All hands on deck to plan possible return to campus this fall
Committees looking at every aspect from academics to research to employee resources.
Pitt coaches, AD Lyke donate $500,000 to vaccine research
Penguins, Pirates and Steelers added $100,000 each to help against COVID-19.
Pitt mourns med school research professor Bing Liu, who was found shot to death
Police say murder-suicide not linked to his work at the University.
Executive changes: SVC for Business on leave; SCI dean stepping down
DeJong will fill in for Greg Scott in addition to his work with Human Resources.
University objects to final Title IX rule changes on sexual misconduct
Regulations published May 6 will have force of law; cross-examination of alleged victim and perpetrator raises concerns.
CARES funds for Pitt will go to 11,400 students
Each will receive $500 to $1,000; money should start showing up in PittPay this week.
MAKING PITT WORK: Entrepreneurs have a friend in librarian LaMonica Wiggins
She’s brought her resources to classrooms and the community and now online.
Annual reports detail mean and median salaries for staff, faculty
Athletics, University Counsel report highest staff pay; Dietrich School dean’s office, Katz top for faculty.
New Humanities Center directors want to focus on research
David Marshall and Carla Nappi hope to create a space to support scholarly engagement.
More than 150 projects responded to COVID-19 Pilot Grant Program
The original $200,000 to distribute quickly grew to $900,000 and will fund 17 studies.
Swanson School projects attack different COVID-19 issues
Hemolung could help keep patients off ventilators; reusable metal filter fights mask shortage.
Rec Center planning and design process continues
Multi-purpose outdoor court, climbing wall and Wellness Suite all being discussed.
Public Health dean search draws dozens to online town halls
Committee chair Costello says goal of having someone by the fall may not be possible now.
Bigelow and Scaife Hall work will resume after Pa. ban lifted
O’Hara Garage demolition and Petersen Sports Complex addition on hold.
More than 500 have stepped up for pandemic community service
Projects include IT help desk, care and connection calls, and working with community organizations.
Pitt Dining transition to Compass moving forward despite shutdown
The company will take over from Sodexo at the beginning of July on the Oakland campus.
Libraries staying very busy, even though they’re closed
Staff providing materials to faculty, staff and other libraries, and hosting virtual workshops.
What will the pandemic teach us about sustainability?
Sharrard leads Earth Day discussion about how we can more efficient in our new normal.
Titusville Hub moving forward with planned August debut
New interim director named and other staff positions filled.
Pitt ranked top public university in Northeast by Wall Street Journal
The WSJ/Times Higher Education list puts University at 25th among all public schools.
Top administrators donate to general scholarship fund
Gallagher and eight senior vice chancellors will give a portion of their salaries.
Coffee Shop Talks bring lively discussions to Pitt community at home
The short sessions cover a variety of topics and are open to all; registration required.
Two webinars planned to help with open enrollment
Plans remain the same, but rates going up 3.4 percent.