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A nonpartisan team led by Leslie Marshall in Pitt’s Center for Sustainable Business has created a roadmap for climate-friendly industrial growth over the next decade to add jobs and economic prospects across the Ohio Valley.
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The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg is hosting virtual events and physical displays that recognize the sacrifices of veterans this week.
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Veteran Tristan Wimmer (BUS ’20G) BASE jumped 22 times in one day to raise awareness of the estimated 22 veterans who die by suicide each day. He’s spending this Veterans Day in the Utah desert with a fellow veteran who is duplicating his feat.
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Yes, it’s possible to get COVID-19 twice. With cases in the region rising and students preparing to leave Pitt campuses before Thanksgiving, here’s what you need to know about reinfection and spread.
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Many careers today require more tech skills than ever. Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the Hill District has launched multiple initiatives for school-aged students and adults to boost science and tech literacy in the city.
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The University received two awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its achievements in community, social and cultural development—particularly within the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood—and internationalization work and global engagement efforts.
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A first-of-its kind partnership aims to bridge the digital divide by providing high-speed internet to local school students in need. Pitt’s contribution: A powerful beam transmitted from atop the Cathedral of Learning.
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The changes came after the University’s team of medical experts assessed a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases among students over the weekend and aim to reduce the spread of the virus when students interact with families and loved ones at the end of the term.
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Four Pitt experts offer their thoughts on Pfizer’s announcement today of a vaccine that early data show is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.
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Enrollment for spring 2021 is underway and the University is improving and evolving its full plan to allow students and faculty to structure their semesters based on how and when they would like to engage in each of their classes.
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Pitt’s Office of Community and Governmental Relations, in collaboration with dining services provider Compass, food services distributor Sysco and community partners, recently delivered 5,000 USDA meal kits to Pittsburgh neighbors in six distributions near campus.
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Research published today in Science describes a new method to extract tiny but extremely powerful antibody fragments from llamas, which could then be fashioned into inhalable therapeutics for COVID-19. Tune in today at 3 p.m. EST for a press conference on the findings.
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Pitt's Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted two discussion panels to build awareness of opportunities for and the accomplishments of people with disabilities in the workplace, as well as how Pitt is addressing the challenges and successes that individuals with disabilities face.
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With the big day behind the nation and bigger questions ahead, Pitt experts shared their thoughts on how the process unfolded, what citizens should expect in coming days and how to make a positive impact no matter the outcome.
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Ashley Thompson and Spencer Sutter collected ballots from hospitalized patients at UPMC Mercy on Election Day to make sure that everyone who could vote did.