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Q&A: Documentary filmmaker Chris Paine on AI

Pitt Cyber will show Chris Paine’s film “Do You Trust this Computer?” at 6 p.m. on Thursday in the Teplitz Courtroom of the Barco Law Building.

By Griffin Lynch, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The Pitt News talked with Chris Paine before a showing of the documentary about AI and his filmmaking process.

Q&A: Jodi Hermanek brings fresh perspective to Pitt softball

Jodi Hermanek is the Pitt Softball program’s third head coach. (Image via Pitt Athletics)

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018

The Pitt News sat down with Hermanek after her first series as head coach, a 2-0 sweep against Slippery Rock, to see what her plans are for the softball program and learn more about who she is.

Comedian Bill Burr ‘Walks his way out’ to Pittsburgh

Comedian Bill Burr will be in Pittsburgh on April 6 for two shows at the Benedum Center.  (Courtesy of Koury Angelo)

By John Hamilton | Managing Editor

April 3, 2018

Since the last time Bill Burr was in Pittsburgh, he’s had a kid and written three seasons of an animated Netflix show, “F is for Family.” But he’s adamant that his worldview and his stand-up routine remain largely unchanged. That means when he makes his “triumphant return” to the City...

Q&A: Pitt alum opens Haus of Vain thrift store

Models sport clothing and accessories from thrift store Haus of Vain, located in Oakland on Centre Avenue and owned by 2015 Pitt graduate Jerome Roberts. (Photo Courtesy of Jerome Roberts)

By Charlie Garcia-Weger | For The Pitt News

January 25, 2018

Thrifting in Pittsburgh is an underappreciated subject. When I discuss my excitement with people about finding a really interesting or rare find while thrifting in Pittsburgh, they look at me funny — maybe because I’m from Brooklyn. I grew up in what some consider “hipster central,” where it...

Q&A: Pitt diver Meme Sharp makes history

Senior Meme Sharp will graduate as one of the greatest divers in Pitt’s diving program history. (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Finishing up her final season on the Pitt diving team, senior diver Meme Sharp will leave a legacy as one the greatest divers in the program’s history. Sharp has acquired a number of accolades and set several records during her diving career at Pitt. She currently holds the record in the 3- an...

Q&A with new UHC dean Brian Primack

Dr. Brian Primack will step down from his position as dean of Pitt's Honors College.

By The Pitt News Staff

June 20, 2017

Brian Primack, a Pitt alumnus and professor in the School of Medicine, gained another title earlier this month when Pitt named him to replace Edward Stricker as dean of the University Honors College. In anticipation of the beginning of his tenure, set to start July 1, The Pitt News asked Primack to discuss his pla...

Q&A: Stallings discusses transfers, recruits and “hard decisions”

The Pitt News sat down for an interview with Pitt basketball Head Coach Kevin Stallings. (Photo by John Hamilton / Editor in Chief)

By Ryan Zimba / Sports Editor

May 29, 2017

Coming off its worst season since 2000, the Pitt men’s basketball program will attempt to rebound this year as head coach Kevin Stallings enters year two of his tenure. This season’s team will be made up of almost entirely new faces, with only three players returning from last year’s squad....

Q&A: Mayoral candidate John Welch talks affordable housing, water and putting “this Pittsburgh” first

Dr. John Welch speaks at the second campaign stop of his

By John Hamilton / Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2017

Reverend, doctor, professor, dean of students. John Welch is hoping to add Mayor of Pittsburgh to that résumé as he campaigns to unseat the incumbent, Mayor Bill Peduto, in Tuesday's Democratic primary . We sat down with Welch in his Garfield campaign office to ask about some of his policies and ...

Tiara Chadran talks upcoming season, life as a gymnast

Tiara Chadran talks upcoming season, life as a gymnast

By Joey Niklas / For The Pitt News

October 22, 2014

When Tiara Chadran came to Pitt to continue her gymnastics career, she didn’t know a high school rival would follow her to the team a year later.She and sophomore teammate Kelly Burak competed against each other for years before they became teammates on a collegiate level.“I was [a member of] Pittsb...

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