Spotlights & News

A display that reads: "But is it art?"
A new Art on Campus initiative will serve to enrich information about current artworks on the Pittsburgh campus, as well as recommend locations for installations of new acquisitions and donations.
University of Pittsburgh campus
With a newly expanded team and two divisions, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is focused on serving the campus more holistically. With the expansion comes an even bigger charge to ensure faculty, staff and students are aware of its services.
A person browsing The Conversation's website
Faculty pitches and fact- and research-based stories have appeared in The Washington Post, CNN, NPR and other national media outlets thanks to the University’s membership with The Conversation, an independent global newsroom.
E. Maxine Bruhns
After a 54-year career at Pitt, E. Maxine Bruhns announced her retirement. Her legacy includes overseeing the growth of the Nationality Rooms program from 19 to 31 rooms.
Ravi Patel, lead innovation advisor in the School of Pharmacy; John Donehoo, clinical pharmacist at UPMC and program collaborator; David Vorp, associate dean for research and William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering; and Kerry Empey, associate professor of pharmacy and therapeutics
Two projects that were awarded Pitt Seed funding in 2019 will blast off to the International Space Station this spring to study microgravity’s effects on people and spacecrafts.
Volunteers working on the Pitt Day of Caring
Over the years, changes at Pitt Information Technology have included department growth and new branding, but one thing that has remained constant is employee enthusiasm for the United Way campaign.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
In a message to the University community, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher writes how community-driven efforts have advanced over the last three months and shares early milestones.
View of the Cathedral of Learning from an architectural cutout at the top of Heinz Chapel
Carrie Benson will lead the new education and prevention office which will focus on stopping sexual violence before it starts.
From left: Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Katie Pope; Scholar Mentor and Equipoise Co-chair Lesha Greene; Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Kathy Humphrey; Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner; and  Steven Jones, special events staff member and Equipoise co-chair.
Equipoise honored Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Secretary of the Board of Trustees Kathy Humphrey with its Martin Luther King Jr. Creating a Just Community Award.
Outside the Cathedral of Learning
A new partnership through TIAA offers Pitt employees resources to navigate federal student loan forgiveness programs, an alignment with a broader University priority of access and affordability.
Ideas for Plan for Pitt 2025 on a board
At a recent workshop session, members of the Pitt community discussed the 2025 Plan for Pitt and brainstormed ways to evolve the University’s strategy for the next half-decade.
A Pitt Logistics and Printing Services employee loads the wrapped textiles bins into a truck for delivery.
When you think of recycling, you may think primarily of glass, metals and paper, but a new sustainability initiative will offer the Pitt community a way to keep textiles—including clothing and accessories—out of the landfill.
"Light Up"
A new steering committee is being formed to take a closer look at public art on the Pittsburgh campus and to discuss what pieces might be added in the future.
Matthew Sterne
In this newly created position, Matthew Sterne will provide oversight and direction across Pitt’s auxiliary services.
Shifting Power Structures classroom with students at tables
The award will fund a project that aims to change how educational research is performed by bringing in the voices of more educators and students of color.