Diversity & Community

Murray in a red top and gold sash on her shoulder

Biologist Who Champions Diversity in Science Wins Recognition for Career Achievements

Professor Sandra Murray was recently named a lifetime fellow by the American Society for Cell Biology — the first African-American woman to be honored with the recognition.

High School Partners With University Archives to Teach Local History, Give College Credit

A U.S. history teacher partnered with Pitt's College in High School and the Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools programs to help students learn local history — and earn college credit.
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Delegation Brings Pitt Pride to Los Angeles

The visit to Southern California was the University’s latest endeavor to celebrate accomplishments, strengthen ties with alumni, meet with University supporters and other partners and build awareness across the country of the best public university in the Northeast.
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Coming of Age Ceremony Brings Japanese Tradition, Pittsburgh Community Together

In Japan, the age of 20 is considered the beginning of adulthood. A group of Japanese women studying English at Pitt were away from home during the traditional national holiday, so the University and the community threw the students a party.
Kate Koenig

Photos, Personal Stories Featured in 'I Am_' Project on Transgender Young Adults

Undergraduate student Kate Koenig created the "I Am_" Project to chronicle the lives of transgender young people through in-depth Q&A interviews and photos. Her work was awarded the Iris Marion Young Award for Community Engagement.
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Young Students Learn Leadership, Conflict Management Skills in Social Work Program

The Just Discipline Project, created by social work assistant professor James Huguley, teaches fifth- and sixth-graders strategies for defusing peer conflicts.
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Social Justice Week Events Celebrate Service and Inclusion Throughout the Community

All members of the Pitt community are invited to participate in events honoring the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Oronde S. Sharif

'Black Nativity' Showcases Gospel Music, Family and Community Connections

Based on poet and playwright Langston Hughes’ adaptation of the classic nativity story, "Black Nativity" is marking its 24th year at the University of Pittsburgh, bringing a distinctive multicultural holiday experience to the city of Pittsburgh.
Carlisle in a black shirt and bright scarf on the left; Bruhn with dark hair and a red headband and bright pink shirt on the right

Nationality Rooms Share Holiday Customs

Thirty Nationality Rooms are decorated with holiday trimmings symbolic of the countries and heritages they represent, and tours celebrating the season are on offer to the public.
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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.