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The end of the year is upon us, and we're all looking forward to enjoying the winter break. Watch Pitt's message and get in the holiday spirit.
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Faculty and staff are using their winter break to catch up on TV shows and explore socially relevant releases and bestsellers. Get inspired by their picks.
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Optimism is hardwired in most humans, says public health professor Steve Albert. If you don’t feel like you’re one of them right now, here are three perspectives on why, despite all that 2020 brought us, things are looking brighter.
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Pitt photographers share a collection of photos from a year like no other.
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Yates will lead the units that aid investigators in designing and performing research studies that meet current ethical standards and conform to all applicable laws and regulations.
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Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Scott Bernotas’ commitment to sustainability has helped move Pitt closer to its energy reduction goals and earned him a spot on Environment + Energy Leader’s list of 100 professionals making a difference in the field.
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Pitt uses information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for a variety of educational financing options, including scholarships and work study. That’s why it’s so important for students to fill out the FAFSA every year and as soon as possible.
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This year, custodians and housekeepers have stepped up to keep campus spaces clean and disinfected. Here’s a glimpse into their world.
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Tonight through Dec. 14, Pittsburghers will have a chance to see the geminid meteor shower. Astronomy’s Sandhya Rao offers her tips for viewing.
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Counting or comparing calories across dishes and quantities is a lot harder to do than people think, found Peggy Liu, assistant professor of business administration, in a series of studies.
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The new study, led by pathologist and bioengineer Mo Ebrahimkhani, is a step toward figuring out the genes necessary to produce mature cells needed to construct a functioning liver.
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Developed in a Pitt engineering classroom, the Canal Battery Guard mediates between your phone and charger to keep the battery working better for longer.
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Though there is no in-person Holiday Open House for Pitt’s iconic Nationality Rooms this year, Pittwire has collected photos of years gone by to get you in the holiday spirit. Take a look.
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A new study revealed that more than 130 regions in human DNA play a role in sculpting facial features. Understanding the link between specific genes and facial features could be useful for treating facial malformations or for orthodontics.
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What blue-and-gold game-day snack does Roc prepare for Pitt tailgates? What goes into Narduzzi pancakes? Proceeds from a new cookbook with those recipes and more will benefit a student-athletes fund and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.