university-of-pittsburgh

Pitt faculty efforts to unionize continue with upcoming election to join United Steelworkers

BY: - July 20, 2021

A PLRB hearing examiner ruled last summer that the Pitt administration “artificially inflated” a list of faculty members to delay the faculty’s unionization efforts. In April, the examiner decided that about 3,000 faculty members will be included in the USW bargaining unit, according to a press release.

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Kids aren’t just littler adults. Here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine | Opinion

BY: - July 19, 2021

Children are not just littler grownups; their bodies differ from adults’ in important ways.

Pitt’s former emergency management director indicted for stealing and selling PPE supplies

BY: - March 24, 2021

Pitt terminated Casamento’s employment on July 17, 2020 after he admitted to stealing the supplies. He had been with the school since 2007.

United Steelworkers want anti-union efforts against Pitt faculty and grad students to end

BY: - February 7, 2021

USW has called on Pitt to “end its anti-union campaign” against grad students and faculty.

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Seat belts and smoking rates show people eventually adopt healthy behaviors. But it can take time we don’t have during a pandemic | Analysis

BY: - January 1, 2021

Public health recommendations have always been a hard sell. Resistance to new behaviors – like the mask-wearing and social distancing advised during the COVID-19 pandemic – is part of human nature.

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Older people take longer to heal. This is why — and why it’s important | Opinion

BY: - November 27, 2020

Healing is a complicated process. As people age, higher rates of disease and the fact that old cells lose the ability to divide slow this process down.

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A history of bad behavior and worse: Why we have laws regulating behavior at polling places | Opinion

BY: - October 22, 2020

Reforms at the end of the century – particularly after an especially dirty 1888 presidential election – aimed to stop the shenanigans, assure the safety of voters and elevate the act of voting.

Pittsburgh students criticize universities pushing what some see as COVID-19 ‘liability forms’

BY: - August 13, 2020

When Olivia Enders tried to log into her University of Pittsburgh email account, something odd happened. Instead of the usual login page, she was met with a statement containing two online forms: a Pitt Community Compact and a Return to Campus Student Acknowledgment.

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Coronavirus diets: What’s behind the urge to eat like little kids? | Analysis

BY: - May 17, 2020

During these stressful times, if you find yourself reaching into the pantry of your past, you're probably not alone.

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I’m a University of Pittsburgh senior: This is how COVID-19 changed things for me

BY: - March 19, 2020

Senior year is a big deal. It’s the year you decide what you want to do. Unfortunately, for me and other college students, COVID-19 had other plans.

House Republicans ponder rider cutting funding to Pitt to prevent fetal tissue research

BY: - June 24, 2019

As part of budget negotiations, Republicans are considering whether to add language that would cut state funding to the University of Pittsburgh if it participates in fetal tissue research. The proposal piggybacks on a policy push from President Donald Trump’s administration announced earlier this month to end federal government funding for medical research using fetal […]

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Pittsburghers love where they live — but survey finds room for improvement | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 12, 2019

There's a significant difference in how white and black residents feel about Allegheny County.