Spotlights & News

United Way campaign managers with Chair Greg Scott.
Through personal contributions, team donation activities and fundraising special events, the 2018 Pitt United Way Campaign raised more than $700,000 and showed how the University community can make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Pam Connelly at the Staff Council Spring Assembly
Staff Council’s spring assembly event “Better Pitt, Better You” provided University employees a forum to explore leadership and resilience when facing tragedies, as well as advice on better communication with colleagues and supervisors.
Rory Cooper trading card
Trading cards are usually known for athletes and fictional characters, but real-life inventors also get their own cards, including one University of Pittsburgh professor this past Saturday.
Cathedral of Learning
The event, hosted by Pitt's School of Computing and Information, provided attendees a chance to showcase current modeling research that provides insights on how complex systems such as the global economy or climate operate.  
A round up FAQs, fact sheets and local resources Pitt employees can use to supplement information and services available through a primary care physician’s office
A quilted Cathedral of Learning
The Year of Creativity — the sixth "Year Of" — will celebrate the spark that drives academic pursuits and unites the University’s myriad intellectual endeavors.
Graham Hatfull looking at phages in his lab
Research efforts in Graham Hatfull’s lab involving phages, or viruses that infect bacteria, saved the life of a 15-year-old cystic fibrosis patient in London. His team’s work has drawn international media attention and has been called groundbreaking.
two people walking in sunlight
While thinking about ways you can care for yourself and those around you during National Mental Health Awareness Month, check out the roundup of the resources offered for staff and faculty at the University.
Noreen Doloughty and Roc
For Noreen Doloughty, administrative assistant in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and winner of the #PittPicnic photo contest, the shot just fell into place.
The audience of undergraduate students at commencement.
Commencement ceremonies during the final week of April might have lasted only a few hours each, but they were the results of months of planning and the dedication of the Office of Special Events staff and University community volunteers.
All staff and full-time faculty who wish to make changes to their benefit elections need to do so by Wednesday, May 15.
Between Cathedral of Learning and Stephen Foster Memorial
To support the development of open educational resources, the Office of the Provost funds projects that will enhance the educational experiences of students and enable faculty to customize course materials.
people waiting in line for food
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s Fifth Annual Staff and Faculty Appreciation Picnic celebrated the University’s community of employees with food, prizes, dancing and more.
Robert G. Gregerson
Robert G. Gregerson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and senior advisor to the provost at Florida Gulf Coast University, has been named president of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, effective July 1, 2019.
Tulips in front of the Cathedral of Learning
Ideas ranging from over-the-counter hearing aid certification to instructional design in flipped classrooms are among the six faculty proposals that will receive funding from the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence.