Diversity & Community

The KanKouran West African Dance Company dancing on stage in bright yellow and orange attire.
Born of a lunchtime conversation among three women faculty members and sponsored by multiple units on campus, the upcoming “Black to the Future” festival will showcase artistic talent, resilience and innovation.
Naeem Aziz, wearing a black coat and shirt, speaking to panelist Zhaojin Zeng, wearing a light blue dress shirt in front of a crowd
More than 250 people attended a panel discussion on Feb. 12 to hear a group of Pitt and county experts discuss the coronavirus outbreak.
Humphrey in a leopard print jacket speaking at a microphone
Pitt is one of a select number of universities honored with a Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement—a recognition of the many partnerships and initiatives that contribute to the well-being of our community.
Lettuce seedlings in net cups in the hydroponics system
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.