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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
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New Pitt School of Education program supports future Black educators

The initiative seeks to add 35 Black teachers to the Pittsburgh Public School District over seven years.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
  • Community Impact
  • Teaching & Learning
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Pitt’s first Black female assistant drum major marches with passion and persistence

De’Jovia Davis may have been raised in the South, but she discovered her home at Pitt Band.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems marks 20 years with lecture on disability justice

Hear from human rights lawyer and White House Champion of Change Haben Girma Feb. 2 at 4:45 p.m.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Save the date for these Black History Month programs at Pitt

See the Blue, Gold and Black Experience Gallery, contribute to a new digital archive and attend the Black Excellence Bash.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Pitt student groups

Here are three ways to ring in the Year of the Tiger, beginning Feb. 1.

  • University News
  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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How to find Pitt’s Black History Month events

This year's theme is the Blue, Gold and Black Experience.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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School of Education summer academy to complement Pittsburgh Promise’s Advancing Educators of Color scholarship

The scholarship aims to add 35 Black educators to the Pittsburgh Public School system in the next seven years.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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A Pitt hiring initiative aims to reduce racial disparities in the region

The program's goals are to engage more faculty to conduct research, educate students and engage in service.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Medicine
  • Swanson School of Engineering
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Daren Ellerbee named inaugural director of Pitt’s new University Educational Outreach Center

The center is dedicated to creating equitable pathways for students to gain the potential to enroll at Pitt or other select colleges and universities.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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How Pitt’s assistant vice chancellor for diversity plans to bring more voices to the table

Randi Congleton adds a personal touch to equity and inclusion.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt recognizes community members creating a more just, equitable and inclusive University

The University Art Gallery and Associate Professor Gina A. Garcia were honored this week for their work.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Submit nominations for the inaugural Black Excellence Service Award

The award will be given to a Black community member who is making a difference at Pitt and throughout the greater community.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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5 Pitt faculty members receive the 2021 Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

The award is given to faculty who have successfully integrated diversity in the curriculum and inclusion in the classroom.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
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University Center for Teaching and Learning names director for equitable and inclusive teaching

The new director will evaluate teaching initiatives and work with faculty to assess the learning process.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Faculty
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Remembering the 1969 Computer Center Take Over

On Jan. 15, 1969, students in the Black Action Society staged a nonviolent sit-in to demand change from Pitt. Read four participants’ accounts in this oral history.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus

Don’t miss Creating a Just Community on Jan. 18

The virtual event starts at 11:30 a.m.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day events postponed

The Martin Luther King Day of Service and the Martin Luther King Social Justice Symposium will be rescheduled for later this spring, due to the University’s shelter-in-place policy.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Keisha Blain smiling, wearing glasses with earrings and black shirt

Keisha N. Blain’s work named among ‘best history books’ by Smithsonian Magazine

“Until I am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America” was published by Beacon Press in 2021.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt’s Health Justice Scholars focus on equity in public health

Students are addressing issues including health disparities in transgender communities and links between racism and asthma.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Public Health