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The gender, sexuality and women’s studies department, in collaboration with a number of departments and faculty members, created the Gender and Science Initiative in 2019 to link GSWS studies with the hard sciences. Directed by GSWS lecturer Bridget Keown, this initiative includes gender and science courses as well as extracurricular programming.

GSWS group charts the intersection of science and gender

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer March 15, 2021
The GSWS department, in collaboration with a number of departments and faculty members, created the Gender and Science Initiative in 2019 to link GSWS with science, technology, engineering and math. About 100 students have participated so far.
Some labs are allowing in-person instruction by rotating in-person cohorts of students.

Students adjust to new online science lab structure

By Millicent Watt, Staff Writer January 27, 2021
Lab classes are traditionally a way for students to have a hands-on experience, but Pitt students, like many around the world, had to make some major changes.
Carles Badenes, associate professor of Physics and Astronomy, contributed to the discovery of one of the smallest currently known black holes.

Pitt researcher helps discover smallest known black hole

By Alexander Hanna, Staff Writer November 12, 2019
Pitt professor Carlos Badenes co-authored a new paper about the discovery of the smallest known black hole.
Hao Sun, an assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering at Pitt named in Forbes’ “30 Under 30: Science” list, poses for a photo in Benedum Hall. (Photo by Elise Lavallee | Contributing Editor)

Pitt professor placed on Forbes “30 Under 30” list

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer December 5, 2017

Hao Sun sees little difference between monitoring the health of buildings and bridges and monitoring the health of human bodies. “In the human body, we have the nervous system so when you feel something...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Chipotle queso cheats cheese science

By Bianca De | For The Pitt News October 3, 2017

You’re in line at Chipotle, going over your order in your mind. Imagining your perfect burrito bowl, you consider several qualifications: how spicy you want your salsa, skipping the guac unless you really...

The Pitt Shadow Bandits, a team of Pitt students, faculty and staff, traveled to Tennessee to watch the total solar eclipse and test a theory about shadow bands.

Totality in Tennessee: Pitt scientists witness, document historic eclipse

By Lexi Kennell / Culture Editor August 22, 2017

As the Pitt Shadow Bandits gradually filled their weather balloon with helium, a symphony of worried gasps escaped from the crowd of spectators as they heard a loud pop and saw the balloon’s deflated...

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Three students OK after one dropped vial with cyanide derivative

By John Hamilton/Editor-in-Chief July 20, 2017

Three Pitt students are OK after one dropped a vial containing a cyanide derivative in a Chevron lab Thursday morning. The 5 ml vial shattered on the 11th floor of the building at around 10:15 this...

Sarah Thornton, a senior studio arts major, looks at one of her pieces, a

In tune with a b-flat: Artists, physicists collaborate on campus

By Abhignya Mallepalli / Staff Writer April 5, 2017

Sarah Thornton stands in the basement of the Frick Fine Arts Center, preparing for her work to appear in an exhibit Tuesday night. She dips her fingers in paint and presses them to the canvas, using gray...

Billy Nye spoke at Carnegie Music Hall Friday night.  Jordan Mondell | Staff Photographer

Bill Nye charms student audience

By Lexi Kennell / Staff Writer April 12, 2016

Capping a lecture that transported audience members back to the third grade, Bill Nye tied his signature bow tie on stage, prompting a standing ovation from the audience. Nye rose to fame in elementary...

Editorial: Research should focus on utility, not profits

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 30, 2015

Scientists and stock holders don’t seem like a natural pair, yet universities often bring the two together. Pitt has taken advantage of private money in the past through partnerships with corporations...

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