Dear Colleagues:   

As we close out a year unlike any other, I remain immensely grateful to be part of the University of Pittsburgh community. 

Facing an unrecognizable reality—rife with challenges and stress—is no small feat. Yet, here you are: excelling, evolving and advancing our shared mission of leveraging knowledge for society’s gain. 

Thank you for being one of the brightest spots of 2020 and helping to ensure that our university continues to be one of the greatest places to learn, work and grow. 

Here’s to a safe and relaxing winter recess, and a happy (but perhaps less eventful) New Year.  


Patrick Gallagher

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