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Brown will provide strategic direction on next-generation computing and data resources and guide the University’s research computing mission.
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Pitt bioengineer Kacey Marra is creating new ways to help heal nerve injuries. A speech by Christopher Reeve inspired her into the field.
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On National Doctors' Day, in this year when the fragility of our health has taken on poignant new meaning, honor physicians who are working year-round to protect our health and wellbeing. From Pitt Med magazine: In 2015, alum Henri Ford successfully led the first separation of conjoined siblings in his native Haiti. Read about Ford and rediscover more stories of Pitt physicians strengthening their communities.
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Pitt grad students are using data skills and business analytics to reduce homelessness. Five teams will present their solutions in the Katz school’s Super Analytics Challenge finals on Friday, March 26, with an impact report to follow.
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Let’s finish strong, Panthers: Don't jeopardize in-person graduation plans with unsafe behaviors.
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The Innovative Mentoring and Professional Advancement Through Cultural Training (IMPACT) program is a multi-university effort to diversify audiology and speech-language pathology graduate schools—and not just at Pitt.
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The annual variety show pits talented students from participating residence halls against one another to determine a judge’s favorite and a fan favorite. See which halls won this year’s virtual contest.
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The University Counseling Center offers free virtual drop-in hours throughout the week for any student, grad or undergrad, on or off campus, part or full time. Take advantage of the service.
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The Pittsburgh Study is shifting the typical power dynamic of community research to make sure that children are supported, healthy and thriving. Drop in on a conversation with the project’s creators to see what makes it so different.
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A new anti-racism series helps students, faculty and staff have empowering, eye opening and uncomfortable conversations. Sign up by March 29.
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On Tuesday, 250 Pitt advocates and elected officials participated in the first-ever virtual Pitt Day in Harrisburg, to tell state representatives and senators about how Pitt makes a difference in their lives and communities. Thank you and Hail to Pitt!
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As students, faculty, staff, alumni and advocates log on for the first-ever virtual version of the annual Pitt Day in Harrisburg event, Pittwire invites readers to take a look back at stories that show Pitt’s contributions to the commonwealth.
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They came in with the total solar eclipse and went out with a pandemic. The School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 was tested like no other—which made their residency match on Friday, March 19, all the more rewarding.
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Film students helped turn the annual Pitt Dance Marathon into a 12-hour virtual production benefiting patients at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. It’s the biggest student fundraiser of the year—drop in on the festivities this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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Picking a March Madness bracket is hard in the best of years, but what will the uncertainty of COVID bring to the 2021 NCAA basketball tournaments? Pitt sports analytics expert Konstantinos Pelechrinis shares his thoughts on this year’s matchups.