Headlines & Highlights
Internationally Renowned Pitt Philosopher to Be Honored By the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs
In recognition of his outstanding achievements in philosophy and commitment to German-American cooperation in this field, Adolf Grünbaum, Andrew Mellon Professor of Philosophy of Science, will be presented with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany at a by-invitation-only ceremony on September 18.
History of Art and Architecture Professor to Discuss Findings from The Florence Duomo Project on September 18
University of Pittsburgh art historian Franklin Toker will discuss his findings from The Florence Duomo Project during a September 18 lecture.
Celebrate Homecoming 2013 with the Dietrich School, September 23-29
The Pitt Alumni Association invites you to this year’s homecoming festivities! Events are scheduled for the week of September 23, culminating with the homecoming football game against the University of Virginia on September 28. Find out more!
Dietrich School Team Examines Animal Interactions to Better Predict Ecological Outcomes
By observing the interplay in a common predator-prey system, a team of biologists found that it was the interactions between the personality types of two species that best predicted survival outcomes—and not the personality types of either species alone. Their findings were highlighted in the September print issue of Behavioral Ecology.
National Book Award Winner Joins English Department
Terrance Hayes, 2010 National Book Award Winner, has joined the Dietrich School's Department of English as a professor. He received his MFA in poetry from Pitt.
2013 University of Pittsburgh/BNY Mellon Jazz Scholar Named
Nicholas Amoscato, a Dietrich School senior double majoring in music and computer science, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 University of Pittsburgh/BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship.
Nominations Welcomed for Iris Marion Young Award
Annual award recognizes leaders in the struggle to achieve social justice and celebrates the life and legacy of former Pitt faculty member.
43rd Annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert Set for Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Longest-running event of its kind in the country to continue under the direction of Geri Allen, renowned pianist, Department of Music alumna, and new associate professor in the Dietrich School.
Student Named Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Graduate Fellow
Xiaopeng Li, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is the first Pitt student to be selected as a Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics graduate fellow.
Pitt Recognized Among "Best Colleges" by Princeton Review
The University of Pittsburgh is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review’s 2014 edition of its annual college guide, “The Best 378 Colleges.”