Issue Date: 
January 20, 2014

LarryLarry E. Davis E. Davis, dean of Pitt’s School of Social Work and director and founder of its Center on Race and Social Problems, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. Davis, who also is the Donald M. Henderson Professor at Pitt, was honored during a Jan. 18 ceremony in San Antonio, Texas. The academy is an honorary society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare.



ThomasThomas E. McDermott E. McDermott, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was recognized for his contributions to modeling and analysis of electric-power distribution systems and lightning protection. The designation of IEEE Fellow is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.



RandallRandall Halle Halle, Pitt’s Klaus W. Jonas Professor of German Film and Cultural Studies, has received the Award for Service to the Akdeniz University Faculty of Communication in Antalya, Turkey. Halle was awarded the honor for serving as the keynote speaker at an international conference on culture and communication that Akdeniz University hosted in November. Halle’s lecture focused on how Turkey plays a critical role in film production in Europe. He received the award from Bilal Arik, dean with Akdeniz University.