Diversity & Community
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
In the tumult of 1968, a group of students gathered to form what would become the Black Action Society. The mission? To advocate for the concerns of Black students at Pitt and members of the local African American community.
Friday, August 10, 2018
The second annual Air Force Association CyberCamp immersed 250 high schoolers in activities to identify malicious code, check for hackers and defend simulated network systems.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues the social enterprise he started with the launch of his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh). The book features more than 140 African-American professionals under the age of 40.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Recently relocated to Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood, Pitt's Manufacturing Assistance Center offers classes, programs and workshops in precision manufacturing, providing skills needed to work in a range of technical industries.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Dhirana, a dance competition fundraiser founded by Pitt students in 2012, recently raised $10,000 for the Birmingham Free Clinic, which helps community members access health care.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Professor Sandra Murray was recently named a lifetime fellow by the American Society for Cell Biology — the first African-American woman to be honored with the recognition.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A U.S. history teacher partnered with Pitt’s College in High School and the Pitt-Assisted Communities and Schools programs to help students learn local history — and earn college credit.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The visit to Southern California was the University’s latest endeavor to celebrate accomplishments, strengthen ties with alumni, meet with University supporters and other partners and build awareness across the country of the best public university in the Northeast.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
In Japan, the age of 20 is considered the beginning of adulthood. A group of Japanese women studying English at Pitt were away from home during the traditional national holiday, so the University and the community threw the students a party.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Undergraduate student Kate Koenig created the "I Am_" Project to chronicle the lives of transgender young people through in-depth Q&A interviews and photos. Her work was awarded the Iris Marion Young Award for Community Engagement.