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3 colleges that help you handle student debt
With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing.
3 colleges that help you handle student debt
With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing.
Using no-strings-attached student loan payoff-assistance programs, college loan alternatives and annual student debt letters, these three universities are doing their part to curb college debt.
Japanese “Coming-of-Age” ceremony honors students turning 20
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Getting into a kimono was not the issue for University of Pittsburgh senior Oliver Jia. He's worn traditional dress from Japan in the past.
Nor was the Japanese major from Mt. Lebanon likely to be intimidated by any differences in culture, having spent 15 months in Japan as an undergraduate with plans to return for graduate school.
Body found on dormitory roof at University of Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a body has been found on the roof of a residence hall at the University of Pittsburgh.
University police responded to a report of the body at about 10 a.m. Saturday. The dead person was found on the roof of Lothrop Hall.
City detectives and the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office were called to the scene.
Parents of teen killed by officer sue his former employer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer as he fled a traffic stop are suing the officer's former employer— the University of Pittsburgh— for failing to properly discipline him or record performance issues in his personnel file.
Chaplain injured in synagogue mass shooting out of hospital
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh hospital says the 70-year-old chaplain shot during the Tree of Life synagogue mass shooting has been discharged from the hospital.
Man pleads in slaying of university student, gets life term
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man charged in the slaying of a University of Pittsburgh student in her off-campus apartment a year ago was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Matthew Darby, 22, was sentenced hours after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder as part of an agreement in which Allegheny County prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty.
Shoe-shiner who gave $200K in tips to hospital dies at 76
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A part-time shoe-shiner who donated more than $200,000 in tips over 30 years to a Pittsburgh children's hospital died early Tuesday.
Albert Lexie died of an undisclosed health condition, according to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center officials. He was 76.
Group envisions educational, recreational uses for ridge
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A yellow shovel stood up straight, lodged into the ground at an Ebensburg area wetland Thursday, as a group of four students took turns reaching into a nearby hole.
From the hole, they would pull clumps of mud, which were then studied against a color chart.
The students, led by Environmental Studies Director Mitzy Schaney, were visiting from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown as part of a hands-on learning program that allowed them to inventory soil, plants and water.
Orchestra helps musicians with mental illness fight stigma
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In 2011, a conductor with bipolar disorder who grew up in Pittsburgh founded an orchestra of musicians with mental illnesses.
Seven years later, his Me2/Orchestra — no relation to the movement against sexual harassment and assault — has grown to nearly 60 members in the flagship ensemble in Burlington, Vt., and has branched out with affiliate ensembles in Boston, Atlanta and Portland, Ore., with Pittsburgh poised to start its own chapter in the coming months.
University of Pittsburgh grad assistants seek to form union
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Graduate assistants at the University of Pittsburgh are having their case heard over whether they can seek to unionize.
Missouri schools work to keep students on track for college
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri high schools and universities are working to ensure students' college plans remain on course.
An estimated 200,000 students nationally experience "summer melt," a term that means they're derailed before even arriving to college, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported .
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that Highmark Medicare Advantage members' access to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center network will end by July 2019.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two Pennsylvania men have sued a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager fleeing a traffic stop, saying he fabricated evidence against them in an unrelated case.
A lawsuit filed Monday alleges Michael Rosfeld violated the men's civil rights during a December arrest when he worked for the University of Pittsburgh police.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer who fired the shots that killed a teenager fleeing a traffic stop left his previous job with a university police force about a month after prosecutors dropped a case against three men he'd filed charges against.
A researcher and instructor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has been named a 2018 Searle Scholar.
As part of the Searle Scholars Program, Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, assistant professor of computational and systems biology, will receive $300,000 over the next three years to support her research in evolutionary biology.
Life just got easier for high school students weighing both the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State.
The two Pennsylvania public research universities will now accept the Common App, a single college application accepted by more than 800 colleges and universities across the country. Pitt, Penn State and Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania were among new Common App member schools listed in a release from the Education Writers Association.
The University of Pittsburgh is tapping two accomplished Pitt graduates as commencement speakers this year.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto will address the undergraduate class of 2018 at commencement ceremonies April 29 at 1 p.m. in the Petersen Events Center. Prominent Washington, D.C., attorney David C. Frederick will address those at graduate commencement ceremonies on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the events center.
A reception and dinner for panel participants and other guests was held prior to the 13th annual Cobetto Lecture on April 5 at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
This year, instead of a formal lecture, there was a moderated panel discussion on the timely issue of "Sexual Misconduct: Perspectives on the Problem, Possibilities for Resolution." Panelists included the Hon. John J. Driscoll, Ann M. Emmerling, David Karp and Katie Pope.
