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The University of Pittsburgh is working to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 on and off campus by randomly selecting and testing students for the virus. The process on the Pittsburgh campus has moved inside Posvar Hall this semester—here’s what it looks like.
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Prospective first-year students considering Pitt will have the option of submitting SAT or ACT scores. “No stars should be lost in the dark,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd of the decision.
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The Pitt COVID Concern Connection is a resource for anyone in the University community to share concerns or ask questions related to health behaviors on campus. The COVID Compliance Team will share periodic updates about the reports through Pittwire.
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Pitt alumnus George Barbour had the harrowing experience of being one of only two Black reporters covering the historic 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. His career is the subject of a new documentary premiering on Thursday, Feb. 11.
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Students in the film and media studies course Making the Documentary: George Romero and Pittsburgh explore the horror maestro's early career in the city and learn more about Pitt alumnus Duane Jones, the film’s star.
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Film and Media Studies Senior Lecturer Carl Kurlander writes not only on the Pitt alum’s important role in film history but also on his accomplishments before and after “Night of the Living Dead.”
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A pair of Pitt graduate students have parleyed their data science expertise and football knowledge into a win in the National Football League’s annual Big Data Bowl. They’re among eight winning teams that will present their solutions for evaluating defensive player performance to the NFL.
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Esa Davis, associate professor of medicine and clinical and translational science, has been appointed to the national panel of experts tasked with making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services and priorities for future study.
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The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host online discussions with two leaders in the Black arts community in honor of Black History Month: renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and music industry executive Mathew Knowles.
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The first pregame poem, first matchup with home-field advantage, first female officiant: Pitt experts offer commentary on Sunday’s historic game. Plus, a branding pro on what to expect from this year’s commercials.
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Changing the bacteria in the gut can help patients with advanced melanoma respond to immunotherapy, according to a Pitt-UPMC study published in Science.
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A new School of Pharmacy analysis found that Black residents in 69 U.S. counties were far more likely than white residents to live more than a mile from a COVID-19 vaccination facility. Three-quarters of those counties also have high rates of new infections. See where they are.
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A scientific detective story that unfolded in Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research unearths how the virus that causes COVID-19 evolves new variants that evade antibodies. Director Paul Duprex says this evolution is why it’s important to develop multiple tools to fight the pandemic.
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Pitt Professor of History Alaina E. Roberts says people are usually stunned to learn that five Native American tribes in what’s now Oklahoma owned Black slaves in the 1800s. In a forthcoming book, Roberts digs into her own ancestry with the tribes to upend the traditional story of Reconstruction.
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In his new book, longtime plant collector and Pitt junior Alvin Liu offers an in-depth look at the wild carnivorous plants that thrive in the New Jersey Pinelands.