Announcements

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 >
Swanson School of Engineering Professor George E. Klinzing received a Homenaje—or homage—from the Central University in Quito in Ecuador on September 22, 2015. Professor Klinzing received two citations and commemorative medals in recognition of his contributions to the academic success of students and the university during his more than 50-year relationship with the Central University in Quito. Learn More >
Martin Votruba, head of Pitt's Slovak Studies Program in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, was awarded one of two annual Milan Hodža Awards of Honor. The award recognizes Votruba's work for the advancement of knowledge of Slovak history and culture and for his support to the preservation of Slovak culture in the awareness of Slovak-Americans and public at large. Learn More >
The German Academic Exchange Service has named Markus Chmielus, an assistant professor in Pitt's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, as a Research Ambassador for the 2015-16 academic year. This year, the Research Ambassadors program is honoring Chmielus and 13 other individuals who have conducted long-term research projects in Germany at the doctoral level or above. Learn More >