Spotlights & News

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The grants help enhance the educational experiences of Pitt students, save students money on course materials and provide faculty with the ability to customize courses.
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Hatfull led a team that identified and engineered a phage cocktail designed to treat a 15-year-old cystic fibrosis patient.
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Efforts from Pitt’s Office of Community and Governmental Relations and Information Technology have provided much-needed hardware and IT support to the Pittsburgh community.
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The University of Pittsburgh and Office of Human Resources have created a number of new initiatives to provide the most flexibility, stability and resources possible for employees during this COVID-19 period of emergency.
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The Pitt United Way Campaign’s end-of-April deadline leaves time to contribute either through donation or volunteerism.
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The University Center for Teaching and Learning has virtual workshops and resources to help instructors plan finals and assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Teachers at Pitt’s University Child Development Center are using technology to connect with and foster community—as well as to sharpen their professional development—during the COVID-19 crisis.
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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.