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With the move to online instruction, making electronic accessibility a priority is not just about accommodating people with disabilities; it’s about considering the broad range of students and their learning styles.
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Federal funding is an important part of supporting research and innovation in universities. Pitt’s Evan Facher describes how the novel coronavirus could change the equation.
A series of genome sequencers
Five behemoth next-generation sequencers, which look more or less like photocopiers, as well as a series of robotic arms have sequenced more than 10,000 samples since the UPMC Genome Center opened in 2018. Read about what this means for research and for patient care.
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Pitt alum Johnmichael Bohach (A&S ’06) recently applied his architectural skills to a tiny Cathedral creation.
A physician in a white coat applies a device to a young woman's throat
COVID-19 can affect more than the lungs: some patients also leave the hospital with muscle weakness, heart problems and trouble swallowing. Three researchers from Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences discuss how their field can help in recovery.
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During the latest installment of the “This is Not Normal” town hall series at Pitt, four leaders discussed faith and action in the age of pandemics.
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Many facilities management staff members have continued working on campus, even as most Pitt colleagues have shifted to remote work. They’ve kept Pitt buildings and grounds clean and well maintained and are preparing for a ramp-up of operations.
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In a discussion on race, police and civilian deaths, Pitt Law’s David Harris suggested that police forces could benefit from considering themselves guardians rather than warriors. Watch a video of the talk and read the highlights.
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The University of Pittsburgh Police Department values the voices in our community that have called for police reforms, accountability and open communication. To that end, we want to provide an update on issues that have been discussed on local and national levels.
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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.