Graduate Student Accolades

Cathedral of Learning
May 2, 2023

2 Pitt graduate students earn Boren Scholarships

Joe Acevedo in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs will travel to Tajikistan to study Persian, and Joseph Patrick in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will study Serbian in Montenegro.

Anna Li
April 26, 2023

Li named Pitt’s first-ever recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Anna Li is the University’s first-ever recipient of the award, which provides $90,000 over two years to immigrants and first-generation students pursuing graduate education.

Cathedral of Learning
April 12, 2023

6 Pitt graduate students win NSF research fellowships

Six University of Pittsburgh graduate students won research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Cathedral of Learning
April 6, 2023

Doctoral student Bianca De Bellis wins CCRRJ Student Scholar Award

Doctoral student Bianca De Bellis has been selected as part of the inaugural cohort of Student Scholars for the Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice.

Grad student Hebah Uddin
March 31, 2023

Graduate student Hebah Uddin published a YA novel

Hebah Uddin, a doctoral student in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the author behind the name Karuna Riazi, had her most recent novel published with a HarperCollins imprint.

Cathedral of Learning
March 21, 2023

Two GSPIA students named Critical Language Scholars

Jesse Blitz and Jordyn Kamasa have been named 2023 Critical Language scholars, an immersive summer opportunity for American college students to make rapid language gains and essential intercultural fluency. Each will spend 8-10 weeks abroad.

Todd J. Clark
February 24, 2023

Alum Todd J. Clark named new dean of Widener Delaware Law School

Widener University named Todd J. Clark, a Pitt Law alumnus, to take over the Delaware Law School at a historic time of change in the state’s legal landscape.

SCI Doctoral Students
February 23, 2023

8 doctoral students are finalists in Amazon’s Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge

A team of University of Pittsburgh doctoral students in the School of Computing and Information is one of 10 finalists in Amazon’s second Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge. The accessibility-enhancing tech they developed will be available for use in May, and they have a chance to win a grand prize of $500,000 this September.

Jorden King
February 17, 2023

Alum Jorden King Among 30 Under 30 Honorees

Pitt grad alum and former GPSG board member Jorden King has been named one of the Pittsburgh Business Times' 30 Under 30. These awards recognize young business and community leaders in the region who are already making an impact, all before reaching the age of 30. Jorden is also program coordinator at Pitt's Office of New Student Programs.

Benedum Hall
February 13, 2023

Four graduate students receive American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowships

Four graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering have received American Heart Association (AHA) predoctoral fellowships, which support the next generation of heart health researchers.

The Cathedral of Learning
February 10, 2023

Two doctoral students named Fulbright Scholars

Diana Flatto, pursuing a doctorate in the history of art and architecture, and Meghan Orman, pursuing a doctorate in applied developmental psychology, were named 2022-23 Fulbright Scholars.

an open poetry book held by hands
February 8, 2023

Grad Team Earns Project Funding

Graduate students Carolina Hernadez, Darrelstan Ferguson, Don Joseph, and Luana Moreira Reis student organization Addverse+Poesia won a Year of Emotional Well-Being grant for their project The Art of Healing through Poetry and Connection.

Carla Gómez Briones
January 12, 2023

GSPIA student brings sustainability solutions to World Economic Forum

As a Global Shaper, Carla Gómez Briones (MID '23) will be presenting her ideas for a sustainable future at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Barco Law Building Entrance
January 11, 2023

Tuychieva receives ABA fellowship

School of Law student Shakhzoda Tuychieva was named to the 2023 class of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution fellows.

Jessica Macaluso
November 10, 2022

Macaluso Earns Psychonomic Society 2022 Graduate Conference Award

Jessica Macaluso, graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology program, received a 2022 Graduate Conference Award from the Psychonomic Society.