Accolades & Honors
Karin Asher is Pitt’s inaugural assistant dean for student engagement and professional development
The longtime Career Center staffer will be focused on bringing cohesion to student success efforts at Pitt.
This Pitt student co-authored an engineering textbook
Recent graduate Samantha Wismer spent her years at Pitt going above and beyond to improve engineering education.
Pitt staff member selected for Burroughs Wellcome Fund’s Project Development and Evaluation Workshop
Honoree Laura Miller is associate director of the Office of Academic Career Development in the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.
The Collaboratory Against Hate published its first white paper, ‘Research Needs for Countering Extremist Hate’
The authors identified challenges in combating extremist hate.
9 Pitt alumni graduate from Leadership Development Initiative
Participants in the Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc. program completed eight months of community engagement skill-building and engaged in networking opportunities and a regionally based enrichment project.
Pitt announces the 2022 Dickson Prize in Medicine winner
In addition to winning a medal and prize money, Stanford’s Carolyn Bertozzi, founder of the field of biorthoogonal chemistry, will present a special lecture at Pitt.
Heath Skinner is the new chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology
He assumes the role July 1.
Pitt alumnus Tommie Shelby elected co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board
The philosopher, Africana studies scholar and professor at Harvard University will serve a three-year term.
Elizabeth Skidmore won the 2022 Women in Rehabilitation Science Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
She is chair of Pitt’s Department of Occupational Therapy.
University Club event celebrates Pittsburgh Public Schools’ top students
19 valedictorians and salutatorians from the district are headed to Pitt in the fall.
School of Dental Medicine students, faculty and staff help fight global hunger
They packed 16,000 meal kits at a Rise Against Hunger event in the Petersen Events Center.
Nancy Glazener taught a short course on gender to displaced Ukrainian students
She’s one of 12 U.S. professors working with the Flying University Courses for Ukrainian Students program.
Pitt once again ranked a top employer for new grads
Forbes recognized Pitt as one of the top 300 employers in America for new grads, spanning all industries, at No. 139.
Pitt announced a new coordinator of belonging and inclusion
Ali Hoefnagel brings more than a decade of LGBTQ advocacy and experience to the role.
Michael J. Becich named interim co-director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
N. John Cooper will also return to Pitt to lead research computing.
Pitt hosted the first regional HERS reception for women leaders
Nearly 60 women came together for the Higher Education Resource Services event this May.
Four employees in the Office of Human Resources have accepted new roles
Jamie Wincovitch, Melissa Kluchurosky, Diane Chabal and Jared Lanza are taking on new positions.
Yael Schenker named an Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellow
She is a professor in the School of Medicine and director of the Palliative Research Center.
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center received a five-year, $7.5 million National Science Foundation award
The project aims to break down barriers researchers face in getting access to national research resources.
Diane Litman and LRDC collaborators were awarded an NSF grant
They will study how to integrate natural language processing into writing feedback and revision.