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A deep dive into Pittsburgh's Black history through the University archives
From Erroll Garner and jazz history to the Urban League of Pittsburgh's influence to the papers of author Bebe Moore Campbell, the archives of the University Library System tell big stories and little
University Commemorates Anniversary of Pivotal 1969 Computer Center Sit-in
The January event, held on the 50th anniversary of the sit-in, included a candlelight procession recreating the march from the student union to the Cathedral and a ceremony passing the mantle of Black
Community Gathers to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Computer Center Sit-in
The 1969 sit-in by Black Action Society students and community partners brought change to Pitt. Click to explore the Facebook gallery of the Jan. 15 commemoration, and look for the full story in
Archives illuminate the life and creative process of a Pitt alumna, author and former trustee
Best-selling author and Pitt alumna Bebe Moore Campbell (EDUC ’71) explored racial justice, childhood and friendships in her work. Recently, Pitt acquired her archives.
Jazz on The Hill: A Beloved Pitt Tradition
For 48 years, Pitt has invited international jazz artists to convene for a week of on-campus seminars and a popular concert at Carnegie Music Hall. But another high note of Jazz Week is the annual
Efforts at Pitt Honor Those Who Served
The Office of Veterans Services works to support more than 500 veterans earning degrees at Pitt. Learn about the unique experiences of students like Abbie Osborn — a psychology student, veteran and
Pitt community gathers to grieve, heal and serve in honor of Tree of Life Synagogue
Drawing strength and inspiration from each other, thousands of people congregated Monday at the Cathedral of Learning to honor those killed Oct. 27 in Squirrel Hill.
A front door to Pitt opens in Homewood
More than 400 celebrants gathered for the grand opening of Pitt’s first Community Engagement Center — a long-term commitment in the East End neighborhood that’s much more than a building.
Hispanic Engineering Group Strives for Diversity, Inclusion in STEM Fields
Pitt’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers marks Hispanic Heritage Month — the group’s busiest time of year.
Homecoming Celebrates 50 Years of Pitt’s African American Community Progress
In the tumult of 1968, a group of students gathered to form what would become the Black Action Society. The mission? To advocate for the concerns of Black students at Pitt and members of the local
Advanced CyberCamp Prepares the Next Generation for Cyber Workforce
The second annual Air Force Association CyberCamp immersed 250 high schoolers in activities to identify malicious code, check for hackers and defend simulated network systems.
Project by Katz Alumnus Highlights Young Black Leaders, Creates Community Ties
Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues the social enterprise he started with the launch of his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh). The book features more than 140 African-American professionals
Manufacturing Assistance Center Connects Communities With Technical Skills, Careers
Recently relocated to Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood, Pitt's Manufacturing Assistance Center offers classes, programs and workshops in precision manufacturing, providing skills needed to work in a
Dance Competition Benefits Free Clinic
Dhirana, a dance competition fundraiser founded by Pitt students in 2012, recently raised $10,000 for the Birmingham Free Clinic, which helps community members access health care.
Biologist who champions diversity in science wins recognition for career achievements
Professor Sandra Murray was recently named a lifetime fellow by the American Society for Cell Biology — the first African American woman to be honored with the recognition.
High School Partners With University Archives to Teach Local History, Give College Credit
A U.S. history teacher partnered with Pitt’s College in High School and the Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools programs to help students learn local history — and earn college credit.
Delegation Brings Pitt Pride to Los Angeles
The visit to Southern California was the University’s latest endeavor to celebrate accomplishments, strengthen ties with alumni, meet with University supporters and other partners and build awareness
Coming of Age Ceremony Brings Japanese Tradition, Pittsburgh Community Together
In Japan, the age of 20 is considered the beginning of adulthood. A group of Japanese women studying English at Pitt were away from home during the traditional national holiday, so the University and
Photos, Personal Stories Featured in 'I Am_' Project on Transgender Young Adults
Undergraduate student Kate Koenig created the "I Am_" Project to chronicle the lives of transgender young people through in-depth Q&A interviews and photos. Her work was awarded the Iris Marion Young
Young Students Learn Leadership, Conflict Management Skills in Social Work Program
The Just Discipline Project, created by social work assistant professor James Huguley, teaches fifth- and sixth-graders strategies for defusing peer conflicts.