Headlines & Highlights
University of Pittsburgh Stages Opens Season With Pittsburgh Premiere of Venus
The production company for Pitt’s Department of Theatre Arts—now known as University of Pittsburgh Stages—presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Venus, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. It runs October 24 through November 10 at the Studio Theatre, in the basement of Pitt’s Cathedral of Learning.
Public Lecture Celebrates Higgs Boson Discovery, Highlights Pitt Contributions to Research
Join us on October 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the University Club to learn more about the 2013 Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson particle and the involvement of Pitt scientists in this groundbreaking effort.
Iris Marion Young Awardees Announced
Four members of the Pitt community will be honored with the Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement at a ceremony on October 24 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Pennsylvania Room.
Chevron Science Center Lab Renovations Among Approved Projects
The Property and Facilities Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees gave funding approval at its meeting October 8, for preliminary project development for the renovation of two science laboratories on the University’s Pittsburgh campus.
Professor Emeritus to Receive BNY Mellon Living Legacy Award
As the annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert enters its 43rd exciting year, its founder, Pitt Professor Emeritus of Music Nathan Davis, prepares to accept the BNY Mellon Jazz 2013 Living Legacy Award in a special ceremony October 5 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Nominations Invited for Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards
Recognize extraordinary achievement and innovation in undergraduate teaching by nominating a Dietrich School faculty member for a 2014 Tina & David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award. Nomination deadline is October 31.
Nominations Invited for Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Advising
Celebrate excellence in academic advising by nominating a Dietrich School faculty academic advisor for the 2014 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising. Nomination deadline is October 31.
Dietrich School Undergraduate is Recipient of 2013 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship
Dietrich School senior Nicholas Amoscato, a tenor saxophonist, is the recipient of the 2013 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship. The $5,000 tuition prize is awarded annually to a Pitt music student and is based on submitted tapes of jazz standards that are judged by a panel of nationally recognized jazz musicians.
Pitt Presents Its 43rd Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert Under Direction of New Pitt Jazz Studies Director Geri Allen
The University of Pittsburgh Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert—one of the region’s premier jazz events—will kick off in October with a free series of lunchtime concerts, lecture/demonstrations, a film screening, and community outreach activities, culminating November 2 with a gala concert in Carnegie Music Hall.
Wangari Maathai Trees and Garden Honors the Late Nobel Laureate and Dietrich School Alumna
Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg will dedicate The Wangari Maathai Trees and Garden at 4:30 p.m., September 25 by unveiling a memorial plaque at the garden. The dedication ceremony will be held during Pitt’s Homecoming week and is open to the public.