Awards/Polio Publication Earns CASE Grand Gold

Issue Date: 
September 18, 2006


The 2005 Pitt publication Defeat of an Enemy: Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg Reports on the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Triumph of the Pitt Polio Vaccine—produced by the University’s Office of Public Affairs—received a Grand Gold Medal in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) international Circle of Excellence Awards Program during the council’s annual conference in New York City, July 9-11; it was awarded in the category of Individual Institutional Relations Publications.

The Grand Gold Medal is the highest honor that CASE awards in its international competition. CASE awarded only 13 of the medals in 2006. The medal for Defeat of an Enemy was the third CASE Grand Gold awarded to Pitt since the late 1980s. Defeat of an Enemy also received a Bronze Award in the category of Visual Design in Print: Multi-Page Publications.

Bronze Awards also were presented to the Pitt medical school’s Pitt Med magazine, produced in the Office of Public Affairs, in the categories of Special Constituency Magazines: Special Interest and Periodical Staff Writing for External Audiences. Another Pitt publication, Blue and Golden Opportunity, won a Bronze Award in the Individual Fundraising Publications category.
In this year’s competition, CASE’s Circle of Excellence Awards Program received more than 3,100 entries, judged in 40 categories, from 682 institutions.


CASE President-elect Julian Bivins presents the Grand Gold Medal to Pitt Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Robert Hill at the July conference’s awards ceremony in New York City.