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In the Very Top

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Pitt ranks in the very top cluster of U.S. public research universities, according to The Center for Measuring University Performance.

list is a record of Pitt undergraduate student and alumni recipients of nationally competitive awards. The University Honors College relies on Pitt students, alumni, faculty, and staff to share news of successes in national competitions. Please contact Shannon Mischler,, with updates for the list.

Honors College provides guidance and support to undergraduate students and alumni who are interested in pursuing national and international scholarships, fellowships, and grants.

Cory J RogersLia Petrose

Rhodes Scholarship

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡Eight Pitt students have won , the world's oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards. The scholarship provides full financial support to pursue a degree or degrees at Britain's University of Oxford.

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡The University's 2019 Rhodes recipient, , earned degrees at Pitt in neuroscience and economics with a minor in chemistry. In 2016, she received a Harry S. Truman Scholarship. She plans to pursue a second bachelor's degree in computer science and philosophy at Oxford.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Established by the U.S. Congress, the is a highly competitive, merit-based federal award to college juniors who wish to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government, the nonprofit sector, or elsewhere in public service. Twelve Pitt students have won Truman Scholarships.

Anna QuiderAnna Quider

Marshall Scholarship

The , created by the British Parliament in honor of U.S. Army General George C. Marshall, provides access and funding at any university in the United Kingdom for two years of study toward a degree. Nine Pitt students have won the Marshall, including Anna Quider in 2007. Quider also won the Goldwater Scholarship (2005) and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2008). She earned a PhD in astronomy from the University of Cambridge and currently is the Director of Federal Relations at Northern Illinois University. Previously, she worked to improve local and global communities through international cooperation by supporting U.S. Department of State policies and programming at the intersection of science, innovation, and diplomacy.

David PalmDavid Palm

Winston Churchill Scholarship

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡Two Pitt students, and , have won Churchill Foundation Scholarships—Palm in 2014, and Magill in 2006, the first year Pitt was invited to participate in the competition. The scholarship program provides American students full support for one year of graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences at the University of Cambridge's Churchill College. Palm earned his Master of Philosophy degree in chemistry while working to optimize a photoelectrochemical device design for efficient solar-driven water splitting for the production of hydrogen gas. He currently is a PhD student at Stanford University, and he has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

For the seventh consecutive year (2018), The Chronicle of Higher Education named Pitt a of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant winners. The flagship international educational exchange program for the U.S. government, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study and research projects or English teaching assistantships.

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡More than 120 Pitt students and alumni have received Fulbright grants since 2006, including Katherine "Nikki" Luke, who earned a master's degree in environmental governance at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom on the Fulbright U.S. Student Grant in 2014. Luke is a policy analyst at the Don Vial Center on the Green Economy at UC Berkeley, examining the overlapping concerns that arise in environmental policy of job quality and creation, environmental justice, and just transition for industrial workers.

Teja PeddadaTeja Peddada

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Fifty-nine Pitt students have won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which are awarded to college sophomores and juniors who plan to be scientists, mathematicians, or engineers. Pitt's latest Goldwater Scholars are (2019).

Ying Chen LienYing Chen Lien

Udall Scholarship

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡Nine Pitt students have been awarded Udall Undergraduate Scholarships for their leadership, public service, and commitment to careers related to the advancement of American Indian nations or the environment. The scholarships are awarded by the Udall Foundation, established by the U.S. Congress in 1992 and named for Congressmen Morris King Udall and Stewart Lee Udall, both of Arizona, for their exemplary public service. , an aspiring physician who plans to focus her career on public health and environmental affairs, won the Udall in 2016.

Katherine MacCordKatherine MacCord

Gates Cambridge Scholarship

In 2009, Pitt student Katherine MacCord won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, awarded to students from outside the United Kingdom for graduate-level study at the University of Cambridge. MacCord is pursuing her PhD in history and philosophy of science at Arizona State University.

Beinecke Scholarship

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡The Beinecke Scholarship is awarded to juniors who demonstrate financial need and exceptional academic promise and wish to attend graduate school in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Dennis Doyle, a Pitt junior studying studio arts and chemistry, was named a 2018 Beinecke Scholar.


Boren Awards for International Study

Boren Awards provide funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests; 53 Pitt students and alumni have received Boren Awards, including eight in 2018. Viveka Mandava won the Boren Scholarship in 2012 to study Kiswahili, East African history, and international relations in Dar es Salaam, where she also interned at the Tanzania Breast Cancer Foundation. Currently, she works at 270 Strategies, helping clients build modern grassroots campaigns that change the world.

