Chancellor's Spotlight

Select messages to the community and news stories worth sharing.
October 29, 2018

Tree of Life Tragedy: Where We Go From Here

I write to you with a sense of great sadness and at a time of enormous grief for our Pittsburgh community.

March 1, 2017

Annual Statement for the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee

Chancellor Pat Gallagher appeared before the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee to deliver his annual statement on how Pitt is both a smart investment and a powerful economic engine for the state of Pennsylvania. Read more »
February 23, 2017

From Pam Connelly, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

Last night, the federal government announced changes to guidance from the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education under Title IX regarding transgender students accessing facilities that correspond with their gender identity.  Read more »
January 28, 2017

A Message on U.S. Immigration Decisions

Yesterday, the President signed an executive order on immigration that has the potential to significantly impact our university community. This order included an immediate suspension of visas and other immigration benefits for nationals of seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. Read more »
December 16, 2016

Happy Holidays from the University of Pittsburgh!

View a special, seasonal message from Chancellor Gallagher and a stellar supporting cast of Pitt students. Read more »
November 10, 2016

A Message on the U.S. Election

Tuesday, for the 58th time in our country’s history, we followed a process defined in our Constitution to elect a new president to office, thus beginning a leadership transition that is a hallmark of our democracy. Read more »
September 7, 2016

Pitt and Penn State: Reigniting the Contest

Sixteen years in the making. Two teams. One age-old competition. The wait is finally over. Our football teams will take Heinz Field on Saturday (Sept. 10) to face off for the first time in more than a decade. Read more »