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.”
History major Susie Pisarcik '16 wins 2017 German Chancellor Fellowship
Selected as one of only 10 fellows from the US (50 fellows worldwide), Susie will examine refugee resettlement and integration in rural Germany in a year-long research project.
History major named ODK Senior of the Year
Eleanora Kaloyeropoulou, a history major, received the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Senior of the Year Award. This award annually recognizes a senior student for meritorious leadership and extracurricular activities who exhibits exemplary character, responsible leadership and service in campus or community life, scholarship, and genuine fellowship.
William Stanton Prize Awarded by Pitt Department of History
Graduating History honors major Halak Mehta has been selected by the History Department of the University of Pittsburgh as the recipient of the William Stanton Prize for the best honors thesis in History written in the 2015-2016 academic year.
George Reid Andrews receives the Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring
George Reid Andrews, Distinguished Professor of History in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the University Center for International Studies Research Professor of History received the Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Andrews joined Pitt in 1981 as an assistant professor and has chaired the Department of History during several periods, including most recently from 2010-14.