Critical Language Scholarships

Pitt students and alumni, including five in 2018, have won U.S. Department of State-sponsored scholarships to study Arabic, Bengla, Hinki, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, and other critical-need foreign languages.

Kanders Churchill Scholarship

Joseph Kannardat, who studied economics and neuroscience at Pitt, earned the nation's first-ever Kanders Churchill Scholarship in 2017 and, as a result, he is studying public policy at the University of Cambridge.

Jann GrovoguiJann Grovogui

GEM/National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science Fellowship

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡GEM is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, and top universities and research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering. Pitt's Jann Grovogui won the GEM Fellowship in 2015. Currently, he is a PhD student in materials science and engineering at Northwestern University, and he has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.


Cadijah WalcottCadijah Walcott

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡More than 80 Pitt students since 2001 have been awarded the Gilman Scholarship to participate in study-abroad programs worldwide. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad, and the regions where they go, by providing awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints. Cadijah Walcott won the Gilman Scholarship in summer 2015 to study renewable energy systems at the Danish Institute in Copenhagen.

Humanity in Action Fellowship

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore topics related to discrimination and social resistance as well as issues affecting underrepresented groups around the world. Programs are held over the summer in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Sarajevo, and Warsaw. Twenty Pitt students have been awarded Humanity in Action Fellowships since 2006, including in 2016.

LaVonda BaldwinLaVonda Baldwin

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡Five Pitt students — most recently , in 2017 —have won Pickering Fellowships, which provide financial and professional support for undergraduate students preparing to enter the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service.

Lisa VolpattiLisa Volpatti

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering overseas to undertake self-designed projects that will enhance their careers within the field. Ten Pitt students have received Whitaker Program grants, including in 2015. Lisa Volpatti was a Whitaker International Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where she earned a MPhil in chemistry in 2014. She is currently a PhD candidate in chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Changing the World

From launching the biotech industry to winning Nobel Prizes, University of Pittsburgh graduates have made their marks on the world—and changed it for the better.

Arts and Entertainment

Pitt graduates have excelled on stage and on the page. The following are some of the University's A&E high achievers.

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Daniel Borzutzky久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry

Bebe Moore Campbell, author of three New York Times bestsellers

Michael Chabon久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

Gene Kelly久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, Oscar-winning actor, choreographer, dancer, and director

Lorin Maazel久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, symphony conductor

Gerald Stern, poet and author


For many Pitt student-athletes, the glory doesn't stop after graduation. Pitt alumni have medaled at the Olympics, coached teams to championships, and shared their sports knowledge with fans via TV, radio, print, and the Web.

Mike Ditka久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, Pro Football Hall of Fame player and Super Bowl-winning coach

Tony Dorsett, the first player to win a college football national championship (plus the Heisman Trophy) and the Super Bowl in back-to-back years

Roger Kingdom久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, two-time Olympic gold medal-winning hurdler

Billy Knight久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, NBA player and general manager

Dan MarinoDan Marino

Dan Marino, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and TV analyst

Mark May久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, Outland Trophy-winning Pitt lineman, Super Bowl-winning NFL player, and ESPN analyst

Art Rooney II久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, President of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Trecia-Kaye Smith, triple jump world champion

John Bain "Jock" Sutherland久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, who coached Pitt to five national college football championships

John Woodruff久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, Olympic gold medal winner in the 800-meter run

Business and Entrepreneurship

Graduates of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, College of Business Administration, and other Pitt units are among the nation's leaders in business and entrepreneurship.

Bibiana Boerio, finance and strategy director for Ford's International Operations and former managing director of Jaguar Cars Ltd.

Sam Colella, venture capitalist who specializes in life-science investing

Robert Colwell, chief architect of four generations of the Pentium chip

William S. Dietrich IIWilliam S. Dietrich II William S. Dietrich II, business leader, investor, author, and philanthropist who gave Pitt the largest individual gift in its history, a $125 million fund

Frances Hesselbein久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, former CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

Thomas A. Mellon, founder of the Mellon banking dynasty, and his sons Andrew W. and Richard B. Mellon, bankers, industrialists, and philanthropists who served Pitt as trustees and donors. Andrew Mellon also served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Health

Kevin Sharer, board chair and CEO of Amgen Inc.

