Students visit plantation, learn about local history of slavery
“Usually when we talk about slavery, my students are really blown away that there was slavery in the Pittsburgh area. Students would say, ‘I’ve never heard of this. I thought slavery was down south. We never were taught that,’” explains Professor Larry Glasco.
History honors major Kieran Coffey wins William Stanton Prize
Recognizing the outstanding honors thesis in History, the prize was generously established by Pitt alumnus David Frederick in honor of his mentor William Ragan Stanton, esteemed American historian who taught here from 1962 until 1994.
Tony Novosel wins Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award
Decades of innovative research and outreach to former combatants earn Pitt History professor and undergraduate adviser flagship award. “Your passionate engagement in Northern Ireland led you to activities which have helped heal factional divides.”