Faculty & Teaching
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Anantha Shekhar has been named senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. His start date is set for June 2020.
Monday, December 9, 2019
Barry Mitnick’s undergraduate honors business history course, Market Manipulations: Crises, Bubbles, Robber Barons and Corporate Saints, has been recognized with the Aspen Institute’s 2019 Ideas Worth Teaching Award—one of only 10 courses worldwide to be selected.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Nicole Mitchell, the William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, begins her first semester at Pitt with a revamped Jazz Week and big ideas for the future of the program.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Dr. Bernard Fisher, Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a true pioneer in the field of breast cancer research, died on Wednesday evening at the age of 101.
Friday, October 11, 2019
Pitt's University Library System is the publisher of a new journal dedicated to Pittsburgh native son and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson. The inaugural issue features contributions from the Department of History's Laurence Glasco and English faculty member emeritus Christopher Rawson.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The 2019–20 academic year marks the inauguration of new majors, innovative online offerings and collaborations among different schools across the University of Pittsburgh. Highlights include programs in engineering, arts and sciences, computing and many others.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Alumnus Kevin Smith brought his expertise back to Pitt after a 17-year Hollywood career writing movie and TV screenplays to instruct the innovative new course.
Friday, June 7, 2019
Rory Cooper has received many honors throughout his career, but none quite like the recognition he received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office this May. His work in Pitt’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories is changing the evolution of mobility technology.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Pitt Professor Robert Clift's documentary explores the life of the legendary, Oscar-nominated actor Montgomery Clift. The actor, who died in 1966, starred in such films as "From Here to Eternity" and "A Place in the Sun." A screening of "Making Montgomery Clift" is set for Friday at the Andy Warhol Museum.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
School of Education Dean Valerie Kinloch dedicates her work to strengthening the school’s commitments to diversity, justice, wellness, urban education and its community impact.