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Headlines & Highlights

Register for Summer Sessions Beginning February 16
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Get a head start on fall term, finish gen ed requirements, take classes in your major, or pick up extra credits to graduate sooner! Summer Sessions at Pitt allow you to enroll in two classes in a row without course conflicts, maximize your time by taking additional upper-division classes in your major, and schedule around vacations, jobs, and internships.
Dietrich School Professors Among 2015 Faculty Fellows in Sustainability
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Daniel Bain, assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science, and Walter Carson, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, are among the recipients of 2015 Faculty Fellowships in Sustainability. Fellows are expected to contribute to research within and across disciplines during the fellowship period and will develop new sustainability-related courses.
Singing Valentines Benefit Heinz Chapel Choir Tour Fund
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Let the Heinz Chapel Choir serenade your Valentine with a personalized musical message. All proceeds benefit the Choir's Tour Fund. Order your singing Valentine today for delivery on Friday, February 13.
Dietrich School Faculty Members Play Key Roles in University's Black History Month Celebration
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Pitt will host the community, students, and special guests in a number of events in February to mark Black History Month. A panel discussion, film screening, and two lectures are free and open to the public. Pictured, right, is a still shot from Ghosts of Amistad, a documentary by Dietrich School professor Marcus Rediker, that will be screened on February 9.
Dietrich School Distinguished Professor Wins 2015 Anneliese Maier Research Award
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Robert Brandom, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and a fellow in Pitt’s Center for the Philosophy of Science, has won a 2015 Anneliese Maier Research Award, presented by Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Free Screening of Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels, Scheduled for February 9
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A screening of Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels, produced by Tony Buba and based on The Amistad Rebellion: At Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Penguin, 2012) by Pitt Distinguished Professor of History Marcus Rediker, will take place on February 9 at 8:30 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Professor Rediker will introduce the film and take questions afterwards.
Three-Part Lecture Series on Evolution Begins January 26
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A three-part lecture series, “Race, Sex and Human Evolution,” sponsored by Pitt’s Humanities Center, the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, the Department of Anthropology, the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, and others will examine the biases underlying our commonly held ideas.
Dietrich School Biologists Link Flower Pigmentation to Climate Disruption
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In their paper in the inaugural issue of Nature Plants, Department of Biological Sciences Professor Tia-Lynn Ashman and PhD student Matthew Koski, explore 19th-century zoologist Constantin Wilhelm Lambert Gloger's ecological rule for animals and how it applies to flowers.
Studio Arts Summer 2014 Creative Research Exhibition Runs January 15 – February 6
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The Department of Studio Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of work from students participating in the Summer 2014 Studio Arts Field Study in Wyoming, and from Studio Arts Research Fellows conducting independent research through the Dietrich School's Office of Undergraduate Research and the ACCIAC Fellows Program in Creativity and Innovation.
Dietrich School Professor Elected to Lead Conference on Latin American History
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Lara Putnam, professor and chair of the Department of History, has been elected Vice President/President Elect of the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) of the American Historical Association. CLAH has over 700 members and is the largest of the disciplinary associations affiliated with the AHA. After a two-year term as vice president, Putnam will become president in 2017-19.