Diversity & Community

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The University of Pittsburgh has been selected as one of 19 universities joining the Aspire Alliance—a three-year institutional change effort to develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices.
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Eight panelists from the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh-area nonprofits took part in the virtual panel discussion “Unpacking the New Title IX Regulations” to talk about recent changes to federal Title IX regulations and its impact at Pitt and beyond.
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In 2019, Pitt social work faculty surveyed the mental health well-being of staff at social service agencies and schools as the community approached the first anniversary of the Tree of Life tragedy. The data led to enhanced training and treatment for staff at these agencies, two years later.
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When senior Blya Krouba moved from Ivory Coast to a Philadelphia suburb as a girl, she became acutely aware of her dark skin in a way she hadn’t before. Read about her recent project exploring colorism and hear two Pitt experts’ takes on the phenomenon.
Carrie Benson and Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Office have been busy hosting online workshops and adding peer educators to its staff—all to drive home the message that everyone must recognize sexual assault and intervene when we see it.
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As the Pitt Police remain vigilant throughout the pandemic, they respond to requests for transparency and more frequent communication with students. Join them in an Oct. 15 town hall.
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High achievers must often overcome significant obstacles on their way to success, no matter the field. But Elayne Arrington (ENGR ’61)—like other Black women in STEM before her—encountered more than her fair share. Read her remarkable story in the newest issue of Pitt Magazine.
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In September, the state released an app that anonymously identifies and alerts users of potential COVID-19 exposures. The more people who use it, the more effective it becomes.
Four women pose next to a banner for Women in International Security
The University’s chapter of Women in International Security is hosting a public conference next week focused on peace and security in uncertain times. Learn more about the group and its efforts to bring women into security careers.
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A virtual town hall with members of the regional Latinx community explored racial and ethnic identity and the diversity of the cultures that make up the Hispanic population in the United States.