Campus News

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During the period of Feb. 1 to 28, 101 questions and concerns related to COVID-19 were submitted to the COVID Concern Connection. See the trends and learn how you can make a report if you see something concerning.
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Since at least Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” women have played a starring role in horror as a genre. Through a slate of March events, members of Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group are highlighting the women writers, directors, actors and more who keep us on the edge of our seats.
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At the Feb. 26, 2021, meeting of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher revisited some of the challenges and successes since the group’s last meeting in September. Here are the highlights.
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Join the more than 800 advisors, mentors, faculty and administrators from universities nationwide who have registered to attend the March 11 virtual event, now in its fourth year.
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The Ad Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels has publicly posted a report that presents the University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees with an array of findings and options to consider at its next public meeting on Feb. 26, 2021. Public comments provided by Feb. 23 on the report will be shared with board members in advance of the meeting.
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Looking for a place to study between classes or away from your room? We’ve got you covered.
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With many living their personal and professional lives online, the Zoom fatigue is real. But there’s a positive effect of the pandemic that you might not have considered: a dramatic reduction in paper use. Sustainability and IT experts on campus are hopeful the trend continues beyond this year.
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Joseph McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies, will serve as interim dean of the University Honors College as a search for the new dean continues.
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The relationship between health and safety, belongingness and academic success has never been clearer, which is why Pitt is moving to transform Student Affairs under the leadership of Vice Provost Kenyon Bonner. The search for a new dean of students will begin in the coming weeks.
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The University of Pittsburgh is working to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 on and off campus by randomly selecting and testing students for the virus. The process on the Pittsburgh campus has moved inside Posvar Hall this semester—here’s what it looks like.