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Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner thanks all the students practicing healthy habits on campus and beyond. He also shares three important messages for students to know.
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Social work graduate student Ashlé Hall (SOC WK ’18) is a busy entrepreneur with a new line of hair care products designed to fill two very important needs.
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Compressing the academic calendar to finish on-campus learning by Thanksgiving break means Labor Day is a class and work day at Pitt this year. The move was designed to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19 during the holiday travel season.
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The Human BioMolecular Atlas Program is developing an open, global platform to map healthy cells so doctors, scientists and educators can better understand disease and the workings of the human body.
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Face coverings are now required—indoors and out—regardless of Pitt’s operational posture.
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Senior Sai Bhatte and a committee of undergraduate and graduate students are working to keep campus open. “You hear complaints from your friends, your peers, your professors—to be in a position to take that to someone in power and make a change is really impactful,” she said.
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Underrepresented undergraduate students interested in microbiology or immunology can apply for a new scholarship program to support their studies.
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In Pitt EXCEL’s Instagram series, an engineering student of color cooks a favorite meal while dishing on life, career and identity.
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Being successful in the Flex@Pitt model means giving it your all. See the Office of the Provost’s tips for staying engaged this semester.
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On foot or on wheels, there are more ways than ever to get around on the Pittsburgh campus. Learn all about the current options and what’s just around the corner.
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A study led by pathology’s Samira Kiani and published today in Nature Cell Biology showed that a new approach to CRISPR briefly suppressed genes to control the immune response in mice, making gene therapy delivery more effective.
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The partnership will help Pitt reduce costs and upgrade its fleet with alternative energy vehicles, which will further support the University’s commitment to making the campus carbon neutral by 2037.
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Intubating COVID-19 patients can be dangerous for the health care provider. A new biocontainment unit developed by a Pitt-UPMC team trapped more than 99.99% of simulated virus-sized aerosols and prevented them from escaping into the environment
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Published as part of a four-article package today in JAMA, research led by Pitt’s Derek Angus found that an inexpensive treatment of steroids can substantially improve survival in critically ill COVID-19 patients. The findings, part of a multi-site global trial, were so stark that the World Health Organization is updating its treatment guidance for the disease.
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Years ago, three students dreamed up the Year of Engagement and worked to make it a reality for 2020-2021. Learn how to get involved—including applying for funding and winning prizes during the Fourteen Day Challenge, which starts today.