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Madeline Fox, a senior studying literature, classical civilization and philosophy, has been named a Marshall Scholar. The prestigious program supports postgraduate study at any university in the United Kingdom.
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This year, the University’s annual United Way campaign takes on new importance, as well as new strategies and ways to get involved, whether through philanthropy or volunteerism. Read what the United Way campaign means to Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Hari Sastry.
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This year’s longstanding holiday tradition hosted by the University of Pittsburgh is a two-week virtual celebration of cultures from around the world.
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Lorie Johnson-Osho will manage and refine faculty development programs and workshops, help foster skill development and more. She begins her work on Dec. 7, 2020.
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As the world observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, catch up on some of the recent Pitt initiatives and research by and for people with disabilities.
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Finals are here. Winter is coming. Pitt psychiatry and epidemiology expert Rebecca Thurston offers reminders to care for yourself during tough times.
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Unlike many groups, Pitt’s Computer Science Club efforts ramped up this year. From global job boards to a wiki for academic and career advice, their 2020 efforts have reached more than a million people worldwide.
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Inventor and assistive technology researcher Rory Cooper will take on a first-ever role to foster collaborations between STEM disciplines and the health sciences.
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The syllabus, lectures and reading lists from “Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology, and Resistance” are now available to anyone interested in taking the virtual Pitt course.
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Pitt and Pittsburgh have long fought HIV and AIDS. On this World AIDS Day, learn about some of the efforts to conquer the disease.
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Diversity and inclusion and institutional resilience are key priorities for the fourth year of the Pitt Seed program.
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This holiday season, we’re thankful for our staff, faculty, students, front line workers and the entire Pitt community. Here’s wishing you a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving.
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Here's how Pitt community members changed their Thanksgiving plans for celebrate safely and help out people in need.
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Pittsburgh is one of more than 100 trial sites for a vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford. The vaccine was shown to be highly effective at combating COVID-19 in a preliminary analysis.
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The older you get, the more slowly you heal, and there are a number of reasons why. Matthew Steinhauser, associate professor of medicine, explains for The Conversation.