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High achievers must often overcome significant obstacles on their way to success, no matter the field. But Elayne Arrington (ENGR ’61)—like other Black women in STEM before her—encountered more than her fair share. Read her remarkable story in the newest issue of Pitt Magazine.
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Members of Pitt’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams say Pittsburgh gives other cities a run for their money in terms of trails and scenery. Meet some of their runners, and discover a new trail or two yourself.
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As Americans continue to social distance, conditions such as seasonal affective disorder could make winter especially hard, says psychology’s Kathryn Roecklein. Read about her work and her tips for taking care of yourself.
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“Burden of Genius,” a documentary that came to life in Carl Kurlander’s classroom, will receive the Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Award tonight.
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In the internet age, misinformation can spread like wildfire—and, in the COVID-19 era, endanger lives. First-year student Thea Barrett is working with media organizations to help reduce its speed and reach.
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Pitt roommates Melanie Dong and Sophie Becker ere close contacts of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, so they quarantined in their residence hall room. They want their peers to know it’s less intimidating than you might think—and the snacks are plentiful.
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Organic chemistry is tough in the best of times, but both students and instructor George Bandik report a successful course so far under Flex@Pitt.
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In addition to his research on policy and wheelchair access, Mark Schmeler recently joined the City-County Task Force on Disability to study unconscious bias toward people with disabilities.
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In September, the state released an app that anonymously identifies and alerts users of potential COVID-19 exposures. The more people who use it, the more effective it becomes.
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Faculty and staff who are members of UPMC Health Plan can get their annual flu shot at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Advance registration via the Office of Human Resource’s website is required.
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In its first year, the groundbreaking program for students with high unmet financial need essentially closed the retention gap for those eligible for federal Pell Grants—what Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd calls a “truly remarkable feat.”
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With the help of an influential professor, Blake Dubé’s (ENGR ’17) portable oxygen company won several innovation competitions at Pitt and has now spun into a new market: helping pets.
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Neuroscience major Lauren Nedrow made history last week as part of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts.
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A team of undergraduate students and faculty members is using techniques from engineering to provide a picture of how well students are complying with safety standards on the Pittsburgh campus.
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In some patients with HIV who take medication, the virus still shows up in their blood. A study led by John Mellors has found “repliclones”—large clones of HIV-infected cells that produce infectious virus particles—are to blame.