Pitt Researchers Zero In on Ozone With Fluorescent Solution That Detects Harmful Molecule in the Air and Body

Personal ozone detectors and biomedical indicators could result from a chemical probe that glows bright green when exposed to ozone, researchers report in "Nature Chemistry"

Assistant Professor Jon Boyle Named a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Charitable Trusts announced today that Jon P. Boyle was selected as a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.

Humans Related to Orangutans, Not Chimps, Says New Pitt, Buffalo Museum of Science Study of Human Origin

Researchers propose new grouping for humans, orangutans, and common ancestors and lay out a scenario of the migration and evolution of 'dental hominoids' in the "Journal of Biogeography"

THE Book of the Week - Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Innocent or knowing? Shelley King on the portrayal of children in Victorian writing.

Chevron Science Center Expansion, Renovations Highlight $70 Million In Construction and Renovation Projects Approved by Pitt Trustees

The Property and Facilities Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees today approved nearly $70 million in construction and renovation projects, highlighted by a $32,382,500 expansion and renovation project for Chevron Science Center, as well as the purchase of the Concordia Club for $2.1 million and a lease in Bridgeside Point II.

Nominated for an Edgar® award for best novel of the year by the Mystery Writers of America

"George's superb procedural featuring Pittsburgh detectives Colleen Greer and John Potocki is also a poignant tale of four abandoned children struggling to live with dignity against all odds."

Beverley, Borovetz, Hendrix Named Dinstinguished Professors

The University of Pittsburgh is honoring three faculty members as Distinguished Professors, the highest honor that can be accorded a member of the professoriate.

Alumni Profile: Nicole Bourbonnais

Nicole Bourbonnais, doctoral candidate in the Department of History, is seeking to uncover the dynamic context in which birth control was introduced in the Caribbean during the 20th Century;

Chancellor’s staff awards announced

Nine staff members have been awarded 2011 chancellor’s awards for excellence in service to the community and service to the University.

Chancellor’s faculty awards announced

Thirteen faculty members have been honored as winners of the 2011 chancellor’s awards for distinguished teaching, research and public service.

Pitt to Host the American Association for Italian Studies 2011 Conference April 7-9

Pitt Professor Marcia Landy to give the plenary address; Simonetta Soldani, professor at the University of Florence, is the Women’s Studies Caucus plenary speaker.

Moe Awarded Koussevitzky Foundation Commission

The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc., have awarded commissions for new musical works to eight composers, including Professor Eric Moe from the Department of Music.

2 physics profs return from devastated Japan

Two Pitt faculty members had a spring break they won’t soon forget.

Hunt for the genetic roots of evolution earns Pitt researcher 2011 Sloan Foundation Fellowship

Pitt professor of biological sciences Mark Rebeiz searches for the moment when a gene mutates to produce evolutionary novelties, from an elephant's trunk to the horn on a beetle

Armstrong, Pfenning Win 2011 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards

Winners of the 2011 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award are Christopher Drew Armstrong, assistant professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and director of the architectural studies program, and Nancy Pfenning, senior lecturer in the Department of Statistics.