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Members of the University of Pittsburgh community shared their responses to the recent spate of violence targeting Asians and Asian Americans. A recent report by Stop AAPI Hate found a nearly 150% increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans in 2020.
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The latest pair of peregrine falcons atop the 40th floor of the Cathedral of Learning have welcomed their first egg of the season. Catch up on the drama.
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Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University will use their wealth of scholarly expertise in a new Collaboratory Against Hate Research and Action Center. Its goals: to study extreme hate and its impact and develop tools that provide effective intervention for groups ranging from law enforcement to parents.
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“Schitt’s Creek” star Dan Levy chatted with the Pitt community on Tuesday about writing, the pandemic, identity and taking care of your mental health.
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The University’s fourth annual Mentoring and Advising Summit featured keynotes, multiple tracks and a focus on advising in the time of COVID-19. It attracted 1,000 participants nationwide.
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Vice Provost Kenyon Bonner has a message for you: We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, so act like it. Keep your distance, wear your mask and avoid large gatherings this week.
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Students from the schools of the health sciences will administer vaccines at upcoming clinics at the Petersen Events Center serving individuals 65 and older.
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Pitt joins the multi-institute Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunities that aims to ensure student success, partner with local communities and reimagine education. The mentoring and networking platform Pitt Commons will play a key role.
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CBS chief medical correspondent Jon LaPook traveled to Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research to better understand coronavirus variants.
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As the first Black woman on the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, Doris Smith-Ribner (CGS ’70, LAW ’72) ordered a series of reforms that created a roadmap for equity in K-12 education. Another Pitt alumna paved the way.
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Artists and musicians are creating one-of-a-kind, digital-only work, some selling for record-setting millions. Pitt experts weigh in on the economic, technological, artistic and environmental considerations.
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Sisters Margaret and Stella Stein were the first women to attend the University of Pittsburgh, then known as Western University of Pennsylvania. They blazed a trail for all future Pitt women to follow.
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Gisele Barreto Fetterman and Leah Lizarondo, who have made their mark on the Pittsburgh community by working to address neighbors’ basic needs in sustainable ways, will be recognized in a virtual event on March 26.
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One year in, a look back at the Pitt people who sprang to action in the early days of the pandemic.
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Former Pitt fellow and critical care doctor Zhiyong Peng spent nearly all his time at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University last year. Pittwire checked in to see how he’s doing today.