Pitt students building one of the most powerful computers to go into space
One of the fastest space computers ever launched into orbit will head to the International Space Station next year.
It has the University of Pittsburgh written all over it. Well, at least on the top of it.
A team of Pitt students at the Center for Space, High-performance, and Resilient Computing built a computer that will be among the fastest and most powerful ever designed to operate in space.
"We're super pumped about it," said Christopher Wilson, manager of the lab in Schenley Place in Oakland.
Standing, moving help relieve lower back pain, University of Pittsburgh study finds
Standing and movement were found to reduce lower back pain in desk-bound employees nearly 50 percent of the time, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh found.
The Stand Back study, a six-month study of 27 people, found if a person would use a sit-stand desk and take brief three-minute walks during the workday, then lower back pain would decrease.
Sexual misconduct will be the topic of next week's Dr. Bernard Cobetto Lecture at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a panel discussion on the theme "Sexual Misconduct: Perspectives on the Problem, Possibilities for Resolution."
The program, to be held in Ferguson Theater (Smith Hall) at 7 p.m. April 5, will feature a panel of experts who will discuss the issue and possible resolutions.
Pitt students to receive antibiotics after suspected bacterial meningitis case
A University of Pittsburgh student-athlete is recovering from a case of potential bacterial meningitis, officials said Wednesday.
Pitt said tests on the student, who ran track and lives in the Sutherland East dormitory, were done Tuesday. Results to confirm the illness will take three days from that time.
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Vaccine Research has tabbed W. Paul Duprex as its new director following a two-year search.
The Middle Eastern music ensemble Layali Al-Sham will visit the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg for a concert on April 6, as part of the Joan Chambers Concert Series.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. Admission is free.
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The University of Pittsburgh on Tuesday announced the opening of a surgical technologies testing center in Oakland.
The new Collaborative Research Education and Technology Enhancement in Surgery, or Pittsburgh CREATES, will be in the Biomedical Science Tower South on Lothrop Street in Oakland.
Pitt grad, National Book Award winner uses dark poetry to explain the world
Daniel Borzutzky almost seems sheepish about being recognized for his accomplishments. The former Squirrel Hill resident and University of Pittsburgh graduate, who won a National Book Award for his poetry collection "The Performance of Becoming Human" in 2016, admits the recognition "comes with a cultural capital."
Seton Hill University in Greensburg and the University of Pittsburgh–Greensburg are among 10 colleges and universities in Western Pennsylvania and 41 in the state that have made the Colleges of Distinction list, a national guide recognizing excellence in undergraduate-focused education.
Pitt disciplines employees after investigatingsex harassment, student-faculty relationships
An investigation into the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Communication over allegations of sexual harassment and an alarmingly high prevalence of student-faculty sexual relationships has spurred the college to impose disciplinary sanctions against some of the people involved.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine explores medical marijuana research
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine want to study the safety and efficacy of using medical marijuana to treat diseases.
The potential for state-supported research is growing even though marijuana remains federally classified as a Schedule 1 illegal substance with no medically approved applications.
Feds: Pitt researcher faked research docs for more than $2M in federal funding
A University of Pittsburgh professor accused of faking approval for human subject research to gain federal funding reached a settlement with the government that will cost more than $100,000 and bar him from obtaining grant research money.
The University of Pittsburgh announced a changing of the guard at its law school and the school of engineering this week.
The University of Pittsburgh Career Service Center and JCPenney will join forces on Sunday for an event designed to help students dress for success as they exit college to the workplace.
JCPenney will host the private event at its Ross Park Mall location after the store closes this Sunday, to accommodate hundreds of students looking for advice on what to wear for job interviews.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s new dean hopes to build relationships between disciplines
The University of Pittsburgh has selected a former Supreme Court law clerk and current associate vice president at the University of Utah as the new dean for Pitt's School of Law, officials announced Tuesday.
Amy J. Wildermuth, associate vice president for faculty and academic affairs at the Salt Lake City-based university, will replace outgoing dean William M. Carter Jr., who announced his plans to return to teaching full-time by June.
Police are looking for a gun-wielding man who robbed a restaurant in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood Monday night.
The man went into Hello Bistro on Forbes Avenue shortly after 11 p.m., pointed a gun at an employee's head and demanded money, according to University of Pittsburgh police.
He ran out of the building with an unknown amount of cash, police said.
