Diversity & Community

A Zoom call with three visible participants
The Pittsburgh Study is shifting the typical power dynamic of community research to make sure that children are supported, healthy and thriving. Drop in on a conversation with the project’s creators to see what makes it so different.
The Cathedral of Learning
Members of the University of Pittsburgh community shared their responses to the recent spate of violence targeting Asians and Asian Americans. A recent report by Stop AAPI Hate found a nearly 150% increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans in 2020.
Two people sitting at a table looking at a laptop together
Pitt joins the multi-institute Taskforce on Higher Education and Opportunities that aims to ensure student success, partner with local communities and reimagine education. The mentoring and networking platform Pitt Commons will play a key role.
Gisele Barreto Fetterman and Leah Lizarondo in side-by-side photographs
Gisele Barreto Fetterman and Leah Lizarondo, who have made their mark on the Pittsburgh community by working to address neighbors’ basic needs in sustainable ways, will be recognized in a virtual event on March 26.
Zhiyong Peng in a white coat and a light blue shirt with a tie
Former Pitt fellow and critical care doctor Zhiyong Peng spent nearly all his time at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University last year. Pittwire checked in to see how he’s doing today.
The empty Cathedral of Learning Commons
One year in, a look back at the Pitt people who sprang to action in the early days of the pandemic.
A Zoom meeting with four visible participants
Attendees of the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum gathered to elevate, celebrate and reflect on resilience in the face of obstacles and overcoming challenges.
10 hands one top of one another in a black and white photograph
People and projects ranging from college prep programs to public art intiatives were recognized at the 2021 Community Engaged Scholarship Forum.
A group of women in a black and white photo sitting and standing together
March on: See a list of Pitt’s Women’s History Month events.
A metal machine in the foreground with people standing in the background
The new agreement strengthens the trade skills program in Pittsburgh’s East End and suburbs while reaching workers in Crawford County.