Spotlights & News

A woman in a wheelchair in a kitchen
The new $4.3 million grant will facilitate the research that interdisciplinary teams do to improve the care, health and quality of life of all persons with disabilities and the families who support them.
Faculty, staff and students at the Pitt STRIVE program's 2019 retreat.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion named the Swanson School of Engineering’s Pitt STRIVE Program the winner of the 2019 University Prize for Strategic, Inclusive, and Diverse Excellence Award.
A sign on a truck for Pitt's green initiative
The deadline for organizations or departments to submit paperwork to the Office of Sustainability to be certified as green is quickly approaching—find out how easy it can be for your group to be green.
University of Pittsburgh sign
Pitt has adopted an interim University-wide Closure and Class Cancellation Policy, formalizing standards of operations for when occurrences of extreme weather or other emergency situations arise.
Sam Shear and Margo Shear
As a communications manager, Margo Shear Fischgrund looks for angles in stories that encourage personal and emotional connections to bring a reader closer to a story. With “Lest We Forget,” the emotional connection was something she didn’t need to go searching for.
A role-playing scenario at the Citizens Policy Academy
Through an eight-week course on topics including criminal and traffic law and safe firearm handling, Pitt Police’s Citizens Police Academy aims to connect faculty, staff and students with the police department that serves them.
Global Distinction
The first Interdisciplinary Transcript Distinction incorporates a curated combination of curricular and experiential learning activities to support student growth and development in global competency.
Community Engaged Scholarship Forum
The offices of the Provost and Community and Governmental Affairs will host the Community Engaged Scholarship Forum and Staff Community of Practice to elevate and facilitate academic engagement in the community.
Rob Rutenbar
A life-changing experience in Peru showed Senior Vice Chancellor for Research Rob Rutenbar the value of service and education in the community. The United Way’s dedication to both resonate with him as this year’s campaign chair.
The Department of Economics door sign
The Department of Economics is introducing a new STEM-designated Master of Science in Quantitative Economics degree for the fall 2020 semester to fulfill the growing demand for data analysis across industries.
The Cathedral of Learning
With Distinction combines Accolades—briefs about the accomplishments earned by University and its people—with the newly created On the Move—announcements sharing new hires, promotions and appointments of staff and faculty.
Cathedral of Learning
This special funding cycle—a rapid-fire investment supported by the Office of the Chancellor—is one of the first steps in creating a foundation for a community-driven response to address the prevention of sexual misconduct on campus.
A graphic illustration of the Bigelow Boulevard enhancement project
Work begins Friday, Nov. 1, on a nine-month project that will beautify the center of campus, improve safety and accessibility and upgrade utility infrastructure to support future campus development.
Noma Anderson (left) talks to Ariel Snell
At the recent anniversary celebration, members of the Pitt community and neighborhood residents celebrated the foundation of service and partnership at the Community Engagement Center in Homewood.
Pitt Day of Caring participants help with gardening work
No job was too small for the hundreds of members of the University community who volunteered at locations all over Pittsburgh, strengthening communities on the Day of Caring.