The University of Pittsburgh will pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of its faculty and students during the University's 39th annual Honors Convocation on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Music Hall in Oakland.

At the ceremony, Patrick Gallagher will be installed as chancellor of the University and will deliver the keynote address, making this year’s ceremony a celebration of achievements and a new era of leadership.   

The University’s Board of Trustees elected Gallagher Pitt’s 18th chancellor at its February 8, 2014, meeting. Gallagher assumed the role August 1, 2014, succeeding Mark. A. Nordenberg, who stepped down after 19 years as chancellor.

A graduate of Benedictine College, Gallagher earned his PhD in physics at Pitt in 1991.