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For Lori Campbell-Tanner’s students in her Harry Potter: Blood, Power, Culture course, the Flex@Pitt model has enabled an online learning environment as engaging as the literary world they explore.
Read about the class
A multi-million-dollar, anonymous bequest will benefit underrepresented students at the Swanson School of Engineering.
Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner spends an evening each week on a walk through the Oakland neighborhood to meet students where they are and offer goodies for following Pitt’s health rules.
Read about the walks
If you missed yesterday’s panel discussion on rolling out a vaccine for COVID-19, watch the recording here, or read highlights from a wide-ranging discussion.
Watch and read the discussion
Pitt’s Jonas Salk Chair for Vaccine Research explains why we need multiple candidate vaccines, what’s special about SARS-CoV-2 and why he’s hopeful about the future.
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The University paused work on the strategic plan to take time to address racial equity and justice during the pandemic. The process has now resumed with opportunities for input from campus stakeholders.
Read about the process
Peter Salk was 11 years old when a University of Pittsburgh team led by his father, the late Jonas Salk, created the inactivated poliovirus vaccine. Today, at 76, he’s back in the spotlight as researchers around the world race to develop new vaccines to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lifelong baseball fan and Pitt operating engineer Mike Pawlowski recently facilitated a re-shoot of the famous Forbes Field photo for the Pirates’ celebration of the Oct. 13, 1960, Game 7 win.
Tomorrow’s Student Self-Care Day marks a day off from classes for students to take a break and focus on the key life skill of self-care. See what programming Pitt has in store—ranging from a workout with the Steelers to a conversation about how fighting for social justice can help one’s own well-being—beginning tonight at 8:30.
Learn about self care day
As the Pitt Police remain vigilant throughout the pandemic, they respond to requests for transparency and more frequent communication with students. Join them in an Oct. 15 town hall.
High achievers must often overcome significant obstacles on their way to success, no matter the field. But Elayne Arrington (ENGR ’61)—like other Black women in STEM before her—encountered more than her fair share.
Read her story
Members of Pitt’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams say Pittsburgh gives others cities a run for their money in terms of trails and scenery. Meet some of their runners, and discover a new trail or two yourself.
Meet the runners