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Child development and nutrition experts share advice for making sure this strange Halloween is still a fun one for kids.
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The late playwright and Pittsburgh native is best known for his unprecedented American Century Cycle—10 plays that convey the Black experience in each decade of the 20th century. All 10 of the plays have had Broadway productions and two earned Wilson the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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The University of Pittsburgh has been selected as one of 19 universities joining the Aspire Alliance—a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices.
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Along with members of the Association of American Universities, Pitt submitted comments opposing a new Department of Homeland Security rule that would change visa requirements for international students.
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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.
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Eight panelists from the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh-area nonprofits took part in the virtual panel discussion “Unpacking the New Title IX Regulations” to talk about recent changes to federal Title IX regulations and its impact at Pitt and beyond.
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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.
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In 2019, Pitt social work faculty surveyed the mental health well-being of staff at social service agencies and schools as the community approached the first anniversary of the Tree of Life tragedy. The data led to enhanced training and treatment for staff at these agencies, two years later.
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The Pitt Alumni Association began a new Homecoming tradition over the weekend. The Spirit of Pitt awards celebrate the University’s values of service, spirit and social justice.
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A cohort of 150 students from the Class of 2021 will each receive up to $5,000 in student loan relief upon graduation. The students were introduced at a virtual kickoff celebration last week.
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Move over hoodies and hats—face coverings are the newest trend as a team spirit accessory. A reduced crowd of 5,500 socially distanced fans were welcomed to Heinz Field for Pitt’s homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 24. Take a look at the photos from the event.
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Think of them as your friendly neighborhood Panther pals: The Off-Campus Safety Ambassadors share information and resources with students living in off-campus housing to help keep the entire Oakland community safe.
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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.
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When senior Blya Krouba moved from Ivory Coast to a Philadelphia suburb as a girl, she became acutely aware of her dark skin in a way she hadn’t before. Read about her recent project exploring colorism and hear two Pitt experts’ takes on the phenomenon.
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A multi-million-dollar, anonymous bequest will benefit underrepresented students at the Swanson School of Engineering.