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April 7, 2022

A Message From Chancellor Gallagher

Chancellor Gallagher shares his intention to step down from his role as chancellor in summer 2023.

September 14, 2017

Capturing the Next Pittsburgh Economy

A new report, released by The Brookings Institution, underscores Pittsburgh's potential to transform into a global innovation city and highlights the leading role that local research institutions–including Pitt and UPMC–can play in realizing this vision.  Download the report »
September 7, 2017

State Budget Call to Action

Chancellor Gallagher asks the Pitt community to join him in urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve funding for the Commonwealth's state-related universities. Read more »
September 5, 2017

With Penn State and Pitt, Pennsylvania Wins

Chancellor Gallagher and Penn State President Eric Barron co-authored an op-ed underscoring the importance of state support for their institutions. Read more »
August 28, 2017

Building Our University Community

As another academic year kicks off, Chancellor Gallagher welcomes faculty, students and staff across all five campuses. Read more »
August 16, 2017

From Pam Connelly: A Response to Charlottesville

Vice Chancellor Pam Connelly reiterates Pitt's stance on diversity and inclusion.  Read More »
July 24, 2017

University’s 2018 Budget

Last week, members of our Board of Trustees Budget and Executive Committees convened and approved Pitt’s operating and capital budgets for 2018. Read more »
June 30, 2017

Announcing the Pittsburgh Public Scholars Program

At the University's summer convening of its Board of Trustees, Chancellor Gallagher announced the creation of the Pittsburgh Public Scholars program. This new initiative, which begins in fall 2018, will guarantee admission to any Pitt campus for valedictorians and salutatorians at all nine schools in the Pittsburgh Public School system. Read more »
June 14, 2017

An Important Father's Day Pledge

Chancellor Gallagher is joining community leaders in signing a Father’s Day pledge to end domestic violence—and you can, too. This annual pledge, led locally by Southwest PA Says NO MORE, is part of a statewide campaign dedicated to engaging men in solutions aimed at ending gender violence. Read more »
June 8, 2017

Pittsburgh Myth, Paris Reality

Chancellor Gallagher's article for Science magazine highlights the significance of Pittsburgh's history as an innovation leader and how this history can inform our nation's economic approach to the challenge of climate change. Read the article »
June 7, 2017

Meet the Chancellor's Global Advisory Council

Chancellor Gallagher announced the formation of a global advisory council, which will work to advance the University's mission on an international scale. The council's 20 founding members are Pitt alumni representing eight countries and multiple sectors of the global economy. Read more »
March 1, 2017

Annual Statement for the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee

Chancellor 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 »