Department of English
Thursday, October 8, 2020
In the internet age, misinformation can spread like wildfire—and, in the COVID-19 era, endanger lives. First-year student Thea Barrett is working with media organizations to help reduce its speed and reach.
Friday, August 14, 2020
There’s lots to do on campus and “together” as you shelter in place. From cooperative online games to virtual K-Pop dance classes, Pittwire has ideas for students to keep busy and connected during this period and beyond.
Friday, August 7, 2020
Pitt Hosts Town Hall on What Comes Next: A Conversation About Pitt’s Commitment to LGBTQIA+ Faculty, Staff and Students
Monday, July 27, 2020
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.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
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.
Thursday, June 18, 2020
It’s a special Pride Month for Pitt—the University has received a Best Colleges for LGBTQ+ Students ranking. Read firsthand how one student found his place at Pitt.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Dmitriy Babichenko in the School of Computing and Information joined forces with colleagues from the Schools of Pharmacy and Nursing, as well as the Department of English and UPMC, to develop two games for kids to learn about health.
Friday, June 5, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Uma Satyavolu’s Literature and Medicine course challenges students to study both past and current writings to deal ethically with pandemics such as COVID-19. See what books and resources she recommends.