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Dietrich School Chemist Leads Team in Creating Light Tool for Gene Editing

Scientists have been manipulating genes for a while. The Dietrich School's Alexander Deiters just found a way to control the process with higher precision. By using light. Deiters and his group are the first to achieve this. The resulting paper was recently published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Neuroscience Professor Receives William K. Warren Research Award

Anthony Grace, Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, is the recipient of the William K. Warren Research Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to our understanding of schizophrenia.

Proposals Invited for 2015-16 Year of the Humanities

As part of Pitt's celebration of The Year of the Humanities, Provost Patricia Beeson invites Pitt faculty, staff, and students to submit proposals for events and programs that reflect on how their work as scholars, teachers, and learners addresses what it is to be human.

Two Dietrich School Students Named 2015 Humanity in Action Fellows

Two students from the Dietrich School have been awarded 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowships. Junior Robert A. Tessier and graduating senior Audrey-Marie H. Winn will conduct social-science and humanitarian-based research in the European cities of Warsaw and Amsterdam, respectively, during the summer of 2015.

Dietrich School Music Professor Named 2015 Guggenheim Fellow

Amy Williams, associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Music, has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. Williams was one of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists selected from a pool of over 3,100 applicants. She intends to spend her fellowship year composing three new pieces and recording a second album of music devoted to her compositions.

Dietrich School Junior Wins 2015 Udall Scholarship

Dietrich School junior Sage M. Lincoln has been awarded a 2015 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship for her outstanding academic record and research in environmental studies. Lincoln is one of 50 students in the nation to receive the honor, and she is Pitt’s eighth Udall Undergraduate Scholar in the last 20 years.

Dietrich School Senior Named a Junior Fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Patrick Farrell, a Dietrich School senior triple majoring in economics, political science, and Chinese, has been selected for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program. The Junior Fellows program is designed to provide substantive work experience for students interested in a career in international affairs.

$1 Million Grant to History of Art and Architecture Will Spur Collaboration and Research

A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Department of History of Art and Architecture will help to develop stronger partnerships between the department and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh as well as other venues, resulting in more collaborative research and public engagement.

Dietrich School Students and Faculty Among Presenters at April 6 Sustainability Symposium

Dietrich School students will present the work they’ve accomplished during the University’s Year of Sustainability at the eighth annual Student Sustainability Symposium from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. The event is free and open to the public.

Bellet Teaching Excellence Awardees to Be Honored at Dinner on April 14

Dietrich School faculty members Paul Floreancig, professor in the Department of Chemistry, and Michael R. Glass, lecturer in the Urban Studies Program, are winners of the 2015 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award. The honorees will be recognized at a dinner this month.

Dietrich School Undergraduate Named 2015 Goldwater Scholar

Joseph P. Johnston, a Dietrich School student majoring in physics and mathematics, is among an elite group of 260 undergraduates nationwide who have been named 2015 Goldwater Scholars. Two other Dietrich School students earned honorable mentions in the scholarship award competition.

Studio Arts Student Exhibition Opens April 1, Runs Through April 25

The 2015 Studio Arts Student Exhibition will open with a reception on Wednesday, April 1st, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts Building. The work of graduating studio arts majors will be featured along with exceptional works by majors and non-majors from the range of studio arts courses.

Janice M. Holder Named 2015 Dietrich School Distinguished Alumna

The Honorable Janice M. Holder (A&S '71) has been named the 2015 recipient of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. This award deservedly recognizes her exceptional professional accomplishments and dedication to the University of Pittsburgh and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Dietrich School Undergraduate Receives Ambrosio Award

Joelle Smith, a Dietrich School junior double majoring in English and communication, is the winner of the 2015 Anthony and Concetta Ambrosio Award. As the recipient of the Award, Smith will receive a stipend of $5,000 and a summer internship with CBS News in New York.

Dietrich School Professors Recognized for Excellence in Mentoring

Panos Chrysanthis, professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Peter Wipf, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemistry, are among the recipients of the 2015 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring. The award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree.