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3D printer at the Vibrant Media Lab

A Model Makerspace: 3D Printing at the Teaching Center’s Open Lab

The Open Lab in the University Center for Teaching and Learning has 3D printers and trained specialists who consult with faculty, staff and students to create 3D objects that you can hold in your hand from virtual 3D models on a computer screen.
Green sprout seedlings

Funding Awarded to 24 Pitt Seed Projects

Now in its second year, the 2019 Pitt Seed Project initiative will fund 24 new proposals that aim to directly and actively contribute to the University’s strategic transformation.
Cathedral of Learning

Conference Showcases, Builds Momentum with Global Modeling Research

The event, hosted by Pitt's School of Computing and Information, provided attendees a chance to showcase current modeling research that provides insights on how complex systems such as the global economy or climate operate.  
Graham Hatfull looking at phages in his lab

Hatfull Lab’s Lifesaving Research Efforts Go Viral

Research efforts in Graham Hatfull’s lab involving phages, or viruses that infect bacteria, saved the life of a 15-year-old cystic fibrosis patient in London. His team’s work has drawn international media attention and has been called groundbreaking.

Open Lab Sets Up Shop in Hillman Library Location

A new location for the Open Lab includes new virtual-reality workstations in addition to 3D printing, 360 video and vinyl cutting.
Cathedral of Learning

Pitt’s Influence, by the Numbers

A new economic impact report, prepared by the Office of Economic Partnerships, documents just how much the University contributes to the community.

Pitt, CMU Partner on MRI-based Brain Research

The renewal of a non-clinical research partnership between Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University begins this weekend with the intricate installation of a new MRI scanner in Mellon Institute on Fifth Avenue in Oakland.

Engineering Hosts Theory U Seminar on March 26

In the public seminar, Otto Scharmer and Eva Pomeroy will share their work with Theory U and explore the role of universities in profound societal change.
Pitt Commons homepage

New Platform Helps Make the Most of a Large University

One Pitt staff member breaks down Pitt Commons, explains what staff and faculty can get out of the platform and why they should join.

2019 Pitt Seed Project Letters of Intent Due Feb. 8

Now in its second year, the Pitt Seed Project initiative offers the Pitt community an opportunity to directly and actively contribute to the University’s strategic transformation. Letters of intent are due Feb. 8 at noon.