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Dietrich School Professor, Graduate Student Recognized by ACLS

Christopher Nygren, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Colleen O'Reilly, a doctoral candidate from the same department, have been recognized by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as, respectively, an ACLS Fellow and a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow.

Dietrich School Chemistry Professor Named 2017 Cottrell Scholar

Daniel Lambrecht, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

Dietrich School, CGS Staff Invited to Discussion on Staff Diversity Climate Survey and Next Steps

Staff members of the Dietrich School and the College of General Studies are invited to hear the findings of the recent staff diversity climate survey and to share their ideas and recommendations about how the school can respond. Three sessions will be held during the week of June 26.

Dietrich School Staff Invited to Total Rewards Q & A Sessions

Michele Colvard, Executive Director for Staff Personnel and Senior Assistant Dean for the Dietrich School, will host an open Q & A session on the Total Rewards Project and the Job Analysis Questionnaire on Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14. No RSVP is necessary.

Dietrich School Doctoral Candidate Awarded Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Dietrich School doctoral candidate Samuel Gavin has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Kathleen M. Blee Named New Dean of Dietrich School and College of General Studies

Kathleen M. Blee has been named the Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the dean of the College of General Studies. She currently is the Dietrich School’s associate dean and a distinguished professor in the school’s Department of Sociology. Blee’s deanship will commence on Aug. 15, 2017.

Dietrich School Undergraduate Wins Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Dietrich School undergraduate David Leftwich, a junior double majoring in political science and psychology, is one of 10 college juniors in the nation selected for the prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship.

Dietrich School Undergraduates Named 2017 Boren Scholars

Dietrich School undergraduates Katherine Andrews, Matthew Eskuchen, Capri Gaines, and Nora Wagman have been named 2017 Boren Scholars.

Dietrich School Professor Awarded Gordan Book Prize

Todd Reeser, a professor in the Dietrich School's Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures and the director of the school's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, was recently awarded the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize by the Renaissance Society of America.

Dietrich School Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence

On April 4, Dietrich School faculty members Lillian T. Chong, Gianni Downs, and Alison Slinskey Legg were recognized as winners of the 2017 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards, established in 1998 and endowed in 2008 with a $1.5 million gift from Dietrich School alumnus David Bellet and his wife, Tina, acknowledge, reward, and encourage outstanding undergraduate teachers.

Dietrich School Mathematics Professor Named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by Department of Defense

Brent Doiron, an associate professor in the Dietrich School Department of Mathematics, has been named a 2017 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the US Department of Defense. The fellowship program "provides research awards to top-tier researchers from U.S. universities to conduct revolutionary 'high risk, high pay-off' research of strategic importance to the Department of Defense."

Dietrich School Biological Sciences Professor to Direct New Center

Through a comprehensive understanding of how to fix protein architecture when it goes awry, Pitt researchers will be positioned to improve prognoses for millions of people with debilitating diseases. The Center for Protein Conformational Diseases, set to launch in April under the direction of Jeffrey Brodsky, is one of only two such centers in the U.S.

Dietrich School Chemistry Professor Recognized with Cottrell Scholar Award

Daniel Lambrecht, assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, is the recipient of a 2017 Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

Dietrich School Open Door Project Film Screening and Workshop Addressing Racism and Cultural Appropriation CANCELED

The screening of I'm Not Racist... Am I? a feature documentary by Point Made Films originally scheduled for March 15 has been CANCELED. The event will be rescheduled for Fall 2017.

Dietrich School Open Door Project Presents, "Free Speech and Dissent in Today's Political Climate," February 20

Attorneys representing the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the ACLU will discuss the set of guarantees protected by the First Amendment and how free speech goes hand-in-hand with engaged citizenship. Pamela W. Connelly, Pitt's Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, will provide introductory remarks. February 20, 4 p.m., University Club, Ballroom A