Spotlights & News

For each of the past five years, the Office of the Provost has highlighted unique elements of the Pitt experience that have advanced University priorities. In academic year 2018-18, Pitt’s worldwide research, international expertise and partnerships will be celebrated throughout the Year of PittGlobal.
There are three opportunities to take part in October programming from Staff Council: a Sustainable Pitt Brown Bag on Oct. 12 at noon in Benedum Hall, a Mentoring Town Hall on Oct. 15 at noon in the O'Hara Student Center, and a general meeting on Oct. 17 in Benedum Hall.
The University’s Board of Trustees will meet in public session on Friday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. in the William Pitt Union...
artwork of shipping boxes
Pitt’s Department of Studio Arts is marking the 50th anniversary of its founding in a unique way — through an art exhibition of works submitted by 50 former students.
The University created its hotline, AlertLine, to allow employees to report irregular or troublesome workplace issues. Reports...
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From fireworks and lasers to rubbing the panther’s nose, there are lots of ways that faculty and staff can participate in the events and activities leading up to the Pitt Panthers’ 2018 homecoming.
Somos Pitt (We are Pitt)
Beginning Sept. 15, the Pitt community is invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a month full of events and programming that focus on the social, cultural, educational and advocacy issues impacting the 58.5 million Hispanic/Latinx people living in the U.S.
Alan Meisel and Robert Arnold
Known to collaborate as well as disagree, Alan Meisel and Robert Arnold — two award-winning professors from Pitt's Center for Bioethics and Law — discuss the legal and medical challenges of our final days in the fall 2018 issue of Pitt Med.
Fall 2018 workshops for the Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP) are now open for registration. New programming this...
Back of a Pitt Day of Caring t-shirt
For the first time, two long-standing Pitt community traditions are happening back-to-back.
Hari Sastry
As senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer, Hari Sastry will oversee all financial resources for the University, including general, payroll, tax matters and investments. Sastry’s background includes tenures at the U.S. departments of State and Commerce, as well as the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Flu shot season is here and al faculty and staff are encouraged to get a flu shot to help stay healthy throughout the winter months. Faculty and staff with UPMC Health Plan coverage can receive a flu shot at no cost.
Cathedral of Learning
The new deans of the School of Law, School of Social Work and Swanson School of Engineering have very different backgrounds and areas of expertise, but their visions have much in common: connection, collaboration and community engagement.
If you’re looking for an array of gifts ranging from simple, moderately priced baubles to elegant, higher-end merchandise, Maggie...
Jerome "Jerry" Cochran
Family, friends and close Pitt colleagues came together recently to celebrate Jerome "Jerry" Cochran, former executive vice chancellor and chief business officer, who passed away Aug. 1 at the age of 69.