Chancellor praises resolution to improve employee salaries
The policy's goal is for average faculty salaries at or above the median of 34 other public AAU institutions.
Pitt behind a ‘long line’ of groups planning to provide COVID-19 vaccine
Pitt partnering with UPMC and Allegheny Health Department for “PITTCoVax” distribution efforts.
PLRB denies challenge to grad student union election
The order upholds the vote against unionization, by 716 to 677, in April 2019.
Proposed budgeting model puts more control with schools
Consultants working with steering committee to explore responsibility center management.
Pedestrians, drivers still getting into accidents despite reduced campus attendance
The vast majority of pedestrian/vehicle accidents take place between noon and 5 p.m., Pitt Police officers report.
University’s Institutional Master Plan predicts 5 to 10 percent growth
The detailed look at the next 10 years envisions new buildings and redeveloped spaces.
Gallagher tells board the University is weathering the pandemic
While there have been financial losses, enrollment and donations look good.
State-related universities detail pandemic’s impact at House hearing
Despite nearly $150 million in aggregate losses, Gallagher says layoffs very unlikely.
Keisha Blain helping tell 400-year history of African America
Pitt history professor collaborates with Ibram X. Kendi to edit 90 essays for “Four Hundred Souls.”
Vacation accrual cap removal extended through end of June
Staff are still encouraged to take time off, even if they can't travel.
Diversity and engagement priorities for new GSPIA dean
Slotterback wants school to produce research of impact that is relevant and translates to policy,
Number of donors up dramatically for fifth Pitt Day of Giving
University schools, clubs, departments and more raise nearly $2.5 million.
Students and alumni focus on ‘Blue, Gold & Black’ experience at Pitt
Humphrey urges next generation to keep moving forward at Black History Month event.
Half of Pitt’s $30.6 million in stimulus funds will go to student aid
The other half will be used to offset costs related to the pandemic, Gallagher says.
Property Watch: Planning Commission delays vote on 3500 Forbes project
Family House has objected to the “fortress-like” wall that will face its McKee Place property.
Use of GREs has dropped dramatically, vice provost’s survey finds
Senate committee says next step is developing “best practices toolkit” for graduate admissions.
Staff hero: Dietrich’s Social Science Division thrives on cooperation
A 2016 move to reorganize department administrators made adjusting during COVID-19 easier.
Board committee approves $410,000 salary for DeJong
DeJong will still be involved with initiatives he had been working on in Human Resources.
Salcido and Kear will vie for Senate Council president
Three candidates are running for vice president; election will be from April 1 to 16.
Joe McCarthy to fill in as Honors College interim dean
He’ll continue his work in the provost’s office; search well underway for UHC replacement.
Chancellor’s annual awards honor faculty for teaching, research, public service
The 15 recipients will receive $2,000 cash prizes and $3,000 grants to further their work
Seven faculty members honored for Diversity in the Curriculum
Keynote speaker Pickett says awardees “remind us that inclusion is a priority to learning.”
Kenyon Bonner joins senior leadership; new dean of students sought
With the reorganization of Student Affairs, the vice provost also will have ties to regionals.
Two open forums planned this week on dean of students search
Students will get a chance to share their opinions on Wednesday; a Friday session is open to the whole community.