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Dietrich School Invites Nominations for Ampco-Pittsburgh Advising Prize, October 1-31

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will accept nominations for the Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising from October 1-31. This annual award recognizes outstanding faculty academic advising of Dietrich School undergraduate students.

Dietrich School Open Door Project Presents, "How to Be a Muslim Ally," October 12

The Dietrich School Open Door Project invites the entire Pitt community to attend "How to Be a Muslim Ally," presented by The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, October 12, from 3 - 5 p.m. in the University Club, Ballroom B.

Dietrich School Professor Awarded Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

English Professor Lynn Emanuel has been awarded the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The honor recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year and carries a $25,000 award. The prize was awarded for Emanuel’s most recent book of poetry The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected.

Dietrich School Kicks Off New Initiative with September 15 Panel Discussion on Election Year Rhetoric

Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman joins a panel of Dietrich School faculty experts to discuss “Election Year Rhetoric: Vitriol, Violence, and Voter Anxiety," on Thursday, September 15. The event is the first "Third Thursday" presentation sponsored by the Dietrich School's new diversity and inclusion initiative, the Open Door Project.

Dietrich School Professor Named Co-editor of AJS Review

Adam Shear, director of the Dietrich School's Jewish Studies Program and associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies, has been named one of two editors of the Association for Jewish Studies’ AJS Review, published by Cambridge University Press.

Dietrich School Professor Recognized by American Council for Polish Culture

On August 13, the American Council for Polish Culture presented the Distinguished Service Award to Oscar E. Swan, professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and director of the Russian and East European Summer Language Institute.

Dietrich School Faculty Member Receives NEH Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities has awarded one of four Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grants to David J. Birnbaum, professor in and the chair of the Dietrich School's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Dietrich School Faculty Member Appointed to National Advisory Committee on Physical Activity

Two Pitt faculty members, including the Dietrich School's Kirk I. Erickson, have been appointed to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell. The committee is charged with developing federal recommendations on the amount, intensity, and types of physical activity needed for Americans’ healthy lifestyles.

Dietrich School Researchers Discover Mechanism Behind Halogenation Process in New Enzyme

Building upon its earlier discovery of a new halogenation enzyme, WelO5, a Pitt-led team of researchers has uncovered the molecular basis for the biohalogenation, creating a new “toolbox” for biochemists working with protein biocatalysis for important applications in pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.

Dietrich School Students: Your Voices Matter. Complete the SERU Survey and Share Your Thoughts.

Dietrich School undergraduates are invited to share their thoughts and impressions about Pitt and their education through the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey. The survey closes June 15--complete it and be eligible for great prizes, including an iPad Mini.

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics Celebrates Cave Canem, June 19

Poets Duriel E. Harris, Tyehimba Jess, Camille Rankine, and Danez Smith are part of a June 19 celebration of 20 years of Cave Canem, which has served as a home for Black poetry since 1996. The event is hosted by Pitt’s Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) and will be held at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

Dietrich School Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of the Science Family of Journals

Jeremy Berg, associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning in the health sciences at Pitt, has been named editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals, beginning July 1, 2016. Berg, who also hold positions as professor of computational and systems biology, and professor of chemistry will serve a five-year term.

Dietrich School Distinguished Professor Recognized by Society of Biological Psychiatry

Anthony Grace, Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, is the recipient of the 2016 Gold Medal Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry. This award, given at the Society’s annual meeting, is awarded “for an internationally distinguished career of outstanding research and advancing knowledge in the field of psychiatric neuroscience."

Dietrich School Neuroscience Faculty Member Elected to Council of ACNP

Bita Moghaddam, professor of neuroscience and psychiatry, has been elected to the Council of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP).

Recent Dietrich School Graduate Awarded 2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship

Recent Pitt graduate Mehrgol Tiv has been awarded a 2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship. She will conduct social-science and humanitarian-based research in Amsterdam during the summer of 2016. Including Tiv, Pitt students have now won 16 Humanity in Action Fellowships since 2006.