Headlines & Highlights
Dietrich School Alumnus Alfred Moyé Featured in Pitt Chronicle
Moyé is deeply connected to Pitt, serving on the Boards of Visitors for the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Information Sciences, as well as on the Board of Trustees’ committees for academic affairs/library services and institutional advancement.
Geology Research Team Provides Deeper Understanding of Drought Cycles in Central America
Historic lake sediment dug up by University of Pittsburgh researchers reveals that oceanic influences on rainfall in Central America have varied over the last 2,000 years, highlighting the fluctuating influence the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans have on precipitation.
William Pitt Debating Union Hosts Public Debate on February 13
The Debating Union will tackle the issue of showing ultrasound images to women considering pregnancy termination.
Pitt Repertory Theatre Presents Zanna, Don't!, February 14-March 3
Zanna, Don’t! was written by Tim Acito and Alexander Dinelaris and is directed by visiting lecturer Robert C.T. Steele with vocal direction by theatre arts professor Stacey Cabaj and musical direction by Harry Jamison, a senior music major at Pitt. Junior theatre arts major Rocky Paterra stars in the title role.
English Department Features Longform.com Founders in January 31 Podcast Event
The Department of English and the Writing Program present Longform.org founders Max Linsky and Aaron Lammer and The New York Times Magazine's Joel Lovell during a live podcast and Q & A on Thursday, January 31 from 5 - 7 p.m. in 501 Cathedral of Learning. Event is free and open to the public.
Nathan Davis’ Matryoshka Blues to Premiere in NYC’s Carnegie Hall
A new musical work for cello and piano by Pitt Jazz Studies Program Director and Professor of Music Nathan Davis will be performed as a highlight of the InterHarmony International Music Festival’s January 25 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City
History of Art and Architecture Faculty Member Receives Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize
The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences has named Gretchen H. Bender, assistant chair and director of undergraduate advising in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, as the recipient of the 2013 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising.
German Department Professor Elected President of Goethe Society of North America
Professor Clark S. Muenzer of the Department of German has been elected the President of the Goethe Society of North America (GSNA). He will serve a three-year term, from January 2013 until January, 2016.
Studio Arts Student Work Showcased in Free Exhibition January 23-February 15
Works of art by studio arts majors—including paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media—will be featured in a free public exhibition that runs from January 23 through February 15 at the University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building, Schenley Drive, Oakland. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Assessment Conference Features Dietrich School Faculty, Associate Dean
The University of Pittsburgh’s Office of the Provost is sponsoring an assessment conference on January 18 as part of the University’s continuing effort to better integrate assessment processes into all of Pitt’s programs.