Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Tommy Smith and John Carlos on a podium holding their fists in the air
Olympian John Carlos’ raised fist is iconic today, but in 1968, it turned the track and field athlete’s world upside down. Pitt broadcast film students recently heard more about it in their own conversation with Carlos.
A person in a black and white photo with a patterned dress shirt
As Pitt instructors prepare their fall classes, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics is calling upon them to schedule a weeklong Black Study Intensive from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 to join in conversation about today’s racial justice movement.
Emiola Jay Oriola, left, and Noah Jennette
Leonard Berenfield (ENGR ’64), who initiated the creation of the Office of Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement, has given Pitt students the opportunity to unite across differences.
Arthur Kosowsky in a blue checkered shirt
A multinational team including Professor Arthur Kosowsky, graduate student Yilun Guan and alum Simone Aiola from the Department of Physics and Astronomy is making progress toward solving mysteries of the universe.
Angela Davis and Ibram X. Kendi in a stitched photo
Next week’s Diversity Forum 2020 will feature more than 55 virtual sessions to help participants gain the tools to make their communities more diverse, equitable and inclusive. Speakers include Angela Davis and Ibram X. Kendi.
Geoffrey Glover in a blue shirt and green tie
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel turned 60 this month, amid criticism for the way it handles race and racism. Geoffrey Glover from the Department of English offers ways to read the book in the context of today’s social justice movement.
a teacher in a mask and gloves holding a tablet in front of a chalkboard
Pitt faculty, staff and students have been working to create safer, tech-enabled classrooms and resources to help Flex@Pitt succeed this fall. Learn about some of the expanded tutoring and teaching opportunities.
The Cathedral of Learning framed by trees in the fall
The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is offering college-bound high school seniors an alternative to standardized testing as they face the college application process in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jennifer Iriti in a gray jacket and blue scarf
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.