Spotlights & News

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The Office of Human Resources’ Faculty and Staff Development Program is launching new virtual courses to enable professional development while working from home.
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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion leads a campuswide committee devoted to advocating for sexual assault awareness virtually this April.
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The Clinical and Translational Science Institute will be awarding up to $50,000 in grants to four projects that aim to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Many in the University community are learning to host Zoom video conferences on the fly. Pitt IT has tips to ensure a positive experience for all participants.
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Whether you're using Zoom to attend or teach a class, meet with colleagues or enjoy a virtual visit with friends, the Office of University Communications and Marketing has your back(ground).
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What does Pitt do when there is a positive case of COVID-19? The University has responsive steps and protocols in place to limit the spread. Here’s what faculty and staff need to know.
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As the federal government discusses the possibility of sending stimulus checks to Americans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers are already plotting ways to exploit the proposals. Pitt IT has tips for spotting such scams.
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With most faculty, staff and students working and learning from home, Pitt IT shares what you can do to help maintain the security of Pitt's and your personal data, network, devices and services.
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With many people coping with loneliness from self-isolation, the Center for Creativity is offering creative prompts, exercises and other outlets to stay connected with each other.
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As classes move to a remote learning format, live video with interactive participation is one of the best ways for instructors and students alike to replicate the classroom experience. Pitt IT shares how Zoom is one of the best tools to help faculty do it.
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Pitt Information Technology has guidance to help staff, faculty and students know when connecting to PittNet VPN—widely known as Pulse Secure—is necessary for their work and when it’s more efficient to skip the service.
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“Remote working” searches on LinkedIn Learning have tripled, as both employees and managers look for advice on how to navigate the challenges of working remotely and managing a remote workforce. Pitt employees have access to free online courses that can help in this transition.
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Moving materials online, conducting live and recorded lectures, facilitating discussion from a distance and academic integrity and cheating are among the topics covered during a comprehensive schedule of remote office hours and virtual workshops that began March 15.
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The 2020 Mentoring and Advising Summit was jointly hosted by the two universities—a partnership that began when two former grad classmates reconnected over coffee.
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After hosting multiple in-person sessions and accepting online feedback, the Office of Human Resources’ Shaping the Workplace initiative will move forward on common themes and opportunities that emerged.