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Pitt and Pittsburgh have long fought HIV and AIDS. On this World AIDS Day, learn about some of the efforts to conquer the disease.
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Diversity and inclusion and institutional resilience are key priorities for the fourth year of the Pitt Seed program.
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This holiday season, we’re thankful for our staff, faculty, students, front line workers and the entire Pitt community. Here’s wishing you a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving.
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Here's how Pitt community members changed their Thanksgiving plans for celebrate safely and help out people in need.
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Pittsburgh is one of more than 100 trial sites for a vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford. The vaccine was shown to be highly effective at combating COVID-19 in a preliminary analysis.
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The older you get, the more slowly you heal, and there are a number of reasons why. Matthew Steinhauser, associate professor of medicine, explains for The Conversation.
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Experts from the Swanson School of Engineering, the School of Computing and Information and the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security join a new consortium to produce methods, standards and tools to address complex cybersecurity vulnerabilities in manufacturing.
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Want to get involved in an organization or community group but unsure where to start? The Student Government Board has a personalized, new program to help.
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Pitt experts know moving back home during a pandemic and sheltering in place around loved ones isn’t easy. Here are some of their tips for prioritizing your health and well-being during this time and throughout the holidays—and talking to friends and family about the same.
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In an effort to continue offering flexible modes of learning and foster student engagement through an extended winter recess, the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg will offer 10 remote courses in a first-ever winter session to all Pitt students.
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As Pitt’s fall term comes to a close in an academic year like no other, the need for flexibility amid changing postures due to COVID-19 has been the rule. Here to help is a handy guide to important dates and updates for Pittsburgh campus students and employees on housing, building access, libraries, dining and more.
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The network of colleagues and mentors Benjamín Acosta-Cázares (GSPH ’15) developed at Pitt helped him establish one of the largest national health databases in Hispanic populations. Tonight, he and other Pitt Public Health alumni will be honored for their service to the field.
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More than a billion people use Google Maps each month—but have you ever stopped to consider what makes the tool work? Tomorrow, a multidisciplinary series of virtual events celebrates the technology behind maps. Join a hackathon, test your knowledge at trivia or see an exhibit of cartographic curiosities, aka strange maps.
Pittsburgh Lends Expertise, Arms to Moderna Vaccine Development
On Monday, Moderna became the second company to announce promising early results of its Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial. The Pittsburgh site, led by Pitt’s Judy Martin, has seen more than 250 Pittsburghers roll up their sleeves to volunteer.
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When sushi rice is compressed, it sticks to the food it surrounds. A new study from Pitt engineers has found the same can be said for the mechanical properties of mucus.