Spotlights & News

James Loftus
In his sixth year as chief of the University's police department, James Loftus said the best way for he and his 91 officers to earn respect is to be out talking to students, faculty and staff and “not holding ourselves separate.”
Alan D. George
The Swanson School of Engineering's Alan D. George will lead the center, which is a joint initiative between Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University. George also founded the Center for Space, High-Performance and Resilient Computing.
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The School of Computing and Information has recently launched a professional institute designed to steer early- and mid-career professionals into high pay, high-demand tech industry careers.
Geovette Washington
Pitt’s senior vice chancellor and chief legal officer said that the United Way provides her with a way to become more involved and deepen her impact, especially with mentoring and creating a community for young women, at the University and the city of Pittsburgh.
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The formation of the search committee for a senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine is underway. Read more about the search process and how you can participate.
Professional photos are a great addition to website profiles and email avatars. Learn some do’s and don’ts about taking and using headshots and portraits that make great first impressions.
Pitt Commons homepage
One Pitt staff member breaks down Pitt Commons, explains what staff and faculty can get out of the platform and why they should join.
A more detailed version of Pitt’s campus master plan will be discussed at a second community meeting taking place on Feb. 11. University students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to attend.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher address faculty, staff and students at the 43rd annual Honors Convocation.
At the University’s 43rd Honors Convocation ceremony, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher and Provost Ann Cudd recognized Pitt students and faculty for their achievements during the 2018-19 academic year.
Large group of graduates at commencement
The Pitt Success Pell Match Program will leverage the power of the U.S. Department of Education’s Pell Grant program by matching these federal funds, dollar for dollar, up to the cost of attendance for eligible students across all five of Pitt’s campuses.
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Thirteen faculty members were honored with Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s Distinguished Public Service, Research and Teaching Awards, announced at the 43rd annual Honors Convocation.
The Cathedral of Learning and Pittsburgh Campus with a view downtown.
The final version of the University’s Pittsburgh Campus Master Plan is now available while the Office of Facilities Management seeks input on the Institutional Master Plan for submission to the City of Pittsburgh this spring.
James R. Martin II
James R. Martin II, the new U.S. Steel Dean for the Swanson School of Engineering, plans to leverage new paradigms in organizational leadership to transform not only the curriculum, but the traditional hierarchies of academia and management.
Anthony Delitto
The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences has announced a partnership that will increase the school’s ability to reach underserved populations of prospective students and patients through multiple clinically integrated online graduate programs.
Rebecca Bagley
Rebecca O. Bagley was recruited in 2015 for a first-of-its-kind role at Pitt, where she was responsible for increasing the scale and breadth of University partnerships, as well as coordinating and expanding the University’s broad efforts in economic development.