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March 8, 2007


Toni Carbo, professor in the School of Information Sciences and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, was recognized with a 2007 Service Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). ALISE is a national forum for library educators to share ideas, discuss issues and seek solutions to common problems.


Jeffrey Schwartz, professor of anthropology and of history and philosophy of science and a fellow in Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, has been elected president of the World Academy of Art and Science. Schwartz is the first person to be elected president; in the past, World Academy trustees have appointed the president.

A fellow of the World Academy since 2005, Schwartz will serve a one-year term as president-elect, followed by a four-year term as president.

The World Academy is a non-official network of approximately 500 fellows from diverse cultures, nationalities and intellectual disciplines chosen for eminence in the arts, the natural and social sciences and the humanities. Its activities focus on the social consequences and policy implications of knowledge and the challenges confronting people in a rapidly changing global civilization.


Fiona Cheong, associate professor of English, has been awarded a $10,000 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in literature for her novel in progress, “Chinese.” Cheong also has won grants from Pitt’s University Center for International Studies for travel to Singapore and to Ireland, two of the settings in the novel.

She is the author of two novels, “The Scent of the Gods” and “Shadow Theatre,” and a contributor to “Tilting the Continent: Southeast Asian American Writing” and “Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Literature.”


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