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Pitt addresses technology concerns ahead of start of online classes

Beginning Monday, Pitt will continue classes online for the remainder of the semester.

By Rebecca Johnson, Senior Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

With classes set to resume on Monday, Pitt’s faculty has scrambled to shift courses over to an online format. This rapid transition has left some IT personnel questioning whether Pitt’s website can handle the amount of traffic.

Cyber Law director talks democracy in the digital age

David Hickton, a former United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, speaks about the impact social media has on political discourse at Tuesday afternoon’s “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” event in the University Club.

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News

February 26, 2020

Former U.S. Attorney David Hickton gave a lecture called “Can Democracy Survive the Internet?” on Tuesday afternoon regarding the state of American democracy in the digital age.

Alum studies safety of nuclear energy

Sola Talabi, a Pitt alumnus and founder of Pittsburgh-Technical, is researching advanced nuclear reactors in Pittsburgh. (Courtesy Photo of Sola Talabi)

By David Solomon | For The Pitt News

December 1, 2017

Sola Talabi always had a vision that one day he would “turn the lights on in Africa.” “Five thousand children die every day in Africa because they don't have access to power,” he said. “I call that an emergency.” Talabi’s vision motivated him to spend the last 20 years pursuing a cost-effectiv...

Pitt, CMU researchers redevelop software for academic publishing

Pitt, CMU researchers redevelop software for academic publishing

By Sid Lingala | For The Pitt News

October 15, 2017

Benjamin Ogrodnik said he is often frustrated when traditional publication methods he uses are unable to include films and project methodology as part of the final product. “A finished article is just a really refined argument. The story is in the creation of it,” Ogrodnik said. “There is so m...

A new iPhone in a post-innovative age

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Levko Karmazyn | Columnist

October 4, 2017

A decade before Apple released the first iPhone, the hottest new technology included the Tamagotchi virtual pocket pet, Motorola's StarTAC — one of the first widely popular cell phones — and the trusty mp3 file. When the iPhone was introduced 10 years ago it shook every aspect of the technolog...

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