Inaugural Sheth Awards Presented

The 2012-2013 winners of the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement and the Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award were honored at a reception in the William Pitt Union, Kurtzman Ballroom on November 15, 2012.

2012-2013 Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement

Dr. Katheryn Linduff

Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth (KGSB ‘62, ‘66); Madhuri Sheth; Dr. Katheryn Linduff, (A&S ‘65, ‘72), UCIS Research Professor of the History of Art and Architecture; Dr. Larry Feick, Senior Director of International Programs, Director, University Center for International Studies

Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth (KGSB ‘62, ‘66); Madhuri Sheth; Dr. Katheryn Linduff, (A&S ‘65, ‘72), UCIS Research Professor of the History of Art and Architecture; Dr. Larry Feick, Senior Director of International Programs, Director, University Center for International Studies

Dr. Linduff received her MA and Ph.D. at Pitt and has been a member of the faculty since 1973. Her undergraduate and graduate courses focus on Chinese and Eurasian art and archaeology. Currently, her research is being conducted on cultural diversity in ancient society, especially on the relationship between the early Chinese and other groups who lived at her borders and who were contributors to early Chinese culture. Projects that she is currently working on include a book Through the Looking Glass: Visualizing Place and Others in China, including sections on ‘Dynastic Leaders and Other Ethnics in Antiquity’; The Construction of Identity in the pre-Tang; Remaining Sogdian in China; Self-definition, the Wenji scrolls and the Song; a collaborative project on the Bronze Age of Dynastic China in the late Shang and Zhou and Interaction with their northern neighbors with Cao Wei and Sun Yan; and another collaborative project with Karen S. Rubinson on workshop practices, production and trade to and from China across Eurasia between 4th c. BCE and 2nd c. CE. This commitment to furthering international education at Pitt made her an ideal candidate to receive the inaugural Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement.

To read more about Dr. Linduff:

http://www.haa.pitt.edu/person/katheryn-m-linduff http://www.pitt.edu/~arthome/faculty/linduff/linduff.html

2012-2013 Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award

Ms. Divia Thani

Divia Thani receives the inaugural Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award

Front Row: Madhuri Sheth; Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth (KGSB ‘62, ‘66) Back Row: Dr. Livingston Alexander, President, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; Dr. Shailendra Gajanan (A&S ’93) Associate Professor of Economics University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; 2012 Sheth Award Winner Divia Thani (UPB ’01); Dr. Larry Feick, Senior Director of International Programs, Director, University Center for International Studies; Dr. Gautam Mukerjee, Director of Economics Program, Associate Professor of Economics University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; Dr. Steven Hardin, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

Ms. Thani graduated summa cum laude and received her BA in English and Creative writing in 2001 while studying for three years at Pitt Bradford and one at Pitt Oakland. She received numerous awards during her time at both campuses such as the Robert C. Laing Award for Creative Writing at UPB (2000), the Brackenridge Fellowship, University Honors College (2000) and the Alpha Lambda Delta Senior Award (2000). In 2001, she won a research grant to assist Dr. Fred Clothey, Department of Religious Studies, on an assignment in Hyderabad. She studied the role of women in the Hindu-Muslim tension that occurred during a local folk festival in Bonalu. Her career has encompassed stints at publications such as SEVENTEEN & L’OFFICIEL, TIME OUT MUMBAI and VOGUE. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER, India. She is the youngest editor of a CNT magazine in the world. Her contributions to the international community, through professional achievement and societal impact made her an ideal candidate to receive the inaugural Sheth International Young Alumni Achievement Award.

To read more about Ms. Thani:

http://www.upb.pitt.edu/interior3Default.aspx?menu_id=250&id=15021

http://www.cntraveller.in/blog/11