Issue Date: 
August 26, 2009



Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg brought sunflowers to Marilyn Stubbs, the lead barista in the Cathedral of Learning’s Starbucks coffee, to recognize her for being named a regional and division winner of the Spirit of Sodexo Award. Sodexo holds the food services contract for Pitt. Stubbs, who has worked seven years in her current job, was nominated in the Service Spirit category, and she will now be considered for the company’s national Service Spirit Award. She is known for greeting all of her customers with a smile and remembering the orders for her many regular customers.


Pitt Professors Terry Smith, Okwui Enwezor, and Nancy Condee hosted an April 16 reception in the Frick Fine Arts Building’s lecture theater to launch the book they edited, Antinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity (Duke University Press, 2008). From left are Smith, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory; Nancy Condee, a film historian in Pitt’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Jonathan Arac, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English at Pitt and director of the Humanities Center; W.J.T. Mitchell, the reception’s keynote speaker and the Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor
in English Language and Literature and Art History at the University of Chicago; and Professor James Knapp, a Pitt professor of English and the senior associate dean for the School of Arts and Sciences. Enwezor, not pictured, is a visiting professor in Pitt’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture.

NAACP Reception

The Pittsburgh NAACP honored its 2009 corporate sponsors during a centennial celebration hosted by Urban Settlement Services and its CEO, Charles Sanders. The office of Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg was a sponsor of the event held May 7 in the Omni William Penn, Downtown. Pitt Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Robert Hill introduced guest speaker U.S. Congressman John Lewis (Georgia), who spoke via satellite from Washington, D.C. Lia Beth Epperson also delivered remarks; she is the daughter of David E. Epperson, dean emeritus of Pitt’s School of Social Work, and the wife of Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP national president and CEO. Pictured from left are Jackie Huggins, a Pitt Computer Services and Systems Development communications staffer; Hill; and Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kathy W. Humphrey.