Being There

Northern Ireland, with all of its civil unrest, became a fascination and destination for Pitt alumnus and faculty member Tony Novosel. Now, he’s giving students a chance at their own journeys.
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This Is Kay Oyegun

Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. But for alumna Kay Oyegun, sometimes life becomes fiction. As a writer of the beloved TV show "This Is Us," Oyegun has helped to create authentic characters and spellbinding storylines grown from her own experiences. The result: critical acclaim and more demand than ever to share her voice.
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Beyond the Shot

For the world to achieve a safe, new normal, scientist must develop treatments in addition to vaccines. Fortunately, Pitt researchers are making remarkable progress on several fronts.
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Earth Wise

With her Pitt training, Divya Nawale is helping entire countries take on climate change.
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Nursing the Nurses

A Pitt alumna puts her research into action during a global pandemic.
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Helping Out

In South Africa, an alumnus seeks solutions to some of COVID-19's challenges.
Abbas “Bobby” Quamar

Flight Diverted

An in-air accident leads a Pitt alumnus to change course.
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Pitt students are learning in prison, through an innovative program, alongside the incarcerated. Professors and others feel the interaction provides a freeing of the mind, which is at the heart of change for individuals and society, too.
2021-06-17 00:00:00