Pitt Public Affairs Office Wins CASE Awards

Issue Date: 
February 6, 2012

The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Affairs won four awards—including one Gold—from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II in that organization’s 2012 Ac c o l a d e s Awa r d s Program competition. The honors were presented during the Jan. 22-24 CASE District I and District II annual conference in New York City.

Pitt Med, the Pit t School of Medicine magazine, won a Gold Award in the category of Visual Design in Print, Covers, for the cover of its Spring 2011 issue, featuring the story “None of My Memories Are My Own,” an article about traumatic brain injury.

Pitt Med also received a Silver Award in the Staff Writing category.

Another Silver Award, in the category of Visual Design in Print, Multiple- Page Publications, was given to the Off ice of Public Affairs’ 2010 Blue Gold & Black, a biennial publication dedicated to chronicling the achievements of Black Pitt students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

Receiving an Honorable Mention in the category of Community Relations Programs, Projects, and Special Events was Pitt’s 2011 K. LeRoy Irvis Black History Month celebration of America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier, an exhibition at the Senator John Heinz History Center that explored the nationwide impact of The Pittsburgh Courier newspaper throughout the past 100 years. Pitt and the History Center launched the exhibition’s opening with a Feb. 10 private reception and program at the History Center, 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. The exhibition ran from Feb. 11 through Oct. 2, 2011.

District II is CASE’s largest division, which includes 700 institutions and 3,000 individual members from Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Canadian Province of Ontario.