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As the U.S. celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, historian Laura Lovett draws parallels to today’s activism and the years of work that ultimately secured women the right to vote. Plus, the University Library System offers resources on the centennial.
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Expanded local partnerships are brewing as the University begins the 2020-21 academic year with a new dining services partner and local coffee suppliers. Also on the menu: more flexible meal plans, new dining options and spaces for physically distanced dining.
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Students, faculty and staff have raised concern about a widely-reported incident that took place Saturday afternoon as a march protesting police violence moved through Oakland. The University of Pittsburgh Police Department was not involved in the incident.
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From Afrofuturism in music to a new graduate certificate on transnational Asia, this academic year is set to offer students even more academic opportunities.
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This year marks a celebration of the 100th annual Lantern Night, and like many events, it looks a little different this year. But this isn’t the first time the tradition has evolved.
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MicroRNAs, tiny molecules that circulate in the bloodstream, could be the key to how diseases from pulmonary hypertension to cancer spread throughout the body, a new study led by Stephen Chan has found.
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There’s lots to do on campus and “together” as you shelter in place. From cooperative online games to virtual K-Pop dance classes, Pittwire has ideas for students to keep busy and connected during this period and beyond.
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Arrival for new and returning Pitt students began Aug. 11 with fewer lines and less traffic, but with all the anticipation that comes with the start of a new academic year—and added safety measures to boot.
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Contact tracing has been underway at Pitt for months to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To make it effective, the entire Pitt community is being asked to follow certain procedures when any of its members test positive or experience symptoms.
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The pandemic isn’t stopping more than 100 teens currently or recently in foster care from receiving support, advocacy and warmth at the annual Older Youth Retreat, sponsored in part by Pitt’s PA Child Welfare Resource Center in the School of Social Work.
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From reopening preparations to parking, the staff town hall covered what employees need to know, whether they’re working remotely or returning to campus.
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Coming to campus this week? Here are 9 things you need to know, in as few words as possible. But if you remember anything, it’s this: Keep a safe distance (six feet), wash your hands (20 seconds) and wear a face covering, even outside.
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The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid has announced the test optional policy for fall 2021 admission has been expanded to first-year applicants in all programs, majors, schools and colleges on the Pittsburgh campus, with the exception of the School of Nursing.
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Diagnosing a heart attack can be difficult, especially for prehospital emergency personnel. Using computer modeling, a team led by nursing’s Salah Al-Zaiti identified 37% more heart attacks in a study published in Nature Communications.
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Rakíe Cham and Wissam Saidi, both in the Swanson School of Engineering, reflect on their childhoods in Lebanon and the recent explosions in Beirut.