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Dara Mendez in a black jacket in front of a plant
Pitt epidemiologist Dara Mendez will lead a conversation about race, women’s health and inequity with scholar Dána-Ain Davis on Feb. 26, as part of the Graduate School of Public Health’s One Book, One Community program. Anyone is welcome to attend.
A person in a blue jacket and black backpack walks on campus
The University of Pittsburgh will distribute funds to approximately 15,200 students as part of the coronavirus relief package recently passed by Congress, the University announced today.
Kim Haas, in a yellow dress, stands next to a person in an orange and white outfit and a white hat
Travel show producer and host Kim Haas (A&S ’90) brings the profound influence Africa has on Latin America to light in a new television series. Join a virtual discussion with her on Feb. 22.
A person in a blue jacket and face mask holds a ream of paper in a classroom
With many living their personal and professional lives online, the Zoom fatigue is real. But there’s a positive effect of the pandemic that you might not have considered: a dramatic reduction in paper use. Sustainability and IT experts on campus are hopeful the trend continues beyond this year.
A person in a white outfit studies at a table in the Cathedral of Learning
Looking for a place to study between classes or away from your room? We’ve got you covered.
Elise Silva and her daughter Miriam embracing on a bench
The Student Emergency Assistance Fund has helped dozens of students weather the pandemic. Find out how your support—or your artistic skills—can help on Feb. 23.
Two students in a virtual video conference call
A group of Pitt students have created VaccinatePA, a crowdsourced website that shows COVID-19 vaccination sites and vaccine availability in Pennsylvania. Want to help? They’re looking for volunteers.
A multicolored rendering of a brain
The center will develop new brain imaging technologies to help fight against the effects of aging.
The outside of The Pitt Shop
Pitt’s retail stores are participating in a neighborhood-wide gift card program that aims to support the Oakland business district’s shops and restaurants during the pandemic—all while helping the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. To date, more than 15,500 meals have been donated.
Greg Delgoffe in a striped white shirt
A study led by immunology’s Greg Delgoffe and published in Nature shows how chemicals in the areas surrounding tumors subvert the immune system and enable cancer to evade attack. These findings suggest that an existing drug could boost cancer immunotherapy.
Joseph McCarthy in a blue suit sitting next two two people at a table
Joseph McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies, will serve as interim dean of the University Honors College as a search for the new dean continues.
A man in a white soccer jersey playing soccer
Meet soccer standout Alexander Dexter: film student, former Bundesliga 2 player and first recipient of the Dietrich-Rauh Endowed Scholarship.
a sleek white device with four holes
Even a dollar-store toothbrush can be a smart toothbrush with a new invention from fourth-year dental student Sohail Rana and colleagues from the Swanson School of Engineering. Their toothbrush holder and app were developed through a number of Pitt innovation initiatives.
Kenyon Bonner speaking on a stage in a blue-gray suit and a collared shirt and tie
The relationship between health and safety, belongingness and academic success has never been clearer, which is why Pitt is moving to transform Student Affairs under the leadership of Vice Provost Kenyon Bonner. The search for a new dean of students will begin in the coming weeks.
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A multi-institutional team of researchers followed university students to identify factors linked to depression and anxiety during the pandemic.