Pitt Nursing Professor Richard Henker and School of Law alumna Vjosa Osmani, from the Republic of Kosovo, are recognized for their international accomplishments as recipients of the 2016-2017 Sheth International Achievement Awards. Learn More >
Master’s in Public Affairs student Sloane Davidson is creating ways to help people make the transition from resettling refugee to productive member of American society. Her Hello Neighbor website raises funds and connects refugees with local volunteers. She also created a national database to promote refugee resettlement and immigration service agencies in the Pittsburgh region. Learn More >
Vanessa Sterling, Associate Director at the Study Abroad Office, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to attend the two-week Fulbright International Education Administrators seminar in Taiwan in March 2017.  Learn More >
The Associate Director for International Programs at the University Center for International Studies, Belkys Torres, has been selected to join a distinguished group of international leaders for the 2017-2018 AIEA Senior Advisors Program. The one-year mentoring program will enhance Torres' international leadership skills and assist her in advancing initiatives for Pitt’s Global Plan.  Learn More >
Juan J. Manfredi, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, has been elected a foreign member of the Societies Academy (Class of Natural Sciences) of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters for his outstanding accomplishments in the field of mathematics. Learn More >
For the first time, Pitt will be represented on the Executive Committee of the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Angelina Cotler, Associate Director at the Center for Latin American Studies, has been elected to serve on the committee for a three-years term. Learn More >
Pitt’s Distinguished Professor Emerita Marcia Landy received an Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University for contributions to the Humanities. Landy has been a long-time collaborator with Stockholm’s Department of Cinema Studies. Learn More >
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Asian Studies Center in conjunction with Renmin University of China organized a conference on the changing relations between China, United States and Latin America, held in Beijing, October 20-21, 2016. UCIS director, Ariel Armony, delivered the keynote address: Key Trends in Latin America and What They Mean for China.  Learn More >
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.  Learn More >
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 >