The Plan for Pitt: Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Austism Awareness Advocate Timothy Grebeck Wins Thornburgh Forum Award

Graduate student Timothy Grebeck began educating those around him about what it was like to have an autism spectrum...
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Talking Title IX: What You Need to Know About Reporting Sexual Harassment, Misconduct

What does the Title IX Office do? What happens if I make a report to the office? Is making a report the same thing as filing a formal complaint? Find out the answers to these and other commonly asked questions about the Title IX Office and reporting process.
Patrick Gallagher and Jem Spectar

Chancellor’s Annual Report to Trustees Highlights Affordability Initiatives, Academic Feats

At the meeting held at the Johnstown campus, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher presented the University’s annual report, including this past year’s accomplishments related to access and affordability, academic excellence and community impact.

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.
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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.
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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...