Awards & More

Issue Date: 
October 12, 2015

Nancy Condee has been appointed a Fall 2015 Gaidar Fellow at Moscow’s Presidential Academy of the National Economy in the School of Public Policy’s Center for Russian Studies. Condee is director of Pitt’s Global Studies Center and a professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. During the fellowship, she will conduct research and present lectures in the Masters Program in Global Public Policy in Moscow for two weeks later this month and in early November.

Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico presented the annual Milan Hodža Award of Honor to Martin Votruba, head of Pitt’s Slovak Studies Program in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. The award is given for the advancement of knowledge of Slovak history and culture. 

Julie Vandenbossche, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, will receive the 2015 Marlin J. Knutson Award for Technical Achievement by the American Concrete Pavement Association. Vandenbossche leads the Swanson School’s Pavement Mechanics and Materials Lab. She will receive the honor during the organization’s December annual meeting in Bonita Springs, Fla.

Savio L-Y. Woo will have an award medal named in his honor by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Woo is a Distinguished University Professor of Bioengineering in the Swanson School of Engineering and the founder and director of the Pitt Musculoskeletal Research Center. The ASME Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal will be awarded to society members who have translated meritorious bioengineering science to clinical practice.