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Paintings of Malcolm X and others on display for Black History Month

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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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
Daren Ellerbee standing outside and smiling for photo

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
Randi Congleton standing outside and smiling with arms folded

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
University Art Gallery room with paintings and sculptures on display

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
Julia Donnelly sitting in front of laptop with Pitt CEC banner in background

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
Sage plants close up

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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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
Rory Cooper holding John P. McGovern Science and Society Award

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
Health professional showing ultrasound to pregnant woman

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
Clyde Pickett wearing suit and brown bowtie

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