Ray Smith, 久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡retired board chair and CEO, Bell Atlantic

John Swanson, engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder of ANSYS Inc.

Burt Tansky, retired president and CEO, Neiman Marcus

Thomas Usher, board chair of Marathon Oil, formerly CEO and COO of U.S. Steel


Pitt has long been an international leader in education, preparing students to be teachers, researchers, public policy experts, and administrators.

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Steven Beering, president emeritus, Purdue University

Catherine DeAngelis, medical educator and editor-in-chief, Journal of the American Medical Association

Lap-Chee Tsui, Chinese-Canadian geneticist and vice chancellor and president of the University of Hong Kong

Community Service and Human Rights

Along with teaching and research, public service is a core mission of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt students continue that legacy of service after they graduate.

C. Scott Harrison久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, orthopaedic surgeon who cofounded CURE International to treat disabled children

Abul Hussam, inventor of a simple, inexpensive filter that removes arsenic from drinking water and is saving lives in developing countries

Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist, political activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner

Holmes Rolston III久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, "father of environmental ethics" and winner of the Templeton Prize for advancing peace, social justice, and human knowledge

Bill Strickland, founder and CEO of the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, author, and MacArthur "Genuis" Fellow


久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡Generations of Pitt alumni have informed the public as reporters, editors, broadcasters, and bloggers, including the following individuals.

Frank Bolden, pioneering African American newspaper reporter

Lynette Clemetson, director of StateImpact (a reporting project between NPR and member stations) and a former reporter for The New York Times and Newsweek

Myron CopeMyron Cope Myron Cope, award-winning sportswriter and broadcast voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Al Primo, broadcast journalist who created the "Eyewitness News" format

Law, Politics, and the Military

The following are among the national, state, and foreign leaders who earned Pitt degrees.

Ralph J. Cappy, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senator for Utah

K. Leroy Irvis, Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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Mahmoud Jibril久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, who served as acting prime minister of the Libyan rebel government during the 2011 civil war that drove Moammar Gadhafi from power

Roscoe Robinson Jr., first African American four-star Army general

Dick Thornburgh久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, Pennsylvania governor and U.S. Attorney General


久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡Pitt graduates have expanded the boundaries of knowledge, from life-saving medical breakthroughs to searches for signs of Martian life.

Herbert Boyer, genetic engineer whose research on the DNA molecule launched the biotechnology industry

Bernard FisherBernard Fisher Bernard Fisher, pioneering oncologist whose research fundamentally altered understanding of breast cancer

Kevin Guskiewicz, a sports medicine scholar and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow who was among the first to identify the long-term threats to athletes of multiple concussions

Philip Hench, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the hormone cortisone and its effectiveness in treating rheumatoid arthritis

Norman Horowitz久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡, biochemical evolutionist who devised NASA experiments searching for signs of life on Mars

Paul Lauterbur, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research that made magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) possible

Bert W. O'Malley, "father of molecular endocrinology" and National Medical of Science winner

James Theodore, pioneer in heart-lung and lung transplantation

Vladimir Zworykin, Russian-American inventor, engineer, and pioneer of television technology

'Green' Gold

Twelve Pitt buildings and building-renovation projects have received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council since 2005: the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (Gold, 2005), the Swanson School of Engineering Benedum Hall renovation phase I (Gold, 2011), the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (Gold, 2012), the Chevron Science Center addition (Gold, 2013), the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower 12th-floor renovation (Gold, 2013), the Mid-Campus Research Complex Nuclear Physics renovation (Silver, 2014), the Greensburg campus's Frank A. Cassell Hall (Gold, 2014), Mark A. Nordenberg Hall (Silver, 2014), the Johnstown campus's Nursing and Health Sciences Building (Gold, 2015), the Benedum Hall renovation phase 2A (Silver, 2016), the Salk Hall Pavilion (Silver, 2016) and the Graduate School of Public Health addition (Certified, 2018)

Another 10 Pitt projects are pursuing LEED certification.

Chevron Science Center

Award-Winning Architecture

Pitt buildings have won a number of honors from the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Most recently, Scaife Hall won a 2018 Certificate of Merit and the Graduate School of Public Health addition won a 2014 Honor Award.

