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Jill Millstone
Dietrich School Chemistry Professor to Deliver Kavli Foundation Lecture

Jill Millstone, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, has been selected to deliver The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture during the American Chemical Society National Meeting in August. The Kavli Foundation Lecture Series promotes groundbreaking discovery and public understanding of the world’s mounting challenges and how chemistry can provide solutions.

Aura S. Jirau
Dietrich School Doctoral Candidate Among Winners of AHA Summer Blog Contest

Aura S. Jirau, a PhD candidate in the Dietrich School's Department of History, is among the winners of the American Historical Association (AHA) 2018 Summer Blog Contest. The Contest is designed to highlight the voices of graduate students and to emphasize the importance of communicating the work of historians, broadly defined, to a variety of audiences and in a variety of media.

Dietrich School Alumna Selected as 2018-19 AAWW Margins Fellow

Dietrich School alumna Jen Lue (A&S ’11), has been selected as one of four 2018-19 Margins Fellows by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. The Margins Fellowship is an opportunity for emerging Asian American creative writers to build a home for their writing on the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s online magazine The Margins, receive guidance and support for their careers, and build community with fellow writers at AAWW.

Sophia Choukas-Bradley
Dietrich School Psychology Professor Wins Grant to Study Body Image, Social Media in Teens

Division 7, the official developmental psychology section of the American Psychological Association, has selected Sophia Choukas-Bradley, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Psychology, as this year’s winner of the Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology. The $1,000 award is given annually to one or two early career scientists.

Dietrich School Undergrad, Alum Named 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows

Dietrich School undergraduate Adi Mittal and alumna Daria M. Sullivan have been named 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows.

Five Dietrich School Undergraduates Named Boren Scholars

Five Dietrich School undergraduates are the recipients fo 2018 Boren Scholarships. Congratulations to rising senior Emily Bucklen, and seniors Megan Harris, Juules Van Leusden, Olivia Peters, and Cian Stryker.

Dietrich School PhD Candidate Named Woodrow Wilson Fellow

University of Pittsburgh graduate student María Lis Baiocchi is one of 10 PhD candidates nationwide named as Dissertation Fellow in Women’s Studies by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Baiocchi is a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and a doctoral certificate student in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Dietrich School Receives NEH Grant to Rethink Humanities Doctoral Education

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a nearly $25,000 grant to Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Holger Hoock, the J. Carroll Amundson Professor of British History, to support his project, “Humanities Careers: Re-Imagining Doctoral Education in the Humanities.” The grant will be matched by funding from the Dietrich School.

Dietrich School Students, Alumnae Among NSF Fellowship Honorees

Dietrich School graduate students Brett Baribault Bankson, Stefanie Lee Sequeira, and Alaina Nicole McDonnell, and alumnae Julianne Griffith and Aleza Wallace were awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, graduate students Amy Ryan, Kathryn Mae Rothenhoefer, Andrea Marie Fetters, Mariah Denhart, Timothy Stephen Coleman, Hope Elizabeth Anne Brooks, and Mary Elizabeth Rouse Braza, and alumnae Sarah Elise Post, Hannah Katherine Dollish, and Krista Bullard received Honorable Mentions.

Rickey Laurentiis
CAAPP Creative Writing Fellow Wins 2018 Whiting Award

Rickey Laurentiis, the inaugural Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, has won a 2018 Whiting Award for Poetry.

A Statement from Dean Kathleen Blee

For the last several months, the University has been investigating climate issues in our Department of Communication—both reviewing reports from more than a decade ago regarding allegations of sexual misconduct in the Department as well as surveying today’s climate.

Dennis Doyle
Dietrich School Junior Named Beinecke Scholar

Dietrich School undergraduate Dennis Doyle has been named a 2018 Beinecke Scholar. Dennis, a junior studying chemistry and studio arts, is the third Beinecke Scholar in the University's history. His artwork is featured at the Studio Arts Student Exhibition, running March 30 through April 28 at the University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts Building.

Dietrich School Professor Granted EURIAS Fellowship

Dietrich School faculty member Todd Reeser, Professor of French and Director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, has been awarded a 10-month senior residential fellowship in AY2019 in Lyon, France under the auspices of the EURIAS Fellowship Programme to conduct archival research on his ongoing "Transgender France" book project, and become part of a research team at the Max Weber Center. His research community in Lyon is focused on the subcategory of "Sexualités, couples, identités."

Yolanda Covington-Ward
Africana Studies Professor Receives Amaury Talbot Prize

Yolanda Covington-Ward, associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Africana Studies, is the recipient of the 2016 Amaury Talbot Prize for Africanist Anthropology from the Royal Anthropological Institute in England for her book Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo.

Deane Root
Music Department Chair Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award

On March 3, the Society for American Music honored Dietrich School Department of Music Chair Deane Root with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his scholarship in American music and overall academic leadership.