Pitt went up against Navy for a much anticipated game. We captured the fans, the feelings, and most importantly-- the football. ...

Video: 12 Days of Finals Week

Video: 12 Days of Finals Week

By TPN Multimedia Desk

December 14, 2015

The Pitt News staff wants to wish everyone a happy finals week! Good luck on exams and enjoy the holiday break.  

Video: A Look Inside The Allegheny Observatory

Video: A Look Inside The Allegheny Observatory

By Margot Smith / Staff Videographer

December 14, 2015

For the final special edition of this semester, we take you inside of the Allegheny Observatory.

Suspicious package incident in Oakland

Suspicious package incident in Oakland

By Sydney Harper / Multimedia Editor

December 5, 2015

Police found a suspicious package on the 3500 block of Fifth Ave. between 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Watch the video for more on the story.  

Pitt students come out to support Mr. CBA

Pitt students come out to support Mr. CBA

By Sydney Harper / Multimedia Editor

December 4, 2015

Phi Beta Lambda hosted Mr. CBA to benefit The Education Partnership. Watch the video here.  

Video: Korean Nationality Room Unveiling

Video: Korean Nationality Room Unveiling

By Sydney Harper | Multimedia Editor

November 20, 2015

Pitt's Nationality Room count has officially gone from 29 to 30! Watch to see the unveiling of the newest Nationality Room to hit the Cathedral of Learning's halls.  ...

Video: The Pitt News Rental Guide 2015

Video: The Pitt News Rental Guide 2015

By Sydney Harper, Zack Williams, Margot Smith / The Pitt News Staff

November 13, 2015

With this special edition video, we take you to the streets of South Oakland to show you a closer look into the streets of Pitt's most popular off-campus living option for students. Included are interviews from Pitt students about what they like and how they feel about living in the South Oakland...

Video: Pitt community protests social injustice

Video: Pitt community protests social injustice

By Sydney Harper and Eva Fine / The Pitt News Staff

November 13, 2015

Pitt students and community members took to the streets to protest social injustice in its various forms. High student debt, mistreatment of faculty, student minimum wage on campus and other issues were among the topics against which students came to rally. Story here....

Pitt women’s basketball downs IUP in exhibition game

By Mason Lazarcheff and Jesse Irwin / The Pitt News Staff

November 9, 2015

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