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Center for Creativity celebrates LGBTQ+ writing with community open mic

Hear stories and poems of friendship, aging and kitchen chats from LGBTQ+ elders.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Better than he found it

LGBTQ advocate Drew Medvid (A&S ’19) shares how his time at Pitt led him to become regional lead for Human Rights Campaign and a champion for equality.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

The Sounds of Liberation

From the laments of spirituals to songs of pride, protest and freedom, watch 12 Pittsburgh artists perform in honor of Juneteenth.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

History, Influence and Joy: The Story of Black Emancipation

A recent panel discussion dove into the history of emancipation and the influence it’s had on Black families in Pittsburgh and beyond.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

From Gen Ed to Journal Publication

Born from frustration and a first-year classroom, senior Maia Stephenson’s work on hip-hop, diversity and rhetoric has earned her publication credits, funding and community connections.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Be Well

Many clinicians struggle with their mental health, but “When it’s you, you might not see it,” says Sansea Jacobson, associate professor of psychiatry. See the ways Pitt people are changing systems so

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

From the archives: Pitt Pride

To kick off Pride Month, revisit some of the achievements, research and conversations going on at the University of Pittsburgh about and with the LGBTQ+ community.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Trees surrounding an American flag shown from above

Perspective: Never forget, ever honor

Office of Veterans Services Director Aryanna Berringer reflects on the meaning of Memorial Day and the civilian/military divide in America.

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

Cybersecurity Target Acquired: Local Teens

Pitt’s AFA CyberCamp, now in its fifth year, is training teens to fight the next generation of threats to America. This year, the program is reserving a quarter of its slots for kids in communities

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Action, Education, Reflection

Leaders from across Pitt offer thoughts on racism and justice a year after George Floyd’s death.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

For the First Time, Optogenetic Therapy Partially Restores Patient’s Vision

Using a protein found in algae, a new technology partially restored the sight of a completely blind man. He can now locate, identify and count objects using the treated eye while wearing specialized

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
three people, one using a wheelchair, in front of the Cathedral

10 ways to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day

From adding alt-text to joining the Pitt Disability Community, here are 10 ways to advocate for yourself or colleagues with accessibility needs.

  • Health and Wellness
  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Student Innovation Aids Mobility

JacketJoy, a device that helps people with mobility issues put on a coat, recently placed second at the Atlantic Coast Conference InVenture Prize Competition. The project had its origins in an

  • Students
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Innovation and Research

Journey through Oakland

Appalachian Paris, a new performance piece from the Department of Theatre Arts, takes listeners on an immersive, historical audio tour of the neighborhood Pitt calls home.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • Our City/Our Campus

Pitt Acquires Papers of Playwright Rob Penny

The collection comprises approximately 150 boxes, which include correspondence, writing tablets, photographs, scripts, audio and video recordings, awards and more. The acquisition adds to Black voices

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Africana Studies

Chancellor Emeritus Named to Redistricting Commission

Mark A. Nordenberg has been appointed chair of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, a bipartisan group tasked with drawing Pennsylvania’s legislative districts.

  • Institute of Politics
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Pitt Athletics Earns Community Service Award

University of Pittsburgh student-athletes topped the NCAA Team Works Community Service Competition for their youth programs, blood drives and other volunteer efforts.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Students

Games Strive for Therapy, Fun and Inclusivity

Millions of Americans struggle to understand or express speech, and the experience can be incredibly isolating. A Pitt-supported suite of therapeutic games—now available for anyone to play—aims to

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Department of Communication Science and Disorders

Inside-Out

The Pitt Prison Education Project brings together incarcerated students and college students to bridge gaps of difference, facilitate conversations and empower all.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
  • Community Impact

He, They, She: Zooming with Jonathan Van Ness

Miss last night’s event? Here’s your recap.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion