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We're doing great at flattening the curve, but it's way too early to turn on the victory lights. Stay vigilant and mask up.
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The City of Pittsburgh seeks stakeholder input regarding the Oakland Plan, which will guide area investments, land-use regulations and infrastructure improvements.
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Newly initiated as part of the University’s response to coronavirus, the Pandemic Safety Ambassador Network of volunteers helps inform and educate those on campus about health and safety protocols.
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Table for one? Pitt dining staff deliver healthful meals and provide abundant snacks and drinks for students in isolation housing.
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A virtual town hall with members of the regional Latinx community explored racial and ethnic identity and the diversity of the cultures that make up the Hispanic population in the United States.
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Students are encouraged to responsibly enjoy the lawns around the Pittsburgh campus, including the Cathedral of Learning, Petersen Events Center, Schenley Plaza and Soldiers & Sailors.
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Students enrolled in classes with assigned rooms that are not currently offering an in-person experience will be able to be in classrooms to attend their remote/broadcasted class.
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Place your bets: Will a cantaloupe, cabbage or grapefruit launch farthest in a homemade trebuchet? Students at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg recently found out with the help of history instructor William Campbell.
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Perhaps you’ve heard of Senate Council but you aren’t sure what it does. This explainer introduces the group’s goals and key players ahead of today’s monthly meeting.
Sooraj Sharma (ENGR ’20) and a team of Pitt students created a type of self-cleaning glass that allows more solar energy to reach the power-generating portion of solar panels.
Pitt Public Health scientists found that a drop in the supply of carfentanil, a potent drug, was likely the reason behind 2018's decrease in overdose deaths, rather than U.S. efforts to curb them.
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Samantha Cortes (EDUC ’20) says the Panthers Forward program helped make her feel more connected during her final, untraditional year at Pitt. Seniors can apply for the program, which offers networking, mentoring and up to $5,000 toward federal student loans, through Sept. 20.
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In a pair of studies, ecologist Jessica Stephenson found that both animals and humans instinctually hunker down in small groups when infection looms—but that impulse can come with a price.
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Along with remaining in the top 20 best public colleges and universities in the country, Pitt was named the nation’s 50th most innovative school by the U.S. News & World Report.
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The discovery in animals is being used to make a drug for potential therapeutic and preventive use against COVID-19 in humans.