The Plan for Pitt: Strengthen Communities

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Celebrate Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week with special events and activities, including a look back at some of our favorite stories about grad students.
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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.
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.
Henri Ford sitting in a red shirt, holding twins in pink dresses
On National Doctors' Day, in this year when the fragility of our health has taken on poignant new meaning, honor physicians who are working year-round to protect our health and wellbeing. From Pitt Med magazine: In 2015, alum Henri Ford successfully led the first separation of conjoined siblings in his native Haiti. Read about Ford and rediscover more stories of Pitt physicians strengthening their communities.
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The University Counseling Center offers free virtual drop-in hours throughout the week for any student, grad or undergrad, on or off campus, part or full time. Take advantage of the service.
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The Innovative Mentoring and Professional Advancement Through Cultural Training (IMPACT) program is a multi-university effort to diversify audiology and speech-language pathology graduate schools—and not just at Pitt.
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Pitt grad students are using data skills and business analytics to reduce homelessness. Five teams will present their solutions in the Katz school’s Super Analytics Challenge finals on Friday, March 26, with an impact report to follow.
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On Tuesday, 250 Pitt advocates and elected officials participated in the first-ever virtual Pitt Day in Harrisburg, to tell state representatives and senators about how Pitt makes a difference in their lives and communities. Thank you and Hail to Pitt!