Nationality Rooms’ Bruhns leads list of notable retirements
Second half of 2019 marked the departure of many from throughout University.
Honors Convocation on hiatus this year, but faculty will still receive awards
Student honors will be handed out closer to commencement; faculty ceremony under development
Olympics full of teaching moments for upcoming study abroad program
Anthropology professor and students will look at political and gender implications.
Faculty Assembly votes in favor of updated digital accessibility policy
Rutenbar also demonstrates pilot conflict of interest submission website.
Faculty Affairs still has concerns about two policy proposals
Electronic accessibility cost at issues; impact on free speech feared with nondiscrimination rules.
Dyson tells Black History Month crowd ‘we have to be truth-tellers’
The event kicked off observances throughout Pitt during February.
Writing Institute to offer support for faculty, writers with disabilities
Workshops, website and other resources will help those in writing-intensive courses.
School of Ed to use $1 million grant to shift power to educators, students of color
Dean Kinloch hopes to find black and Latinx teachers to sit on advisory board.
Computers with Windows 7 will soon lose access to Pitt’s network
Microsoft is no longer supporting the software, which could create security issues.
What public art would you like to see on Pitt’s Oakland campus?
New initiative kicks off; steering committee to establish guidelines for new works.
Music at Pitt podcast about more than just tunes
Listen for performance previews, but also for insights on faculty and student research.
Dietrich School sets goals and deadlines for diversity improvements
An external review set the path forward; first step was to name a rotating senior advisor.
Rolling robots risk rain to replenish rations
Starship Technologies’ motorized coolers pass delivery test, but coverage is limited.
Working in foreign countries brings computer access issues
Employees warned to check with trade compliance office if traveling to embargoed areas.
Tax assistance program available for post-docs
The help may be most useful to those from outside the U.S., and those who don’t get W-2s.
Wolf budget proposal keeps Pitt funding same as last year
Pitt has requested 5.5 percent increase; legislative hearings set for March.
Pitt honored with Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Cudd and Humphrey praise ‘university-wide commitment to strengthening communities’
Laurie Kirsch leaving provost’s office at end of June
Business professor has led faculty affairs for the past seven years.
Video program added for next Mental Wellness Book Club
Presenters will discuss resources available at Pitt after ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ interview.
Pitt U.Lab Hub brings first round of ideas to Ideation Expo
Eight groups will present ideas developed this year to address societal issues.
Pitt closely monitoring Coronavirus outbreak; no cases reported here
Anyone with symptoms who has traveled to Hubei region of China should get checked immediately.