Headlines & Highlights
Graduating Dietrich School Student Named 2013 Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year
Graduating senior Katherine Malekoff, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban studies and sociology from Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University’s April 28 commencement ceremony, has been named the University of Pittsburgh's 2013 Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year.
Biological Sciences Professor Wins Undergraduate Teaching Award
Graham Hatfull, Eberly Family Professor of Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, is the recipient of the 2013 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. This recognition, given by the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes an exemplary educator in the field of microbiology.
Dietrich School Graduates Among African American Alumni Council Honorees
Marisa Bartley (A&S ’05), a business development officer for Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and Adam Iddriss (ENGR ’07, A&S ’07), a medical student at Johns Hopkins University, are two of the inaugural winners of the Rising African American Leaders Award.
City Council Honors Professor with "Toi Derricotte Day"
Pittsburgh City Council honored Toi Derricotte, professor, poet, co-founder of Cave Canem, the historic workshop/retreat for African American poets, and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, by naming April 16, 2013 "Toi Derricotte Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Dietrich School Alumna Wins Prestigious Young Writers Award
Katie Coyle (A&S '12G), a graduate of the Dietrich School's MFA program in fiction, has received the Hot Key Books Award for her novel Vivian Versus the Apocalypse. The prize, sponsored by UK daily publication, The Guardian, includes a £10,000 book deal.
Dietrich School Alumnus Alfred Moyé Wins Distinguished Alumni Service Award
Alfred Moyé, Dietrich School alumnus, former chemistry professor, and Pitt's one-time Dean of Student Affairs, has been recognized by the Pitt Alumni Association with the 2013 Bill Baierl Distinguished Alumni Service Award.
First Experiences in Research Symposium April 18
Celebrate undergraduate research, creative work, and achievement in the arts and sciences at the First Experiences in Research Symposium, Thursday, April 18, from 4-6 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Ballroom.
History Professor to Receive 2013 Sol Stetin Award
Marcus Rediker, Distinguished Professor in the Department of History, has been honored with the 2013 Sol Stetin Award, given annually by the Sidney Hillman Foundation to recognize lifetime achievement in the field of labor history.
NIST Director, Dietrich School Alumnus Named 2013 Pitt Commencement Speaker
Patrick D. Gallagher director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and graduate of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will be the featured speaker at the University of Pittsburgh’s 2013 Commencement on April 28.
Music Professor Named 2013 Guggenheim Fellow
Mathew Rosenblum, professor of music in composition and theory, has been named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. He is among 175 scholars, artists, and scientists selected in recognition of prior achievement and exceptional promise.