Keeping up with Pitt’s coronavirus-related response
More than 300 students remain on campus; commencement plans being discussed.
Provost Cudd says use time wisely to learn something new
The University is learning about distance education and how to meet students’ needs.
Staff encouraged to use up to 8 hours a week to volunteer
The Pitt Pandemic Service Initiative will provide a list of opportunities.
Video chats help Arts & Sciences staff keep connected
Work-at-home trial run on March 10 allowed administrators to quickly adjust to new reality.
Lab, studio classes present tough online challenges
Artists get creative; chemistry experiments and musical ensembles on hold.
Online teaching in engineering: Always have a contingency
Staff working to meet faculty’s technical needs and create collaborations.
Cleaning staff on front lines of virus defense
High-touch areas get special attention; extra work done to get dorms ready for students still on campus.
Pitt IT makes quick adjustments to meet new needs
Summer updates moved up; extra capacity and new technology added.
ASK THE UTIMES: What happened at Pitt during the 1918 flu?
Soldier-students were hard hit, and quarantined rules were loosely enforced.
CTSI coordinating COVID-19 research and sponsoring new funding opportunity
Work can focus on basic science, clinical science, epidemiology, health services or psychosocial.
Three new Pitt philanthropic funds aimed at COVID-19 crisis
Donations will go toward vaccine and other research, along with students in need.
How the University community is helping out its neighbors
Donated equipment, funds for food providers and Pitt hand sanitizer.
Archives documenting how Pitt reacted to COVID-19
Input sought from faculty, staff and students about personal experiences during the pandemic.
Faculty Assembly seeks more information on Sodexo layoffs
Members want to know if University can pressure contractor to pay its workers.
Be Fit Pitt offering live workouts on Zoom four times a day
Each class will show beginner, intermediate and advanced moves simultaneously
Year of Creativity wants to keep community creating
Collaborative online project includes virtual workshops, podcast, open mic and more.
As crisis continues, Pitt adapting with more online events
Virtual Town Hall today one of many upcoming meetings and lectures.
Chin up, comb your hair and PLEASE keep the mute on
Some not so serious tips for holding virtual office meetings.
Committee’s tenure clock concerns allayed by announcement
Provost says those in probationary period can request one-year temporary pause.
Staff hiring continues with onboarding now done digitally
DeJong says the priority is for all employees to have “plenty to do.”
Virtual town hall planned for Public Health dean search
Replacements also being sought for two vice provost positions.
Planned Senate Plenary speaker’s e-book available through library
Salcido hopes ‘An Unquiet Mind’ helps prompt conversations about mental health.
Construction on Pittsburgh campus halted after stay-at-home order
Bigelow Boulevard had been on track before shutdown to finish before the fall semester.
You can’t go out, so local cultural groups are coming to you
Online entertainment includes theater, music, movies and museums.