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David DeJong Assumes Acting Leadership of Business and Operations

David DeJong has been named acting senior vice chancellor for business and operations, effective May 5. He will continue to serve...

University Senate Hosts Virtual Mental Health Talk on April 9

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the University Senate for an expert panel discussion of mental health issues in academia life.
Nathan Urban in a dark suit jacket over a light blue dress shirt.

Nathan Urban Plans to Join Lehigh University as Provost

Nathan Urban has spent much of his time at Pitt leading graduate and professional academic programs and working to understanding the perspectives and enrich the experiences of graduate students.
Laurie Kirsch In a black jacket

Vice Provost Laurie Kirsch Announces Plans to Step Down

Laurie J. Kirsch has announced plans to step down from her role as vice provost for faculty affairs, development and diversity effective June 30. She's led efforts promoting diverse and inclusive development and recognition among Pitt faculty.
E. Maxine Bruhns

A Citizen of the World Retires

After a 54-year career at Pitt, E. Maxine Bruhns announced her retirement. Her legacy includes overseeing the growth of the Nationality Rooms program from 19 to 31 rooms.
Matthew Sterne

Matthew Sterne Appointed Vice Chancellor for Business Services

In this newly created position, Matthew Sterne will provide oversight and direction across Pitt’s auxiliary services.
Shelome Gooden

Shelome Gooden Named Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research

In this newly created position, Shelome Gooden will provide intellectual leadership across the humanities, arts, social sciences and related areas.
Henry L. Alexander and Christine Szalkuski

Chancellor Recognizes Long-term Employees

At a recent luncheon, Chancellor Patrick Gallagher recognized the service of staff members who are celebrating milestone work anniversaries this year.
A photo of a bookshelf on a smartphone

What We’re Bingeing Over the Holidays

From audiobooks to videogames and most other media in between, University faculty and staff are looking forward to using Winter Recess to read—and watch, and listen, and play.
Fred Rogers

Resources Abound to Celebrate Mister 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.