Headlines & Highlights
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.”
Physics Team Invents World's Smallest Terahertz Detector
Molecules could soon be “scanned” in a fashion similar to imaging screenings at airports, thanks to a detector developed by Dietrich School physicists.
Physics Professor, Sloan Team, Release Sky Survey Data
“This is our tenth data release since 2001, and we’re not slowing down yet,” said SDSS-III Spokesperson Michael Wood-Vasey, assistant professor of physics and astronomer at the University of Pittsburgh. “Public access to data has always been a key goal of our project. We are proud to continue that tradition today.”
$1 Million Laboratory to Be Constructed at Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology
A new laboratory building valued at $1 million will soon be under construction at Pitt’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, attracting researchers from across the world to the facility.
Neuroscience Professor Links Diet Deficits to Hyperactivity in Teens
Diets lacking omega-3 fatty acids—found in foods like wild fish, eggs, and grass-fed livestock—can have worsened effects over consecutive generations, especially affecting teens, according to a Pitt study led by Bita Moghaddam, professor of neuroscience.
Biological Sciences Professor Examines Impact of Exposure to Insecticides on Amphibians
Amphibians exposed to insecticides early in life—even those not yet hatched—have a higher tolerance to those same insecticides later in life, according to a recent Pitt study led by Rick Relyea, professor of biological sciences within the Dietrich School and director of the University’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.