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Cap off Pride Month with these book and film recommendations

Doctoral student and otaku scholar Alexandra Arana studies gender and sexual fluidity in anime and manga. Here are her top 5 picks.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Graduate and professional students
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Cho-yun Hsu

Cho-yun Hsu is a 2024 laureate of the prestigious Tang Prize

The award, which confers a $1.7 million cash prize, recognizes the Pitt professor emeritus’ era-spanning scholarship on the history of China.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Bergman sits at a microphone in the WPTS studio

This man of many voices got his start at Pitt’s WPTS

Looney Tunes star Jeff Bergman paid a visit to the Pittsburgh campus before his appearance at Steel City Con.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Alumni
Rosella sits with his camera in front of photographic prints

See 1950s Pittsburgh through this alumnus’ lens

In his book, Michael Rosella provides a tender and compelling glimpse of Pitt in the past.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
Andrews inside the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

One person’s trash is Ash Andrews’ treasure

The Pitt-Greensburg grad uses pluck and imagination to promote art, community and sustainability as executive director of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Sustainability
Maya Jones stands in front of her French court gown

Take a closer look at this undergraduate researcher's pièce de résistance

To create a garment worthy of an 18th-century queen, Maya Jones set her sights on a Creative Arts Fellowship from Pitt's David C. Frederick Honors College.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Innovation and Research
  • Global
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
Four students huddle around a laptop

4 ways to make your voice heard on campus

From writing for The Pitt News to joining the Student Government Board, these groups can help you share your perspective and tackle tough topics.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Students
Students taking notes in a large lecture hall

The Conceptual Foundations program takes a philosophical look at medicine

This rapidly growing certificate program in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science has students tackling medical questions in a new way.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Teaching & Learning
Gupta

Prachi Gupta's memoir tackles the model minority myth

Read "They Called Us Exceptional: and Other Lies that Raised Us" and more, out now from alumni authors.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Alumni
Muhammad stands by flags at the White House

A first-generation Pitt alumna was selected for a Pickering Fellowship

Selected out of 1,400 applicants, Khadajah Muhammad will be equipped with foreign affairs skills before participating in both a domestic and international internship.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Roberts holds her book at the end of two library stacks

Alaina Roberts’ book takes a fresh look at freedom in the American West

In researching her family’s past, the Pitt historian found an oft-overlooked narrative of Black emancipation and Native displacement.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Three plaques sit on a table with a blue tablecloth in front of a projection of Pittsburgh's skyline

Pitt will pay tribute to 7 community leaders on Feb. 24

This year’s K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month celebration will recognize unsung champions of the arts.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
McCabe

A new satire novel by a Pitt-Bradford writing professor reflects on COVID-19

“The Pamela Papers" by Nancy McCabe is out now.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty
  • Pitt-Bradford
Brandolon Barnett

'Dreams Deferred' memoir chronicles a path from poverty to social impact

Brandolon Barnett writes about “recession, struggle and the quest for a better world.” And, more books by Pitt alumni, out now.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Alumni
Skyes, Young and Overton

A new Frederick Honors program brings national experts to Pitt

Experts in residence will help the Pitt community expand their views on the world. Meet Morgan Overton, Sherry Sykes and Damon Young.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Community Impact
  • David C. Frederick Honors College
Two students lift a poster for the Grafica de Puerto Rico exhibit

These University Art Gallery exhibits spotlight Latinx and Caribbean identities

The series features Puerto Rican silk screen posters and an exploration of water in the Americas. Here’s how two Pitt students helped curate the works.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Pittsburgh Campus
Anto

An alumna is Pitt's second Erasmus Mundus winner

Maria Anto will study children’s literature at universities around the globe as she earns a master’s degree.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Global
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Zuly in a pink dress in front of a black background

Art and advocacy intersect through this soprano opera singer’s performances and scholarship

Zuly Inirio has performed across the United States and Europe. Now, through song and the Afro-Latinx Song and Opera Project, she aims to increase diverse representation in the industry.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Social Work
Lafferty jumps on the lawn in front of the Cathedral of Learning

This Pitt senior opened for Jerry Seinfeld. Now he’s part of Pittsburgh’s comedy renaissance.

Meet the self-proclaimed “ugly white man” who wants to be the next John Mulaney.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Undergraduate students
Erik Schuckers in the Center for Creativity space

As the Center for Creativity has expanded, so have opportunities for experimental research

Three locations across the Pittsburgh campus offer a low-pressure space for multidisciplinary scholars to gather, make and perform.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Innovation and Research
  • Pittsburgh Campus
  • Center for Creativity