Diversity & Community

Murray in a red top and gold sash on her shoulder
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.
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.
a young man in a bow tie with the chancellor
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.
Japanese woman in red kimono
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.
Kate Koenig
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.
Young African-American girl smiling
The Just Discipline Project, created by social work assistant professor James Huguley, teaches fifth- and sixth-graders strategies for defusing peer conflicts.
two male students holding a box
All members of the Pitt community are invited to participate in events honoring the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Oronde S. Sharif
Based on poet and playwright Langston Hughes’ adaptation of the classic nativity story, "Black Nativity" is marking its 24th year at the University of Pittsburgh, bringing a distinctive multicultural holiday experience to the city of Pittsburgh.
Carlisle in a black shirt and bright scarf on the left; Bruhn with dark hair and a red headband and bright pink shirt on the right
Thirty Nationality Rooms are decorated with holiday trimmings symbolic of the countries and heritages they represent, and tours celebrating the season are on offer to the public.
young woman in an I (heart) Pitt shirt
Over its 10 years, volunteers for Pitt Make a Difference Day have given 120,000 cumulative hours of service — and this year, it went national.