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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

Chancellor Gallagher Recognizes Dietrich School Faculty Members for Teaching, Public Service, and Research

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has announced that Sean Garrett-Roe and Cindy Skrzycki are among the recipients of the 2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, Tony Novosel is among the recipients of the 2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award, and Haitao Liu is among the recipients of the 2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award.

New Pitt LGBTQIA+ Staff and Faculty Affinity Group Invites Members, Hosts February 23 Mixer

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce the LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group for University professional staff and faculty. The group will offer the community an official, collective voice for LGBTQIA+ issues at Pitt, will serve as a liaison to upper administration, and will provide support for recruitment and retention of faculty and staff.

Department of Studio Arts Welcomes Two Exhibitions to University Art Gallery

The Dietrich School's Department of Studio Arts presents two new exhibitions in the University Art Gallery with an Opening Reception February 9 and a Gallery Talk February 10. Liminal Conjunction is a new series of works by Visiting Assistant Professor Sophia Sobers and Dirty Work is a collaborative installation by artists Eleanor Aldrich (Tennessee) and Senior Lecturer Barbara Weissberger.

Open Door Project Panel Presentation Explores LGBTQ Rights, February 16

Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts on Thursday, February 16 from 3-5 p.m. in 3703 Posvar Hall to discuss the past achievements, current priorities, and future challenges of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans and their allies.