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡The Chevron Science Center and the Greensburg campus's Frank A. Cassell Hall were honored as part of the Master Builders' Association (MBA) of Western Pennsylvania's 2012 MBA Building Excellence Awards competition. Chevron won in the "New Construction Between $10-25 Million" category, and Cassell Hall was the winner in the "New Construction Under $10 Million" category. The MBA Building Excellence Awards are the region's most prestigious awards in the commercial construction industry.

The Chevron Annex within the Chevron Science Center won the 2012 Society for College and University Planning Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions or Adaptive Reuse Honor Award.

Benedum Hall (constructed in 1971) has received an Honor Award as well as a Distinguished Building Award from the Pennsylvania Society of the AIA.

Biomedical Science Tower久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡The Biomedical Science Tower 3 (2003-05) has won awards from AIA/New England and AIA/Pittsburgh as well as an Award for Design from the Boston Society of Architects.

The Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (1993) won an Award for Excellence in Architectural Design from the Pennsylvania Society of Architects in addition to an Honor Award from AIA/Pittsburgh.

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡AIA/Pittsburgh honored Hillman Library (1965-68) with a 1996 Timeless Award for Enduring Design.

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡The Petersen Events Center (2002) won a 2003 Innovative Architecture & Design Honor Award.

The Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower (1990) received a Lab of the Year Award from R&D Magazine.

Cathedral of Learning

Cathedral of LearningThe 42-story Cathedral of Learning is the iconic heart of the University of Pittsburgh. A landmark listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, the Gothic Revival skyscraper is the tallest educational building in the Western Hemisphere.

Other Historic Landmarks

Like the Cathedral, Pitt's Allegheny Observatory is designated as a landmark in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Greek Revival astronomy facility was constructed between 1900 and 1912.

Alumni HallFour Pitt buildings have earned Pennsylvania State Historical Designations: the Allegheny Observatory, Salk Hall, the Stephen Foster Memorial, and the William Pitt Union.

The following Pitt buildings are Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks: the Allegheny Observatory, Allen Hall, Alumni Hall, Amos Hall, Bellefield Hall, Brackenridge Hall, Bruce Hall, the Cathedral of Learning, the Chancellor's Residence, the Child Development Center, Gardner Steel Conference Center, Holland Hall, McCormick Hall, Salk Hall, the Stephen Foster Memorial, Thaw Hall, and the William Pitt Union.

Championship Legacy

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡Pitt's 19 varsity teams compete at the highest level of U.S. collegiate athletics. In addition to traditionally fielding competitive football and men's basketball teams, Pitt has produced dominant squads in baseball, women's basketball, gymnastics, swimming and diving, volleyball, and wrestling.

Scholar Athletes

久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡Among Pitt's 475 student-athletes, 393 earned at least a 3.0 grade-point average in 2015, including 44 who achieved a perfect 4.0. Pitt athletic programs post strong numbers in the NCAA's annual Academic Progress Ratings, with 13 of Pitt's 17 programs performing at or above the national average in 2016.

Gridiron Glory

Mike Ditka久本草在线中文字幕,2019最新中文字幕在线观看,2019中文字字幕在线不卡Pitt has won nine national football championships, the most of any major college program in the Eastern United States and the sixth-highest total ever. The Panthers were the first football team to wear numbered jerseys, travel by plane, and play in a game broadcast on radio. Among the many Panthers who went on to play in the NFL are Pro Football Hall of Famers Mike Ditka, Chris Doleman, Tony Dorsett, Russ Grimm, Rickey Jackson, Dan Marino, and Curtis Martin.

Winning Round-ball Programs

Pitt basketball playerThe Pitt men's basketball team has made 25 NCAA tournament appearances, advancing to the Final Four once, to the Elite Eight three times, and to the Sweet Sixteen seven times; the team has won 10 conference regular-season championships and four conference tournament championships. In the era preceding national tournaments, the Panthers were ranked as national champions three times. The women's basketball team has made four NCAA tournament appearances, twice advancing to the Sweet Sixteen.

Olympic Medalists

John WoodruffPitt students and alumni who have medaled in the Olympics include John Woodruff (gold medal, 800-meter run, 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin), Herbert Douglas Jr. (bronze, long jump, London 1948), Dick Rydze (silver, 10-meter diving, Munich 1972), and Roger Kingdom (gold, 110-meter hurdles, Los Angeles 1984 and Seoul 1988). Marisa Pedulla took fourth place in women's judo in Atlanta in 1996. Pitt Professor Savio Woo is the only engineer to win an Olympic Gold Medal—for sports medicine.