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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A bee interacts with a flower.

Pitt Sustainability celebrates Pollinator Month

By Jordan Kooper, Staff Writer June 26, 2024
Pitt Sustainability celebrated Pollinator Month this June to raise awareness for the bees, butterflies and other animals that are essential to the reproductive process for many plants. The University has held numerous events on campus to highlight the importance of this natural process.
Pitt鈥檚 peregrine falcons take flight

Pitt鈥檚 peregrine falcons take flight

By Jordan Kooper, Staff Writer June 7, 2024
The peregrine falcon chicks, now called fledges, that recently hatched on the Cathedral of Learning have taken their first flights as of June 3. The fledges, who hatched on April 22, had been preparing for their first flights over the past few days by hopping along the ledges of the Cathedral.
Warmer atmospheric conditions contribute to increased tornadoes in Pittsburgh area

Warmer atmospheric conditions contribute to increased tornadoes in Pittsburgh area

By Anna Kuntz, Senior Staff Writer May 28, 2024
Since the start of May, nine tornadoes have occurred in the Pittsburgh region alone, the highest number recorded since 1985. Warm air from the Gulf of Mexico and wind conditions, among other factors, have likely caused the uptick in tornado occurrences in the region.
Statue of Dr. Thomas Starzl wearing solar eclipse glasses on the Cathedral of Learning lawn.

Astronomy department gives recommendations for Monday鈥檚 eclipse

By Nate Yonamine, Contributing Editor April 5, 2024
With the solar eclipse hitting Pittsburgh on the afternoon of Monday, April 8, members of Pitt鈥檚 Department of Physics and Astronomy provide safety tips and recommendations to first-time eclipse viewers. People must wear solar eclipse glasses to view the eclipse safely.
A student puts in an earplug.

New study through Pitt School of Medicine developing medication to treat noise-induced hearing loss

By Kelly McPoyle, Staff Writer March 1, 2024
Researchers at Pitt have recently discovered that medication could be used to help alleviate temporary or permanent hearing loss from noise.聽
Members of Pitt鈥檚 space initiative pose for a photo in Allegheny Observatory.

Pitt space initiative joins Keystone Space collaborative

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer February 16, 2024
Pitt鈥檚 Space Initiative, 45 researchers with interests in space, recently joined the Keystone Space Collaborative. The collaborative connects industry and academia in the Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio region.聽
Students, professors reflect on one year of ChatGPT聽

Students, professors reflect on one year of ChatGPT聽

By Patrick Diana, Staff Writer January 26, 2024
Since ChatGPT鈥檚 introduction, questions surrounding its use in the classroom have arisen. One year later, professors and students at Pitt have begun to incorporate ChatGPT into their academic life.聽
A rendering of the planned BioForge center in Hazelwood.

University unveils design and plans for new BioForge center

By Ryleigh Lord, News Editor July 12, 2023

Pitt unveiled the design and architectural plans for BioForge, a new biomanufacturing center in the Hazelwood neighborhood.聽 The building is set to be 185,000 square feet, with two stories and a penthouse,...

Dr. Marielle Gross, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and member of Pitt鈥檚 Center for Bioethics and Health Law.

Dr. Marielle Gross creates novel approach for patients鈥 ownership of biosamples through 鈥淒e-Bi鈥 app

By Srinidhi Gopalan, For The Pitt News June 14, 2023
Dr. Marielle Gross, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and member of Pitt鈥檚 center for Bioethics and Law, recently piloted her new app, 鈥淒e-Bi,鈥 that takes a personalized approach to biobanking.
Pitt Hydroponics members.

鈥楪row food anywhere鈥: Pitt Hydroponics works to make farming accessible

By Donata Massimiani, Contributing Editor January 13, 2023
Pitt Hydroponics is a club that builds and designs hydroponic systems and grows plants using those systems.
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