Logged In

The explosion of digital technology—with its maze of networks, data, and algorithms—has left in its wake existing laws and policies that are often outmatched or outdated. The consequences can be as personal as identity theft or as global as election fraud. Pitt’s David Hickton knows what it takes to find solutions.
Graham Hatfull looks at a petri dish

Phage Hunters

Graham Hatfull and his team at Pitt study phages—viruses that stalk bacteria. They didn’t expect that they would be asked to use those viruses in an unprecedented attempt to save the lives of two young patients on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Tracy Floyd (left) and Carla Jackson meet up in the Cathedral of Learning during Homecoming week.
Sketchbook

Second Chance

A longtime acquaintance became a lifesaving friend.
Jenna Baron in front of one of Pittsburgh's many bridges

Welcome Home

For the children of refugees and immigrants settling throughout the United States, the new way of life can feel very foreign. Pitt alumna Jenna Baron—through her nonprofit Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education—is finding ways to make them feel that they are truly where they belong.
Justin Kitzes
Extra Credit

Listening In

A techy take on ecology offers fresh insight into the animal kingdom.
Janine Krippner collects sediment samples at volcano site.
Spotlight

Volcano Pro

A volcanologist and Pitt alumna reaches explosive heights.
Costas Karakatsanis stands next to and discusses the 18th-century painting Shepard Boy with Recording at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
Spotlight

Day Restored

To revive a masterpiece, an art aficionado reveals its hidden history.
Sharon G. Flake on the first floor of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main's building, holding a blow-up of the cover of The Skin I'm In.
Spotlight

Beyond Skin Deep

Sharon G. Flake's acclaimed story of self-acceptance turns 20.
Paul Scolari in the Quarry Exhibit Hall, also called the "wall of bones," at Dinosaur National Monument
Pitt Chat

Pitt Chat with Paul Scolari

In a remote corner of the American West, a Pitt alumnus lives and works in the shadows of dinosaurs.
Louis J. Fox dressed in Pitt blue and gold
Inspire

Visionary

Louis Fox works toward a future without blindness.
Fall 2019