News of note for the
faculty & staff community


Pitt delegation with Eddy Award

Award-winning Retirement Plan Communications Strategy Puts the Focus on Employees

The University’s work with financial services provider TIAA to help employees explore investment options and choose the right ones for them has been lauded for its communication and education efforts.

Last Chance for Half-price Pitt Day at Kennywood Tickets

Just a few days remain to get your tickets to enjoy roller coasters, games, food and raffles at the June 29 event.
two women reading on the Cathedral lawn

‘No Frigate Like a Book’ for Summer Reading Adventures

From creative nonfiction and personal memoir to graphic novels and audiobooks, faculty and staff from all Pitt campuses are looking forward to expanding their minds — and also preparing for fall courses — through summer reading.

Take a Deeper Dive into PARK(ing) Day Planning

On Wednesday, June 26, join the Center for Creativity for a session to sharing more information about the September event, including creative solutions to typical planning challenges.
Chicken and turkey eggs on a Farmers Market table

From Farm to Pitt

At the Pitt Farmers Market, customers can shop local vendors who support sustainability and healthy eating and dining. Read more and see photos from a recent market.
Ron Idoko

Diversity Retreat Frames Inclusion as a Skills-building Process

Ron Idoko, diversity and multicultural program manager in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, hopes that participants at this year's University-wide Diversity Retreat come away valuing differing perspectives and experiences.
A pharmacist helps a patient with questions

Medication Program Goes Beyond Scripts

The Comprehensive Medication Management program connects employees with UPMC Health Plan coverage to University pharmacists for free and confidential consultations.

Staff Council Summer Events: Yoga, Kennywood

This summer, Staff Council has planned a slate of events featuring brown-bag lunch sessions, therapy dog visits and yoga on the Cathedral lawn.

UPMC Race Through Space Fitness Challenge Launches

The fitness challenge aims to inspire daily physical activity through planetary missions and prizes.

June TIAA Financial Live Webinars

This month, TIAA’s virtual financial workshops ways to grow retirement savings through volatile market conditions, as well as special considerations for the LGBTQ+ community.