Diversity & Community

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Jazz on The Hill: A Beloved Pitt Tradition

For 48 years, Pitt has invited international jazz artists to convene for a week of on-campus seminars and a popular concert at Carnegie Music Hall. But another high note of Jazz Week is the annual outreach activity in Pittsburgh’s Hill District.
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Efforts at Pitt Honor Those Who Served

The Office of Veterans Services works to support more than 500 veterans earning degrees at Pitt. Learn about the unique experiences of students like Abbie Osborn — a psychology student, veteran and member of the Air National Guard.
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Pitt Community Gathers to Grieve, Heal and Serve in Honor of Tree of Life Synagogue

Drawing strength and inspiration from each other, thousands of people congregated Monday at the Cathedral of Learning to honor those killed Oct. 27 in Squirrel Hill.
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A Front Door to Pitt Opens in Homewood

More than 400 celebrants gathered for the grand opening of Pitt’s first Community Engagement Center — a long-term commitment in the East End neighborhood that’s much more than a building.
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Hispanic Engineering Group Strives for Diversity, Inclusion in STEM Fields

Pitt’s chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers marks Hispanic Heritage Month — the group’s busiest time of year.
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Homecoming Celebrates 50 Years of Pitt’s African American Community Progress

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.
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Advanced CyberCamp Prepares the Next Generation for Cyber Workforce

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.
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Project by Katz Alumnus Highlights Young Black Leaders, Creates Community Ties

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.
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Manufacturing Assistance Center Connects Communities With Technical Skills, Careers

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.

Dance Competition Benefits Free Clinic

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.