Spotlights & News

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
In a message to the University community, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher writes how community-driven efforts have advanced over the last three months and shares early milestones.
View of the Cathedral of Learning from an architectural cutout at the top of Heinz Chapel
Carrie Benson will lead the new education and prevention office which will focus on stopping sexual violence before it starts.
From left: Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Katie Pope; Scholar Mentor and Equipoise Co-chair Lesha Greene; Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Kathy Humphrey; Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner; and  Steven Jones, special events staff member and Equipoise co-chair.
Equipoise honored Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Kathy Humphrey with its Martin Luther King Jr. Creating a Just Community Award.
Outside the Cathedral of Learning
A new partnership through TIAA offers Pitt employees resources to navigate federal student loan forgiveness programs, an alignment with a broader University priority of access and affordability.
Ideas for Plan for Pitt 2025 on a board
At a recent workshop session, members of the Pitt community discussed the 2025 Plan for Pitt and brainstormed ways to evolve the University’s strategy for the next half-decade.
A Pitt Logistics and Printing Services employee loads the wrapped textiles bins into a truck for delivery.
When you think of recycling, you may think primarily of glass, metals and paper, but a new sustainability initiative will offer the Pitt community a way to keep textiles—including clothing and accessories—out of the landfill.
"Light Up"
A new steering committee is being formed to take a closer look at public art on the Pittsburgh campus and to discuss what pieces might be added in the future.
Matthew Sterne
In this newly created position, Matthew Sterne will provide oversight and direction across Pitt’s auxiliary services.
Shifting Power Structures classroom with students at tables
The award will fund a project that aims to change how educational research is performed by bringing in the voices of more educators and students of color.
The Office of Human Resources held a bean bag toss tournament outside their offices at Craig Hall.
From volunteer events and raffles to a competitive bean bag toss tournament, the Office of Human Resources strives to encourage full employee participation across its organization.
Martine Luther King Jr. at his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963 in Washington, DC
There are a variety of opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in events during Social Justice Week, which honors Martin Luther King Jr. from Jan. 20 to 24.
Heather Lyke
@Pitt spoke to Athletic Director Heather Lyke about the strategy behind the Victory Heights initiative and how she sees the positive impact it will have to the entire campus community and beyond.
University of Pittsburgh campus
Work on the next steps for the Plan for Pitt 2025 has begun. Upcoming workshops for the faculty and staff community offer a chance to engage and be part of the initiative.
Anantha Shekhar
Anantha Shekhar joins Pitt from Indiana University and is expected to begin the role in June 2020.
JoAnne Flynn
A groundbreaking study on the tuberculosis vaccine published in Nature and led by Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics JoAnne Flynn is attracting national attention.