The Plan for Pitt: Embrace the World

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2020 Census Counting on Everyone’s Help Amid Challenges

Robert Gradeck from the University Center for Social and Urban Research discusses the challenges the 2020 U.S. Census faces and what Pitt students can do to help.
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Green Fund Supports More Than Just Sustainable Student Initiatives

The student-led Pitt Green Fund helped launch the campus thrift store and bicycle co-op, but its board also tackles efforts related to equity and social justice.
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Pitt Commits to Carbon Neutrality

The University has already reduced greenhouse gas emissions on the Pittsburgh campus by 22%. Building and infrastructure efficiencies are key to the new goal of carbon neutrality by 2037—Pitt’s 250th anniversary.
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Institute of Politics Intern Will Put Her Experience to Use in Peace Corps Work

Kayla Scoggin, a 21-year old urban studies major, will enter service with the Peace Corps in Uganda upon graduation this spring. Her internship through the Elsie Hillman Civic Forum helped prepare her for her new role.
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Naming the New Coronavirus—Why Taking Wuhan out of the Picture Matters

While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history demonstrates that doing so can harm the people who live there, contends Pitt historian Mari Webel.
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Informing the Community on Novel Coronavirus

More than 250 people attended a panel discussion on Feb. 12 to hear a group of Pitt and county experts discuss the coronavirus outbreak.
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University of Pittsburgh To Begin Work on Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

The University of Pittsburgh is among a select few institutions expected to receive samples of the coronavirus for study. In his remarks to the University Senate, Paul Duprex, director of the Center for Vaccine Research, highlighted the tremendous history the University has in working on vaccines and why this matters.