CUE selected for 2016 University UPSIDE Award

The Center for Urban Education has been chosen as one of two recipients of the 2016 University Prize for Strategic, Inclusive, and Diverse Excellence (UPSIDE) Awards for its efforts to further the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The award recognizes programs that increase the access to and full participation of minorities, women, and other protected classes in all aspects of the University.

CUE was acknowledged for their community-driven outreach, programming and services, as well as their support of faculty members involved in research projects and partnerships that confront persistent societal issues. The committee also commended CUE’s work with Pittsburgh Public Schools, Brown Bag Lunches, the Visiting Lecture Series, and issues related to the cradle-to-prison pipeline.

“The selection committee applauded CUE’s community-driven outreach, programming and services,” Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said in a statement to School of Education Interim Dean Lindsay Matsumura. “Without question, CUE has shaped our discussions on urban education, especially as they relate to race and class.”

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