Pitt professor joins Alpha Chi Forum on Race, Privilege and Responsibility

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Steven Abramowitch, associate professor of bioengineering at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, was one of three panelists in a forum hosted Feb. 6 by Alpha Chi on race relations and social justice called, “Personal Perspectives on Race, Privilege and Responsibility.”

The three panelists included: Dwonna Goldstone, associate history professor and director of the African American Studies program at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas; Justine Pas, associate professor of English and associate dean in the School of Humanities at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri; and Abramowitch, who focused on positive actions students can take to address diversity issues. The seminar was hosted and moderated by Lara Noah, executive director of Alpha Chi.

“And Justice for All…” is the theme for the organization’s 2021 virtual convention, and this event was planned to help raise awareness of these issues among the Alpha Chi community.

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society was founded in 1922 to recognize and promote academic excellence among college and university students of all disciplines, to encourage a spirit of service and leadership, and to nurture the elements of character that make scholarship effective for good. Alpha Chi is a member in good standing with the Association of College Honor Societies.