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Piloted in 2018, the Pathways platform enables advisors to share notes, connect with other offices and do more with data to provide a seamless student experience.
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Following a comprehensive search, historian Nicola Foote from Arizona State University has been named the new dean of the University Honors College, effective July 1, 2021.
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Senior Jeremy Olin wanted the work for his computer science major to have a real-life impact, so he joined 412 Connect: a new project with a mission to promote and increase the visibility of Black-owned businesses in Pittsburgh.
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Pitt’s Minoritized Orientation and Gender Identities Graduate and Professional Alliance (MOGI) convened a panel of transgender members of the University community to share their own experiences and offer thoughts on what Pitt does well—and what it could do better.
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The prestigious fellowships provide stipends and other support for outstanding graduate students in STEM fields. Pitt’s prep programs helped this year’s awardees make their application packages shine.
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Scientists in the Graduate School of Public Health found that people just out of poverty face disproportionately high medical bills. Eric T. Roberts and colleagues offer four possible fixes for the problem.
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Vjosa Osmani (LAW ’05, ’15), a respected voice in Kosovo’s political circles and around the globe, is the new president of her native land. She’s the second woman to hold the position.
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And why do we need to do more of it to track coronavirus variants and end the pandemic? Pitt’s Alexander Sundermann, Lee Harison and Vaughn Cooper explain in The Conversation.
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Celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week with special events and activities, including a look back at some of our favorite stories about grad students.
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Pitt is one of 15 sites that will survey area residents to learn who has antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and who is carrying the virus at the time of the test.
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Keila Grinberg will move from Brazil to Pittsburgh this year, as the new director of Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies. She brings with her expertise on that region’s history of enslavement as well as Afro-Brazilian culture.
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A new Pitt College in High School course on sustainability is letting high school students experience a college undergraduate course—and it's becoming more than just a class for the students.
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Book excerpt: Pitt alumna Paria Hassouri’s (A&S ’94, MED ’99) memoir, “Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change,” weaves her story of growing up as an immigrant and outsider into her daughter’s story of gender transition.
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Larry E. Davis, dean of Pitt’s School of Social Work from 2001-2018 and founding director of its Center on Race and Social Problems, died on March 30. Members of Pitt’s community are sharing reflections about Davis and his many contributions to the University and race, civil rights and social justice.
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A study co-led by Pitt’s Amin Rahimian found that people are more likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine if they’re told that others are.