Spotlights & News

Patrick Gallagher and Jem Spectar
At the meeting held at the Johnstown campus, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher presented the University’s annual report, including this past year’s accomplishments related to access and affordability, academic excellence and community impact.
Karen Enos
Longtime educator and former Titusville Area School District Superintendent Karen Enos has been appointed interim executive director of Titusville’s new Education and Training Hub.
Student walking across Cathedral lawn in the fall
From Oct. 18 to Nov. 15, the pathway from the Cathedral of Learning to Heinz Memorial Chapel will be filled with 60 life-size portraits of Holocaust survivors, including 16 from the Pittsburgh region.
Students paint flowerpots in front of the Cathedral for PARKing Day
From the School of Medicine’s Center for Biologic Imaging to Surplus Property, more than a dozen University departments and organizations transformed urban space to celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2019 and officially kick off the Year of Creativity.
Program cover for "Reflections on Leadership, Governance and Politics" event
Two former Pennsylvania governors will participate in an upcoming lecture. Among other topics, they are expected to discuss the importance of bipartisan discourse during divisive times.
David DeJong
After leading the office for two months in an interim role, David DeJong has been named vice chancellor for human resources. He brings to this role more than 30 years experience at Pitt as a faculty member and executive vice provost.
Bruce Childers
In addition to his current role as senior associate dean in the School of Computing and Information, Bruce R. Childers will report directly to the provost and collaborate across the University with a focus on data science.
Cynthia Moore
After 18 years at Pitt, Cynthia Moore, deputy secretary of the Board of Trustees and senior associate legal counsel, plans to assume a role at the University of Tennessee in January 2020.
Student walking on Pitt–Johnstown campus
The University’s Board of Trustees will meet in public session on Friday, Sept. 27, at Pitt–Johnstown. The meeting will be available to watch via livestream.
Pitt employees using fitness bands
We all know exercise is good for us — but why? Pitt was selected as one of 19 research sites for an NIH-funded study that seeks adult participants to understand the health benefits of exercise, and why some forms may be better than others for specific people.
Graduates at commencement
For the third year in a row, Pitt has been awarded a 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
Student worker at Millie's serving ice cream
Local favorite Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream has opened in the former coffee cart space inside the University Store on Fifth. Get the full scoop on Pitt Dining’s sweet start to partnering with local businesses.
Students in BE STEM lab
A multidisciplinary Pitt research team is part of network that was recently awarded a $10 million NSF grant to accredit precollege STEM programs and boost college enrollment of underrepresented students.
Heather Lyke
Only four women are athletic directors in America’s wealthiest and most powerful sports conferences — Pitt’s Heather Lyke is one. Read more about Lyke in The New York Times.
Employee walking on sidewalk
Through the launch of the Communications Council, the Office of University Communications brings together a collective of more than 125 Pitt professionals to discuss the latest topics and trends in marketing and communications.