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Robert Zoellick, a key player in American foreign policy, shared his views on the essential traditions of diplomacy and his advice for today’s college students with a Pitt audience earlier this week.
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Nearly 200 attendees gathered virtually on April 7 to discuss weaving social justice into the K-12 curriculum. The event also featured poetry readings and live DJ sets between sessions.
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The club, open to students of all genders, aims to foster diversity in the field of computing through mentorship, advocacy and social events.
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Many students and families have been looking forward to celebrating their academic achievements at in-person commencement ceremonies this year. You can help make it happen.
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Piloted in 2018, the Pathways platform enables advisors to share notes, connect with other offices and do more with data to provide a seamless student experience.
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Following a comprehensive search, historian Nicola Foote from Arizona State University has been named the new dean of the University Honors College, effective July 1, 2021.
Jeremy Olin in a jacket in front of the Pittsburgh skyline
Senior Jeremy Olin wanted the work for his computer science major to have a real-life impact, so he joined 412 Connect: a new project with a mission to promote and increase the visibility of Black-owned businesses in Pittsburgh.
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Pitt’s Minoritized Orientation and Gender Identities Graduate and Professional Alliance (MOGI) convened a panel of transgender members of the University community to share their own experiences and offer thoughts on what Pitt does well—and what it could do better.
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The prestigious fellowships provide stipends and other support for outstanding graduate students in STEM fields. Pitt’s prep programs helped this year’s awardees make their application packages shine.
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Scientists in the Graduate School of Public Health found that people just out of poverty face disproportionately high medical bills. Eric T. Roberts and colleagues offer four possible fixes for the problem.
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Vjosa Osmani (LAW ’05, ’15), a respected voice in Kosovo’s political circles and around the globe, is the new president of her native land. She’s the second woman to hold the position.
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And why do we need to do more of it to track coronavirus variants and end the pandemic? Pitt’s Alexander Sundermann, Lee Harison and Vaughn Cooper explain in The Conversation.
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Celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week with special events and activities, including a look back at some of our favorite stories about grad students.
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Pitt is one of 15 sites that will survey area residents to learn who has antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and who is carrying the virus at the time of the test.
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Keila Grinberg will move from Brazil to Pittsburgh this year, as the new director of Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies. She brings with her expertise on that region’s history of enslavement as well as Afro-Brazilian culture.