Diversity & Community
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Pitt’s 14 Heinz Fellows are providing something in short supply nowadays: consistency for kids. The fellows have been serving as role models and mentors to elementary, middle and high school students in the Pittsburgh area through the COVID-19 crisis.
Friday, April 17, 2020
“Earth Day is every day,” says Aurora Sharrard, University of Pittsburgh sustainability director. But it doesn’t hurt to do something special on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. See what she recommends, and how the Pitt community is celebrating.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
The symptoms, treatment and other medical information about the novel coronavirus can be difficult for some people to understand. Six Pitt Med students led the production of an illustrated guide written in plain language to help.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
During the pandemic, a team of experts in early childhood development, social-emotional learning and mental health have expanded resources for parents like Hausaan and Kimberlee (EDUC ’13) Burton, who are finding comfort in Facebook posts full of activity ideas for the entire family.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Timothy Grebeck (EDUC ’19) has a message to share about life with an autism spectrum disorder. He's taking it to audiences in boardrooms, classrooms and beyond.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Robert Gradeck from the University Center for Social and Urban Research discusses the challenges the 2020 U.S. Census faces and what Pitt students can do to help.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Opportunities for students, faculty and staff to reach out, give back and grow continue to increase over the weeks since the University began responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, March 30, 2020
A group of Pitt medical students have started sprawling volunteer efforts to help children and adults in need, both virtually and door to doorstep.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
A School of Education associate professor helped develop a comprehensive rubric that measures how well students problem-solve in computer science learning. In the process, educators can see how gender affects engagement with programming.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Department of Africana Studies’ history of community-building and fostering critical conversations makes it an especially salient major for students wishing to tackle tough issues today. The new chair, Yolanda Covington-Ward, wants more people to know about it.