Campus News

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On National Doctors' Day, in this year when the fragility of our health has taken on poignant new meaning, honor physicians who are working year-round to protect our health and wellbeing. From Pitt Med magazine: In 2015, alum Henri Ford successfully led the first separation of conjoined siblings in his native Haiti. Read about Ford and rediscover more stories of Pitt physicians strengthening their communities.
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Brown will provide strategic direction on next-generation computing and data resources and guide the University’s research computing mission.
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The University Counseling Center offers free virtual drop-in hours throughout the week for any student, grad or undergrad, on or off campus, part or full time. Take advantage of the service.
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On Tuesday, 250 Pitt advocates and elected officials participated in the first-ever virtual Pitt Day in Harrisburg, to tell state representatives and senators about how Pitt makes a difference in their lives and communities. Thank you and Hail to Pitt!
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As students, faculty, staff, alumni and advocates log on for the first-ever virtual version of the annual Pitt Day in Harrisburg event, Pittwire invites readers to take a look back at stories that show Pitt’s contributions to the commonwealth.
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The latest pair of peregrine falcons atop the 40th floor of the Cathedral of Learning have welcomed their first egg of the season. Catch up on the drama.
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Film students helped turn the annual Pitt Dance Marathon into a 12-hour virtual production benefiting patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. It’s the biggest student fundraiser of the year—drop in on the festivities this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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The University’s fourth annual Mentoring and Advising Summit featured keynotes, multiple tracks and a focus on advising in the time of COVID-19. It attracted 1,000 participants nationwide.
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“Schitt’s Creek” star Dan Levy chatted with the Pitt community on Tuesday about writing, the pandemic, identity and taking care of your mental health.
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Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University will use their wealth of scholarly expertise in a new Collaboratory Against Hate Research and Action Center. Its goals: to study extreme hate and its impact and develop tools that provide effective intervention for groups ranging from law enforcement to parents.