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A group of Pitt students have created VaccinatePA, a crowdsourced website that shows COVID-19 vaccination sites and vaccine availability in Pennsylvania. Want to help? They’re looking for volunteers.
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The center will develop new brain imaging technologies to help fight against the effects of aging.
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Pitt’s retail stores are participating in a neighborhood-wide gift card program that aims to support the Oakland business district’s shops and restaurants during the pandemic—all while helping the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. To date, more than 15,500 meals have been donated.
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A study led by immunology’s Greg Delgoffe and published in Nature shows how chemicals in the areas surrounding tumors subvert the immune system and enable cancer to evade attack. These findings suggest that an existing drug could boost cancer immunotherapy.
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Joseph McCarthy, vice provost for undergraduate studies, will serve as interim dean of the University Honors College as a search for the new dean continues.
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Meet soccer standout Alexander Dexter: film student, former Bundesliga 2 player and first recipient of the Dietrich-Rauh Endowed Scholarship.
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Even a dollar-store toothbrush can be a smart toothbrush with a new invention from fourth-year dental student Sohail Rana and colleagues from the Swanson School of Engineering. Their toothbrush holder and app were developed through a number of Pitt innovation initiatives.
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The relationship between health and safety, belongingness and academic success has never been clearer, which is why Pitt is moving to transform Student Affairs under the leadership of Vice Provost Kenyon Bonner. The search for a new dean of students will begin in the coming weeks.
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A multi-institutional team of researchers followed university students to identify factors linked to depression and anxiety during the pandemic.
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The University of Pittsburgh is working to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 on and off campus by randomly selecting and testing students for the virus. The process on the Pittsburgh campus has moved inside Posvar Hall this semester—here’s what it looks like.
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Prospective first-year students considering Pitt will have the option of submitting SAT or ACT scores. “No stars should be lost in the dark,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd of the decision.
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The Pitt COVID Concern Connection is a resource for anyone in the University community to share concerns or ask questions related to health behaviors on campus. The COVID Compliance Team will share periodic updates about the reports through Pittwire.
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Pitt alumnus George Barbour had the harrowing experience of being one of only two Black reporters covering the historic 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. His career is the subject of a new documentary premiering on Thursday, Feb. 11.
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Students in the film and media studies course Making the Documentary: George Romero and Pittsburgh explore the horror maestro's early career in the city and learn more about Pitt alumnus Duane Jones, the film’s star.
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Film and Media Studies Senior Lecturer Carl Kurlander writes not only on the Pitt alum’s important role in film history but also on his accomplishments before and after “Night of the Living Dead.”