News of note for the
faculty & staff community


Nicole Mitchell

Award-Winning Flutist, Composer and Educator Named Endowed Chair, Director of Jazz Studies

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

New Director Appointed to Lead University Counseling Center

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.

All Fun and Games at Chancellor's Friends and Family Day

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

New Policy Governance Process Aims for Clarity, Efficiency

A new process from the Office of Policy Development and Management aims to make establishing and revising Pitt policies more effective, consistent and transparent.

Chancellor Emeritus Nordenberg to Direct Thornburgh Forum Within Institute of Politics

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. 

Not-So-Hidden Treasures

Faculty, staff and students shopped new and donated items to support the ongoing Pitt 2018 United Way Campaign.
Jinx Walton

Walton to Retire After More Than Four Decades at Pitt

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

Jonassaint Named First Vice Chair for Diversity for Department of Medicine

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

Trustees Compensation Committee Approves Officer Salaries

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.

Falk Library Exhibit Highlights Scientists' Art

Through Jan. 16, the Scientists as Artists Reprise 2018 exhibit features artwork by Pitt scientists, including paintings, photographs and more.