Voluntary retirement packages offered to faculty and staff
Eligible faculty 65 and older received details today; package being finalized for staff 59.5 and older.
Vacated office space may be used for classes, DeJong says
Staff Council gets updates on early retirement plan and efforts to standardize computer equipment.
Distribution from endowment will remain the same for 2020-21
Board committee votes to keep 4.75 percent level after approving an increase last year.
Fall classes will start earlier and go straight through until Nov. 20
Letter from Cudd says classes will start Aug. 19; finals will be conducted online after Thanksgiving.
Schedule change announcement frustrates faculty
Even though it was inadvertent, Cudd’s June 8 letter ‘constitutes a failure of shared governance,’ Bonneau says.
Law professor Wang named vice provost for Faculty Affairs
She will assume part of the role now filled by Laurie Kirsch, who is stepping down this month.
Faculty bracing for HyFlex teaching model and full switch to Canvas
Pitt IT working on what technology is needed and where for hybrid classes, committee told.
University’s purchase of Pitt-branded masks will benefit vaccine research
Athletics and other departments collaborate on ordering nearly 140,000 masks for faculty, staff and students.
Lessons learned: Some adaptations for online teaching will continue
Pharmacy instructor Grieve says she’ll keep a “grand finale” project and after-class listening sessions.
Pitt’s pandemic heroes: Office-working trio making sure invoices get paid
Twice a week, they head to Oakland to deal with disbursements and keep track of University’s largest assets.
University has let down Pitt’s black community, chancellor says
Gallagher and Provost Cudd vow to make Pitt more inclusive for faculty, staff and students.
‘I am angry. I am frustrated. And I am overwhelmed by our slow progress’
Speakers at special town hall say systemic racism and oppression is everywhere.
Harris says police need to move away from warrior mindset
Biases and fear have led to a list of excessive force incidents “too horrible to contemplate.”
Recent alum wants Pitt to require black studies course
Petition by Sydney Massenberg gets positive response from Faculty Assembly members.
Deposits for first-year students well above goal, Harding says
University received its most applications ever — 32,340 — and has seen an increase from outside Pa.
New my.pitt.edu will allow users to customize to their needs
The new site will roll out July 1 and an updated Pitt Mobile is coming on Aug. 1.
Pitt professor develops 3D-printed COVID-19 testing swabs
UPMC Montefiore operating room converted into a clean manufacturing space.
Communication the key as supervisors navigate the new normal
Support sessions will continue at least through June to help managers adjust.
Online instruction has made education inequities more clear
Education professor outlines ways to improve in talk for Institute for Learning forum.
Levine: ‘Seeking facts from evidence is critical to how we live our lives’
Former Health Sciences SVC advocates using scientific method to help determine truth.
Health care experts selected to advise Pitt on pandemic response
New Health Science SVC Shekhar will lead the group on recommending guidelines.
Area colleges planning return to campus in fall
Most larger schools adopting modified schedules to finish in-person classes before Thanksgiving.
Board of Trustees prepares to welcome new chair, Thomas Richards
Governance committee also nominates Steelers' Art Rooney II and two others as new trustees.
Pitt Police continues to fight Michael Rosfeld suit
Officer in Antwon Rose shooting is seeking lost wages, benefits and reinstatement.