Teaching Through Meaningful Connections

Coming into Pitt my freshman year, I decided to take the Honors General Chemistry sequence of classes. It was taught by Dr. Eugene Wagner and had a lab component included with the course. Dr. Wagner quickly became my favorite professor at Pitt through his genuine passion for the information he taught, the interactions he had…

Biomarkers for Brain Injury

Hello! I am Simone Mohite, an international student from Dubai, UAE. I was born in India, but I spent almost 12 years in the United Arab Emirates, before coming to Pitt for my undergrad studies. I am currently a Senior at Pitt, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Chemistry, Theatre arts and French studies. I…

Introducing Me!

Hi everyone! My name is Chelsea Carver and I am a senior at Pitt. I am on track to graduate with a BPhil and Honors in Psychology, as well as a Chemistry Minor and Certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. Additionally, I am part of the School of Dental Medicine’s Guaranteed Admissions Program and my…

CURF Introduction: Ancient Philosophy and Cosmopolitanism in the Modern World

I have always had an interest in ancient philosophy since high school, but it was my research mentor’s, Dr. Whiting’s, class on Aristotle that truly cemented my desire to engage with ancient philosophy more deeply. Aristotle’s virtue ethics has particularly caught my attention, and my fascination with it has only deepened over time. In his…

CURF: Investigating the Strategies We Use to Cope

Hello everyone! My name is Margie Lynch and I’m honored to say that I have received the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship for this fall. As of now, I am a junior majoring in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience and a certificate in Global Health. Although I am still developing my career plans, I am…

CURF Introduction: Does Gesturing While Speaking Really Matter?

Hi everyone! My name is Sasha, and I am a senior at Pitt. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in Social Work and History. One interesting fact about me is that my favorite hobby is weightlifting. I love trying to set new personal records in the gym and become as strong as I can…

CURF Introduction: The “I” in Survive

Research provides a means by which we can comprehend our observable world… and attempt to enact change. However, not everyone is familiar with how integral research is to social work, best practice, and helping reinforce advocacy efforts. As a social work student myself, I became very interested in its holistic focus on healing, trauma, and…