More than 1,000 new international students were welcomed to Pitt by Chancellor Gallagher during an outdoor reception on September 7, 2016. Learn More >
Returning the city of its inaugural International Congress—New York City—the Latin American Studies Association celebrated its 50th anniversary May 27 – 30, 2016. LASA also recognized its 30-year partnership with Pitt. Learn More >
2016 Sheth International Awards
Pitt medical educator, John Mahoney, MD, and Willys de Andrade Santos (GSPIA 2006 alumnus) are the 2016 winners of the Sheth International Achievement Awards. learn More >
Pitt Networking Day
International alumni in 16 countries--including Argentina, Macedonia, and South Africa--will show their Pitt spirit and strengthen the global Pitt alumni network by holding events during the annual Pitt Networking Day on June 9, 2016. For the full list of global events click here.
International alumnus Ohjoon Kwon (ENGG 85) received The Korea Society’s James A. Van Fleet Award at a ceremony in New York on May 18, 2016. The award recognizes his outstanding contributions to promote friendly relations between the United States and Korea. Mr. Kwon is Chairman and CEO of Korea-based POSCO, a multinational steel-making company.
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Long-term Associate Director of UCIS, John "Tom" McKechnie, died on July 6, 2016. He was 74. Tom joined UCIS in July 1981 under the directorship of Burkhart Holzner. He stepped down and returned to the Political Science department in September 1996. Learn More »
Assistant Professor Jennifer Murtazashvili from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs has been elected to the Executive Board of the Central Eurasian Studies Society. Murtazashvili, who is also an affiliated faculty member of Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies, will assume her tenure as of the CEES annual conference in November 2016.
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