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Ray Nell Jones, an administrative assistant in Pitt’s Office of Student Life, got quite the shock Thursday when a Zoom call turned into a giveaway from Ellen DeGeneres. Jones founded a nonprofit organization that helps single moms in need.
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With the University operating in a modified status, internal planning to ramp up physical operations has begun. Three task forces are envisioning the process from multiple perspectives to align with public safety guidance.
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Discussions held throughout the academic year fostered conversations and action on “abolitionist teaching” in the School of Education. During this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, their lessons are more important than ever, especially for Black and Brown students.
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The families of Pat Narduzzi, Jeff Capel, Lance White and Heather Lyke are donating a combined $500,000 to the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research. They're joined by the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins, which will give $100,000 each.
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Now more than ever we are so grateful for the work being done by nurses everywhere. Join us in celebrating #NationalNursesDay on Twitter (@PittTweet) and head to our Instagram Story (@PittOfficial) to share your messages of support!
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From the very beginning of the pandemic, Pitt students jumped into action to support communities on and off campus through a group called Pitt Mutual Aid.
Kumar Vijayendra
Donors made his MBA dream a reality, so Kumar Vijayendra spent his time at Pitt hoping to make them proud. In April, he graduated with the top MBA student honor from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
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International students are faced with specialized concerns—like rapidly changing immigration and travel regulations—in addition to the issues faced by the entire University community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pitt steps in with support, advice and tools to help.
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Pitt2Pitt provides spring 2020 graduates streamlined admissions and additional funding to continue their education at Pitt in areas like public health, data science and management.
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Thanks to system administrators, IT workers and computer scientists, Assistant Professor Amy Babay says networks and internet services have been able to withstand the extra strain during COVID-19.
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Many people are grappling with eating habits as we spend more time at home. There’s a difference between eating mindlessly and eating distractedly, says Pitt researcher Carli Liguori, and she has tips for combating both.
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Pitt Pharmacy’s Lisa Rohan is developing a nasal spray using a compound derived from algae and a plant in the tobacco family that could help keep the novel coronavirus from infecting the lungs.
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The U.S. Department of Education is allocating relief funds for colleges and universities to distribute to students impacted by COVID-19. Here’s the basic breakdown of how to find out if you’re a recipient of the CARES grant, other options for financial assistance and where to go to learn more.
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Twenty years ago, Douglas Guy (A&S ’78) arrived in South Africa to launch an environmentally conscious self-help model for locals to build affordable, sustainable housing. Today, he's seeking solutions to the area's COVID-19 challenges.
Audrey Murrell and Ray Jones
Our food ecosystem is broken, says business professor and acting dean of the Honors College Audrey J. Murrell. Research at Pitt and partnerships in the community aim to help fix it.