Announcements

In a record for the University, nine students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a critical language in countries as diverse as Tajikistan and Tanzania during summer 2016. The program, offered by the US Department of State, funds cultural immersion and language mastery while each student builds relationships with people in another country. Learn More >
Political Science Professor Ron Linden has received a Fulbright Fellowship under the Fulbright-Schuman Program for Europe and has been designated a DAAD/AICGS Fellow by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He will spend the 2017 spring semester in Italy and Belgium. Learn More >
On the day that a US president visits Argentina for the first time in 11 years, Ariel Armony writes that President Obama could order a broader declassification of documents from the “dirty war” period. This would demonstrate support for the principle of accountability, one of the pillars of US democracy.  Learn More >
Alumna of the Center for Latin American Studies, N. Catherine Bazán-Arias, honored with the 2015 Engineer of the Year Award from the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania. She will receive her award at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh on February 18, 2016.  Learn More >
Pitt emergency medicine associate professor, John Mahoney, MD, is honored with the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement, and Willys de Andrade Santos, (GSPIA, 2006), to receive the Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement award.  The Sheth International Achievement awards reception will be held on March 15, 2016 at 4:30 pm in the William Pitt Union. Learn More >
Scott Morgenstern, director of the Center for Latin American Studies, was interviewed and quoted in an article on the US elections by Argentina's Infobae América. Learn More >
Jessica Pelland has received a Brackenridge Research Fellowship for spring term 2016. Her basic research project studies the effect of an MAO-inhibitor on smoking. She is also an awardee for the 2015 Vira I. Heinz Program for Women in Global Leadership. Learn More >
Speaking about the importance of a global education for Pennsylvania’s children, Dr. Ariel Armony, senior director of International Programs and director of UCIS, was interviewed by the hosts of ‘From Both Sides’ on November 23, 2015. Learn More >
In blogging for Huffington Post, Audrey Murrell, associate dean of the College of Business Administration, makes the case for students to take advantage of global experiences during their time at Pitt. These experiences equip students with the cultural competencies sought by global organizations. Learn More >
Former Board of Visitors member for the University Center for International Studies and chair of the Advisory Board for the European Studies Center, David A. Murdoch, died on November 24, 2015. Murdoch was a member of the Board of Visitors for 17 years until September 2014 when he stepped down at the completion of his term. Learn More >