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Kumar Vijayendra
Donors made his MBA dream a reality, so Kumar Vijayendra spent his time at Pitt hoping to make them proud. In April, he graduated with the top MBA student honor from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
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International students are faced with specialized concerns—like rapidly changing immigration and travel regulations—in addition to the issues faced by the entire University community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pitt steps in with support, advice and tools to help.
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Pitt2Pitt provides spring 2020 graduates streamlined admissions and additional funding to continue their education at Pitt in areas like public health, data science and management.
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Thanks to system administrators, IT workers and computer scientists, Assistant Professor Amy Babay says networks and internet services have been able to withstand the extra strain during COVID-19.
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Many people are grappling with eating habits as we spend more time at home. There’s a difference between eating mindlessly and eating distractedly, says Pitt researcher Carli Liguori, and she has tips for combating both.
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Pitt Pharmacy’s Lisa Rohan is developing a nasal spray using a compound derived from algae and a plant in the tobacco family that could help keep the novel coronavirus from infecting the lungs.
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The U.S. Department of Education is allocating relief funds for colleges and universities to distribute to students impacted by COVID-19. Here’s the basic breakdown of how to find out if you’re a recipient of the CARES grant, other options for financial assistance and where to go to learn more.
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Twenty years ago, Douglas Guy (A&S ’78) arrived in South Africa to launch an environmentally conscious self-help model for locals to build affordable, sustainable housing. Today, he's seeking solutions to the area's COVID-19 challenges.
Audrey Murrell and Ray Jones
Our food ecosystem is broken, says business professor and acting dean of the Honors College Audrey J. Murrell. Research at Pitt and partnerships in the community aim to help fix it.
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The teams in this year’s Randall Family Big Idea Competition couldn’t be stopped—competitors asked the organizers to go digital, and they obliged. See the winners.
Sarah Elizabeth Steward and Jordan Fields
The Emma W. Locke Award winner is Sarah Steward and the Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year Award winner is Jordan Fields.
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The Hemolung respiratory assist system, which was designed at the University of Pittsburgh, has been granted emergency use authorization from the FDA to treat lung failure caused by COVID-19.
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The Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Pittsburgh has awarded $900,000 to 17 studies to address different aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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On April 26, 2020, thousands of viewers tuned in to watch the virtual commencement ceremony—the first celebration of its kind at Pitt. Watch the video here.
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The University of Pittsburgh has been named the top public university in the Northeast, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. This is the fourth time in five years that Pitt has received this No. 1 recognition.