Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

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Dispatches from the First Week of Online Learning

The rapid transition from in-person to online courses went smoothly, though there were a few bumps in the road. Hear what Pitt faculty members have to say about the transition to a remote academic landscape.
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Five Mental Health Experts on Coping with Social Distancing

Feeling worried? From managing time on social media to helping others, Pitt experts share calming strategies for those who are anxious or struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic.
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Africana Studies Returns to Its Roots

The Department of Africana Studies’ history of community-building and fostering critical conversations makes it an especially salient major for students wishing to tackle tough issues today. The new chair, Yolanda Covington-Ward, wants more people to know about it.
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Story Lab Helps Early Career Writers Professionalize

Writing can be a solitary endeavor, but for Pitt professor and award-winning author Jeanne Marie Laskas, it’s a team effort. The collaboration she nurtures has already spawned a bestseller, and much more is in the works.

Experts Discuss Super Tuesday and Grassroots Politics

Researchers from Pitt and Harvard offer their take on this week’s Super Tuesday results and describe how civic engagement is changing in light of the 2008 and 2016 presidential elections.
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Research Team Sparks Community Conversations About Climate Change

A group of Pitt educators is joining forces with museums and community partners to make climate change more tangible—and inspire people to act.