Past Events

Building a Pitt Community
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 2:30pm
Petersen Events Center

Dr. Jamie Washington will address the incoming class of 2020 during New Student Orientation on the importance of learning how to engage in a diverse and inclusive environment. Presented by First Year Experience.

Doing Business with the USDA
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 -
11:30am to 6:00pm
Marriott Pittsburgh City Center

Doing Business with the USDA is a day-long event designed to promote small business spending in Western Pennsylvania, especially with minority, disabled and disadvantaged businesses. Presented by University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence cohosted by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA and the USDA Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization. Welcoming remarks by Chancellor Patrick Gallagher.

An Evening with Michael Hingson: Triumph over Tragedy on 9/11
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00pm to Friday, September 16, 2016 - 1:00am
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium

PITT ARTS is proud to bring Michael Hingson, author of Thunderdog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero to campus for the 15th commemoration of 9/11 and to celebrate and honor persons with disabilities. Free and open to the public, followed by a dessert reception.

Medical Humanities and the Case for Diversity in Healthcare: Dr. Bradley Lewis
Monday, September 19, 2016 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
Humanties Center

Psychiatrist and medical humanities scholar Bradley Lewis, MD, PhD, will speak about using narrative approaches to treating patients and examining mental health care.

Frank Dobbin: "Why Diversity Programs Don't Work"
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
2017 Cathedral of Learning

Frank Dobbin, Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, will discuss the shortcomings of diversity programs and alternative methods to increase diversity in the workplace. 

"The Real Sex Ed" with Jean Franzblau
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 -
12:00am to 1:30am
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg – Campana Chapel

Learn how to navigate sexual choices with topics including safer sex, consent, decisions about substances, communication skills and sexual diversity. In a welcoming, LGBTQ inclusive environment, Jean Franzblau will help students initiate the (at times) awkward conversations necessary to make informed sexual decisions. Presented by Pitt-Greensburg Academic Village. 

Indigenous Education Symposium
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 -
12:30pm to 8:30pm
5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Interested in finding out the benefits of approaching education in a culturally-responsive manner? Students and faculty are encouraged to attend presentations made by indigenous scholars from every major global region, as well as enjoy food, music and dance performances!

Michael Brown Sr: A Father's Perspective
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:30am
William Pitt Union Assembly Room

Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. Michael Brown Sr. is bringing his story and his foundation, Chosen for Change, to colleges and universities across the nation.

Penn Masala Concert
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 9:00pm to Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 1:00am
Bellefield Hall

Penn Masala is a collegiate acapella team that fuses South Asian and Western music to create a new style. They have performed in front of the President, at National Awards Ceremonies, and even were featured in the Hollywood movie, Pitch Perfect 2. Experience South Asian culture through musical and dance performances.

"Women Behind Bars: Realities and Resistance" w/ Victoria Law
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
5:00pm to 6:15pm
Public Health Building A115

Join Victoria Law, journalist and author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women, for a discussion on realities and resistance inside women’s prisons and concrete ways that those on the outside can support resistance struggles inside.