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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

New Civic Advising Program Helps Students Find their Engagement Match

Want to get involved in an organization or community group but unsure where to start? The Student Government Board has a personalized, new program to help.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt’s efforts in innovation and economic prosperity and global engagement earn national awards

The University received two awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its achievements in community, social and cultural development — particularly within the Pittsburgh

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Manufacturing Assistance Center
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Hill District CEC introduces digital inclusion efforts for Pittsburgh

Many careers today require more tech skills than ever. Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the Hill District has launched multiple initiatives for school-aged students and adults to boost science

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Bioengineering

Pitt Partners with Coalition to Connect Young Learners to the Internet

A first-of-its kind partnership aims to bridge the digital divide by providing high-speed internet to local school students in need. Pitt’s contribution: A powerful beam transmitted from atop the

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A Recipe for Smiles

Pitt’s Office of Community and Governmental Relations, in collaboration with dining services provider Compass, food services distributor Sysco and community partners, recently delivered 5,000 USDA

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Disability Advocates Still Fight for Progress

Pitt's Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted two discussion panels to build awareness of opportunities for and the accomplishments of people with disabilities in the workplace, as well as how Pitt

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Occupational Therapy Students Get Out the Vote for Patients

Ashley Thompson and Spencer Sutter collected ballots from hospitalized patients at UPMC Mercy on Election Day to make sure that everyone who could vote did.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Occupational Therapy

How Pitt People Are Spending Election Day

Election Day 2020 is sure to be one for the history books. Pittwire asked a handful of students and faculty: What are you doing on Nov. 3?

  • Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of History

Pitt Joins National Alliance Aimed at Developing a More Inclusive and Diverse STEM Faculty

The University of Pittsburgh has been selected as one of 19 universities joining the Aspire Alliance—a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

How Pitt is Complying with Changes in Title IX

Eight panelists from the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh-area nonprofits took part in the virtual panel discussion “Unpacking the New Title IX Regulations” to talk about recent changes to

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Tree of Life: Exploring the effects, studying the causes, remembering the tragedy

In 2019, Pitt social work faculty surveyed the mental health well-being of staff at social service agencies and schools as the community approached the first anniversary of the Tree of Life tragedy

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Student Project, Pitt Programs Confront Colorism

When senior Blya Krouba moved from Ivory Coast to a Philadelphia suburb as a girl, she became acutely aware of her dark skin in a way she hadn’t before. Read about her recent project exploring

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

Pitt Office Ramps Up Efforts to Prevent Sexual Violence

Carrie Benson and Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office have been busy hosting online workshops and adding peer educators to its staff—all to drive home the message that everyone must

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pitt Police Step Up Communication with Students

As the Pitt Police remain vigilant throughout the pandemic, they respond to requests for transparency and more frequent communication with students. Join them in an Oct. 15 town hall.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Covid-19

Against the Odds

High achievers must often overcome significant obstacles on their way to success, no matter the field. But Elayne Arrington (ENGR ’61)—like other Black women in STEM before her—encountered more than

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Alumni

Download the COVID Alert PA App

In September, the state released an app that anonymously identifies and alerts users of potential COVID-19 exposures. The more people who use it, the more effective it becomes.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Covid-19

Pitt Group Advances Women’s Leadership in International Security

The University’s chapter of Women in International Security is hosting a public conference next week focused on peace and security in uncertain times. Learn more about the group and its efforts to

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hispanic Heritage Month: An Exploration of Identity and Celebration of Culture

A virtual town hall with members of the regional Latinx community explored racial and ethnic identity and the diversity of the cultures that make up the Hispanic population in the United States.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Modern-Day Hippocrates: Incoming School of Medicine Students Write Their Own Oath

In addition to reciting the traditional Hippocratic Oath during their White Coat Ceremony, members of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2024 wrote their own class oath to acknowledge their ever

  • Students
  • School of Medicine
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion