Issue Date: 
January 20, 2014

LITHUANIAN AMBASSADOR The Republic of Lithuania’s ambassador to the United States, Zygimantas Pavilionis, met with Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg on Jan. 8, prior to delivering a presentation about Lithuania’s recently concluded presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Lithuanian presidency marked the first time that the position was held by a state that emerged from the USSR.  Pictured with the ambassador (center) are, from left, Andy Konizter, associate director of Pitt’s Center for Russian and East European Studies; Ronald Linden, director of Pitt’s European Union Center for Excellence and the European Studies Center; Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson; Chancellor Nordenberg; Robert M. Hayden, director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies; and Kate Bowersox, assistant director of the European Union Center for Excellence and the European Studies Center.DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AND A TIP FOR LONGEVITY Jerome L. Rosenberg, Pitt’s research integrity officer in the Office of the General Counsel, was honored on Dec. 5 for 60 years of service to the University. Rosenberg, who joined Pitt in 1953 as an assistant professor of chemistry, was one 13 Pitt employees with 40 to 60 years of service who were honored by Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg in the William Pitt Union’s newly renovated Assembly Room. Rosenberg stands between the Chancellor (left) and P. Jerome Richey, Pitt’s general counsel. Asked after the event whether he had a secret for such length of service and life, Rosenberg gave a nod to his wife. “As for tips, I am proud of an even longer role, as husband to Shoshana Rosenberg. We are now in our 68th year as a married couple. This may be a key to my survival.”