Awards & more

Issue Date: 
September 22, 2014

Holger Hoock, the J. Carroll Amundson Professor of British History at Pitt, has been named editor of the Journal of British Studies. A critical resource for scholars of British history and culture, the journal comprises articles and book reviews on topics ranging from British society and politics to economics and the arts.

Three University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff members have been named 2014 New Pittsburgh Courier Men of Excellence: Paul T. Harper, a clinical assistant professor of business administration in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business; Brandin Knight (A&S ’05), an assistant coach for the men’s basketball team; and Chenits Pettigrew (EDUC ’76G), assistant dean for student affairs and director of diversity programs in the School of Medicine. The distinction recognizes African Americans who have made significant individual contributions to their professions as well as to the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.

Katrina Knight, a doctoral student in the Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, has been selected to receive a 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference Student Leadership Award. The honor will be presented during the organization’s annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) conference to be held Oct. 23-25 in Detroit. Knight is a National Science Foundation research fellow.