Spotlights & News

Everette James
James, who has been at Pitt since 2010, will fill the role until a permanent dean is named. Donald S. Burke, who stepped down as dean on July 1, will remain on the faculty at the Graduate School of Public Health.
The National Science Foundation has awarded the Pitt-CMU center $10 million to build a new supercomputer, Bridges-2, to fuel new discoveries in artificial intelligence, deep learning and DNA data storage, among other projects requiring high-performance computing.
Dancy Elon
Pitt’s Center for Urban Education is hosting its annual Summer Educator Forum from July 18-20, focusing on the school-to-prison pipeline. “This year's CUESEF will underscore the importance of collective dialogue for thinking about justice in educational practice,” said CUE Director T. Elon Dancy.
Designed to enable developing multimedia content such as podcasts and webinars, the Teaching Center's Media Creation Lab can help faculty and staff produce a wide range of projects.
Man holding composted dirt in his hands
Look for more composting locations around campus starting at the end of August. Spots include the William Pitt Union, Swanson School of Engineering’s Benedum Hall, Posvar Hall and Forbes Tower.
Pitt coffee tumbler
Thinking about how to make your office’s coffee habits more sustainable? Pitt Sustainability has three options available help.
University employees and their families and friends gathered at Kennywood amusement park to enjoy rides, food, dancing and games at the annual Staff Council-hosted event.
Summer view of the Cathedral and William Pitt Union
The five new trustees, elected during the board's annual meeting on Friday, June 28, are all distinguished Pitt alumni and bring to the board a range of experience that spans decades in industry and public service.
Rendering of Bigelow Boulevard redevelopment
The project is scheduled to start Nov. 1, 2019, and will enhance the streetscape and landscape along Bigelow and the WPU grounds, improve stormwater management and make crucial upgrades to improve the resiliency of Pitt’s aging utility infrastructure.
Larry Cunningham Jr.
Larry Cunningham Jr. was recently named the next chair of oral and maxillofacial surgery and associate dean for hospital affairs at the School of Dental Medicine and UPMC.
Diane K. Denis
Diane K. Denis has been named the inaugural Terrence Laughlin Chair in Finance, an honor established in memory of Terrence “Terry” Laughlin, former University trustee and Bank of America vice chairman.
Aryanna Berringer
Iraq War veteran Aryanna Berringer was named director of the Office of Veterans Services and the original GI Bill celebrates its 75th anniversary this month — it was drafted by Harry Colmery, a Pittsburgh native and 1916 Pitt Law grad.
Pitt delegation with Eddy Award
The University’s work with financial services provider TIAA to help employees explore investment options and choose the right ones for them has been lauded for its communication and education efforts.
The University’s new campus map and virtual tour let users not only locate campus buildings but also explore resources like accessible entrances, shuttle stops and composting stations.
3D printer at the Vibrant Media Lab
The Open Lab in the University Center for Teaching and Learning has 3D printers and trained specialists who consult with faculty, staff and students to create 3D objects that you can hold in your hand from virtual 3D models on a computer screen.