Spotlights & News

Group photo of volunteers working outside
At various sites within the greater Pittsburgh area on a beautiful October day, Pitt faculty and staff volunteered in the community for the annual United Way Day of Caring.
Michael Holland
Michael Holland has been named Pitt's first-ever vice chancellor for science policy and research strategies. He will join Pitt’s Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research in this new position on Oct. 22.
PittGlobal Analytics and Insight dashboard on a laptop
PittGlobal Analytics and Insights is an innovative dashboard that aggregates data from multiple sources to highlight Pitt’s worldwide engagement.
For three days starting Wednesday, Oct. 17, Science 2018 will feature symposium and poster sessions, exhibitions and keynote speakers celebrating the best in science and technology.
Pitt’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will be offering a one-year master's degree in sports science starting in the fall 2019 semester.
projected view of campus
In community meetings held this week to discuss the campus master plan draft, common themes emerged: parking and pedestrian traffic on campus, a need for multi-purpose spaces designed for study and cross-disciplinary collaboration, better wayfinding across campus and cohesive branding of Pitt buildings.
Pitt Studios
A state-of-the-art studio and broadcast facility will give students hands-on production experience and support of the launch of the upcoming ACC Network, a collaboration with ESPN.
University community members can get a taste of of International Week, a week-long celebration of the experiences and benefits of an international education taking place Oct. 13-20, through two events taking place at the William Pitt Union. 
The Office of Human Resources (OHR) is the recipient of the 2018 UPSIDE Award for its Career Transition Project.
Heinz Memorial Chapel garden and fountain
Amid hydrangeas and boxwood, guests saw the formal dedication of the new European-style garden and its three-tier fountain, adjacent to Heinz Memorial Chapel, on Friday, Oct. 5.
University faculty and staff are invited to join the celebration when Pitt opens its first Community Engagement Center (CEC) in Homewood.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher at the fall Board of Trustees meeting
At the fall Board of Trustees meeting held Friday, Sept. 28, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher recapped a successful year at the University, focusing his remarks on the draft campus master plan, a regional campus update and strides made in innovation at the University among other topics.
thumbnail from draft campus master plan
Faculty and staff are encouraged to comment on the draft of Pitt’s campus master plan, the framework for long-term campus enhancements created over the past year with input from them along with students, community members and partners, at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the University Club, Ballroom B.
Pitt’s 2018 United Way campaign kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 3, with updated goals for participation and donations that will help support agencies who deliver the assistance local recipients need at a time when government assistance for health and human services is declining.