COVID-19 Updates

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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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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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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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Slouching on the couch? Wrists wrenched? Ergonomics expert April Chambers offers tips for adjusting your home workspace.
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The pandemic can be difficult for kids to understand—two medical students, one on a research year at Pitt, have written an illustrated book to help.
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More than 600 Pitt community members have volunteered throughout the pandemic, demonstrating they are the helpers Fred Rogers said to look for in tough times.
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Critical care docs Burton Lee and Megan Acho have developed peer-reviewed videos to help train doctors outside the field use ventilators on COVID-19 patients. Lee says his medical colleagues’ willingness to learn and stretch during the pandemic has been one of its positive outcomes.
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A new podcast from CB Bhattacharya and the Center for Sustainable Business brings global expertise to questions of how to prioritize sustainability during the pandemic. Each week, listen to the 15-minute conversations with leaders from companies like Google and IBM.