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Leaders in Community Engagement, Health Equity and Criminal Justice Reform to Speak at Pitt Forum

There’s still time to register for the third annual Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, focused on advancing community resiliency. Learn more about the virtual forum’s themes and keynote speakers.

  • Institute of Politics
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Gratitude and Moving Forward Key Themes in Blue, Gold & Black Event

Eight members of Pitt’s Black community convened Wednesday evening to discuss their experiences and what still needs to be done to ensure that Pitt is a just and equitable institution. Watch the K

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Keynote to Focus on Rebuilding Social Trust in Neighborhoods

A keynote panel at the upcoming Community Engaged Scholarship Forum will discuss how we can help neighborhoods and local institutions more deeply understand one another and strengthen their

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Public Health Program Highlights Equity and Reproductive Justice

Pitt epidemiologist Dara Mendez will lead a conversation about race, women’s health and inequity with scholar Dána-Ain Davis on Feb. 26, as part of the Graduate School of Public Health’s One Book, One

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Shop2Help Oakland Program Benefits Community Food Bank

Pitt’s retail stores are participating in a neighborhood-wide gift card program that aims to support the Oakland business district’s shops and restaurants during the pandemic—all while helping the

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pitt-Bradford Announces Black History Month Speakers

The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will host online discussions with two leaders in the Black arts community in honor of Black History Month: renowned poet Nikki Giovanni and music industry

  • Pitt-Bradford
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Creating a Just Community at Pitt

Special honors were given this week to Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems and Department of Africana Studies Chair Yolanda Covington-Ward, who led the development of Pitt’s new Anti-Black

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Africana Studies
  • Center on Race and Social Problems

New Pitt-Greensburg Reading Series Focuses on Diversity of America

Voices: Celebrating the Beauty and Diversity of America’s Literary Landscape launches Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. The free virtual series brings together student writers and award-winning authors.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Alumna, Instructor Founds National Society of Black Physician Assistants

Kathryn Reed (SHRS ’14 ’16G) wants to make Pitt and the physician assistant profession itself more inclusive.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Annual Social Justice Symposium Sought Common Ground for the Common Good

Miss yesterday’s symposium? We’ve got a recap of the conversations, which ranged from what to call protestors, how trauma relates to violence and how storytelling can foster belonging.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Understanding the Role of Race in Business

In a new course and upcoming Racial Justice Web Forum, Paul T. Harper examines the intersection of business, ethics and race in America. Register for the five-part forum, which begins Jan. 22.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Remembering Joanne Rogers

Students, faculty and staff join people around Pittsburgh and across the country today in remembering beloved Pittsburgher Joanne Rogers, longtime spouse of the late Mister Rogers. She died Jan. 14 at

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of English

MLK Day, Social Justice Week Events Set

Following a year in which calls for racial equity and social justice rose to new prominence, the University’s annual Social Justice Week, running Jan 18-22, presents a renewed opportunity for the Pitt

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Political Science
Three people in purple robes in a dark building with wood walls

Interfaith Engagement: Sharing stories in living color

Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and continuing through Black History Month, an initiative led by Pitt’s Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement seeks stories and images about faith, race

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ervin Dyer outdoors in a light blue dress shirt and red tie

‘Spirit of independence’ bridged in communiversity program

A pilot program that connects students in an Introduction to Africana Studies course to residents in the Hill District is helping create a bridge from the University to the community.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Africana Studies
  • Department of History

Panther Plates by Pitt Greats

What blue-and-gold game-day snack does Roc prepare for Pitt tailgates? What goes into Narduzzi pancakes? Proceeds from a new cookbook with those recipes and more will benefit a student-athletes fund

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Building on Ability

As the world observes International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3, catch up on some of the recent Pitt initiatives and research by and for people with disabilities.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

An Expert’s Reminders for Mental Health

Finals are here. Winter is coming. Pitt psychiatry and epidemiology expert Rebecca Thurston offers reminders to care for yourself during tough times.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Epidemiology

Course Materials for Anti-Black Racism Course Now Available to Public

The syllabus, lectures and reading lists from “Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology, and Resistance” are now available to anyone interested in taking the virtual Pitt course.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Africana Studies

Giving Thanks Around the Community

Here's how Pitt community members changed their Thanksgiving plans for celebrate safely and help out people in need.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering