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14 Pitt people earned Year of Discourse and Dialogue funding

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Throughout the Year of Discourse and Dialogue, the University of Pittsburgh will support interdisciplinary projects that foster the understanding, practice and demonstration of discourse and dialogue.

From the first round of proposals, 14 projects led by faculty, stuff and students from across Pitt departments earned funding from the Office of the Provost. Here are the winners and their project titles:

  • Daniel Abusuampeh, School of Social Work and Center on Race and Social Problems — “Bridging Cultures and Fostering Dialogue: Engaging African Students in Discourse on Tribal Equity in Africa”
  • Caitlin Bruce, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Department of Communication — “Public Art as a Dialogue Generator and Archive for the Future”
  • Paul Elliott Johnson, Dietrich School Department of Communication — “Building Capacity Against Threats to Discourse and Dialogue”
  • Molly McSweeney, University Center for International Studies — “A New Perspective on DEIB Work in Global Education”
  • Shallegra Moye, School of Education and Office of Child Development — “My Racial Journey – Reimagined”
  • Judith Okwamba, School of Pharmacy — “The Role of Pharmacies in Harm Reduction: An Open Discussion”
  • Lisa Parker, School of Public Health and Center for Bioethics and Health Law — “Bringing Bioethics, Health Humanities and Disability Studies into Productive Dialogue”
  • Alvin Primack, Dietrich School Department of Communication — “Dissecting Disinformation Workshop Series”
  • Erik Schuckers, Center for Creativity — “Writing Gen Q: Creating Intergenerational Dialogue Through Creative Writing”
  • Ann Sinsheimer, School of Law — “First Amendment Rights Teach-in: A Peer-to-Peer Pilot Program to Foster a Deeper Understanding Around Rights of Expression”
  • Abdesalam Soudi, Dietrich School Department of Linguistics — “The Transformative Power of Humanities: Cultivating Compassion and Civil Discourse in Higher Education and Embracing the Power of Language”
  • Tyler Welsh, Pitt Alumni Association — “Racial Equity Consciousness Institute Alumni Cohort Certification”
  • Linda Williams-Moore, Division of Student Affairs — “Amplifying Voices through Active Listening and Constructive Dialogue”
  • Angie Wolfe, Pitt-Bradford Office of Student Affairs — “Social Justice Week and Day of Racial Healing”

Do you have a project idea? The second submission window closes Feb. 1.