Headlines & Highlights
Pitt Research Paves Way Towards Addressing Student Engagement
“Enhancing student engagement has been identified as the key to addressing problems of low achievement, high levels of student misbehavior, alienation, and high dropout rates,” said Ming-Te Wang, assistant professor of psychology in education in the School of Education and of psychology in the Dietrich School, who coauthored the study.
Two Dietrich School Alumni Nominated as Pitt Trustee Candidates
Douglas M. Browning (A&S ’72), global customs counsel for General Motors Company in Washington, D.C. and Deborah J. Gillotti (A&S ’77) vice president and general manager of health care for speech-recognition software developer nVoq in Boulder, CO, are among the new candidates for membership on the board.
‘Chemical Architects’ Build Family of Materials with Potential Applications in Drug Delivery and Gas Storage
Researchers in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences have designed a family of materials that could make drug delivery, gas storage, and gas transport more efficient and at a lower cost. The findings were reported in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).
Geology and Planetary Science Team Discovers Lead Pollution Dating Back 8,000 Years
A team of researchers from the Department of Geology and Planetary Science detected the oldest-discovered remains of human-derived lead pollution in the world in the northernmost region of Michigan, suggesting metal pollution from mining and other human activities appeared far earlier in North America than in Europe, Asia, and South America.
Mathematicians Devise Formula that Analyzes Epilepsy and Other Conditions
A 350-year-old mathematical mystery could lead toward a better understanding of medical conditions like epilepsy or even the behavior of predator-prey systems in the wild, Dietrich School researchers report.
Chemists Demonstrate "Breathalyzer" Technology for Diabetes Detection, Management
Dietrich School chemists, led by Alexander Star, have demonstrated a sensor technology that could simplify the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes through breath analysis alone. Their findings were published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).
Professor Featured in American Historical Association Blog
Molly Warsh, assistant professor in the Department of History, is highlighted in this month's issue of the American Historical Association's blog, AHA TODAY.
Dietrich School Associate Dean Receives 2013 Charles Tilly Award
Kathleen Blee, distinguished professor of sociology and associate dean of graduate studies and research, has been honored with the 2013 Charles Tilly Award for Best Book from the American Sociological Association.
AAPG Recognizes Dietrich School Alumni
Dietrich School graduates J. Frederick Sarg and William Zagorski were recently recognized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
Students Invited to Participate in Healthcare Entrepreneurship Competition
Are you a Pitt student working in a healthcare related field? Do you have an idea that could change the way healthcare is practiced? Are you interested in learning about starting a business? If the answer is yes, you are eligible to participate in the Student Healthcare Entrepreneurship Competition.