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Headlines & Highlights

Dietrich School Chemist, Physicist Named AAAS Fellows
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Dietrich School faculty members David Waldeck, professor in the Department of Chemistry, and Hrvoje Petek, the Richard King Mellon Professor of Physics and Astronomy, have been honored as fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nation’s most prestigious scientific society.
Dietrich School Professor and Graduate Student Part of International Team Studying Proton Movement in Water
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An international team of scientists, including Kenneth Jordan, Richard King Mellon Professor and Distinguished Professor of Computational Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, are pursuing an enhanced understanding of the movement of protons in water, which is needed to improve the technologies that depend on proton transfer. Their work was recently published in Science.
Dietrich School Junior Recipient of 2016 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship
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Dietrich School junior Ryan Salisbury, 20, is the recipient of the 2016 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship. Salisbury is a double major in biological sciences and music. He won the $5,000 academic scholarship based on a recording of jazz standards he submitted to a judging panel composed of members of the Pitt Jazz Studies Program faculty.
Dietrich School Alumnus Wins 2016 National Book Award for Poetry
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Dietrich School alumnus Daniel Borzutzky (A&S '97) is the recipient of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry for his book, The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016).
"From the Crusades to ISIS," an Open Door Project Panel Presentation, November 17
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Join a multidisciplinary panel of Dietrich School experts on Thursday, November 17 at 3 p.m. in 3703 Posvar Hall to explore religious persecution within the broader historical context of Civil Rights in America.
Dietrich School Psychology Professor Receives $21.8 Million Grant to Study Exercise/Brain-Health Link in Older Adults
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Kirk Erickson, associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Psychology, is the recipient of a five-year, $21.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, to study whether exercise influences cognitive and brain health in cognitively normal older adults.
Dietrich School Open Door Project Presents Diversity Experience Training, November 18
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This session is designed to introduce Pitt faculty, student, and staff participants to the transformative model of Intergroup Dialogue and to support participants in gaining courage to have uncomfortable conversations through the creation of safe spaces that deepen relationships within and across social identities in meaningful ways.
Harvard Sociologist William Julius Wilson Discusses Segregation, Unemployment, and Discrimination, October 19
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The Dietrich School's Department of Africana Studies presents William Julius Wilson, one of the nation's most accomplished and looked-to analysts of race, inequality, and poverty, on October 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.
"From Birmingham to Black Lives Matter," an Open Door Project Panel Presentation, October 20
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Join a multidisciplinary panel of Dietrich School experts to explore the Black Lives Matter movement within the broader historical context of Civil Rights in America, Thursday, October 20 from 3-5 p.m. in 501 CL.
Bellet Award Nominations Accepted October 1-31
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The Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards recognize outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate studies in the Dietrich School. Students and faculty are encouraged to submit nominations between October 1 and 31