Pitt Office of Public Affairs Receives 19 Awards From Pittsburgh IABC Chapter

Issue Date: 
November 7, 2011

The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Affairs received seven Awards of Excellence and 12 Awards of Honor from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) during its 32nd annual Golden Triangle Awards ceremony, held Oct. 6 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Downtown.

IABC/Pittsburgh presented Pitt’s Office of Public Affairs projects and/or staff members with the following Awards of Excellence.

Communication Skills/Electronic, Digital, and Audiovisual Communication/Web Sites
PittLaw, Web site of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Law, created by the University Marketing Communications Web team

Communication Skills/Publications/Annual Reports
Blue Gold & Black 2010

Communication Skills/Publications/Newspapers, Tabloids, and Newsletters
Pitt Chronicle

Communication Skills/Publications/Feature Writing
Pitt Med, “Mars and Venus, Revisited,” cover story in the magazine’s Fall 2010 issue, written by Associate Editor Elaine Vitone

Communication Creative/Publication Design/Annual Reports
A Decade of Challenge: 2010 Report of Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg (Marci Belchick)

Communication Creative/Other Graphic Design: Book and Magazine Covers
A Decade of Challenge: 2010 Report of Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg (Marci Belchick)

Communication Creative/Interactive Media Design
Falk School Web site, University Marketing Communications Web Team

The following Pitt projects and people were selected to receive Awards of Honor.

Communication Management/Special Events
America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier
Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg and Pitt Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Robert Hill, in association with Senator John Heinz History Center, held a Jan. 31, 2011, private reception and program at the museum to help launch America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier, an exhibition at the Senator John Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. The exhibition, which ran from Feb. 11 through Oct. 2, explored the nationwide impact of The Pittsburgh Courier throughout the past 100 years.

The Shot Felt ‘Round the World
Nordenberg and Hill cohosted an April 14, 2010, world-premiere screening of the new film documentary, The Shot Felt ’Round the World, produced by Pitt Film Studies Program faculty member Carl Kurlander. The documentary tells the story of the Pitt research team and the Pittsburgh community’s roles in the creation of the Salk polio vaccine. The by-invitation event, which marked the 55th anniversary of the vaccine being declared “safe, effective, and potent,” drew about 600 people to The Twentieth Century Club.

Communication Skills/Publications/Magazines
Pitt Magazine
Pitt Med

Communication Skills/News Writing
Pitt Magazine, “Power in Black and White,” cover story in the magazine’s Winter 2010 issue, written by Pitt Magazine Senior Editor Ervin Dyer.

Communication Creative/Publication Design/Magazines
Pitt Med (Elena Gialamas Cerri)
Pitt Engineer (Don Henderson)

Communication Creative/Publication Design/Annual Reports
Blue Gold & Black 2010 (Marci Belchick and Jane Dudley)
Office of Technology Management 2010 Annual Report (Jane Dudley)

Communication Creative/Other Graphic Design/Book and Magazine Covers
Blue Gold & Black 2010 (Marci Belchick)

Communication Creative/Other Graphic Design/Other
America’s Best Weekly reception invitation (Marci Belchick)
The Shot Felt ‘Round the World reception invitation (Marci Belchick)