Spotlights & News

The Office of Human Resources held a bean bag toss tournament outside their offices at Craig Hall.
From volunteer events and raffles to a competitive bean bag toss tournament, the Office of Human Resources strives to encourage full employee participation across its organization.
Martine Luther King Jr. at his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963 in Washington, DC
There are a variety of opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in events during Social Justice Week, which honors Martin Luther King Jr. from Jan. 20 to 24.
Heather Lyke
@Pitt spoke to Athletic Director Heather Lyke about the strategy behind the Victory Heights initiative and how she sees the positive impact it will have to the entire campus community and beyond.
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Work on the next steps for the Plan for Pitt 2025 has begun. Upcoming workshops for the faculty and staff community offer a chance to engage and be part of the initiative.
Anantha Shekhar
Anantha Shekhar joins Pitt from Indiana University and is expected to begin the role in June 2020.
JoAnne Flynn
A groundbreaking study on the tuberculosis vaccine published in Nature and led by Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics JoAnne Flynn is attracting national attention.
A snowplow shoveling snow on campus
In the face of harsh winters with freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall, the Office of Facilities Management works toward one goal: keeping University walkways, ramps and parking surfaces clear.
Winning baby race crawler Noah Domingos Santos came to his first Chancellor’s Friends, Family and Neighbors Day women’s basketball game with parents Diogo Francisco Santos and Hatalita Domingos.
More than 2,000 spectators attended the chancellor’s Friends, Family and Neighbor’s Day for an afternoon of food, fun and hoops.
A rendering of Bigelow Boulevard
Pitt's operations team was hard at work continuing exciting campus improvements over winter recess. Read more about the progress and updates you’ll see this year.
The Austrian Nationality Room
Over the holiday season, many of the Cathedral of Learning’s Nationality Rooms are decorated with trees, wreaths and ornaments of paper and glass—all appropriate to the history, heritage and traditions of each.
Cathedral of Learning
Mark Henderson, chief information officer and vice chancellor, has announced an upcoming alignment that will deepen and broaden the information technology services for the University community.
Shelome Gooden
In this newly created position, Shelome Gooden will provide intellectual leadership across the humanities, arts, social sciences and related areas.
Henry L. Alexander and Christine Szalkuski
At a recent luncheon, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher recognized the service of staff members who are celebrating milestone work anniversaries this year.
A photo of a bookshelf on a smartphone
From audiobooks to videogames and most other media in between, University faculty and staff are looking forward to using Winter Recess to read—and watch, and listen, and play.
Holiday card photo of the Commons Room
Chris Keys’ photo of the Commons Room decorated for the holiday season was selected as the artwork for the University’s 2019 holiday card.