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The Education and Training Hub began in-person classes today after extensive planning and the implementation of measures that support the health and safety of the Pitt-Titusville community, including neighbors in the region.
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Staff and faculty are invited to be part of the Building Safety Concierge Program—a network that promotes and supports healthy behaviors in University buildings.
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The third floor of Hillman Library is now home to a high-tech display for the University’s Archives and Special Collections, as well as a vintage letterpress. Plus, catch other construction updates from summer.
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Ever wondered how to move a mechanical arm using only your mind? Third-year student Audrey Case can explain.
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As fall term begins, first-year Pitt students will be required to take a new course on anti-Black racism. The class, open to all students, is centered around the roots, ideology and resistance to anti-Black racism.
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This week, Katie Fricchione (A&S ’12) is putting her Pitt degree to work as deputy director of public engagement for the DNC. And public health graduate student Amy Raslevich shared her personal story with the likes of Nancy Pelosi during a panel on health care coverage.
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The Office of the Provost hosted and compiled a broad range of activities and resources for incoming graduate students to learn about their roles and explore options for connecting to their colleagues and the community.
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“If you can avoid it, you should avoid it, and there’s no reason to not take reasonable precautions,” says Madeleine Biache, a Pitt student who contracted COVID-19 this spring. See what advice she has for students as they return to campus this fall.
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As the U.S. celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, historian Laura Lovett draws parallels to today’s activism and the years of work that ultimately secured women the right to vote. Plus, the University Library System offers resources on the centennial.
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Expanded local partnerships are brewing as the University begins the 2020-21 academic year with a new dining services partner and local coffee suppliers. Also on the menu: more flexible meal plans, new dining options and spaces for physically distanced dining.
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Students, faculty and staff have raised concern about a widely-reported incident that took place Saturday afternoon as a march protesting police violence moved through Oakland. The University of Pittsburgh Police Department was not involved in the incident.
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From Afrofuturism in music to a new graduate certificate on transnational Asia, this academic year is set to offer students even more academic opportunities.
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This year marks a celebration of the 100th annual Lantern Night, and like many events, it looks a little different this year. But this isn’t the first time the tradition has evolved.
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MicroRNAs, tiny molecules that circulate in the bloodstream, could be the key to how diseases from pulmonary hypertension to cancer spread throughout the body, a new study led by Stephen Chan has found.
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There’s lots to do on campus and “together” as you shelter in place. From cooperative online games to virtual K-Pop dance classes, Pittwire has ideas for students to keep busy and connected during this period and beyond.