The Plan for Pitt: Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Center for Healthy Equity Conference Explores Racial Inequity, Action

The Sept. 23 conference will discuss how racial and social oppression of enslaved Africans and their descendants translate to current racial inequity.
Global Hub interior, photo courtesy of Strada Architecture LLC

Global Hub Opens Bright and Engaging Space in Posvar Hall

Part student lounge and part academic resource center, the newly opened Global Hub is a cozy and modern space for students, faculty and staff to engage in student-centric global connection.
Somos Pitt (We are Pitt) sign in a flower planter

New Latinx Cluster-hiring Initiative Supports Provost Diversity Priority

The Office of the Provost’s new initiative supports University diversity efforts by increasing the number of faculty members focused on Latinx issues.
Sheba Gittens looking at colorful fabric at art festival

Art and Ancestry

Whether she’s in the advising office serving first-generation students or engaging with Pittsburgh youth making Africana art on the weekends, creativity follows Sheba Gittens.
Ray and Burgett, the latter holding a baby

Pitt Researchers Tackle the ‘Baby Penalty’

Working parents in academia face some tough challenges. Health science researchers Jackie Burgette and Kristin Ray are doing their part to remedy a big one: child care at conferences.
Students talking, studying and using laptops

Ensuring Digital Accessibility ‘Is the Right Thing to Do’

For Angie Bedford-Jack, helping Pitt colleagues create digital experiences that are accessible to users with diverse needs is more about people than it is about compliance standards.

Robin Brooks and Esther Palacios-Barrios Named 2019 Ford Foundation Fellows

Robin Brooks, an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies, and Esther Palacios-Barrios, a graduate...

Three English Affiliates Receive 2019 Investing in Professional Artists Grant

Three affiliates of the Department of English in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences have been awarded...

Julian Gill-Peterson Wins Lambda Literary Awards Prize in Transgender Nonfiction

Julian Gill-Peterson, an assistant professor in the Department of English, received top honors in the category of...

Chair of Religious Studies Receives Grant from American Academy for Jewish Research

Adam Shear, associate professor of history and associate professor and chair of religious studies, is part of a team of...