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Headlines & Highlights

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.
Dietrich School Professor Elected President of the Philosophy of Science Association
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Sandra Mitchell, professor and chair of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, has been elected President of the Philosophy of Science Association. She will serve as Vice-President and President-Elect until December 2016, and her two year term as President will run from January 2017 to December 2018.
New Study by Dietrich School Professor Cites Nine Mile Run Restoration Project as National Model
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In a paper published this month in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Dan Bain, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Geology and Planetary Science, says the Nine Mile Run project has made a difference and sets an example for other cities to follow.
Dietrich School Political Science Professors Explore Gender Gap in U.S. Elections
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An interest in the gender gap between representations of female candidates in U.S. elections compared to their male counterparts led two Dietrich School professors to take the issue into the laboratory for three years of research. Associate Professors Kristin Kanthak and Jonathan Woon have published the first phase of their research findings online in the American Journal of Political Science.
Mark Collins Wins 2015 Ampco-Pittsburgh Award for Excellence in Advising
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Mark Collins, Lecturer and Environmental Science Coordinator in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Ampco-Pittsburgh Award for Excellence in Advising. This annual award recognizes Dietrich School faculty members for outstanding academic advising of undergraduate students.
Dietrich School Graduate Students Invited to Submit Abstracts for March 2015 Grad Expo
Abstracts are now being accepted for the 15th annual Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Grad Expo, a celebration and showcase of the rich and varied graduate student research happening within the Dietrich School.
Three Minute Thesis Competition Invites Participants
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The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is hosting a "three minute thesis" competition for PhD students on February 12, 2015. Participating Dietrich School PhD students will have three minutes to present a compelling oration on the dissertation and its significance. Participants must be admitted to candidacy.
Dietrich School Senior Wins 2014 ACP Diversity Story of the Year Award
Natalie Daher, a Dietrich School senior studying communication and writing, is the winner of the 2014 Associated Collegiate Press Diversity Story of the Year Award. Daher, editor-in-chief of The Pitt News, was recognized for her story on the emergence of LGBTQ members and traditions within the Greek community at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dietrich School Professor, Grad Students, Among Pitt Innovation Challenge Winners
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Alexander Star, associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, and graduate students from his research group, are part of Team Nanoketo, $100K winners in this year's Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh), a competition designed to generate innovative solutions to challenging health problems.
Jewish Studies Program Celebrates Rauh Archives with Open House Event, Nov 23
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The Rauh Jewish Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center, the Rodef Shalom Congregation Archives, and the Dietrich School's Jewish Studies Program will host an open house event on November 23 at the Heinz History Center to celebrate Dietrich School alumnus, Richard E. Rauh (A&S '62, '64G).