Pitt People

Catherine Koverola

New President Named for Pitt–Bradford, Pitt–Titusville

Catherine Koverola, inaugural provost and senior adviser at the African Leadership University in Mauritius, Africa, will begin her tenure at the University's Bradford and Titusville campuses on June 1, 2019.

Kirk Savage to Read from 'Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves'

On Wednesday, March 27, Kirk Savage, professor and public monuments expert, will read from and discuss his book, which explores how the history of slavery and its violent end was told in public places.
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.