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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Painting of a woman sleeping in a bed

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
Rory Cooper in a dark suit

Rory Cooper Receives Science and Society Award

Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, has honored Pitt’s Rory Cooper with the John P. McGovern Science and Society Award. Recipients of this award represent individuals who have supported

  • Technology & Science
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
a bronze statue of a panther with its left front paw raised and mouth wide

Michele Reid-Vazquez Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Michele Reid-Vazquez, associate professor of Africana Studies, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Higher Education grant for her proposed institute,

  • Department of Africana Studies
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Apply Now for Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

The award, which comes with a $2,000 prize, recognizes a faculty member’s efforts to integrate diversity and inclusion concepts into courses and curricula.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty
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Waverly Duck Wins Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

University of Pittsburgh faculty member Waverly Duck has won the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s (SSSI) Charles Horton Cooley Book Award for “Tacit Racism.”

  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Arts and Humanities
Artwork of a brick wall and a bench, with the inscription "TO THE CHILDREN OF ONE DAY 2020"

Art of Diversity Showcase highlights the role of creativity in building just communities

Nearly 70 entries from students, alumni, faculty, staff and the public celebrated the role of creativity in changing the world.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
People in white lab coats protest for Black Lives Matter

What Now?

Here are five post-Diversity Forum 2021 actions that you can take to help create more just communities.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
a man in a dark jacket and blue suit with his folded hands at his chin

‘Where is My Justice?’

Former death row prisoner Anthony Ray Hinton shared his emotional story at the opening session of the 2021 Diversity Forum.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A record number of Pell-eligible students are coming to Pitt

Early figures show a near 24% increase in Pell-eligible students coming to Pitt this fall compared to last year.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
People in masks holding up signs, one saying "Equity = Health"

Sessions Designed and Led by Students Shape Diversity Forum

See how Instagram has transformed campus advocacy and learn how small changes can spark a movement at the 2021 Diversity Forum.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
children and adults in a gym jumping over a rope ladder on the ground

STEM Mentorship Program Gets Green Light

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will partner with Pittsburgh Public Schools to give school-age children in under-resourced communities exposure to STEM-related professions and access

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Diversity of Diversity

Diversity Forum 2021 is, well, diverse in its topics and speakers.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Prison Reform, Anti-Asian Hate Among Topics of Upcoming Forum

Hear from wrongfully accused former death row prisoner Anthony Ray Hinton, the co-founder of Stop AAPI Hate Russell Jeung and more.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Predicting pelvic health

Childbirth is a momentous time. It’s also one of the most significant biomechanical events in life. Steven Abramowitch is using computer models to learn more about the pelvis after delivery.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Swanson School of Engineering