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Sharing data and model results is crucial in the new research culture emerging during the COVID-19 outbreak, and Pitt is making that possible on a global scale.
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Pitt instructor and nutritionist Caroline Passerrello shares reminders for making healthy meals from pantry staples for the whole family, including pets.
Cynthia Golden, associate vice provost and executive director of Pitt’s Center for Teaching and Learning, has advice for faculty members as they shift their courses online.
All University of Pittsburgh campuses will shift classes to remote learning approaches beginning on March 23.
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A School of Education associate professor helped develop a comprehensive rubric that measures how well students problem-solve in computer science learning. In the process, educators can see how gender affects engagement with programming.
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The Department of Africana Studies’ history of community-building and fostering critical conversations makes it an especially salient major for students wishing to tackle tough issues today. The new chair, Yolanda Covington-Ward, wants more people to know about it.
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Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but for Pitt professor and award-winning author Jeanne Marie Laskas, it’s a team effort. The collaboration she nurtures has already spawned a bestseller, and much more is in the works.
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What does it mean to be an effective mentor or advisor to students today? Folks from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University gathered last week to discuss inclusive excellence in higher ed.
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With COVID-19 looming as a public health threat, people from throughout the University are looking at all the different issues Pitt could encounter if the disease spreads near or on its campuses. Peek behind the scenes at the Emergency Operations Center.
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Two clinicians at Pitt are reaching more students by combining group therapy with running. Find out how Running Forward and other campus resources are helping students build community around mental health and well-being.
Researchers from Pitt and Harvard offer their take on this week’s Super Tuesday results and describe how civic engagement is changing in light of the 2008 and 2016 presidential elections.
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Tours of the Heinz Memorial Chapel’s women in the stained glass windows will be held throughout Women’s History Month.
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A group of Pitt educators is joining forces with museums and community partners to make climate change more tangible—and inspire people to act.
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The University has already reduced greenhouse gas emissions on the Pittsburgh campus by 22%. Building and infrastructure efficiencies are key to the new goal of carbon neutrality by 2037—Pitt’s 250th anniversary.
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The student-led Pitt Green Fund helped launch the campus thrift store and bicycle co-op, but its board also tackles efforts related to equity and social justice.