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 >
Director of the Global Studies Center, Nancy Condee has been appointed a Fall 2015 Gaidar Fellow at Moscow’s Presidential Academy of the National Economy in the School of Public Policy’s Center for Russian Studies. During the Fellowship, Prof. Condee will conduct research and give lectures in the Masters Program in Global Public Policy in Moscow for two weeks in late October/early November.  Learn More >
UCIS BOV member David Iwinski shared his views on the opportunities for Chinese investment in Southwestern Pennsylvania with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on August 16, 2015. Iwinski believes the region has appealing investment potential to Chinese companies and investors due to its manufacturing, medical device, environmental and energy sectors as well as its cost of living and quality of life.  Learn More >
On the heels of Vice Premier Liu Yandong’s visit to Pitt on June 19, 2015, Professor Ariel Armony, senior director of international programs and director of the University Center for International Studies, offers an insightful op-ed on what her visit means to the University and to the city. Learn More >
Professor Jules Lobel (School of Law) and associate professor Gayle Rogers (Dept. of English) are the 2015 recipients of a UCIS Faculty Fellowship. Lobel and Rogers will use their fellowship to organize a major international conference at the University.  The UCIS Faculty Fellowship aims to produce a significant impact on the international profile of the University of Pittsburgh.  Learn More >
Pitt political science professor, Dr. B. Guy Peters received an honorary doctorate from Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium as part of the university’s Patron Saint’s Day celebration on February 2, 2015.  Learn More >
Confucius Institute honored for teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture to students throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio Learn More >