Hiring freeze now official; staff will be allowed to voluntarily reduce hours
Human Resources announces several other changes to adapt to the pandemic.
Archives documenting how Pitt reacted to COVID-19
Input sought from faculty, staff and students about personal experiences during the pandemic.
Show how you’ve stayed connected through a virtual art gallery
Public Health professor and post-doc encourage creativity to help bring people together.
Mental health panel: Practice self-compassion and realize everyone is stressed
Senate president encourages faculty to let students know, “I am here for you.”
Hands-on learning hard to replace in health sciences
Schools adjust with online simulations, telemedicine rotations and rearranged classes.
Pitt’s first Scholar at Risk eager to interact with colleagues and students
Professor from Turkey will continue her work as a feminist political theorist.
‘Modest’ rate bump expected on health benefits; enrollment set May 11-29
CARES Act brings some flexibility to retirement accounts for loans and distributions, committee told.
Three new Pitt philanthropic funds aimed at COVID-19 crisis
Donations will go toward vaccine and other research, along with students in need.
Contract with Blackboard extended through December
Faculty still encouraged to make the migration to Canvas.
Engagement chosen for 2020-21 ‘Year of’ theme
Universities “learn and teach about communities, while coming together to create new ones,” provost says.
Be Fit Pitt offering live workouts on Zoom four times a day
Each class will show beginner, intermediate and advanced moves simultaneously
University will compensate laid off Sodexo student workers
The promise of a stipend for 173 employees comes after concerns raised by Faculty Assembly.
Being supportive key first step in supporting sex assault victims
Title IX office, PAAR webinar provides tips for faculty and staff to help survivors.
Regional campuses won’t require ACT or SAT for fall admission
Test cancellations that started in April made the pilot program necessary.
Pitt Police remain at full strength with appropriate protection
Calls are down, but officers are helping out more around Oakland’s hospitals.
Roundup of other coronavirus-related announcements
Parking permits, office visits, Kennywood Day, graduation celebration and more.
Stay connected with the University through Pittwire Live
The new website provides links to a wide variety of online offerings, from lectures to meditation to art.
Property Watch: Construction resumes at Centre Avenue research facility
Wexford Science building on Forbes may be moving forward after Oakland group drops opposition.