Awards & More

Issue Date: 
February 1, 2016

Kathleen BleeKathleen Blee has won the 2016 John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior, presented annually by the Center for the Study of Social Movements at the University of Notre Dame. Blee is a Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Pitt and is also the associate dean for graduate studies and research in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. The award recognizes Blee’s achievements in research and her role in mentoring successive generations of scholars. 


Paul W. LeuPaul W. Leu, assistant professor of industrial engineering at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his work on flexible metals. The CAREER program is the foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty who exemplify outstanding research and teaching. The five-year, $500,000 award will support research into the manipulation of metals at the micro- and nanoscale to develop thin, flexible crystalline silicon for high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells.