News of note for the
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Gretchen Bender, Vivian Curran and Jeannette South-Paul

Provost's Event Honors Newly Promoted Women Faculty

A panel discussion was part of a celebration of female faculty members who had been promoted during the 2018 calendar year.
Valerie Kinloch

Pitt Education Dean Builds Community, Creates Culture of Dignity and Respect

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.

Summit Highlights Diversity, Excellence and Growing Roles of Mentors, Advisors

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

Swanson Workshops Foster Environment of Gender Equity

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.

Pitt Sets Single-day Record with Gifts from 6,346 Donors

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

Trust and Training are Priorities of Pitt Police Chief 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

Engineering Professor Named Interim Director of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

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

Institute Launched to Address Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage

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

Geovette Washington, Women's Leadership Council Strive 'To Make Lives Better'

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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Questions and Answers: Search for Health Sciences SVC, Dean of Med School

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.