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Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Ellen R. Cohn, faculty member in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders and associate dean for instructional development, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, will join the board of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association as president-elect on July 1. Cohn also begins a fourth year term as a member of the American Telemedicine Association’s board […]


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Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Pitt’s sports information department was honored by the Football Writers Association of America with a “Super 11” award. Pitt was honored as one of the 11 best sports information departments in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. Other winners were Auburn, Bowling Green, Colorado, East Carolina, Iowa State, Nebraska, Rice, Rutgers, University of Nevada-Las Vegas and […]


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Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Rory Cooper, faculty member in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher are among 25 members of the newly formed Envision Downtown advisory committee. The civic and community leaders will help to develop and guide implementation projects that will improve mobility, accessibility and […]


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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Members of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) have chosen Nancy E. Davidson, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter, as their president-elect for 2015-16. She officially becomes president-elect at the AACR annual meeting this month and will assume the presidency in April 2016. Davidson also is a distinguished professor […]


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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Pitt’s chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, initiated new members March 30 at the University Club. In addition to graduate and undergraduate students, new members included: • Steven M. Albert, chair of the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the public health school. His research centers on the assessment of health […]


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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Rebecca Bagley, former president and CEO of NorTech, has been appointed to the new position of vice chancellor for economic partnerships. Bagley will be responsible for coordinating and expanding the University’s efforts in economic development. Bagley will work with senior leadership to develop a strategic plan for the University in economic development. She also will […]


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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Paul Floreancig, a professor in the Department of Chemistry, and Michael Glass, a lecturer in the urban studies program, are this year’s winners of the Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards. The annual award recognizes outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate studies in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Students and faculty nominate […]


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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The Office of the Provost and Pitt’s Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation have announced the recipients of the 2015 faculty fellowships in sustainability. Each will receive a one-year fellowship with $25,000 in annual support and the option for renewal for an additional year. Fellows are expected to contribute to research within and across disciplines during […]


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Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Pitt faculty were among the winners of the Carnegie Science Center’s 2015 Carnegie Science Award winners. • The Advanced Materials Award went to Steven R. Little,  Swanson School of Engineering. Little leads engineers and students as they collaborate with clinicians to use engineering to inform medicine. He has designed a process that controls drug release in […]


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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Student Affairs staff member Allie Chornick, assistant manager of the William Pitt Union, has been recognized as the 2014 Outstanding New Professional of the Year by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region VII. The award is presented annually to an individual who has served five years or less, has been identified as a model […]