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- School Information
- "The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university, founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787. Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 63 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America." The university enrolls over 30,700 students, employers over 5,300 faculty, and offers multiple academic programs across its four campuses (Source: https://www.pitt.edu/about).
- General Information
- The University of Pittsburgh has finalized the development of PITT 0211, “Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology, and Resistance.” The course will use “intersectional analysis” and show how anti-Black racism functions in U.S. society. This course is now required of all first-year students. Additionally, the PittEd Justice Collective introduced an initiative for ‘justice teaching’ in public schools. In 2021, numerous events such as the Diversity Dialogue series of 80 workshops took place in order to involve the student body in discussions of subjects such as anti-racism. See developments below:
The university is offering a virtual seminar entitled, "Ethical, Anti-Racist, and Decolonial Approaches to Engaged Scholarship," as part of its Engaged Scholarship Development Initiative (ESDI).
The university has recently been holding numerous events centered on anti-racism, diversity, and social justice. This includes, but is not limited to, the 2021 Diversity Dialogue series which consisted of 80 workshops.
The School of Social Work named James Huguley as the new Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Dr. Huguley will be "collaborating to facilitate equity and inclusion in the curriculum and academic endeavors."
The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Bioethics and Health Law provides numerous resources for racism and bioethics.
- Symbolic Actions
On June 2, 2020, the university responded to the death of George Floyd by stating, "It is impossible to forget the image of George Floyd, gasping for air as a police officer who is sworn to protect and defend calmly kneels on his neck until he dies. It is both a shocking scene of violence that should never happen and a potent reminder that it continues to happen all the time."