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A photo made up of Pitt community members, in the shape of a panther
In 1920, around 5,000 students gathered together to form a "Living Panther." One hundred years later, the Pitt community helped us recreate the show of solidarity virtually. Zoom in to find yourself or to see the many faces that make up our Panther nation, both near and far.
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Drug overdose risk starts younger with each successive birth year, from Boomers to Millennials, a Pitt Public Health study has found.
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Craving snacks you haven't eaten since you were a kid? There’s nothing inherently wrong in finding temporary relief from chaos and uncertainty through food, says Pitt's Carli Liguori. But it’s probably best to make sure it stays temporary.
A new School of Medicine discovery in mice showed the innate immune system has "memory" that, when inhibited, lengthens organ transplant survival.
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Depression among older adults in the United States is high—roughly one in 10—and perhaps double that, if you include those just shy of meeting clinical criteria. Pitt’s Charles (Chip) Reynolds III shares tips for helping this population during the pandemic.
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Fitbit activity data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Pitt's Renee J. Rogers is using her expertise in physical activity promotion to help individuals cope. Join her and Be Fit Pitt for Marathon May—a 26-day challenge that encourages people to think beyond tradition and find their own personal marathon.
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While the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the initial timeline, development of an updated strategic plan for the University continues with information sessions, goal revision and leadership engagement.
David Lebel in a black suit and dark blue tie
As states begin to relax stay-at-home orders and businesses prepare to reopen after pandemic-related closures, managers will play a crucial role in helping their teams work effectively. Organizational behavior researcher David Lebel shares his tips for managing teams in the face of fear.
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Pitt medical, nursing and dental students built a volunteer network to provide health care workers the in-home childcare they need during the pandemic.
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Ray Nell Jones, an administrative assistant in Pitt’s Office of Student Life, got quite the shock Thursday when a Zoom call turned into a giveaway from Ellen DeGeneres. Jones founded a nonprofit organization that helps single moms in need.
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With the University operating in a modified status, internal planning to ramp up physical operations has begun. Three task forces are envisioning the process from multiple perspectives to align with public safety guidance.
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Discussions held throughout the academic year fostered conversations and action on “abolitionist teaching” in the School of Education. During this year’s Teacher Appreciation Week, their lessons are more important than ever, especially for Black and Brown students.
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The families of Pat Narduzzi, Jeff Capel, Lance White and Heather Lyke are donating a combined $500,000 to the Pitt Center for Vaccine Research. They're joined by the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins, which will give $100,000 each.
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Now more than ever we are so grateful for the work being done by nurses everywhere. Join us in celebrating #NationalNursesDay on Twitter (@PittTweet) and head to our Instagram Story (@PittOfficial) to share your messages of support!
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From the very beginning of the pandemic, Pitt students jumped into action to support communities on and off campus through a group called Pitt Mutual Aid.