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Gallagher in a blue Pitt polo
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher delivered his monthly report to Senate Council on Thursday, May 14. The session was open to the public, as always, but held remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Miss the meeting? To help you stay informed and save time, we’ve selected five notable items to share from the Chancellor’s update.  
Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg and Duquesne University President Ken Gormley
A new series from Pitt’s Institute of Politics and the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy will feature discussions to better understand governance issues in restoring the economy and operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first installment covers historical mistakes and overreach made by governments during times of crisis.
David Hickton in a black suit and blue tie
David Hickton, the founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, is taking a leave of absence from Pitt to play a critical role in overseeing how trillions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funding are spent.
An infographic displaying lockdown level by state due to the COVID-19 pandemic
A Pitt-sponsored effort is keeping area high schoolers engaged while social distancing by giving them a taste of real-world data science projects focused on the COVID-19 pandemic.
A mail-in ballot for Pennsylvania
A new report from Pitt’s Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security recommends expanded vote by mail, avoiding online voting and recruiting less vulnerable poll workers to keep the upcoming primary and presidential elections secure.
Children holding recycling bins as a part of a recycling campaign
A popular course in the College of Business Administration asks students to become a marketing agency and work with real-life clients such as Honda Automobiles, the Central Intelligence Agency and Major League Baseball. This spring, students developed a recycling campaign for the City of Pittsburgh.
An older man in a white shirt comforts a child in a green shirt
For parents of children battling mental illness, the pandemic has created a new set of challenges. Mental health experts with a School of Education program are providing around-the-clock support.
Vernell Lillie in a pink suit
Vernell A. Lillie, a former associate professor of Africana Studies, founder of Pitt’s Kuntu Repertory Theatre and vanguard member of the Black Arts Movement at Pitt and beyond, has died at 89.
A photo made up of Pitt community members, in the shape of a panther
In 1920, around 5,000 students gathered together to form a "Living Panther." One hundred years later, the Pitt community helped us recreate the show of solidarity virtually. Zoom in to find yourself or to see the many faces that make up our Panther nation, both near and far.
A depiction of an age spectrum, with a rainbow behind the figures
Drug overdose risk starts younger with each successive birth year, from Boomers to Millennials, a Pitt Public Health study has found.
A variety of fast foods, including hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs and French fries
Craving snacks you haven't eaten since you were a kid? There’s nothing inherently wrong in finding temporary relief from chaos and uncertainty through food, says Pitt's Carli Liguori. But it’s probably best to make sure it stays temporary.
A new School of Medicine discovery in mice showed the innate immune system has "memory" that, when inhibited, lengthens organ transplant survival.
depiction of a video call including several elderly participants
Depression among older adults in the United States is high—roughly one in 10—and perhaps double that, if you include those just shy of meeting clinical criteria. Pitt’s Charles (Chip) Reynolds III shares tips for helping this population during the pandemic.
a man in a gray shirt and sweatpants exercises while watching a video on a tablet
Fitbit activity data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. Pitt's Renee J. Rogers is using her expertise in physical activity promotion to help individuals cope. Join her and Be Fit Pitt for Marathon May—a 26-day challenge that encourages people to think beyond tradition and find their own personal marathon.
A woman in a white sweater talking
While the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the initial timeline, development of an updated strategic plan for the University continues with information sessions, goal revision and leadership engagement.