Diversity & Community

Lettuce seedlings in net cups in the hydroponics system

Hydroponics Club Grows Food For Those In Need, Teaches Methods to Local Kids

Students across the University are coming together at a hydroponics club to grow and share produce and gain hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture.
Fred Rogers

‘Neighborhood’ Archives Bring Community Together

Dedicated archivists spent more than two decades collecting and cataloging papers, photos, promotional materials and more in the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Collection housed at Pitt.
Shannon Wanless and Aisha White

Mister Rogers’ Legacy Beyond the TV Screen

It may not come as a surprise that Pitt neighbor Mister Rogers left an imprint on the School of Education and related programs, but the Department of English, too? His approach to childhood development is alive on campus and beyond even today.
Divider screen with a blue and brown world-art motif in the Global Hub

Global Hub Brings the World to Students in One Bright, Engaging Space

Part student lounge and part academic resource center, the cozy and colorful Global Hub features the touch-screen Engagement Wall, which introduces all of Pitt’s global learning options. Students can find out how to learn a new language, earn an international studies certificate, explore internship possibilities, register to study abroad, take a class, join a club — or just meet new people and exchange ideas.
Ray and Burgett, the latter holding a baby

Pitt Researchers Tackle the ‘Baby Penalty’

Working parents in academia face some tough challenges. Health science researchers Jackie Burgette and Kristin Ray are doing their part to remedy a big one: child care at conferences.
Dodd smiling in a white Giant Eagle branded apron

Dietitian Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Through partnerships with grocery stores and government entities, Judy Dodd, an assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, has been educating students and consumers on healthier eating habits for decades. The Retail Dietitians Business Alliance recently honored her work.

STEM Camp Sparks Pittsburgh Kids’ Curiosity

Students from Pittsburgh’s Hill District put their coding skills to the test to recreate the 1978 game Space Invaders, using a computer program provided by Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering and the School of Computing and Information. The coding exercise was part of a three-day STEM mini-camp hosted by Pitt’s Hill District Community Engagement Center.
young woman dressed in a blue dress and white headpiece

Pitt Dedicates the Philippine Nationality Room

The new Philippine Nationality Room, designed after consultation with scholars and architects from Manila, represents the influence of cultures that make up the nation, an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands. The Pittsburgh community celebrated the room's dedication with Philippine food, music, dance and culture on June 9.
Pitt Pathfinder student wearing blue and gold striped rugby shirt looks out over the city of Pittsburgh skyline

New Report Shows Major Boost from Pitt to Pennsylvania Economy, Communities

A newly released report highlights how Pitt’s $4.2 billion annual total economic impact drives innovation, draws talent, shapes careers and anchors communities across the state.
Pregnant woman sitting in a chair, holding her hands over her abdomen, wearing white shirt and light green cardigan.

Professors, Community Leader Discuss High Maternal Mortality Rate in New Podcast

Mothers are dying of pregnancy-related complications at a high rate in the United States, especially African Americans. Three Pitt professors appointed to Pennsylvania’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee share perspectives with Healthy Start's CEO.