Diversity & Community

Mural of George Floyd painted on retaining wall
Leaders from across Pitt offer thoughts on racism and justice a year after George Floyd’s death.
A person in a dark blazer and purple blouse wearing a head set. The words Accessibility Awareness are in gold on the screen.
From adding alt-text to joining the new Pitt Disability Community, campus accessibility experts offer 10 ways to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day and advocate for yourself or colleagues with accessibility needs.
Two students walking down a sidewalk form behind, one wearing a blue Pitt bag
Appalachian Paris, a new performance piece from the Department of Theatre Arts, takes listeners on an immersive, historical audio tour of the neighborhood Pitt calls home.
Black and white image of Rob Penny sitting at a desk.
The collection comprises approximately 150 boxes, which include correspondence, writing tablets, photographs, scripts, audio and video recordings, awards and more. The acquisition adds to Black voices collections held by the University Library System.
Mark A. Nordenberg in a black suit and a yellow and black striped tie stands on an overlook of Pittsburgh.
Mark A. Nordenberg has been appointed chair of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission, a bipartisan group tasked with drawing Pennsylvania’s legislative districts.
Male student athlete in a blue shirt and mask donating blood.
University of Pittsburgh student-athletes topped the NCAA Team Works Community Service Competition for their youth programs, blood drives and other volunteer efforts.
Man in a black shirt looking at a laptop
Millions of Americans struggle to understand or express speech, and the experience can be incredibly isolating. A Pitt-supported suite of therapeutic games—now available for anyone to play—aims to help.
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The Pitt Prison Education Project brings together incarcerated students and college students to bridge gaps of difference, facilitate conversations and empower all.
Nearly a year ago, the world was shocked by the brutal killing of George Floyd. The scene catalyzed a national discourse on inequity, injustice and the police and brought new attention to society’s deep racial divides.
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