Faculty & Teaching

Alyson Stover in a black shirt

Social Distancing Puts Telehealth on the Front Lines

Virtual visits with health care providers are becoming more important than ever during the pandemic. Pitt’s Alyson Stover is working to bring telehealth to occupational therapy and other practitioners beyond the primary care clinic.
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Dispatches from the First Week of Online Learning

The rapid transition from in-person to online courses went smoothly, though there were a few bumps in the road. Hear what Pitt faculty members have to say about the transition to a remote academic landscape.
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Pitt-Bradford’s Preparation for Online Teaching

Faculty members at all University of Pittsburgh campuses have worked tirelessly to transition to online learning in the wake of COVID-19. Here, instructors from Pitt-Bradford share how they prepared.

Expert Offers Tips for Teaching Online

Cynthia Golden, associate vice provost and executive director of Pitt’s Center for Teaching and Learning, has advice for faculty members as they shift their courses online.
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Story Lab Helps Early Career Writers Professionalize

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but for Pitt professor and award-winning author Jeanne Marie Laskas, it’s a team effort. The collaboration she nurtures has already spawned a bestseller, and much more is in the works.
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In Light of the 100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues, a Look Back at What Was Lost

For The Conversation, Professor Rob Ruck detailed a brief history of the Negro Leagues, the integration of Major League Baseball and how Pittsburgh played an influential role in the new face of the game.
Barry Mitnick

Business Professor Wins Aspen Institute ‘Ideas Worth Teaching Award’

Barry Mitnick’s undergraduate honors business history course, Market Manipulations: Crises, Bubbles, Robber Barons and Corporate Saints, has been recognized with the Aspen Institute’s 2019 Ideas Worth Teaching Award—one of only 10 courses worldwide to be selected.
Nicole Mitchell, Pitt’s new William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies

New Jazz Chair Brings Fresh Approach to Pitt

Nicole Mitchell, the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, begins her first semester at Pitt with a revamped Jazz Week and big ideas for the future of the program.
Dr. Bernard Fisher

Bernard Fisher, MD, Pioneer in Breast Cancer Research, Dies at 101

Dr. Bernard Fisher, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a true pioneer in the field of breast cancer research, died on Wednesday evening at the age of 101.
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An Open Access Gem: Pitt Publishes First-ever August Wilson Journal

Pitt's University Library System is the publisher of a new journal dedicated to Pittsburgh native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. The inaugural issue features contributions from the Department of History's Laurence Glasco and English faculty member emeritus Christopher Rawson.