The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

Elise Silva and her daughter Miriam embracing on a bench
The Student Emergency Assistance Fund has helped dozens of students weather the pandemic. Find out how your support—or your artistic skills—can help on Feb. 23.
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A group of Pitt students have created VaccinatePA, a crowdsourced website that shows COVID-19 vaccination sites and vaccine availability in Pennsylvania. Want to help? They’re looking for volunteers.
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The outside of The Pitt Shop
Pitt’s retail stores are participating in a neighborhood-wide gift card program that aims to support the Oakland business district’s shops and restaurants during the pandemic—all while helping the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. To date, more than 15,500 meals have been donated.
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The relationship between health and safety, belongingness and academic success has never been clearer, which is why Pitt is moving to transform Student Affairs under the leadership of Vice Provost Kenyon Bonner. The search for a new dean of students will begin in the coming weeks.
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The University of Pittsburgh is working to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 on and off campus by randomly selecting and testing students for the virus. The process on the Pittsburgh campus has moved inside Posvar Hall this semester—here’s what it looks like.
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A multi-institutional team of researchers followed university students to identify factors linked to depression and anxiety during the pandemic.
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The Pitt COVID Concern Connection is a resource for anyone in the University community to share concerns or ask questions related to health behaviors on campus. The COVID Compliance Team will share periodic updates about the reports through Pittwire.
A person in a yellow face mask, orange turban and blue shirt receives a vaccination
In just two and a half weeks, Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department pulled together a vaccination clinic for 800 patient-facing health care students and professionals in the Pittsburgh region. The event showcased collaboration among Pitt’s health sciences—and hope.