Faculty & Teaching
Thursday, January 21, 2021
For decades, presidents routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs. Professor Barry Mitnick explains the history of the “spoils” system in The Conversation.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
As the Biden-Harris presidential transition begins, Pitt experts share their thoughts on racial justice, immigration and other significant issues that face the incoming administration.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Why does the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” still speak to us today? Third-year PhD student and composition instructor Lissette Escariz Ferrá helps her students understand.
Monday, January 11, 2021
Simply acknowledging that college is challenging during introductory science courses has helped to close racial and gender achievement gaps. The intervention, begun in a Pitt biology course, is being adopted at universities around the country.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Lorie Johnson-Osho will manage and refine faculty development programs and workshops, help foster skill development and more. She begins her work on Dec. 7, 2020.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
From local to national news outlets, Pitt people have been sought-after sources in stories about the election. Read what they’ve have to say.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
In a year where the COVID-19 pandemic has altered usual in-person voting procedures and campaigns have raised early doubts about whether results will be accurate, Pitt experts say voters should be prepared for a range of outcomes.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Rae Mancilla and Andrea Hergenroeder from Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences shared how their physical therapy department has adapted to COVID-19 instruction and the Flex@Pitt model during a conference in Chile. Hergenroeder said she hopes to share her experiences with Flex@Pitt with other parts of the world in the near future.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
For Lori Campbell-Tanner’s students in her Harry Potter: Blood, Power, Culture course, the Flex@Pitt model has enabled an online learning environment as engaging as the literary world they explore.
Monday, October 19, 2020
Toren Finkel and Amy Wagner have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine for their work on aging and neuro-rehab, respectively.