Spotlights & News

pedestrian crosswalk on Forbes Avenue
A new Forbes Avenue crosswalk and signal located outside David Lawrence Hall is now fully operational.
On Tuesday, March 26, a group of nearly 325 Pitt students, faculty, staff and alumni traveled to the state Capitol. Their mission was simple: to meet with lawmakers and share their stories to make the University’s impact on the commonwealth personal.
panel speakers
At a recent Women in the Workplace panel discussion co-hosted by the Women's Affinity Group and Staff Council, four panelists spoke on topics ranging women who’ve inspired them and the best advice they received to overcoming career challenges and the best ways to advance professionally at Pitt.
Chemical Engineering Building
The two-story, 7,000-square-foot Chemical Engineering Building opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 21. It houses laboratories, classrooms, faculty offices and student study areas.
A new location for the Open Lab includes new virtual-reality workstations in addition to 3D printing, 360 video and vinyl cutting.
Katie Pope and Pam Connelly
The Title IX Office and its network of partners across the University provide numerous options for reporting, education and training relating to incidents of sexual harassment and misconduct. The goal: Create a campus environment for all students, staff, and faculty that is fair, inclusive and free from sexual or gender-based misconduct, including discrimination, harassment and assault.
Scaife Hall
The election of faculty representatives to the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences Search Committee is currently underway. Online voting through takes place March 13-25, 2019.
Cathedral of Learning
A new economic impact report, prepared by the Office of Economic Partnerships, documents just how much the University contributes to the community.
The renewal of a non-clinical research partnership between Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University begins this weekend with the intricate installation of a new MRI scanner in Mellon Institute on Fifth Avenue in Oakland.
Gretchen Bender, Vivian Curran and Jeannette South-Paul
A panel discussion was part of a celebration of female faculty members who had been promoted during the 2018 calendar year.
Valerie Kinloch
School of Education Dean Valerie Kinloch dedicates her work to strengthening the school’s commitments to diversity, justice, wellness, urban education and its community impact.
Program for the 2019 Mentoring and Advising Summit.
The University’s 2019 Mentoring and Advising Summit gave Pitt faculty and staff a chance to learn about new technologies and share best practices for building a diverse and inclusive culture of advising.
Christi McGeorge
A series of workshops at the Swanson School of Engineering looked at the challenges women in STEM disciplines face, and offered men suggestions for how to be better allies in the effort for gender equity.
All non-clinical, full-time tenured, tenure stream and non-tenure stream faculty are asked to complete the 2019 COACHE survey before it closes in early April to share with administration their level of job satisfaction.
Gifts were made to every school, college and campus during the third annual Pitt Day of Giving, held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.