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Gretchen Bender, Vivian Curran and Jeannette South-Paul
A panel discussion was part of a celebration of female faculty members who had been promoted during the 2018 calendar year.
Valerie Kinloch
School of Education Dean Valerie Kinloch dedicates her work to strengthening the school’s commitments to diversity, justice, wellness, urban education and its community impact.
Program for the 2019 Mentoring and Advising Summit.
The University’s 2019 Mentoring and Advising Summit gave Pitt faculty and staff a chance to learn about new technologies and share best practices for building a diverse and inclusive culture of advising.
Christi McGeorge
A series of workshops at the Swanson School of Engineering looked at the challenges women in STEM disciplines face, and offered men suggestions for how to be better allies in the effort for gender equity.
All non-clinical, full-time tenured, tenure stream and non-tenure stream faculty are asked to complete the 2019 COACHE survey before it closes in early April to share with administration their level of job satisfaction.
Gifts were made to every school, college and campus during the third annual Pitt Day of Giving, held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.
James Loftus
In his sixth year as chief of the University's police department, James Loftus said the best way for he and his 91 officers to earn respect is to be out talking to students, faculty and staff and “not holding ourselves separate.”
Alan D. George
The Swanson School of Engineering's Alan D. George will lead the center, which is a joint initiative between Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University. George also founded the Center for Space, High-Performance and Resilient Computing.
student working on laptop, smartphone
The School of Computing and Information has recently launched a professional institute designed to steer early- and mid-career professionals into high pay, high-demand tech industry careers.
Geovette Washington
Pitt’s senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer said that the United Way provides her with a way to become more involved and deepen her impact, especially with mentoring and creating a community for young women, at the University and the city of Pittsburgh.
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The formation of the search committee for a senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine is underway. Read more about the search process and how you can participate.
Professional photos are a great addition to website profiles and email avatars. Learn some do’s and don’ts about taking and using headshots and portraits that make great first impressions.
Pitt Commons homepage
One Pitt staff member breaks down Pitt Commons, explains what staff and faculty can get out of the platform and why they should join.
A more detailed version of Pitt’s campus master plan will be discussed at a second community meeting taking place on Feb. 11. University students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher address faculty, staff and students at the 43rd annual Honors Convocation.
At the University’s 43rd Honors Convocation ceremony, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Provost Ann Cudd recognized Pitt students and faculty for their achievements during the 2018-19 academic year.