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Peter Salk was 11 years old when a University of Pittsburgh team led by his father, the late Jonas Salk, created the inactivated poliovirus vaccine. Today, at 76, he’s back in the spotlight as researchers around the world race to develop new vaccines to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lifelong baseball fan and Pitt operating engineer Mike Pawlowski recently facilitated a re-shoot of the famous Forbes Field photo for the Pirates’ celebration of the Oct. 13, 1960, Game 7 win.
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Tomorrow’s Student Self-Care Day marks a day off from classes for students to take a break and focus on the key life skill of self-care. See what programming Pitt has in store—ranging from a workout with the Steelers to a conversation about how fighting for social justice can help one’s own well-being—beginning tonight at 8:30.
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As the Pitt Police remain vigilant throughout the pandemic, they respond to requests for transparency and more frequent communication with students. Join them in an Oct. 15 town hall.
Members of the Office of the Provost, University Counseling Center, Student Health Service and the Office of Student Life shared their insights on navigating the graduate experience at Pitt.
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Hari Sastry, senior vice chancellor and Chief Financial Officer—and this year’s campaign chair—discussed public health, economic and racial justice crises the nation is facing with Bobbi Watt Geer, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
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High achievers must often overcome significant obstacles on their way to success, no matter the field. But Elayne Arrington (ENGR ’61)—like other Black women in STEM before her—encountered more than her fair share. Read her remarkable story in the newest issue of Pitt Magazine.
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Members of Pitt’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams say Pittsburgh gives other cities a run for their money in terms of trails and scenery. Meet some of their runners, and discover a new trail or two yourself.
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As Americans continue to social distance, conditions such as seasonal affective disorder could make winter especially hard, says psychology’s Kathryn Roecklein. Read about her work and her tips for taking care of yourself.
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“Burden of Genius,” a documentary that came to life in Carl Kurlander’s classroom, will receive the Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Award tonight.
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In the internet age, misinformation can spread like wildfire—and, in the COVID-19 era, endanger lives. First-year student Thea Barrett is working with media organizations to help reduce its speed and reach.
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Pitt roommates Melanie Dong and Sophie Becker ere close contacts of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, so they quarantined in their residence hall room. They want their peers to know it’s less intimidating than you might think—and the snacks are plentiful.
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Organic chemistry is tough in the best of times, but both students and instructor George Bandik report a successful course so far under Flex@Pitt.
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In addition to his research on policy and wheelchair access, Mark Schmeler recently joined the City-County Task Force on Disability to study unconscious bias toward people with disabilities.
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In September, the state released an app that anonymously identifies and alerts users of potential COVID-19 exposures. The more people who use it, the more effective it becomes.