Diversity & Community

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Pitt Make a Difference Day Marks a Decade of Service, Expands Beyond Pittsburgh Region

Over its 10 years, volunteers for Pitt Make a Difference Day have given 120,000 cumulative hours of service — and this year, it went national.
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Celebrating the Power of Black Artistry

The University, in collaboration with Pitt's Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, is set to honor Thaddeus Mosley (A&S '50) with the Distinguished Professional Achievement Award.

International Week Highlights Global Reach

The weeklong celebration includes dozens of events, workshops, musical performances, panel discussions, exhibitions and special guest speakers, focusing on the theme of displacement.
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University Leaders and Community Partners Unite Against Sexual Assault on Campus

One in five college-age women and one in 14 college-age men have reported being a victim of a sexual assault while in college. Top officials and peer advocates from 13 regional colleges and universities are working to prevent these crimes.
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Research Team Helps Children Make Sense of 9/11 History at Flight 93 National Memorial

Faculty help young children understand the 9/11 attack in an emotionally healthy manner through a volunteer effort coordinated with the National Park Service Flight 93 National Memorial.
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Community Partnership Focuses on Chronic Absenteeism Among Public School Students

Missing as few as two days of school per month can negatively affect a student’s academic performance, so Pitt and United Way are teaming up to help middle and high school students not miss class.
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Philosophy of Science Summer Program on Mission to Bring Diversity Into the Field

The inaugural Pittsburgh Summer Program of Pitt's Center for Philosophy of Science hosted 15 students from around the U.S. and Canada with the long-term goal of bringing more women and people from underrepresented groups into the discipline.
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AIDS Free Pittsburgh Aims for No New Cases, Lower HIV Rate in Allegheny County by 2020

AIDS Free Pittsburgh is uniting more than 20 local groups, including Pitt, to fight the epidemic. In 2015, nearly 3,000 people in Allegheny County were living with HIV.

Program Aims to Increase Positive Racial Identity in Pittsburgh’s Black Children

Arts festivals, parenting groups and professional development opportunities are highlighted in a new endeavor from Pitt's Office of Child Development.
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Year of Diversity Creates Framework for Continuing Exploration and Education

The University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Diversity featured more than 200 events during the 2016-17 academic year and created an important base upon which the Pitt community can build.