Diversity & Community
Friday, July 17, 2020
A grassroots effort started by Jennifer Iriti, a research scientist at Pitt, quickly became a movement to donate more than 70 anti-racist books to teachers across the country.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
This month, a project led by Mary Ohmer called Research for Equity and Power introduced a playbook that lays out a roadmap for residents in Homewood to help influence change in the neighborhood.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Yesterday’s latest town hall, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in partnership with the Office of Health Sciences Diversity, featured an expert panel discussion of systemic racism, capitalism and the history of inequity and social justice in the U.S. Read a recap or watch the video.
Monday, June 29, 2020
Sponsored by the Department of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion, a recent book club welcomed nearly 100 people to discuss the bestselling Ibram X. Kendi book. See what their next pick is and how to join.
Friday, June 26, 2020
Black members of the Pitt community recommend books, music and more that can help build bridges of understanding and spur action toward equity.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
The United Way Special Day of Caring offered a unique chance to volunteer while maintaining social distancing guidelines and safety. Several Pitt families participated to help those in need.
Monday, June 22, 2020
A new set of guidelines, a lab manual and multiple groups at Pitt are working to reduce bias in academic science and increase diversity in STEM fields.
Friday, June 19, 2020
As Black Lives Matter protests continue around the country and Americans celebrate Juneteenth today, Pittwire spoke with Aisha White from the Office of Child Development on broaching these subjects with kids.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood has a new group of certified babysitters. They’re graduates of a program that’s not only shaping future childcare providers, but entrepreneurs, too.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh Police Department values the voices in our community that have called for police reforms, accountability and open communication. To that end, we want to provide an update on issues that have been discussed on local and national levels.