Spotlights & News

Ray Jones
Ray Jones, clinical associate professor and Mehta Family Faculty Fellow, has been appointed the new director of the David Berg Center for Leadership and Ethics at Pitt Business.
Lori Delale O’Connor, Dana Thompson Dorsey, Kari Kokka at the CUSEF forum
The Center for Urban Education hosted its annual forum, which brought together K-12 higher ed teaching practitioners and scholars to tackle the topic of how to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline.
Ray and Burgett, the latter holding a baby
Working parents in academia face some tough challenges. Health science researchers Jackie Burgette and Kristin Ray are doing their part to remedy a big one: child care at conferences.
John T.S. Keeler
Senior Vice Chancellor and Provost Ann E. Cudd announced that John T.S. Keeler will be stepping down from his role as dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in June 2020.
William Kramer
William Kramer has been selected as the next director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. He begins his role in the fall of 2019.
The Cathedral of Learning through branches
The School of Social Work has welcomed Aliya Durham as the director of community engagement and Molly Allwein as director of professional education and named James Huguley the interim director of the Center on Race and Social Problems.
Students talking, studying and using laptops
For Angie Bedford-Jack, helping Pitt colleagues create digital experiences that are accessible to users with diverse needs is more about people than it is about compliance standards.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
Read Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s message to the University community on the importance of fostering and sustaining global academic engagement at Pitt.
Cathedral of Learning stock photo
The document presents findings from an 18-month study that considers University community perspectives and stakeholder activities.
Anthony F. Rodi
Anthony Rodi, clinical associate professor of business administration, has been named interim associate dean of the College of Business Administration.
Lamp posts adorned with the Pitt script and panther logo
The Executive and Budget Committees of the Board of Trustees finalized the University’s budgets for the 2019-2020 academic year. The budget includes approximately $130 million for financial aid initiatives like the Pitt Success Pell Match Program and Panthers Forward.
 David DeJong
David DeJong, who has been at Pitt for three decades, is stepping away from his role as executive vice provost to lead the Office of Human Resources on an interim basis.
A laptop computer
The University's on-demand training has transitioned to LinkedIn Learning, creating a robust learning resource to help faculty and staff take charge of their personal and professional development.
Little Paint Creek
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is the first Pennsylvania college or university to be certified as a cooperative sanctuary by Audubon International, which recognizes and supports environmental sustainability.
Leigh Patel presents the plenary session at the Diversity Retreat.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s fourth annual University-wide retreat featured a packed agenda with sessions inspiring participants to work toward social justice, equity and change.