Spotlights & News

Cathedral of Learning
The program, part of the Office of the Provost’s IDEAL-N initiative and coordinated by the University Center for Teaching and Learning, will provide a space for interested faculty to meet weekly for two-hour blocks that are dedicated solely to research endeavors.
Kirk Holbrook
Even before ground is broken on a new community engagement center in the Hill District, Kirk Holbrook has spent six months laying foundations for strong relationships between the University and community members. This work, Holbrook said, will provide Pitt with an idea of how the CEC can best benefit residents’ needs.
Arthur Levine
The ceremony, which honors the achievements of University faculty members and students, will be held Friday, Feb, 22. It is open to the public and takes place at Carnegie Music Hall.
Terry Laughlin
A $2 million gift to the University has been made the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The gift will establish the Terrence Laughlin Chair in Finance in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
Morton "Moe" Coleman
Morton “Moe” Coleman, longtime School of Social Work professor, founding director of the Institute of Politics and renowned mediator, died Jan. 28 at the age of 86.
Lisa Garland will bring experience driving recruitment strategies and exploring sourcing channels to Pitt's Office of Human Resources as director of talent acquisition.
Group photo of Pitt Day in Harrisburg participants
Join faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Pitt to urge legislators to make Pitt a budget priority on March 26. Registration ends March 8.
Join colleagues from across the University to explore how to continue building a strong culture of diversity in mentoring and advising work. Register to attend the summit by Feb. 22.
At the Social Justice Symposium, a keynote speaker and faculty and staff presenters discussed how to acknowledge implicit bias, support diversity in the workplace and advance inclusion to create a safer, more supportive environment for collaboration.
Chuck Staresinic
Chuck Staresinic, communications director for Health Sciences, will lead executive speechwriting in the Offices of the Chancellor and University Communications.
Kristy Bronder
At Pitt Business, Kristy Bronder manages the United Way Campaign across multiple departments in different locations and her efforts have helped to achieve increases in participation rates and special events.
Now in its second year, the Pitt Seed Project initiative offers the Pitt community an opportunity to directly and actively contribute to the University’s strategic transformation. Letters of intent are due Feb. 8 at noon.
The new Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey, released by the University Center for Social and Urban Research, is intended to help people understand how the attitudes and circumstances of the region's citizens change over time. 
The IMP community meeting has been postponed due to weather. Details about a rescheduled date and time will be forthcoming.
Data breaches and online privacy have become prevalent digital concerns. Ahead of Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, Pitt's Computing Services and Systems Development has advice for protecting yourself.