The third annual Celebration of Newly Promoted Women Faculty was held March 6 in Posvar Hall and was hosted by Laurie Kirsch, vice provost for faculty affairs, development and diversity, and the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns. The event drew 55 attendees, including 11 women faculty members who were promoted during the 2018 calendar year.
The event also included a panel discussion on the importance of mentors and the power of resilience. Kristin Kanthak, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, and Anne Robertson, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Swanson School of Engineering, moderated the panel which included Vivian Curran, professor of law, Jeannette South-Paul, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine, and Gretchen Bender, assistant chair and director of undergraduate studies in the History of Art and Architecture in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and assistant dean of academic affairs in the College of General Studies.
For a full report on the celebration, go to @Pitt.