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‘Community of the eager’: Pitt’s Year of Data and Society plans for spring

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer January 14, 2022
Provost Ann Cudd announced last April that the 2021-22 academic year would be the Year of Data and Society, and after a semester of activities, more initiatives are planned for the spring semester.
The new data science major is within the School of Computing and Information and pulls courses from four different departments — computer science, information science, math and statistics — giving students a strong foundation in programming and quantitative disciplines.

Pitt unveils new data science major

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer August 24, 2021
After four years of planning and fine-tuning, Pitt quietly released a list of course requirements for a new data science major over the summer, which students will be able to declare when the fall semester starts on Friday.
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