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The University will provide student residences in multiple hotels near the Pittsburgh campus under a plan approved today by the Property and Facilities Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees. The move is aimed at helping to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission.
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Pitt announced that it is designating the second round of COVID-19 relief funding to projects that will allow students to safely return to campus in the fall.
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A new solar power deal is moving Pitt closer to its commitment to be a carbon neutral campus by 2037, Pitt’s 250th anniversary.
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It’s Pollinator Week 2020, and bees, butterflies, bugs and bats are pollinating on Pennsylvania’s newest Bee Campus USA.
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Renee J. Rogers from the Healthy Lifestyle Institute and her team of students and staff have been hosting regular virtual workouts suitable for all ages. Read about how the Pitt community and their families are coming together to stay fit.
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A new set of guidelines, a lab manual and multiple groups at Pitt are working to reduce bias in academic science and increase diversity in STEM fields.
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Gabby Yearwood, lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in anthropology, shares his personal story as a father, son and Black man in America.
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As Black Lives Matter protests continue around the country and Americans celebrate Juneteenth today, Pittwire spoke with Aisha White from the Office of Child Development on broaching these subjects with kids.
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It’s a special Pride Month for Pitt—the University has received a Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students ranking. Read firsthand how one student found his place at Pitt.
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Steven Moon, a doctoral student in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science's Department of Music, studies musical healing in Turkish biomedical research and investigates how humans understand health.
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When her spring plans were toppled, Ke’alohi Worthington made the best of it, with help from her advisor in the Graduate School of Public Health. Worthington’s internship with the Department of Health in Hawaii examined how COVID-19 has affected indigenous and other populations.
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About 65 carloads of fans made their way past Arthur S. Levine’s home for a surprise parade to commemorate his 20-plus years as dean of the medical school and senior vice chancellor of the health sciences.
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Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood has a new group of certified babysitters. They’re graduates of a program that’s not only shaping future childcare providers, but entrepreneurs, too.
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A professor of law focused on ordinary and extraordinary forms of discrimination, Lu-in Wang will serve as vice provost for faculty affairs beginning July 1, 2020.
Dmitriy Babichenko in the School of Computing and Information joined forces with colleagues from the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing, as well as the Department of English and UPMC, to develop two games for kids to learn about health.