Issue Date: 
April 16, 2012


Pitt Chancellor (and British Honorary Consul in Pittsburgh) Mark A. Nordenberg hosted a breakfast for a visiting British governmental delegation seeking information on how Pittsburgh became a model for achieving an economic renaissance. The March 29 breakfast, held in the O’Hara Student Center Ballroom, also included as guests Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and members of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, among others. Pictured are, from left, Chancellor Nordenberg, The Right Honorable Lord David Trimble, Member of Parliament (MP) Angela C. Smith, MP Christopher Pincher, and MP  Derek Twigg.

4th annual inclusive voices

Several Pitt alumni served as designated “conversationalists” during the 4th Annual Inclusive Voices luncheon, a signature event of the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE), which brings together individuals from different backgrounds, fields, and disciplines to explore ideas with community leaders in various fields. PACE works with local neighborhood-based nonprofits that support African American and economically disadvantaged communities. The March 30 event was held in the Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom, Downtown. Pictured from left are Kevin L. Jenkins (SOC WK ‘90G), senior program officer and director of community initiatives, The Pittsburgh Foundation; Kelly Kochamba (KATZ ’07), a community outreach specialist, FBI Pittsburgh Field Office; and Mario C. Browne (GSPH ’05), director, Office of Health Sciences Diversity Programs, University of Pittsburgh.


Pitt’s Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy and Swanson School of Engineering cosponsored “From Its Birthplace: A Symposium on the Future of Nuclear Power” March 27-28 in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. 1. From left, Dick Thornburgh (LAW ’57)—Pitt emeritus trustee, former Pennsylvania governor, former U.S. attorney general, and former U.N. undersecretary general, and now counsel to the international law firm K&L Gates in Washington, D.C.—and Harold Denton, former director of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. 2. William Magwood IV (A&S ’91), commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, addressing the audience.


The C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society recently recognized Jonathon Erlen (third from left) for his longtime service to the organization, including his roles as financial officer, membership chair, and, for the past 20 years, the society’s meetings planner. The society is one of the largest regional history-of-medicine societies in the United States. Seen, from left, are David K.C. Cooper, the society’s immediate past president and a professor of surgery in the Pitt-UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute; James Johnston, society president and a professor of medicine in the Renal-Electrolyte Division of the Pitt School of Medicine; Erlen, who also served as the society’s honorary secretary and who is the curator of the History of Medicine Collection of the Falk Library and an adjunct assistant professor in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History; and Georgia Duker, society president-elect and an assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology in the Pitt School of Medicine. The society presented Erlen with the award he is holding and also voted to designate an annual lecture in his name.