Awards & More

Issue Date: 
January 26, 2015

Allie Chornick

Allie Chornick, assistant manager of the William Pitt Union, has been recognized as the 2014 Outstanding New Professional of the Year by the Association of College Unions International. The award honors Chornick’s commitment to providing the best student union experience for students.

Bernard J. Hibbitts

Pitt School of Law Professor Bernard J. Hibbitts has been honored with the John D. Lawson Award from the Canadian American Bar Association. The distinction  recognizes native Canadians who have excelled in the practice of law and/or made an outstanding contribution to the law or legal scholarship in the U.S. Hibbitts is the publisher and editor-in-chief for JURIST, the award-winning law student-generated legal news service that he established in 1996. Prior to joining the School of Law faculty, Hibbitts served as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada.

Steven Little

Steven Little has been named the 2015 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award recipient by the American Society of Engineering Education. The honor recognizes outstanding early achievements by young engineering college researchers who are age 40 or younger. Little, an associate professor, CNG Faculty Fellow, and chair of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering within Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, will receive the award during the Engineering Research Council’s annual conference in March. 

Sandra Mitchell

Sandra Mitchell, a Pitt professor of history and philosophy of science, has been elected president of the Philosophy of Science Association for a two-year term that will begin Jan. 1, 2017. Mitchell’s research centers on scientific explanations of complex behavior and how multilevel, multicomponent complex systems might be best represented. The Philosophy of Science Association, founded in 1933, publishes the journal Philosophy of Science.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s residency program was ranked by Doximity as among the top 10 national medical and surgical training institutions that are most recognized by physicians for the quality of medical education across multiple specialties. Doximity is the largest online professional network for physicians, claiming more than half of all U.S. physicians as members. 

Götz Veser

Götz Veser, Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, won the 2014 James Pommersheim Award for Excellence in Teaching in Chemical Engineering. The award, which carries a $1,000 prize, is endowed by James Pommersheim (ENGR ’60, ’62G, ’70G), who began his teaching career at Pitt. He recently retired from a faculty position in Bucknell University’s Department of Chemistry.