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Headlines & Highlights

Department of Physics and Astronomy to Implement Innovative Helium Recovery System
By early winter, the new helium recovery system will pipe used helium from physics labs in Old Engineering Hall, the Nuclear Physics Laboratory, and Allen Hall to a balloon-like container that repressurizes and thus reliquefies it.
College of General Studies Welcomes the Pitt Community to an Open House, September 19
The College of General Studies--part of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences since 2006--has relocated to 1400 Posvar Hall. Please stop by this new signature space for an open house event on Friday, September 19, from Noon to 2 p.m.
Date, Lineup Set for 44th Annual Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert
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An exciting lineup is in place for the 44th annual University of Pittsburgh Jazz Seminar and Concert, the longest-running event of its kind in the United States. Guests artists will include Esperanza Spalding, bassist, cellist, and singer, who in 2011 became the first jazz performer ever to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Dietrich School Faculty, Students Collaborate on University Art Gallery Exhibit
Configuring Disciplines: Fragments of an Encyclopedia runs from September 5 through October 5 at the University Art Gallery, located in the Frick Fine Arts Building. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 4, from 5-7 p.m.
Dietrich School Faculty Members and Programs Rated Among Pittsburgh's Best
Dave Bartholomae, Jonathan Pruitt, and Rob Ruck are featured in an article on Pittsburgh's Best Professors in the September issue of Pittsburgh Magazine.
Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Iris Marion Young Award
Do you know someone who is a leader in the struggle to achieve social justice? The Dietrich School's Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies Program partnered with other Pitt units to create the Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement to honor those who work to promote justice in the University, at the local or national level, or across the globe.
Dietrich School Alumna Awarded Fellowship from Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Margot Goldberg (A&S '10) has been awarded a five-year teaching fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation. She received her undergraduate degree from the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences.
Creative Problem Solvers Invited to Participate in Pitt Innovation Challenge
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The Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh) is a competition designed to generate innovative solutions to challenging health problems.
Three Dietrich School Faculty Members Featured in New Videos
Graham Hatfull, Terrance Hayes, and Christel Temple, are among the Pitt faculty members featured in a series of new videos produced by the University's Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Dietrich School Mellon Professor Voted President-Elect of AHA
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Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History and Director of the World History Center, has been voted President-Elect of the American Historical Association.