Diversity & Community

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Here's how Pitt community members changed their Thanksgiving plans for celebrate safely and help out people in need.
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This holiday season, we’re thankful for our staff, faculty, students, front line workers and the entire Pitt community. Here’s wishing you a safe and pleasant Thanksgiving.
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Want to get involved in an organization or community group but unsure where to start? The Student Government Board has a personalized, new program to help.
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The University received two awards from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities for its achievements in community, social and cultural development—particularly within the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood—and internationalization work and global engagement efforts.
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Many careers today require more tech skills than ever. Pitt’s Community Engagement Center in the Hill District has launched multiple initiatives for school-aged students and adults to boost science and tech literacy in the city.
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A first-of-its kind partnership aims to bridge the digital divide by providing high-speed internet to local school students in need. Pitt’s contribution: A powerful beam transmitted from atop the Cathedral of Learning.
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Pitt’s Office of Community and Governmental Relations, in collaboration with dining services provider Compass, food services distributor Sysco and community partners, recently delivered 5,000 USDA meal kits to Pittsburgh neighbors in six distributions near campus.
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Ashley Thompson and Spencer Sutter collected ballots from hospitalized patients at UPMC Mercy on Election Day to make sure that everyone who could vote did.
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Pitt's Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted two discussion panels to build awareness of opportunities for and the accomplishments of people with disabilities in the workplace, as well as how Pitt is addressing the challenges and successes that individuals with disabilities face.
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Election Day 2020 is sure to be one for the history books. Pittwire asked a handful of students and faculty: What are you doing on Nov. 3?