Spotlights & News

A sign outside the 2019 Women in Medicine and Science Forum
The 2019 Women in Medicine and Science Forum explored what defines bullying, how it differs from harassment and how both are related in academia.
Sprouts in the soil
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher looks ahead to the new year with a call for letters of intent for the third year of the Pitt Seed initiative.
Jonas Johnson
For Jonas Johnson, chair of the Department of Otolaryngology in the School of Medicine, giving to the United Way is a simple way one donation can have a greater, broader impact on the fields he cares about.
Rob Rutenbar and William Federspiel
Rob Rutenbar and William Federspiel were elected to the academy’s 2019 fellow class, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
A child receiving a medical examination
A new research effort is focused on improving pediatric health by combatting infectious and inflammatory diseases through accelerating new multidisciplinary collaborations across the health, natural, physical and computer sciences.
The Cathedral of Learning
The Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement’s Partnerships of Distinction awards recognize collaborations that benefit the University and community. The deadline for award submissions and forum proposals is Sunday, Dec. 15.
Less-Commonly-Taught Language center faculty Alana DeLoge teaching Quechua with student
Statements of interest and proposals for new faculty focused on issues of the Latinx community are invited for the Office of the Provost’s Latinx cluster-hiring initiative.
Nationality room holiday decorations
The 31 Nationality Rooms are decked in their finest holiday adornments now through Jan. 18, 2020. The annual Holiday Open House takes place this Sunday, Dec. 8.
The Cathedral of Learning
The American Association for the Advancement of Science recognized Kathryn Albers, Tao Han and Rob Rutenbar’s efforts to advance science and its applications in service to society by naming them 2019 Fellows.
Kelly Gilliam
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, United Way Campaign Manager Kelly Gilliam learned firsthand the impact of the United Way and the support of the Pitt community.
The Cathedral of Learning
Staff members are invited to join Dave DeJong, vice chancellor for human resources, for a special announcement on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Alumni Hall.
Fred Rogers
For those anticipating the Nov. 22 release of the feature film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” units at Pitt have you covered: From a special website of Rogers-related materials to reflections on his impact at the University, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the beloved children’s entertainer before heading to theaters.
Pam Connelly
Pam Connelly, vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, announced that after 17 years at Pitt, she plans to return to legal practice, focusing on higher education law, litigation and employment law at a firm in Pittsburgh.
Awardees of the Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum
For their commitment to incorporating diversity into their coursework, faculty from across the University were recognized with the Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum.
Day of Giving thank you card
This year, the Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement has seen success in an operational transformation and in advancing relationships with alumni, patients who were treated through UPMC and other friends and supporters.