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Valerie Kinloch

Pitt Education Dean Builds Community, Creates Culture of Dignity and Respect

School of Education Dean Valerie Kinloch dedicates her work to strengthening the school’s commitments to diversity, justice, wellness, urban education and its community impact.
Alan D. George

Engineering Professor Named Interim Director of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

The Swanson School of Engineering's Alan D. George will lead the center, which is a joint initiative between Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University. George also founded the Center for Space, High-Performance and Resilient Computing.
James R. Martin II

Swanson School Dean Brings Humanistic Vision, Values to Engineering

James R. Martin II, the new U.S. Steel Dean for the Swanson School of Engineering, plans to leverage new paradigms in organizational leadership to transform not only the curriculum, but the traditional hierarchies of academia and management.
Rebecca Bagley

Economic Partnerships Vice Chancellor Announces Plans to Step Down

Rebecca O. Bagley was recruited in 2015 for a first-of-its-kind role at Pitt, where she was responsible for increasing the scale and breadth of University partnerships, as well as coordinating and expanding the University’s broad efforts in economic development.

Thomas Starzl Documentary to Premiere at Carnegie Science Center

“Burden of Genius,” an award-winning documentary on the research and impact of Thomas E. Starzl, will be featured from April 12 to 18 at the Rangos Giant Cinema.
Kirk Holbrook

Hill District CEC Director Laying Groundwork Meaningful Partnerships

Even before ground is broken on a new community engagement center in the Hill District, Kirk Holbrook has spent six months laying foundations for strong relationships between the University and community members. This work, Holbrook said, will provide Pitt with an idea of how the CEC can best benefit residents’ needs.
Terry Laughlin

Former Trustee, Alumnus Terry Laughlin Honored with $2M Gift to University

A $2 million gift to the University has been made the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The gift will establish the Terrence Laughlin Chair in Finance in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
Morton "Moe" Coleman

Remembering Moe Coleman

Morton “Moe” Coleman, longtime School of Social Work professor, founding director of the Institute of Politics and renowned mediator, died Jan. 28 at the age of 86.

Lisa Garland Named Director of Talent Acquisition

Lisa Garland will bring experience driving recruitment strategies and exploring sourcing channels to Pitt's Office of Human Resources as director of talent acquisition.
Chuck Staresinic

Staresinic Named Director of Executive Speechwriting

Chuck Staresinic, communications director for Health Sciences, will lead executive speechwriting in the Offices of the Chancellor and University Communications.