Spotlights & News

Staff and faculty at the Diversity retreat
The University’s employee affinity groups — staff and faculty groups linked by common purposes or interests — are now Pitt Communities. Attend an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 24, to learn more and find out how to get involved.
Books on a shelf
Banned Books Week spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. Starting Wednesday, Sept. 18, visit Hillman Library’s series of events celebrating intellectual freedom.
A cupcake with a candle
New looks for University branding. Health and wellness activities. Awards for diversity and service. What’s taking shape on campus. The top 10 most popular pieces from @Pitt’s first year share the story of a transformative and enriching workplace.
Cathedral of Learning with Victory Lights on
The University is ranked among the nation’s top 20 public colleges and universities in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. Pitt is ranked 18th after being No. 26 in the magazine’s previous ranking.
The All of Us research program aims to reinvent medicine using data to provide more individualized care for patients. A new location in Oakland will help in recruitment.
Female student in front of a Somos Pitt display
Hispanic History Month celebrations launch with a Latinx student organization event at the William Pitt Union on Saturday, Sept. 14, and continue with educational and advocacy programming through October.
September is Hunger Action Month, and a partnership with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank aims to combat food insecurity through service and contributions to support two local food pantries.
Through options like neighborhood activities, volunteer outreach or giving, the Office of Community and Governmental Relations is reinventing opportunities for faculty and staff to engage with the community.
David Seldin
David Seldin, a seasoned communications executive with extensive experience in government, higher education and the corporate sector, joined the University on Sept. 3 as the assistant vice chancellor of communications. 
Robert Gregerson
As Pitt–Greensburg’s Robert Gregerson met people on campus, he was impressed. “I haven’t had a conversation where something about that type of attitude of — ‘We’re here to serve students’ — didn’t come up,” he said.
Catherine Koverola
A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and ensuring faculty and staff have what they need to facilitate student success drives new president Catherine Koverola in setting her priorities for the two regional campuses.
The Cathedral of Learning reflected in a camera lens.
The role of the University’s Visual Services department is evolving to meet the needs of brand building and storytelling.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
Read Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s response to the Socially Responsible Investment Committee’s report. In this message, Chancellor Gallagher asks the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer to explore three distinct approaches.
Cathedral of Learning photo
In an update designed to emphasize collaboration across the University’s research, the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research is unveiling new names of its units.
Global Hub interior, photo courtesy of Strada Architecture LLC
Part student lounge and part academic resource center, the newly opened Global Hub is a cozy and modern space for students, faculty and staff to engage in student-centric global connection.