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A new Pitt apprenticeship program will address the dental assistant shortage

The 14-month program will pay students and provide full tuition, with an aim to diversify the region’s dental health care workforce.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Dental Medicine
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Resources to know for Hispanic Heritage Month

Join these Pitt groups, plus learn about community resources for those who have or are interested in Hispanic heritage.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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How Pitt biologists are making fieldwork more equitable

In a new publication, Pitt researchers share how they crafted a guide that prioritizes safety for field researchers from marginalized groups.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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A home for scholars studying Latin America has opened in Pittsburgh

The new Latin American Cultural Center and Museum houses art, programming and 20,000 years’ worth of history. Here’s how Pitt people and the community made it happen.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Center for Latin American Studies
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Pitt’s first Indigenous Cultural Festival kicks off Sept. 19

The weeklong collaboration with the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will welcome past and present Indigenous University community members and educate newcomers on Native cultures.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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5 ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Pittsburgh

From a night of salsa music to a lively street festival, here are just some of the activities commemorating the month at Pitt and beyond.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Q&A: This Pitt professor’s new novel explores identity, immigration and bureaucracy

Angie Cruz’s “How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water” tells the story of a “God-awful” middle-aged heroine looking for work. Join Cruz at a Sept. 13 book launch event.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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The University of Pittsburgh is a top college for LGBTQIA+ students

Best Colleges recognized Pitt's gender-inclusive housing, comprehensive resources and integration of LGBTQIA+ students in Greek Life.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Pitt brings cybersecurity concepts to local high school students during 6th annual CyberCamp

Students learn a range of technical skills including introductory digital literacy, cyber ethics and systems security.

  • Technology & Science
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Teaching & Learning
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Memorable moments from the 2022 Diversity Forum

The four-day event sparked learning, conversations and connections. Here’s a recap.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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Performers and activists use art to spark change at Pitt’s Diversity Forum 2022

During one of the forum’s dozens of events, art was celebrated as a source of joy, resilience and community.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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This Pitt-led program will help underrepresented minorities in science and medicine move into leadership roles

The multi-institutional TRANSFORM program supports mid-career faculty during a pivotal time for growth.

  • Innovation and Research
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Learn to fight inequity at this year’s Diversity Forum

The University’s signature inclusion event features 65 free sessions that will help participants learn, heal and grow. Here’s a preview of the workshops, performances and art.

  • University News
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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She's the first winner of a new scholarship to support LGBTQ+ medical students

Elyse Mark, student coordinator for Pitt’s Medical Student Pride Alliance, received the inaugural Dena Hofkosh Award.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • School of Medicine
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Here’s what Pitt is doing to spend more money with diverse businesses

Meet Jennifer Barnes, Pitt’s supplier diversity and sustainability coordinator who’s helping Pennsylvania businesses thrive at Pitt.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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5 Juneteenth events to check out this weekend

From music to markets, here’s how to observe the holiday in Pittsburgh.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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This mother-daughter artistic duo wants to diversify Oakland’s business district

Christine and Brigette Bethea of Argyle Studio and ULEADx are pairing with Pitt people to give artists and leaders a leg up in Pittsburgh.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Our City/Our Campus
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This Pitt theater professor is bringing more voices to the stage

Bria Walker’s recent production of “Emilia” featured three women of color playing the main role. It’s the latest example of her work to tell more people’s stories onstage.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Targeted outreach is bringing more students from rural Pennsylvania to Pitt

The pioneering efforts, including hiring a new rural recruiter, are boosting geographic diversity at the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Community Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Prospective students
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‘The No Club’ empowers women to take control of their professional lives

Four Pittsburgh researchers, including Pitt economist Lise Vesterlund, are putting a stop to women’s dead-end work with their new book, out May 3.

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