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Spotlights & News

Nicole Mitchell
Nicole M. Mitchell has been named the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, effective July 1. She also will be the director of the Jazz Studies Program and a professor in Pitt’s Department of Music.
Jay Darr
Jay Darr will serve as the director of the University Counseling Center, providing clinical and administrative leadership and vision and strategic direction for the center, which serves a population of more than 28,000 students.
More than 2,500 fans enjoyed not just an exciting Pitt women's basketball game at the Chancellor's Friends and Family Day event, but also snacks, games and the retirement of a Pitt women's basketball jersey.
Tom Hitter
A new process from the Office of Policy Development and Management aims to make establishing and revising Pitt policies more effective, consistent and transparent.
The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy will continue its mission of fostering public education and civic action on important public policy issues under the stewardship of Chancellor Emeritus Mark Nordenberg and the University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics. 
Pitt community members are invited to attend an event that marks the 50th anniversary of the computer center sit-in by Black Action Society students, campus allies and faculty and community supporters.
Faculty, staff and students shopped new and donated items to support the ongoing Pitt 2018 United Way Campaign.
Jinx Walton
After a more than 40-year career with the University, Chief Information Officer Jinx Walton has announced her intent to retire in early February 2019. Walton is responsible for the strategic implementation of technology to further the goals of the University and to support the efforts of students, faculty and staff across Pitt's five campuses.
Naudia Jonassaint
Naudia Jonassaint, medical director of clinical hepatology at UPMC Presbyterian and assistant professor of medicine, will work to enhance diversity and inclusion across the department.
Cathedral and view down Fifth Avenue
The Board of Trustees compensation committee approved a 2.25 percent salary increase for Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and five officers who hold key leadership positions within the University. The salary adjustments are consistent with the cost-of-living and merit increases applied to the faculty and staff earlier this year.
Through Jan. 16, the Scientists as Artists Reprise 2018 exhibit features artwork by Pitt scientists, including paintings, photographs and more.
Julia Spears
In her new role as associate vice provost for academic innovation, Julia Spears will focus on further developing and executing the Personalized Education Initiative in the Office of the Provost.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Nichole Radulovich
At a Dec. 4 luncheon recognizing employee service, Pitt's Staff Council recognized the winner of its staff mentor award and announced four recipients of book fund scholarships to children of Pitt staff.
Cathedral of Learning and hydrangeas
In January 2019, the University of Pittsburgh will issue a new call for Pitt Seed Project proposals. All faculty and staff are invited to learn more about the initiative’s process and attend information sessions in the new year.
Coming next week, on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, Pitt will launch Talent Center, the University’s new talent acquisition, recruiting...