Derricotte Receives Award from Modern Language Association
Toi Derricotte, professor emerita in the Department of English within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, has been recognized by the Modern Language Association with its Phyllis Franklin Award for Public Advocacy of the Humanities.
Birnbaum, Haines Receive NEH Grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities granted awards to two Pitt professionals for their work in Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities and Landmarks of American History.
Porter Named Outstanding International Educator
Maureen Porter, associate professor in the School of Education, received the David Portlock Outstanding International Educator Award.
Torres-Oviedo Receives CAREER Award Grant
Gelsy Torres-Oviedo, assistant professor of bioengineering in the Swanson School of Engineering, received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to apply a novel approach to improve locomotor learning in stroke patients.
Swanson School’s Rizzo to Receive Durelli Award
The Society for Experimental Mechanics has selected Piervincenzo Rizzo, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering, to receive the 2020 A.J. Durelli Award.
Millstone Wins Career Excellence Award
Jill Millstone, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the 2019 Greater Pittsburgh Women’s Chemists Committee Award for Career Excellence in the Chemical Sciences.
Brooks, Palacios-Barrios Named 2019 Ford Foundation Fellows
Robin Brooks, an assistant professor in the Department of Africana Studies, and Esther Palacios-Barrios, a graduate student in the Department of Psychology who also works with the Learning Research and Development Center, have been accepted to the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Program.
New Jazz Studies Director Mitchell Tops Jazz Polls
Two significant honors were recently announced for Nicole Mitchell, Pitt’s new William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies: The prestigious 2019 Downbeat International Critics Poll named Mitchell the winner in the flute category, and members of the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA) named Mitchell “Flutist of the Year.”
Gellad Receives Presidential Award for Scientists and Engineers
Walid Gellad, associate professor of medicine and health policy, was named a winner of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Receives NSF Funding for New Tech
The National Science Foundation has awarded $10 million to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint research center between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, to build a new supercomputer.
Meyer Receives Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award
Susan Meyer, associate dean for education and professor in the School of Pharmacy, recently received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award.
More Academic Accolades
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