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Student-led Relearn Our Land initiative encourages advocacy and equity

A sustainability course inspired three students to create a garden and educational campaign that will honor Aborigine American, Indigenous and Native cultural groups.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Rory Cooper receives the John P. McGovern Science and Society Award

Recipients of this award represent individuals who have supported research, the communication of science and the impact of science on society.

  • Technology & Science
  • Human Engineering Research Lab (HERL)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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The first in-person event at the SHRS Wellness Pavilion focused on Black maternal health

The forum gave attendees a chance to discuss solutions to pressing health issues in the Homewood community and beyond.

  • Community Impact
  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Nick Pace and Connor Johnson win first place in Virginia Datathon

This year’s theme was addressing hunger with bits and bytes.

  • Technology & Science
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Computing and Information
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Pitt Black Faculty Development Initiative receives grant to tackle health disparities

The $250,000 from the Richard King Mellon Foundation will both support Black faculty at Pitt and address Black maternal and infant health in Western Pennsylvania and beyond.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Meet Pitt’s chief diversity officer

Vice Chancellor Clyde Wilson Pickett shares what he’s been doing to create a more equitable and inclusive university.

  • University News
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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COVID-19 Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists will support researchers with family caregiving responsibilities

The gift will support at least 250 biomedical early-career faculty at medical schools and their affiliated hospitals in 17 states.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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A vaccine clinic in Homewood helped more than 400 people get their flu and COVID-19 vaccines this week

Sponsored by a half dozen local organizations, including Pitt, the clinic boosted access to the life-saving shots.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
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Todd Reeser will be a fellow at the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study

Reeser will spend next spring in residence at the university to work on a book project exploring trans representation and conceptions of French citizenship.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Iris Marion Young Awards for Political Engagement winners announced

The winners of the award, which recognizes those who promote justice, will be honored at a Nov. 11 event.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Nursing
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The Heinz Endowments gives $800,000 to Pitt’s Center for Sustainable Business

The two-year grant will be used to help companies large and small to improve overall business practices, environmental quality and economic equality.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Center for Sustainable Business
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
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University Prize for Strategic, Inclusive and Diverse Excellence award nominations due Dec. 3

The award will be presented to the University of Pittsburgh school, division, department or unit making a significant contribution to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion in our community.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Creating a Just Community award nominations due Dec. 3

The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of a Pitt employee in creating a more just, equitable and inclusive community.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
  • Staff
Jacqueline Burgette and Peggy Liu presenting their activity box idea

Innovation challenge winners tackle health disparities

Projects that address tooth decay in kids, parenting while Black and ventilator-associated pneumonia each took home $115,000 in this year’s Pitt Innovation Challenge.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
  • School of Medicine
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Pitt professors team up to increase access to hearing aids

A new FDA proposal could put hearing aids in the domain of pharmacists. Pitt professors want to make sure they’ll be ready.

  • Technology & Science
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Community Impact
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Valerie Kinloch will chair the National Council of Teachers of English's annual convention this November

Kinloch selected “Equity, Justice and Antiracist Teaching” as the conference’s theme.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Education
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Check out 60+ programs at Latinx Connect 2021

Several panel moderators described the virtual conference’s first day as moving. The events are free and open to all.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Latinx students sitting together outside with bookbags

Latinx Student Association helps students feel at home

Members and advisors of the group say it’s an important cultural and social space for Pitt’s growing Latinx student population, which has doubled since 2011.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Festival showcases Latin American and Caribbean cultures

Food, fun and feather headdresses made for a vibrant scene outside the William Pitt Union during the Center for Latin American Studies’ annual festival, held at Pitt since 1979. See the photos.

  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Center for Latin American Studies
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Facilities apprenticeship program brings new levels of Hill District community partnership and collaboration

The new program is providing meaningful career opportunities for residents like Lemel Alexander.

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