Diversity & Community

Young African-American girl smiling

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.
Mosley smiling

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.
Maggie Kennedy, a peer educator, standing at a podium

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.
Kathy Humphrey in a gray suit at a podium

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.