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Rae Mancilla and Andrea Hergenroeder from Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences shared how their physical therapy department has adapted to COVID-19 instruction and the Flex@Pitt model during a conference in Chile. Hergenroeder said she hopes to share her experiences with Flex@Pitt with other parts of the world in the near future.
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In 2019, Pitt social work faculty surveyed the mental health well-being of staff at social service agencies and schools as the community approached the first anniversary of the Tree of Life tragedy. The data led to enhanced training and treatment for staff at these agencies, two years later.
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The Pitt Alumni Association began a new Homecoming tradition over the weekend. The Spirit of Pitt awards celebrate the University’s values of service, spirit and social justice.
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A cohort of 150 students from the Class of 2021 will each receive up to $5,000 in student loan relief upon graduation. The students were introduced at a virtual kickoff celebration last week.
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Move over hoodies and hats—face coverings are the newest trend as a team spirit accessory. A reduced crowd of 5,500 socially distanced fans were welcomed to Heinz Field for Pitt’s homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 24. Take a look at the photos from the event.
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Think of them as your friendly neighborhood Panther pals: The Off-Campus Safety Ambassadors share information and resources with students living in off-campus housing to help keep the entire Oakland community safe.
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For Lori Campbell-Tanner’s students in her Harry Potter: Blood, Power, Culture course, the Flex@Pitt model has enabled an online learning environment as engaging as the literary world they explore.
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When senior Blya Krouba moved from Ivory Coast to a Philadelphia suburb as a girl, she became acutely aware of her dark skin in a way she hadn’t before. Read about her recent project exploring colorism and hear two Pitt experts’ takes on the phenomenon.
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A multi-million-dollar, anonymous bequest will benefit underrepresented students at the Swanson School of Engineering.
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As the Pittsburgh campus shifts to Guarded Risk operational posture this week, more courses and activities are moving toward in-person experiences. Take a look at some of the classrooms, lecture halls and tents where folks are working under the Flex@Pitt model.
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Toren Finkel and Amy Wagner have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine for their work on aging and neuro-rehab, respectively.
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Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner spends an evening each week on a walk through the Oakland neighborhood to meet students where they are and offer goodies for following Pitt’s health rules.
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If you missed yesterday’s panel discussion on rolling out a vaccine for COVID-19, watch the recording here, or read highlights from a wide-ranging discussion.
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It’s only fair that the Pitt Innovation Challenge would itself need to innovate. Find out which projects won this year’s competition—which awarded nearly $500,000—and how participants adjusted to a virtual event.
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Pitt senior Cedric Humphrey wanted to know what Joe Biden would say to young Black voters disappointed in the political system. During Thursday night’s ABC News town hall, he had a national stage to pose his question.