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Opinion | Researchers need more empathy in approaching community health concerns

Opinion | Researchers need more empathy in approaching community health concerns

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

October 22, 2019

The meeting at Canon-McMillan High School stands as a fresh example of how the scientific community can sometimes forget the need for empathy and understanding.

Pitt report: Quality of life for black residents worse in Pittsburgh than in other cities

Pitt report: Quality of life for black residents worse in Pittsburgh than in other cities

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

September 19, 2019

Pittsburgh has often been called one of the country’s “most livable cities.” But its relative “livability” might depend on whether or not you’re white.

Pitt gets $10 million from NSF to address equity in STEM

Pitt gets $10 million from NSF to address equity in STEM

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor

September 19, 2019

The National Science Foundation has awarded Pitt a $10 million grant to develop programming that will boost STEM enrollment for underrepresented students.

Breast cancer researchers continue innovating

Breast cancer researchers continue innovating

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Innovations in technology for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment bring hope to patients and exciting discoveries to researchers.

Government shutdown slows university research

Government shutdown slows university research

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 8, 2019

The U.S. government shut down on Dec. 22, and research production at Pitt and other universities may slow down because of it.

Covestro lectures honors professor

Covestro lectures honors professor

By Briana Canady | Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

Harvard University professor George Whitesides spoke to a crowd of about 150 people Thursday night in Benedum Hall about how chemistry can be utilized in all industries to bring opportunities for invention and productivity. “The tools from the health care and manufacturing industries can provide what we ...

Pitt, UPMC announce $200 million Immune Transplant and Therapy Center

Pitt, UPMC announce $200 million Immune Transplant and Therapy Center

By Janine Faust / Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2018

Jeffrey Romoff, president of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, walked on stage at a century-old abandoned car factory Tuesday afternoon and wondered where some of its necessary facilities were. “This is not quite what I expected,” he said. “I can’t find the lavatories, and I can’...

Study looks to link brain activity, suicidal thoughts

Study looks to link brain activity, suicidal thoughts

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

November 27, 2017

After contributing work to a study on brain activity, Marcel Just described the effort to better understand human thought as “a psychologist’s dream.” “Scientifically, it is fantastically interesting if you could assess the content of a thought,” Just, the director of the Center for Cogn...

Subjects for a day: Pitt students participate in studies for money

Subjects for a day: Pitt students participate in studies for money

By Anandhini Narayanan for The Pitt News

September 19, 2017

In the second semester of her senior year, Aditi Kumar said her intensive 21-credit schedule forced her to quit her job — leaving her without a source of income. “This was the the first time I found myself without a job,” Kumar, a 2017 graduate in sociology at Pitt, said. “I like to be ind...

Oakland organizations brace for potential budget cuts

Oakland organizations brace for potential budget cuts

By Henry Glitz | News Editor

August 21, 2017

Scattered on the walls throughout the Carnegie Museum of Art’s galleries are small red, white and blue stars with small texts accompanying each. The nearby plaques explain the reason for the stars existence — to highlight the impacts of federal funding on museums and the importance of museums...

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