Headlines & Highlights

Beverley, Borovetz, Hendrix Named Dinstinguished Professors
The University of Pittsburgh is honoring three faculty members as Distinguished Professors, the highest honor that can be accorded a member of the professoriate.
Alumni Profile: Nicole Bourbonnais
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Nicole Bourbonnais, doctoral candidate in the Department of History, is seeking to uncover the dynamic context in which birth control was introduced in the Caribbean during the 20th Century;
Chancellor’s staff awards announced
Nine staff members have been awarded 2011 chancellor’s awards for excellence in service to the community and service to the University.
Chancellor’s faculty awards announced
Thirteen faculty members have been honored as winners of the 2011 chancellor’s awards for distinguished teaching, research and public service.
Pitt to Host the American Association for Italian Studies 2011 Conference April 7-9
Pitt Professor Marcia Landy to give the plenary address; Simonetta Soldani, professor at the University of Florence, is the Women’s Studies Caucus plenary speaker.
Moe Awarded Koussevitzky Foundation Commission
The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc., have awarded commissions for new musical works to eight composers, including Professor Eric Moe from the Department of Music.

History faculty member and sports historian piques national and international interest with newest book
Department of History faculty member and well-known sports historian Rob Ruck is receiving international interest and critical acclaim for his newest book, Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game (Beacon, 2011).
2 physics profs return from devastated Japan
Two Pitt faculty members had a spring break they won’t soon forget.
Hunt for the genetic roots of evolution earns Pitt researcher 2011 Sloan Foundation Fellowship
Pitt professor of biological sciences Mark Rebeiz searches for the moment when a gene mutates to produce evolutionary novelties, from an elephant's trunk to the horn on a beetle
Armstrong, Pfenning Win 2011 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards
Winners of the 2011 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award are Christopher Drew Armstrong, assistant professor in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and director of the architectural studies program, and Nancy Pfenning, senior lecturer in the Department of Statistics.