COVID-19 Updates

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Renee J. Rogers from the Healthy Lifestyle Institute and her team of students and staff have been hosting regular virtual workouts suitable for all ages. Read about how the Pitt community and their families are coming together to stay fit.
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With the move to online instruction, making electronic accessibility a priority is not just about accommodating people with disabilities; it’s about considering the broad range of students and their learning styles.
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Many facilities management staff members have continued working on campus, even as most Pitt colleagues have shifted to remote work. They’ve kept Pitt buildings and grounds clean and well maintained and are preparing for a ramp-up of operations.
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Four alumni called for hope, persistence and confidence in a conversation with members of the Class of 2020 during a recent panel discussion. The event, organized by the Pitt Alumni Association, is part of a larger effort at Pitt to launch the newest Panther alums to success.
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Pittwire turned to experts in the School of Computing and Information and Pitt Information Technology to learn more about the threats viruses pose and how we can protect ourselves and our devices.
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In accordance with expert guidance and to keep our community safe and healthy, Pitt has announced that it will move to a flexible remote and in-person approach to fall classes. Pittwire spoke to Cynthia Golden from the University Center for Teaching and Learning to hear more about what faculty members should consider as they write their fall syllabi this summer.
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The advisory group is part of the University’s resilience framework, a process and structure for continuing Pitt’s operations and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Now more than ever, members of the Pitt community are recognizing each other’s hard work, dedication and willingness to go above and beyond—and the mail rooms at Pitt are no exception. Celebrate your fellow Panthers during this year’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week.
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The University of Pittsburgh’s approach to operational planning amid the pandemic preserves commitments to its mission of teaching, research and service while helping to control the spread of COVID-19 and adapt to its ongoing presence. Read the latest updates.
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Ever wonder what exactly is in your surface cleaners and disinfectant wipes, and how they work against bacteria? Engineering’s Eric Beckman explains the advantages and effects of common cleaning agents for household tasks.