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Africana Studies Returns to Its Roots

The Department of Africana Studies’ history of community-building and fostering critical conversations makes it an especially salient major for students wishing to tackle tough issues today. The new

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

New Tutoring Program Aims to Create Positive Change

PittEnrich is a new program launched with The Gismondi Family Foundation, Pitt’s School of Social Work, the School of Education and the Community Engagement Center in Homewood.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Five Takeaways from the 2020 Mentoring and Advising Summit

What does it mean to be an effective mentor or advisor to students today? Folks from Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University gathered last week to discuss inclusive excellence in higher ed.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Shedding Light on the Imperfect Path

Stephanie Adams of the University of Texas at Dallas didn’t follow a straightforward path to become a university dean. She shared her story with members of the Swanson School of Engineering community

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Industrial Engineering
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The first Black Pan Am pilot reflects on his career and time at Pitt

Though Perry Jones (ENGR ’59) encountered discrimination on his way to becoming a pilot, encouragement from his grandfather kept him going.

  • Alumni
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The KanKouran West African Dance Company dancing on stage in bright yellow and orange attire.

Black History Month programming looks at the past and future

Born of a lunchtime conversation among three women faculty members and sponsored by multiple units on campus, the upcoming “Black to the Future” festival will showcase artistic talent, resilience and

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

Informing the Community on Novel Coronavirus

More than 250 people attended a panel discussion on Feb. 12 to hear a group of Pitt and county experts discuss the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Global Studies Center
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Department of History
  • Center for Vaccine Research
  • Asian Studies Center

Pitt Honored for Its Diverse, Wide Range of Community Partnerships

Pitt is one of a select number of universities honored with a Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement—a recognition of the many partnerships and initiatives that contribute to the well-being

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Anthropology

Delivering More Than Just Groceries

Once a month, a team from Pitt's School of Medicine delivers fresh produce to homes in a partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Produce to People program. They don't just deliver

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hydroponics Club Grows Food For Those In Need, Teaches Methods to Local Kids

Students across the University are coming together at a hydroponics club to grow and share produce and gain hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Biological Sciences

Mister Rogers’ Legacy Beyond the TV Screen

It may not come as a surprise that Pitt neighbor Mister Rogers left an imprint on the School of Education and related programs, but the Department of English, too? His approach to childhood

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of English

‘Neighborhood’ Archives Bring Community Together

Dedicated archivists spent more than two decades collecting and cataloging papers, photos, promotional materials and more in the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Collection housed at Pitt.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Global Hub Brings the World to Students in One Bright, Engaging Space

Part student lounge and part academic resource center, the cozy and colorful Global Hub features the touch-screen Engagement Wall, which introduces all of Pitt’s global learning options. Students can

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pitt Researchers Tackle the ‘Baby Penalty’

Working parents in academia face some tough challenges. Health science researchers Jackie Burgette and Kristin Ray are doing their part to remedy a big one: child care at conferences.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dietitian Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Through partnerships with grocery stores and government entities, Judy Dodd, an assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, has been educating students and consumers on healthier eating habits for

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition
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STEM camp sparks Pittsburgh kids’ curiosity

Students from Pittsburgh’s Hill District put their coding skills to the test to recreate the 1978 game Space Invaders, using a computer program provided by Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and the

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Bioengineering

Pitt Dedicates the Philippine Nationality Room

The new Philippine Nationality Room, designed after consultation with scholars and architects from Manila, represents the influence of cultures that make up the nation, an archipelago of more than 7

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

New Report Shows Major Boost from Pitt to Pennsylvania Economy, Communities

A newly released report highlights how Pitt’s $4.2 billion annual total economic impact drives innovation, draws talent, shapes careers and anchors communities across the state.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Professors, Community Leader Discuss High Maternal Mortality Rate in New Podcast

Mothers are dying of pregnancy-related complications at a high rate in the United States, especially African Americans. Three Pitt professors appointed to Pennsylvania’s Maternal Mortality Review

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
  • Department of Health Promotion and Development
  • Department of Epidemiology

Campus Mentors, Advisers Share Strategies to Address Changing Student Needs

More than 200 faculty, staff and students recently gathered to share ideas for fostering deeper mentoring and advising relationships and using technology to better serve students at Pitt.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Psychology