Verónica Montecinos, professor of sociology honored
Verónica Montecinos, professor of sociology at Penn State Greater Allegheny, was recently selected by the Sociology Department at the University of Pittsburgh as the inaugural recipient of the Eugene J. Barone Distinguished Alumni Award. Montecinos was invited to give a lecture on February 25, 2011, the Sociology Honors Day Celebration. Her talk, Rephrasing the Score: Notes from a Visiting Sociologist, covered various aspects of her professional career before and after obtaining her doctorate from the Sociology Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her award was funded by the Eugene J. Barone Memorial Fund, an endowment established in March of 1997 to enable the Sociology Department to "support a colloquium/seminar series and honorific events in the Department."