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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

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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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

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

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

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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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.

  • Alumni
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Arts and Humanities

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

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Music

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

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

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Music
  • Division of Student Affairs
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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.

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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.

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  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.

  • Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Center on Race and Social Problems
  • Center for Urban Education

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

  • Manufacturing Assistance Center
  • Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Anthropology
Murray in a red top with a gold sash, standing next to a microscope

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.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Cell Biology

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.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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

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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

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  • Asian Studies Center
  • English Language Institute

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

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of History
  • Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures
  • Department of English

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.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion