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James Huguley in a blue suit and Yolanda Covington-Ward in a blue and black dress
Special honors were given this week to Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems and Department of Africana Studies Chair Yolanda Covington-Ward, who led the development of Pitt’s new Anti-Black Racism course.
A sign for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
Now ranked No. 30 in the world, the Master of Business Administration program in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business jumped 23 spots in The Economist’s 2020-21 rankings. The Katz MBA also ranked No. 13 among U.S. public universities and No. 20 in the nation.
A student in a blue shirt walks down the sidewalk in a face mask and holding an umbrella and phone
Pitt IT encourages students on all campuses to download the Pitt Mobile, Rave Guardian and Duo Mobile apps.
Khoi holding a black guitar in front of a neon pink background
Mai Khoi, in exile because of her political beliefs, has found a home at Pitt and is thriving under the Scholars at Risk program. Watch her latest performance, “Bad Activist,” on Jan. 27 at noon.
Madison Jarnot in a gray tank top and pink headband sitting on a window sill
Voices: Celebrating the Beauty and Diversity of America’s Literary Landscape launches Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. The free virtual series brings together student writers and award-winning authors.
Kathryn Reed in a black and gold dress with a stethoscope around her neck
Kathryn Reed (SHRS ’14 ’16G) wants to make Pitt and the physician assistant profession itself more inclusive.
A bottle of medicine next to an orange-capped syringe
Early results of the trial, which is part of a three-trial platform consortium spanning more than 300 hospitals worldwide, found that full doses of heparin, a blood thinner, were not only safe but also reduced the need for vital organ support, such as ventilation.
Five hands together
Miss yesterday’s symposium? We’ve got a recap of the conversations, which ranged from what to call protestors, how trauma relates to violence and how storytelling can foster belonging.
Gabriella Ogude in a black scarf and tan jacket in front of the Washington Monument
Enhanced security and pandemic precautions limited the number of people at the Inauguration Day proceedings, but Gabriella Ogude was able to see history in the making.
Barry Mitnick in a black suit and red tie
For decades, presidents routinely replaced large swaths of the government workforce, often requiring them to pay fees to political parties in exchange for their jobs. Professor Barry Mitnick explains the history of the “spoils” system in The Conversation.
The Petersen Event Center
On Jan. 28 and 29, the Allegheny County Health Department will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Pitt health care students in the state’s Group 1A designation at the University’s Petersen Events Center. Clinical students in the health sciences who are patient-facing have been invited to take part at this time, per the direction of the ACHD. In addition to this clinic, UPMC is also vaccinating a number of our patient-facing health care personnel. Pitt is awaiting approval from the state to be an independent vaccine provider.
paul Harper in a black suit and gray dress shirt
In a new course and upcoming Racial Justice Web Forum, Paul T. Harper examines the intersection of business, ethics and race in America. Register for the five-part forum, which begins Jan. 22.
A black and white photo of a person in a face mask holding a small bottle
Fueled by a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, researchers in Pitt’s Center for Research on Behavioral Health, Media and Technology are studying and combating false online information about vaccines.
An American flag in the lawn in front of the Cathedral of Learning
As the Biden-Harris presidential transition begins, Pitt experts share their thoughts on racial justice, immigration and other significant issues that face the incoming administration.
Three people in purple robes in a dark building with wood walls
Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and continuing through Black History Month, an initiative led by Pitt’s Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement seeks stories and images about faith, race and culture.