News of note for the
faculty & staff community


Samantha Balbier

Balbier Named Director of Institute of Politics, Elsie Hillman Civic Forum

Samantha Balbier joins Pitt from the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership. She begins her new role in early January.
Kate Ledger

Ledger Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Marketing

Kate Ledger has been named assistant vice chancellor for marketing in the Office of University Communications. She will oversee a University branding initiative and develop campaign strategies to increase Pitt’s visibility and reputation.

Study Assesses University-wide IT Climate, Makes Recommendations for Improvements

University leaders are seeking input from the Pitt community as they prepare to move forward on recommendations for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Pitt’s information technology.

Pitt Partners with for Translational Research

The partnership will benefit Pitt researchers in teaming up with the medical industry to translate new research discoveries into therapeutic treatments and cures.


MyHealth@Work to Close for Training

The MyHealth@Work health and wellness center will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 18, for staff to participate in required training.

Human Resources’ Winter Recess Schedule

The Office of Human Resources will be closed for the University’s winter recess from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

Friends and Family Day at Pitt Women's Basketball: Jan. 13

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher invites you to attend the fourth annual Friends and Family Day at the Pitt women's basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 13. Join us for activities, food and fun while watching the Lady Panthers take on Boston College at the Petersen Events Center.

Teaching Center Accepting Proposals for Assessment and Teaching Conference

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for poster sessions for the 2019 Assessment and Teaching Conference, hosted by the Office of the Provost, which will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.