The Plan for Pitt: Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Charlene Foggie_Barnett and Sam Black on a Zoom call
A recent panel discussion dove into the history of emancipation and the influence it’s had on Black families in Pittsburgh and beyond.
Maia Stephenson sits on a pink bench
Born from frustration and a first-year classroom, senior Maia Stephenson’s work on hip-hop, diversity and rhetoric has earned her publication credits, funding and community connections.
Teen sits on the computer in the dark, with blue light beaming from it
Pitt’s AFA CyberCamp, now in its fifth year, is training teens to fight the next generation of threats to America. This year, the program is reserving a quarter of its slots for kids in communities underrepresented in tech.
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Recent Pitt Business grad Katie Gerber wants to become a CPA and represent women in the upper levels of management. See how Panthers Forward, the Smart Women Securities group and faculty mentorship are helping her on her way.
Mural of George Floyd painted on retaining wall
Leaders from across Pitt offer thoughts on racism and justice a year after George Floyd’s death.
Catherine Chappell in a blue shirt and brown jacket, next to a brick wall with a neighborhood in the background
During pregnancy, patients are uniquely engaged in health care, making it a perfect window of opportunity for screening and treatment for hepatitis C, says Pitt’s Catherine Chappell.
Eve Bowers in a black shirt
Today, Eve Bowers graduates from the School of Medicine 70 years after her grandfather, LeRoy Bowers, did. Pitt Med covered the family when Eve’s brother, Levi Bowers, enrolled at the med school in 2018.
Three students in blue Pitt Med Match t-shirts.  Behind them is a gold background.
Interviewing for residency is tough, both mentally and financially. A new Pitt program seeks to lessen the burden.
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David Zahniser’s album, “The Crossroads,” is a musical exploration of the Hill District that blends standard Jewish tunes with jazz to create a soundscape of the neighborhood’s working class history.