The Plan for Pitt: Promote Diversity and Inclusion

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Philosophy of Science Summer Program on Mission to Bring Diversity Into the Field

The inaugural Pittsburgh Summer Program of Pitt's Center for Philosophy of Science hosted 15 students from around the U.S. and Canada with the long-term goal of bringing more women and people from underrepresented groups into the discipline.
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Study of Specialized Weights Aims to Make Manual Wheelchair Users Stronger Faster

For wheelchair users, increased upper-body strength could improve their quality of life. A Pitt study is looking at whether vibrating weights could speed up the weight-training process.

Program Aims to Increase Positive Racial Identity in Pittsburgh’s Black Children

Arts festivals, parenting groups and professional development opportunities are highlighted in a new endeavor from Pitt's Office of Child Development.
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Year of Diversity Creates Framework for Continuing Exploration and Education

The University of Pittsburgh’s Year of Diversity featured more than 200 events during the 2016-17 academic year and created an important base upon which the Pitt community can build.
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Distinguished African-American Alumni Honored for Service, Achievements

Inspirational stories of pioneering lives highlighted Pitt's African American Alumni Council ceremony in June, during which five alumni were honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
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Pittwire Debuts as University News Source

Pittwire is the official news source of the University of Pittsburgh, devoted to telling the story of Pitt and its people by delivering the most strategically significant and engaging news of the University.

Human Engineering Research Laboratories' MEBot Rolls Into Finals at Cybathlon

Designers, engineers and people with disabilities from around the world gathered for the first-ever Cybathlon, pitting the latest assistive technologies against each other on a simulated course.
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Graduating Senior Profile: Tamara Farrell

A graduate with degrees in economics and statistics and in gender, sexuality and women's studies, Tamara Farrell made the most of her time at Pitt in leadership positions and mentoring young students from diverse backgrounds.

Graduating Senior Profile: Zachary Grewe

Inspired by a talk on local queer history, Grewe began archiving gay and lesbian newspapers, magazines and other documents. He graduated April 30 with dual degrees in gender, sexuality and women's studies and psychology.
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African-American Masterworks on Display

Vivian Davidson Hewitt (SIS '44), the first African-American librarian at the Carnegie Library of PIttsburgh, has spent decades amassing one of the premiere collections of African-American artwork in the world.