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Two women with masks sitting at table at vaccine clinic

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
Todd Reeser wearing green shirt with black tie

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

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
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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
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
Valerie Kinloch smiling with yellow shirt and necklace

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
Students wearing red with face paint, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Pitt expands Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month offerings

The introduction of the Latinx Connect Conference offers more opportunity for dialogue and education about the diverse diaspora of the Latinx and Hispanic community on campus and beyond.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Randi Congleton wearing black dress shirt with necklaces

Randi Congleton is Pitt’s new assistant vice chancellor for equity and inclusion

Congleton will join Pitt in November from Chatham University.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Say Her Name white dress with names written over it

This gown at Pitt memorializes Black women killed by police

You can see the “Say Her Name Memorial Gown” through Sept. 24 at the University Art Gallery.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Students at Panthers Forward

Panthers Forward program fills financial aid gap for last-year students

The first-of-its-kind program gives up to $5,000 and exclusive mentoring to participants. Applications for this year are due Sept. 26.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Students
Student with wheelchair going through a doorway

Lecture to focus on disability policy beyond the pandemic

A Sept. 13 virtual lecture by Sen. Bob Casey will address the pandemic’s impact on people with disabilities and the need to bolster home- and community-based services.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
James Huguley smiling with glasses, navy blue suit and gold tie

James Huguley Named Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the School of Social Work

The inaugural position will lead continued antiracist initiatives at the school.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Cathedral lawn art exhibit to put Black lives in focus

Art panels along Alumni Walk will showcase work from 17 artists from the University community, including regional artists. It will be on display in Oakland for two weeks.

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