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Pitt professors pursue new projects with Pitt Seed grants

Pitt received 171 applications for its first-ever Seed Project grants and selected 23 projects for awards, granting a total of approximately $1 million. (Graphic by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator)

By Mario Cattabiani III | For the Pitt News

July 11, 2018

Pitt is investing in change this summer, beginning with projects from professors at the University. The first-ever Pitt Seed Project awarded a total of more than $1 million to 23 programs designed to play an instrumental role in transforming the University. The grants will fund a wide range of faculty...

Big Idea Center brings innovation to Pitt

Pitt’s Big Idea Center, a project newly established by the University’s Innovation Institute, is housed in Gardner Steel Conference Center. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Brittany Zortman | For the Pitt News

July 11, 2018

Pitt students will soon have the opportunity to fit their big ideas into one space — a workplace that will harbor the tools and resources they need to make these ideas a reality. This year the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute, an organization focused on entrepreneurship and innovation...

Voodoo brewery unveils new can for “H2P” IPA

Voodoo Brewery released a new design for their Pitt-themed IPA (right) May 15, after the University cited trademark image, font and phase in a cease and desist letter issued in October. The new cans read “NON-TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT ALMA MATER IPA.” (Photo courtesy of Thomas Ness)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

June 20, 2018

Pennsylvania-based brewery Voodoo released a new design for its Pitt-themed IPA “H2P” after a legal dispute with Pitt caused the brewery to change the beer’s popular original can design that included the letters “H2P” in Pitt script and an image of the Cathedral of Learning. The new cans st...

Former Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters sues Pitt

Jason Peters worked as Pitt’s assistant wrestling coach for 10 years and head wrestling coach for four years before he and three wrestlers were suspended in January 2017. Peters filed a lawsuit against Pitt in federal court Monday alleging a breach of contract and racial discrimination. (TPN file photo)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

June 6, 2018

Former Pitt wrestling coach Jason Peters has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Pittsburgh for racial discrimination and termination without just cause after he was fired last January. In the lawsuit, Peters claims Pitt violated his employment contract by firing him “without ‘just...

Amazon HQ2 debate continues in Pittsburgh

(The Pitt News File Illustration)

By Grant Burgman | News Editor

May 30, 2018

Amazon first stirred up conversation in Oakland and in Pittsburgh when the Seattle-based electronic commerce company opened a pickup location on Oakland Avenue in October. The City was launched into one of the biggest national business stories in recent memory when Amazon announced in January that the Steel City was o...

Pitt alums aim to simplify subletting

Christian Snyder | Editor in Chief

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

For students searching for the perfect summer or fall apartment to sublet, scrolling through pages and pages of listings on Facebook or Craigslist can be an exhausting and difficult process. And for those looking for someone to sublet their place while they are away, their posts are often pushed to the b...

Pitt professor hosts book launch in Oakland

Kathleen George, a tenured Theatre Arts professor at Pitt, spoke at Carnegie Library for the launch of her latest historical fiction novel, “The Blues Walked In.” (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

In front of a crowd of about 50-60 people in the South Wing Reading Room of the Main Carnegie Library, Pitt theatre arts professor Kathleen George spoke to the audience as she held a release for her new book. “The Blues Walked In,” is a fictional story based life of the real-life famous jazz si...

Internship prep program positions students for success

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

By Mario Cattabiani | For the Pitt News

May 30, 2018

One of the great stressors for college students is the pressure to secure an internship — and with good reason. A survey done by the National Association of Colleges and Employers in 2012 found 60 percent of respondents in paid internships received to at least one job offer, making internships a v...

Courses cut costs as OERs come to Pitt

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Thousands of students flock to Oakland every August to attend one of the most costly public schools in the United States. These students will either go The University Store on Fifth to buy their textbooks at full price or go to sites like Amazon, praying for a better deal and two-day free shipping. Either ...

Pitt service workers to be affected by SCOTUS decision

The Supreme Court has sharply restricted the rights of American workers to join with others to challenge their company for allegedly violating federal laws on wages, hours or civil rights. (Dreamstime/TNS)

By Christian Snyder | Editor in Chief

May 30, 2018

Aliyya Lee had just worked from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. before stopping to meet her coworker Pam Johnston at Panera on Forbes Avenue. After passionately describing to me what’s at stake over 200 miles away as nine Supreme Court justices debate a labor union case, the pair left to defend unionized employ...

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