Burrell graduate to dance professional jazz piece during annual concert at Pitt
A Burrell High School graduate and former high school dance team captain will show off her dance moves at the upcoming "Spring In Your Step" concert at the University of Pittsburgh.
Richelle DeBlasio, 20, of Oakland will dance the professionally choreographed, collaborative jazz piece "Crazy Rhythm" during the concert, which will take place Friday and Saturday.
Conemaugh Physician Group has welcomed board-certified medical oncologist Dr. Hashem A. Younes, who will provide weekend coverage at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown and assist with patient consultations.
“It’s very rewarding to treat cancer patients and make a positive impact in their lives,” Younes said in a press release. “Treatment options have advanced significantly and we can provide more accurate diagnosis and outcomes for these patients.”
Peregrine falcon at Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning lays first egg of season
A peregrine falcon who has been nesting at the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh has laid her first egg of the season.
The falcon, known as Hope, laid the egg shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday in her nest on the 39th floor, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI.
Peregrine falcons usually lay two to five eggs each season and usually lay another egg two days after the first one. They begin incubating eggs once the clutch is completed. Eggs typically hatch in 32 to 35 days.
Pitt boosters reportedly will pony up $9.4 million to jettison men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings, as originally reported by 93.7 The Fan sports radio host Colin Dunlap.
Here is a look at what that money could buy at the University of Pittsburgh:
Associate professor positions, at an average annual salary of $99,900 a year
Full tuition for a year at the Oakland campus, at a cost of $18,130 per student
Pitt basketball season tickets, at the lowest price general ticket package of $573
University of Pittsburgh officials undoubtedly hope the imbroglio about the pricey buyout the school is negotiating to close the door on basketball coach Kevin Stallings' contract after a 0-18 record in ACC basketball blows over next week.
If it doesn't they might have some explaining to do when more than 300 faculty, staff and students descend on Harrisburg on March 20 to lobby lawmakers on behalf of the school.
University of Pittsburgh researcher Samuel Todd's main message about gender identity is simple: It's a complicated topic, and an equally complicated conversation to have.
And gender concepts do not just apply to the LGBTQ community, he said.
Remember when high schools used the threat of putting a negative entry on a student's "permanent record" to whip a teen into obedience?
A number of colleges and universities are having second thoughts about whether they will consider high school disciplinary actions and suspensions related to student walkouts in support of stronger guns laws in the wake of the Valentine's Day massacre that claimed the lives of 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Judge drops charges against Veterans Affairs nurse accused of spying on Pitt students
Charges were dropped Wednesday against a former Veterans Pittsburgh Healthcare System nurse accused of using a spotting scope to spy on University of Pittsburgh students last year.
Paul May, 56, of Lawrence County's Enon Valley, was charged in November with loitering and prowling, possessing instruments of crime and invasion of privacy after VA police spotted May in an SUV in the Oakland parking garage looking into dormitory windows with the scope.
Americans don't have to choose between digital election and voting technology and security, David Hickton, head of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy and Security, said Wednesday.
Hickton, a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, said concerns about cyberattacks during the 2016 election shouldn't force states like Pennsylvania to go back to paper ballots.
Founders of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center honored by city, county and state
An idea hatched 32 years ago by two physicists from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh has grown into a supercomputing powerhouse that is home to some of the fastest and largest computers in the world and powering cutting-edge research.
Michael Levine and Ralph Roskies, who founded the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center in 1986, were honored Friday by the city and Allegheny County.
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has received a $500,000 grant from the Department of Transportation to begin a sidewalk and bike path construction project connecting the campus to the nearby Richland Town Centre.
The first phase of the project includes a paved bike path and sidewalk connecting Pitt-Johnstown, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Richland School District, Highland Community Library, Richland Township Municipal Building and Richland Town Centre.
Pitt suspends sorority while police probe hazing allegations
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A dozen pledges spoke with investigators about possible hazing at a University of Pittsburgh sorority, prompted by a mother who noticed bruises on her daughter, police said Wednesday.
The university said it has placed Alpha Kappa Alpha on interim suspension.
The mother who contacted police said she was visiting her daughter when the younger woman told her she had been involved in sorority hazing of pledges, Penn Hills Police Chief Howard Burton said.
What’s in the IV bag? Studies show safer option than saline
New research calls into question what's in those IV bags that nearly every hospitalized patient gets. Using a different intravenous fluid instead of the usual saline greatly reduced the risk of death or kidney damage, two large studies found.
The difference could mean 50,000 to 70,000 fewer deaths and 100,000 fewer cases of kidney failure each year in the U.S., researchers estimate. Some doctors are hoping the results will persuade more hospitals to switch.