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A married couple holds hands.

‘Take the risks’: Married staff, professors share relationship advice

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer February 9, 2022
While Pitt students learn about a variety of topics from their professors and seek help from University staff, many members of the Pitt community are married and provided wisdom to The Pitt News about relationships.
Jason Buffer, left, and Shalini Jose, graduate students in the School of Medicine’s biomedical masters program, study for their biochemistry final in Hillman Library on Friday evening.

‘100% in favor’: Professors embrace in-person finals season

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
The past three semesters, Pitt required professors to provide a remote option for final exams. But this semester, professors can choose their own format, whether it’s in person, online or a combination of the two.
Pitt professors face child care difficulties during pandemic

Pitt professors face child care difficulties during pandemic

By Colm Slevin and Suln Yun March 23, 2021
Although “Bring Your Child to Work Day” is officially April 22, many professors and students who are parents have been bringing their kids to work just about every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year.
Carolyn Kerr works as an adjunct professor in Pitt’s College of Business Administration in addition to working as a communications consultant in the practice she started at age 29.

Adjunct professors juggle full-time jobs, teaching

By Benjamin Branch-Trevathan, For The Pitt News January 27, 2021
Many Pitt professors across multiple fields, from communications to English to statistics, all chose to pursue teaching while maintaining other careers.
Elizabeth Matway, 59-year-old English professor at Pitt, began teaching in 1982 at the elementary level. (Photo by Bethany Krupicka | Staff Photographer)

Degrees of age: Professors young and old talk teaching

By Nina Kneuer | For The Pitt News October 2, 2017

Some professors look like they should be sitting with their students rather than standing in front of them. Others fit the teen movie stereotype of the gray-haired intellectual with wire-rimmed glasses. Professors...

Elementary Statistics: Looking at the Big Picture, textbook written by Pitt Professor Nancy Pfenning, Ph.D.  (Photo by Rachel Glasser | News Editor)

Pitt professors teach what they write

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer September 13, 2017

Few students enjoy buying textbooks for their classes, but Olivia Raymond was eager to  purchase her elementary statistics textbook last spring knowing its author would also be her professor. “I...

Mayor Bill Peduto speaks about his plan to distribute free lead filters January 31. Friday, Peduto named three nominations to fill the vacant positions on the PWSA board. James Evan Bowen-Gaddy | Contributing Editor

Peduto nominates Pitt professors, city official to fill three vacant PWSA board seats

By Janine Faust / Senior Staff Writer April 21, 2017

Mayor Bill Peduto nominated three people to fill vacant positions on the board of the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority Friday — two of whom are Pitt professors. The nominees will fill spots left...

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