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Submit your proposal for Pitt’s 2022 Diversity Forum

Proposals are due Friday, May 13, 2022.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Learn how to get a NASA job in a new presentation series

Webinars offered through a Pitt-Bradford collaboration with NASA will provide students from all campuses and majors with detailed resume tips and other resources.

  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Students
  • Pitt-Bradford
  • NASA
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Notable Pitt women you should know this Women’s History Month

Learn about the lives of just a few of the incredible Pitt women whose path-forging work changed our past — and is shaping our tomorrow.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Athletics
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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A new Pitt fellowship supports social justice in health

Five health sciences faculty members will get $10,000 and be paired with a community organization to address structural inequities and racism at Pitt and beyond.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
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Attend the 2022 Staff Council Spring Assembly on March 9

This year’s keynote speaker is Felicia Savage Friedman, founder of YogaRoots. The theme is, “Who are You in the Legacy of Racism?”

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Staff
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Winners of the Black Excellence Service Award announced

Recipients are students, staff, faculty, businesspeople and alumni who are role models in the community.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Students
Kari Kokka smiling in front of blue background

Pitt Education’s Kari Kokka receives grant from the National Science Foundation

The grant supports early career faculty with the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

  • Community Impact
  • Faculty
  • School of Education
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt Education’s Ready to Learn program empowers middle schoolers to use math for social change

The Center for Urban Education hosts the after-school and summer math program, inspired by civil rights icon and educator Bob Moses.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
  • School of Education
Kathryn Nesbitt talking to soccer player on the field

Meet the Pitt-trained chemist shattering global glass ceilings as a soccer referee

Last year, Kathryn Nesbitt became the first woman to referee a men's World Cup match.

  • Global
  • Alumni
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Alex Randall speaking into microphone in broadcasting studio

This Pitt junior made hockey history

Alex Randall is the first Black broadcaster to call a Canadian Hockey League game.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Robin Brooks standing outside wearing light purple jacket

ICYMI: A conversation on class, gender and fiction

Hear from Africana Studies’ Robin Brooks on her new book, “Class Interruptions.”

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
Illustration of K. Leroy Irvis sitting in chair with blue background

Pitt's Black History Month Program is named after the first Black speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Alumnus K. Leroy Irvis was instrumental in reshaping education in the commonwealth.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Law
Haliyat Oshodi wearing blue and gold sweater posing in front of the Cathedral of Learning

See the new digital archive that puts Black history front and center

The Blue, Gold and Black Archive, debuting Feb. 21, will provide a permanent home for the stories and photos of Pitt’s Black community. Register now.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Gabby Yearwood wearing grey suit with patterned blue bowtie

This Pitt anthropologist studies race, class and sports. Here’s what he thinks about the 2022 Olympics.

Gabby M.H. Yearwood turned his experience as the only Black kid on the ice rink into a career of thinking critically about the cultural importance of sports.

  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Elayne Arrington standing with her arms folded in front of chalkboard

Meet one of Pitt's ‘hidden figures’

After becoming the first Black woman to graduate from the Swanson School of Engineering, Elayne Arrington made aerospace history, too.

  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Alumni
  • Swanson School of Engineering
UPMC doctor speaking to student at a desk

A new Pitt-UPMC residency program is bringing better health care to patients in rural Pennsylvania

Second- and third-year residents will work in Tioga and Potter counties as part of the only such program in north-central Pennsylvania.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
Illustration of woman with flowers covering her mouth

There's more to health inequities than income

Modern medicine promises bountiful health, so why have Black Americans been left behind? The risk factor is not race, but racism and its legacy.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
Tim Stevens standing outside wearing black coat during winter

Advice for activists from a former Pittsburgh NAACP president and Pitt alumnus

Tim Stevens has been advocating for Black people’s civil rights for 50 years.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
Two people smiling and celebrating Juneteenth

The University of Pittsburgh adds Juneteenth as an observed holiday

Beginning this academic year, all campuses will close in observation of Juneteenth, often referred to as Black Independence Day.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Limited registration is open for the Racial Equity Consciousness Institute’s spring cohort

The series creates a framework for fostering anti-racist practices and creating racial equity.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion