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June 2, 2020

Statement on Racial Injustice and the Death of George Floyd

Chancellor Gallagher reacts to the death of George Floyd and the civil unrest that has followed. His message discusses the importance of standing in solidarity with African Americans and Pitt’s role in pursuing greater equity and justice for all.

July 17, 2020

Resilience Framework July 17 Update

As the COVID-19 pandemic moves in the wrong direction, Chancellor Gallagher acknowledges the concerns of the University community while reaffirming his confidence in Pitt’s planning efforts. Read more »
July 15, 2020

Update on the University’s 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets

Chancellor Gallagher addresses the dramatically different fiscal circumstances the University now faces amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »
July 2, 2020

Meet the Third Class of Pitt Seed Awardees

The University is funding 11 new faculty and staff projects as part of the Pitt Seed Grants program, which is designed to elevate exceptional ideas from the institution’s front lines. Read more »
June 30, 2020

Reinventing Our Operations to Keep the Pitt Community Safe and Healthy

Chancellor Gallagher briefs the University community on the Resilience Framework that will guide our operations in light of the shifting nature of the pandemic. Read more »
June 15, 2020

June 2020 Senate Council Meeting: 5 Things to Know

Chancellor Gallagher spoke about his recent discussions with students, tuition and more during his report to Senate Council on Thursday, June 11. Read more »
June 15, 2020

Education Is Mission Critical

Read Chancellor Gallagher's message—which he delivered during a Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee meeting—about resuming campus operations during the pandemic. Read more »
June 8, 2020

Update on Resiliency Planning

Chancellor Gallagher follows up on his prior planning update about resuming operations in the continued presence of the novel coronavirus. Read more »
May 29, 2020

Planning Process Check-in

In a prior update, Chancellor Gallagher committed to sharing details of our ongoing planning activities by early June. With this milestone just around the corner, he checks in—even before the efforts of the various task forces and working groups are complete. Read more »
May 29, 2020

Levine Transitions to Executive Director of the Brain Institute

On Monday, June 1, after 22 years of transformative leadership at the University of Pittsburgh, Art Levine will officially step down as our senior vice chancellor for the health sciences and John and Gertrude Petersen Dean of the School of Medicine. Read more »
May 18, 2020

May 2020 Senate Council Meeting: 5 Things to Know

Chancellor Gallagher delivered his monthly report to Senate Council on Thursday, May 14. Miss the meeting? We’ve selected five notable items from the chancellor’s update to share. Go to the video » Read more »
May 1, 2020

Planning for Fall 2020

Chancellor Gallagher discusses the University’s preparations for fall and operations as government restrictions continue to evolve and invites the Pitt community to provide feedback. Read more »
April 26, 2020

Dear Class of 2020

Chancellor Gallagher celebrates the University’s latest graduates, who have earned their degrees amid extraordinary circumstances.  Read more »
March 20, 2020

Pittsburgh’s Race to Protect the Helpers

Chancellor Gallagher’s op-ed in the Post-Gazette highlights the Pittsburgh community’s role in helping the health care industry respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »
March 18, 2020

Additional Reductions in Pitt's Operating Status

As the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, the University of Pittsburgh will be taking additional steps that reduce—to an absolute minimum—the need for faculty and staff to be on our campuses, while allowing our core teaching and research mission to continue. Read more »
March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Pitt's Actions

Chancellor Gallagher shares the latest decisions that the University of Pittsburgh is making in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »