Faculty Information System: Manage Favorites

Manage Favorites


The use of favorites in the Faculty Information System lets you conduct peer searches to find other faculty with similar interests. Using Favorites also allows you to select information that you wish to add to public-facing profile pages via an API tool.

You can add favorites to Publications, Grants, Professional Activities, and Teaching Activities.

Wireless Feedback

If you have a comment or suggestion about wireless service on campus, please tell us about it.

PittNet (Wired): How to Connect your Gaming Console or Smart TV to PittNet


Please note: Instructions for connecting to the Pitt Gaming network only apply to Pittsburgh and Bradford campus residence hall residents. Students in other regional campus residence halls will need to use the instructions at the bottom of this page under the Internet Connection Sharing heading. 

Network Maintenance to Affect Several Buildings on Feb. 4

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:40


Network equipment will be upgraded during the standard downtime period on Saturday, February 4 beginning at 11:00 p.m. The work is expected to be completed by 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 5.

Wired and wireless network service will be briefly affected in the following locations:

  • Barco Law Building
  • Network traffic (MPLS) to UPMC from Sterling Plaza, Baum Blvd., and Schenley

Wired and wireless network service may also be affected in the following buildings:

  • Alumni Hall
  • Amos Hall
  • Bakery Square
  • Bellefield Hall
  • Brackenridge Hall
  • Bruce Hall
  • Clapp Hall
  • Craig Hall
  • Crawford Hall
  • David Lawrence Hall
  • Forbes Craig Apt.
  • Holland Hall
  • Information Sciences Building
  • Langley Hall
  • Lexington Tech Park – Building #1 (North Lexington Ave.)
  • Life Sciences Annex
  • Litchfield Towers
  • McCormick Hall
  • Melwood Ave.
  • Music Building
  • Ruskin Hall
  • Sterling Plaza
  • Steven Foster Memorial
  • The Offices at Baum (Baum Boulevard)
  • Thomas St.
  • University Child Development Center (Clyde Street)
  • William Pitt Union

This maintenance is necessary to ensure the continued reliability and stability of the network. Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions about this announcement

WordPress Releases Critical Security Update

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:01


What is the WordPress Security Update?

WordPress is open-source content management software that is used to manage and publish web sites. WordPress has announced a critical security update for all previous versions and strongly encourages all WordPress users to update their sites immediately.

This release addresses multiple security issues. An attacker who successfully exploits these vulnerabilities could take control of an affected Web site. Versions of WordPress 4.7.2 and prior are vulnerable.

What is Pitt doing?

Computing Services and Systems Development will be working with WordPress system administrators to apply the appropriate patch. 

What should I do?

If you administer a Web server that is using a vulnerable version of WordPress, you should update to this new release immediately after ensuring your site data is backed up. Please refer to the reference links below for details.

If you manage a WordPress server in your department and would like assistance determining if it is susceptible, or would like assistance in identifying indications that a compromise has occurred, please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP [4357] or submit a request online.


WordPress Security Release - https://wordpress.org/news/2017/03/wordpress-4-7-3-security-and-maintenance-release/

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Mailman: Getting Started for Mailing List Administrators


This help sheet explains how to configure your Mailman mailing list.  Mailman is software used to manage electronic mail discussion and e-newsletter lists.  Mailman uses a Web interface that allows you to easily configure your mailing list and select your mailing list preferences.