Awards & More

Issue Date: 
April 11, 2016

Rebecca BagleyRebecca Bagley, Pitt’s vice chancellor for economic partnerships, was an invited panelist in a Brookings Institution discussion about the changing dynamic and transformation of rustbelt cities—the former industrial centers of the United States and Europe—into a “brainbelt” of design and innovation. The April 6 event in Washington, D.C., focused on the book The Smartest Places on Earth (PublicAffairs, 2016), written by Antoine van Agtmael and Fred Bakker, both of whom served on the discussion panel with Bagley. 

Amy Williams

Amy Williams, an associate professor of music, received a $15,000 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship, which is named in honor of the composer and record producer who was president of Columbia Records from 1956-71. The fellowships were endowed in 1978 by the CBS Foundation and are given to mid-career composers who exhibit exceptional gifts. The honor was announced during the American Academy of Arts and Letters 2016 Music Awards.

The City of Pittsburgh has proclaimed April 13, 2016, to be University of Pittsburgh College in High School Day. Founded in 1980 by Henry Cohen, the Pitt program offers local and regional high school students the opportunity to earn both high school and Pitt credits in courses taught right in their classrooms at a fraction of the cost of standard tuition. More than 20 courses are offered at 130 high schools in the region.