Spotlights & News

David Hickton
Cybersecurity pioneer David Hickton has trailblazed legal practices for tackling some of the biggest cybercrime cases and pushed for the protection of the country’s digital infrastructure — work he continues at the helm of Pitt Cyber.
Whether it was a few days here and there for R&R or a full-fledged summer term away from teaching, you may have missed some news of note from the Pitt community as @Pitt published through the summer months.
New University marks and colors
You may be noticing a new look for the University. It’s all part of a fresh and modern update of Pitt’s marks and colors, which was steered by the input of more than 4,000 stakeholders, including faculty and staff.
Mark D. Henderson
As the University’s new chief information officer, Mark D. Henderson hopes that collaboration will enhance efficiency, reliability and the provision of tech support and services to the Pitt community.
Somos Pitt (We are Pitt) sign in a flower planter
The Office of the Provost’s new initiative supports University diversity efforts by increasing the number of faculty members focused on Latinx issues.
Pitt has upgraded its Wi-Fi service in residence halls. Faculty and staff who work and dine in these locations can create a free MyResNet Basic account to stay connected.
Cathedral of Learning at night with traffic lights
The Office of Policy Development and Management invites the Pitt community to review and comment on three drafted University policies. The public comment period for these policies closes Sept. 16.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher recognized 10 Pitt staff members with awards for efforts in community engagement, mentoring and research support.
Students walking in front of a Titusville campus building
Three partners have announced their commitment to join with the University to develop Titusville’s new education and training hub, which will offer new and enhanced academic and workforce training programs.
Sheba Gittens looking at colorful fabric at art festival
Whether she’s in the advising office serving first-generation students or engaging with Pittsburgh youth making Africana art on the weekends, creativity follows Sheba Gittens.
Pitt Dining has fresh options for dining on campus, including new food stations, expanded menus and a new pop-up restaurant.
This fall, 85 faculty and their students are participating in an early adopter cohort of Canvas, the learning management system that will replace Blackboard (CourseWeb) as of summer 2020.
Man frustrated and resting head on laptop keyboard
CSSD's blogger needed to schedule a meeting for 10 people from different divisions. All she had to do was magically find a time when everyone was free. Easy, right?
Calling all makers, all poets and scientists, all math problem-solvers and jazz freestylers: The Year of Creativity wants your submissions for proposals, programs and events.
Walid Gellad
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing Walid Gellad was awarded the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding early-career scientists and engineers.