Latest student COVID-19 cases hit all-time high at 73
More than 100 in isolation as Oakland campus moves to Elevated Risk.
Oakland campus moving to Elevated Risk status
More than 60 new student cases of COVID-19 have been reported since Nov. 3.
Pitt extends paid winter break for employees by three days
The recess period will now start on Dec. 21, with staff returning to work on Jan. 4.
Llama nanobodies may hold key to COVID treatment, Pitt researcher finds
The tiny antibody fragments could be delivered as an inhalable mist, going directly to lungs.
Pitt’s unionized employees offered early retirement package
Workers 59 and older with 10 years of consecutive service are eligible; details of offer coming soon.
Students asked to shelter in place starting Nov. 12
While Pitt’s numbers remain low, officials want to limit transmission as students travel home.
August Wilson archive a natural fit for Pitt and Pittsburgh
Library plans to hire project archivist and involve students in processing 450 boxes of material.
Speakers wonder why it’s taken so long for Pitt to divest
Board’s ad-hoc committee on fossil fuels expects to complete its work by January.
Pitt pandemic heroes: Ombudsperson a calming presence for grad students
Philippa Carter’s role in the Dietrich School also means making virtual visits to promote Pitt.
Overall mobility plan means more than parking, Sheehy says
Committee hears about childcare limitations and rewriting of educational policy.
Climate Action Plan will help achieve carbon neutral goal
Sustainability officials seeking feedback on how to move forward and what would success look like.
Pitt joins initiative to increase diversity in STEM faculty
Wallace says this is “another piece in our puzzle” of becoming more inclusive across fields.
School of Education’s organization and physical space revamped
Dean Kinloch says both changes will help school meet vision of equity, innovation and justice.
Universities still ‘Unpacking the New Title IX Regulations’
Law professor says changes “frankly stunning”; Pitt stands by its Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Final exams may take on a new look this semester
Teaching center offers alternatives to traditional tests, says remote proctoring has risks.
Data storage, security and maintenance concerns voiced
The discussions have been prompted by impending switch from Box to OneDrive.
New Public Health dean’s focus has been on environmental health policy
Lichtveld brings 40 years of experience to Pitt, most recently at Tulane University.
List of people who took retirement package continues to grow
School of Education’s Carole Bost started as a teenager and is leaving after 54 years.
Limited construction projects moving ahead on Oakland campus
Coaches moving into Petersen Sports Complex addition; Bigelow crosswalk now open.
Election stressing you out? It’s OK to take a break
Panelist says to remember: “You are not the party that you vote for nor the party that you identify with.”
Get tips on how to make your home office more energy efficient
An energy audit can help determine where your house is leaking air.
ULS premieres documentary created by East Asian Library
“The Revolution They Remember” brings together oral histories of Cultural Revolution.