Office of the Provost

Bruce Childers

Bruce R. Childers Named Special Assistant to the Provost for Data Science

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.

Nomination Period Open for Teaching, Research, Public Service Awards

The call for nominations for the annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service Awards for faculty is now open.
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New Latinx Cluster-hiring Initiative Supports Provost Diversity Priority

The Office of the Provost’s new initiative supports University diversity efforts by increasing the number of faculty members focused on Latinx issues.

The Call for Creativity

Calling all makers, all poets and scientists, all math problem-solvers and jazz freestylers: The Year of Creativity wants your submissions for proposals, programs and events.
John T.S. Keeler

GSPIA Dean John Keeler to Step Down Next Summer

Senior Vice Chancellor and Provost Ann E. Cudd announced that John T.S. Keeler will be stepping down from his role as dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in June 2020.
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Open Forums Scheduled for Health Sciences Senior Vice Chancellor, Med School Dean Search

The search committee will hold a series of open forums where members of the University community can share input about this role. All faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to participate.

2019-20 Academic Calendar Includes Extra Day for Winter Recess

With Christmas falling on a Wednesday this year and Christmas Eve traditionally included in winter break, Pitt's administration has approved Monday, Dec. 23, as the first day of winter break for faculty and staff.
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Year of Creativity Fosters Makers' Spark

The Year of Creativity — the sixth "Year Of" — will celebrate the spark that drives academic pursuits and unites the University’s myriad intellectual endeavors.
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Open Educational Resources Funding Awarded to 19 Projects

To support the development of open educational resources, the Office of the Provost funds projects that will enhance the educational experiences of students and enable faculty to customize course materials.
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Six Proposals Receive Provost's Innovation in Education Awards

Ideas ranging from over-the-counter hearing aid certification to instructional design in flipped classrooms are among the six faculty proposals that will receive funding from the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence.