The Plan for Pitt: Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Nine people stand together with red shirts on
The club, open to students of all genders, aims to foster diversity in the field of computing through mentorship, advocacy and social events.
Jeremy Olin in a jacket in front of the Pittsburgh skyline
Senior Jeremy Olin wanted the work for his computer science major to have a real-life impact, so he joined 412 Connect: a new project with a mission to promote and increase the visibility of Black-owned businesses in Pittsburgh.
A Zoom meeting with one visible participants in a dark blue top
Pitt’s Minoritized Orientation and Gender Identities Graduate and Professional Alliance (MOGI) convened a panel of transgender members of the University community to share their own experiences and offer thoughts on what Pitt does well—and what it could do better.
Paria Hassouri in a white top leaning on her elbows on a table with stacks of books
Book excerpt: Pitt alumna Paria Hassouri’s (A&S ’94, MED ’99) memoir, “Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change,” weaves her story of growing up as an immigrant and outsider into her daughter’s story of gender transition.
Keila Grinberg in a black top against a bright yellow wall
Keila Grinberg will move from Brazil to Pittsburgh this year, as the new director of Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies. She brings with her expertise on that region’s history of enslavement as well as Afro-Brazilian culture.
Larry E. Davis in a suit and tie in front of Bridges magazine covers
Larry E. Davis, dean of Pitt’s School of Social Work from 2001-2018 and founding director of its Center on Race and Social Problems, died on March 30. Members of Pitt’s community are sharing reflections about Davis and his many contributions to the University and race, civil rights and social justice.