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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.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Alumna Advocates for Autistic Rights
Jessica Benham (A&S ’19) founded the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy, and her disability rights work can be seen all around town—including area cleanup days and the Pittsburgh airport.
Pork Dumplings With a Side of Wisdom
In Pitt EXCEL’s Instagram series, an engineering student of color cooks a favorite meal while dishing on life, career and identity.
Students Spearhead Program to Bring More Diversity into Microbiology and Immunology
Underrepresented undergraduate students interested in microbiology or immunology can apply for a new scholarship program to support their studies.
Statements on Jacob Blake Shooting
Pitt's Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Dean of Students shared messages on the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
New Anti-Racism Course Aims to Inspire Paths of Scholarly Activism and Black Study
As fall term begins, first-year Pitt students will be required to take a new course on anti-Black racism. The class, open to all students, is centered around the roots, ideology and resistance to anti
Q&A: A Pitt historian unpacks dueling narratives of women’s suffrage
As the U.S. celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, historian Laura Lovett draws parallels to today’s activism and the years of work that ultimately secured women
Child Welfare Resource Center Offers Virtual Retreat, Handmade Blankets to Foster Youth
The pandemic isn’t stopping more than 100 teens currently or recently in foster care from receiving support, advocacy and warmth at the annual Older Youth Retreat, sponsored in part by Pitt’s PA Child