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The University of Pittsburgh is a top college for LGBTQIA+ students

Best Colleges recognized Pitt's gender-inclusive housing, comprehensive resources and integration of LGBTQIA+ students in Greek Life.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt brings cybersecurity concepts to local high school students during 6th annual CyberCamp

Students learn a range of technical skills including introductory digital literacy, cyber ethics and systems security.

  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
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See the winners of the 2022 Art of Diversity Showcase

These visual, written and performance artists were chosen out of nearly 80 submissions and won cash prizes.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Medicine’s Utibe Essien won a Harold Amos Faculty Development Award

The program supports faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds in their research endeavors.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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Memorable moments from the 2022 Diversity Forum

The four-day event sparked learning, conversations and connections. Here’s a recap.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Performers and activists use art to spark change at Pitt’s Diversity Forum 2022

During one of the forum’s dozens of events, art was celebrated as a source of joy, resilience and community.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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This Pitt-led program will help underrepresented minorities in science and medicine move into leadership roles

The multi-institutional TRANSFORM program supports mid-career faculty during a pivotal time for growth.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Learn to fight inequity at this year’s Diversity Forum

The University’s signature inclusion event features 65 free sessions that will help participants learn, heal and grow. Here’s a preview of the workshops, performances and art.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Workshop details are available for the 2022 Diversity Forum

Register today to start planning the sessions you’ll attend. Workshops cover topics ranging from the neurobiology of bias to fatphobia to activist burnout — and much more.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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She's the first winner of a new scholarship to support LGBTQ+ medical students

Elyse Mark, student coordinator for Pitt’s Medical Student Pride Alliance, received the inaugural Dena Hofkosh Award.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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Here’s what Pitt is doing to spend more money with diverse businesses

Meet Jennifer Barnes, Pitt’s supplier diversity and sustainability coordinator who’s helping Pennsylvania businesses thrive at Pitt.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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The Collaboratory Against Hate published its first white paper, ‘Research Needs for Countering Extremist Hate’

The authors identified challenges in combating extremist hate.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Submit to the Art of Diversity Showcase by July 8

Anyone may submit creative works to the competition. Winners will be announced during the Diversity Forum, July 25-28.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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5 Juneteenth events to check out this weekend

From music to markets, here’s how to observe the holiday in Pittsburgh.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt announced a new coordinator of belonging and inclusion

Ali Hoefnagel brings more than a decade of LGBTQ advocacy and experience to the role.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Division of Student Affairs
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Pitt hosted the first regional HERS reception for women leaders

Nearly 60 women came together for the Higher Education Resource Services event this May.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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Yael Schenker named an Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellow

She is a professor in the School of Medicine and director of the Palliative Research Center.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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This mother-daughter artistic duo wants to diversify Oakland’s business district

Christine and Brigette Bethea of Argyle Studio and ULEADx are pairing with Pitt people to give artists and leaders a leg up in Pittsburgh.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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This Pitt theater professor is bringing more voices to the stage

Bria Walker’s recent production of “Emilia” featured three women of color playing the main role. It’s the latest example of her work to tell more people’s stories onstage.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Register now for Pitt’s 2022 Diversity Forum

The July 25-28 virtual event’s theme is “Rewiring Our Systems: Transforming the Intersections of Inequity.” Registration is free and open to the public.

  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion