Awards & More

Issue Date: 
July 11, 2016

Christopher Bonneau

A book co-authored by Christopher Bonneau, a Pitt associate professor of political science in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, won the Virginia Gray Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association’s State Politics and Policy Section. Bonneau cowrote Voters’ Verdicts: Citizens, Campaigns, and Institutions in State Supreme Court Elections (University of Virginia Press, 2015) with Damon Cann, an assistant professor of political science at Utah State University. The association grants the annual award to the best political science book, published in the preceding three years, on the topic of U.S. state politics or policy.

Louise Comfort

Louise Comfort, a professor in Pitt’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, received the Distinguished Citizen Award from her alma mater, Macalester College. Comfort graduated from the Saint Paul, Minn., college in 1956. The award recognizes alumni who have exercised leadership in civic, social, religious, and professional activities. Comfort is an internationally renowned expert in crisis management and disaster preparedness. 

Paul Leu

Paul Leu received the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ UPS Award for Minority Advancement in Industrial Engineering. Leu, an assistant professor of industrial engineering at Pitt’s Swanson School, has worked diligently with the Pitt Engineering Office of Diversity, supervising INVESTING NOW workshops every summer. The program is a college preparatory experience for students from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.