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Black members of the Pitt community recommend books, music and more that can help build bridges of understanding and spur action toward equity.
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Outgoing chair of the Board of Trustees Eva Tansky Blum symbolically passed the gavel to new chair Thomas E. Richards, new trustees were announced and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke on Pitt’s resilience during the global crises of COVID-19 and racial injustice.
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Pittwire asked four members of the Healthcare Advisory Group—a multidisciplinary panel of experts charged with addressing the questions facing the University as it prepares for fall—about what they know and what they're learning.
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Clyde Wilson Pickett, a leading expert in higher education diversity and inclusion strategy and School of Education alum, is set to begin at the University in July 2020.
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The United Way Special Day of Caring offered a unique chance to volunteer while maintaining social distancing guidelines and safety. Several Pitt families participated to help those in need.
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The University will provide student residences in multiple hotels near the Pittsburgh campus under a plan approved today by the Property and Facilities Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees. The move is aimed at helping to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission.
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Pitt announced that it is designating the second round of COVID-19 relief funding to projects that will allow students to safely return to campus in the fall.
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A new solar power deal is moving Pitt closer to its commitment to be a carbon neutral campus by 2037, Pitt’s 250th anniversary.
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It’s Pollinator Week 2020, and bees, butterflies, bugs and bats are pollinating on Pennsylvania’s newest Bee Campus USA.
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Renee J. Rogers from the Healthy Lifestyle Institute and her team of students and staff have been hosting regular virtual workouts suitable for all ages. Read about how the Pitt community and their families are coming together to stay fit.
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A new set of guidelines, a lab manual and multiple groups at Pitt are working to reduce bias in academic science and increase diversity in STEM fields.
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Gabby Yearwood, lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in anthropology, shares his personal story as a father, son and Black man in America.
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As Black Lives Matter protests continue around the country and Americans celebrate Juneteenth today, Pittwire spoke with Aisha White from the Office of Child Development on broaching these subjects with kids.
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It’s a special Pride Month for Pitt—the University has received a Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students ranking. Read firsthand how one student found his place at Pitt.
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Steven Moon, a doctoral student in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science's Department of Music, studies musical healing in Turkish biomedical research and investigates how humans understand health.