Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

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Nothing could have prepared the Class of 2020 for what was about to happen as graduation neared. Read how one new alumna took advantage of University resources to navigate her job search.
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As Americans continue to social distance, conditions such as seasonal affective disorder could make winter especially hard, says psychology’s Kathryn Roecklein. Read about her work and her tips for taking care of yourself.
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Members of Pitt’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams say Pittsburgh gives other cities a run for their money in terms of trails and scenery. Meet some of their runners, and discover a new trail or two yourself.
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In the internet age, misinformation can spread like wildfire—and, in the COVID-19 era, endanger lives. First-year student Thea Barrett is working with media organizations to help reduce its speed and reach.
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“Burden of Genius,” a documentary that came to life in Carl Kurlander’s classroom, will receive the Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Award tonight.
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Organic chemistry is tough in the best of times, but both students and instructor George Bandik report a successful course so far under Flex@Pitt.
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Neuroscience major Lauren Nedrow made history last week as part of the inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts.
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Spurred by its community of activists and change-makers, Pitt launched a new website and dashboards to hold itself accountable to becoming an institution that is more equitable. But the work is just beginning.
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From conducting self-led research on environmental justice to interviewing prominent Black Lives Matter activists Bree Newsome Bass and Darnell L. Moore for Pitt’s new anti-racism course, senior Oluchi Okafor is making their mark on vital contemporary issues.