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A Pitt clinician is helping trans people match their voice to their gender

Not sounding like yourself is linked to depression, if not also gender dysphoria, according to Leah Helou, founder of the Transgender Voice and Communication Training Program.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
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How should we teach kids about Thanksgiving?

School of Education Professor Leigh Patel weighs in on the complexity of teaching American history.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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These are the winners of the inaugural Dr. Larry E. Davis Black Excellence in the Academy Awards

Dozens of attendees celebrated the winners and the accomplishments of Black faculty at Pitt during the Nov. 3 ceremony.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Center on Race and Social Problems
  • School of Social Work
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Celebrate the Nov. 8 grand opening of the Student Success Hub

The new space in Langley Hall will offer resources targeted toward first-generation, limited income and underrepresented students.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Provost
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This new report details the educational barriers Black students face in Greater Pittsburgh

The yearslong effort between community groups and Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems outlines ways to better support Black families in the region.

  • Community Impact
  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Social Work
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How a Pitt alumna is fostering recovery through literacy

Courtney Colligan uses performance arts and writing to help people in prison build self-esteem, self-worth and overcome trauma.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Explore queer historicity and life beyond gender binaries at two University Art Gallery exhibits

Greer Lankton’s and Andrey Avinoff’s art and ephemera explored and pushed up against societal norms of gender and sexuality.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Meet the Pitt baseball sophomore who credits his family, Roberto Clemente and other Hispanic legends for his determination

Tommy Tavarez’s road to becoming a standout infielder on the Panthers' baseball team was paved with black and gold.

  • Athletics
  • Students
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt's Just Discipline Project expands to more schools this fall

Led by Ming-Te Wang and James Huguley, the program seeks to eliminate disciplinary practices that contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline.

  • Center on Race and Social Problems
  • School of Education
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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This professor uses scholar-activism to change common perceptions of what research at Pitt looks like

Gina Garcia is a social scientist and expert on Hispanic Serving Institutions whose work champions equity for students nationwide.

  • School of Education
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Innovation and Research
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The Behavioral Economics Design Initiative hosted its inaugural conference at Pitt

The organization, directed by Pitt’s Lise Vesterlund, focuses on current research in the science and practice of economic design.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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A new Pitt apprenticeship program will address the dental assistant shortage

The 14-month program will pay students and provide full tuition, with an aim to diversify the region’s dental health care workforce.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Hispanic Heritage Month resources at Pitt and in Pittsburgh

Join these Pitt groups, plus learn about community resources for those who have or are interested in Hispanic heritage.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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How Pitt biologists are making fieldwork more equitable

In a new publication, Pitt researchers share how they crafted a guide that prioritizes safety for field researchers from marginalized groups.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Angela Allie was named the executive director of Pitt’s Institute for Learning

Allie brings more than 20 years of experience to the position, which will oversee strategic priorities and leadership development.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
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Pitt has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the 6th year in a row

The University’s support for a diverse, campus culture and climate are just some of the efforts recognized.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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A home for scholars studying Latin America has opened in Pittsburgh

The new Latin American Cultural Center and Museum houses art, programming and 20,000 years’ worth of history. Here’s how Pitt people and the community made it happen.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Center for Latin American Studies
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s first Indigenous Cultural Festival kicks off Sept. 19

The weeklong collaboration with the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will welcome past and present Indigenous University community members and educate newcomers on Native cultures.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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5 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Pittsburgh

From a night of salsa music to a lively street festival, here are just some of the activities commemorating the month at Pitt and beyond.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Q&A: This Pitt professor’s new novel explores identity, immigration and bureaucracy

Angie Cruz’s “How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water” tells the story of a “God-awful” middle-aged heroine looking for work. Join Cruz at a Sept. 13 book launch event.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences