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Pittwire turned to experts in the School of Computing and Information and Pitt Information Technology to learn more about the threats viruses pose and how we can protect ourselves and our devices.
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Four alumni called for hope, persistence and confidence in a conversation with members of the Class of 2020 during a recent panel discussion. The event, organized by the Pitt Alumni Association, is part of a larger effort at Pitt to launch the newest Panther alums to success.
She’s Got Spirit: How About You?
From blue and gold sweets to sporting Pitt gear from head to toe, College of Business Administration staffer Jody Federer leads the way in building team pride. Know of someone else who loves Pitt? Tell us.
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In accordance with expert guidance and to keep our community safe and healthy, Pitt has announced that it will move to a flexible remote and in-person approach to fall classes. Pittwire spoke to Cynthia Golden from the University Center for Teaching and Learning to hear more about what faculty members should consider as they write their fall syllabi this summer.
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The University senior leadership team shares their gratitude during Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week, which kicks off today and runs through June 12.
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Now more than ever, members of the Pitt community are recognizing each other’s hard work, dedication and willingness to go above and beyond—and the mail rooms at Pitt are no exception. Celebrate your fellow Panthers during this year’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week.
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The advisory group is part of the University’s resilience framework, a process and structure for continuing Pitt’s operations and activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With support from a Summer Undergraduate Research Award, senior Regina Futcher’s excavation of 1970s gay print publications brings marginalized voices to the fore.
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This year’s United Way campaign resulted in total pledges of more than $718,000, the highest amount ever raised by the campaign. The campaign’s total included nearly $25,000 raised from special events—also a record for the University.
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A wide-ranging conversation about racism, policing and fear drew more than 1,600 viewers to the latest installment of Pitt’s “This is Not Normal” town hall series, sponsored by the offices of Diversity and Inclusion and Health Sciences Diversity. Watch a recording of the discussion and read the highlights.
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The University of Pittsburgh’s approach to operational planning amid the pandemic preserves commitments to its mission of teaching, research and service while helping to control the spread of COVID-19 and adapt to its ongoing presence. Read the latest updates.
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Leaders from around the University released statements about the death of George Floyd and in support of Pitt’s commitment to racial justice.
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We join the world in mourning the loss of Larry Kramer—a powerful advocate for those with HIV/AIDS, a writer and a pioneer in so many ways, including organ transplantation for HIV positive people. Watch him reflect on what it meant when he received a liver transplant at Pitt.
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Slouching on the couch? Wrists wrenched? Ergonomics expert April Chambers offers tips for adjusting your home workspace.
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Ever wonder what exactly is in your surface cleaners and disinfectant wipes, and how they work against bacteria? Engineering’s Eric Beckman explains the advantages and effects of common cleaning agents for household tasks.