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Pitt professors compile Pittsburgh human rights stories

Jackie Smith (far right), a sociology professor at Pitt, is one of several researchers that collect data related to human rights in Pittsburgh.

By Katie Sottile, For The Pitt News

February 11, 2020

The conclusions drawn from the study will be compiled as a part of the Universal Periodic Review, a report that is published every four years to depict the human rights records of 193 United Nations Member States.

Global issues localized at human rights panel

Noble Maseru, director of Pitt Center for Health Equity, discusses factors that impact life expectancy in local Pittsburgh communities. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Remy Samuels, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Panelists at the Human Rights in Pittsburgh and the World event Wednesday discussed current conflicts in human rights related to food insecurity and women's rights.

SGB prioritizes human rights, Safety Fair

Student Government Board member Ian Callahan discusses SGB’s Wellness and Safety Fair at Tuesday night’s meeting. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Executive Vice President of Student Government Board Zuri Kent-Smith wants to educate the Pitt community about what is going on in regards to human rights and immigration around the world by organizing a human rights conference at Pitt. “I hope people get a strong foundation in human rights concern...

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