The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

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Manufacturing Assistance Center Connects Communities With Technical Skills, Careers

Recently relocated to Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood, Pitt's Manufacturing Assistance Center offers classes, programs and workshops in precision manufacturing, providing skills needed to work in a range of technical industries.
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Sustainability Week Events Showcase Dedication to Campus Green Initiatives

Sustainability Week festivities on campus, beginning Saturday, will bring awareness to how students, faculty, staff and neighbors can help to achieve Pitt’s sustainability goals.

Researchers Revise How Americans Get Healthy

Pitt's John M. Jakicic and Kirk I. Erickson are updating the nation’s physical activity guidelines. Among their suggestions: Even a burst of activity for less than 10 minutes can help deskbound workers stay healthier.
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Undergraduates Learn Alongside Inmates in Pilot Year of Prison Education Initiative

The Pitt Prison Education Project puts undergraduates in the classroom with inmates — not as teachers or assistants, but as fellow students taking the same college course.

Dance Competition Benefits Free Clinic

Dhirana, a dance competition fundraiser founded by Pitt students in 2012, recently raised $10,000 for the Birmingham Free Clinic, which helps community members access health care.

New National Guidelines Aim to Combat Fatigue in Emergency, Shift Workers

After reviewing thousands of studies of shift and emergency workers, Pitt researchers developed five guidelines to help combat fatigue, including limiting shift duration, providing caffeine and allowing naps while on duty.
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Engineering Students Help to Improve Infrastructure in Panamanian Village

The Pitt Humanities, Engineering and Design Club is planning a June return to its work with the Emberá, an indigenous community in Panama’s Chagres National Park. On an October trip, the club installed solar panels and built a pedestrian bridge.
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5000 Baum Project to Accelerate Cancer, Transplant, Immunotherapy Innovations

The University of Pittsburgh is creating a research, entrepreneurship and innovation hub to nurture and speed the development of new ideas and breakthrough technologies. The results could reinvent the way health care is delivered.
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United Way Campaign Sets New Records

The generosity and enthusiasm of the University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff sent the 2017 Pitt United Way campaign soaring — raising $673,962, the annual initiative’s highest total ever.