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Headlines & Highlights

Allred Named Inaugural Recipient of Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award
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Jane Bilewicz Allred (A&S ’71) is the inaugural recipient of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes her exceptional professional accomplishments and dedication to the University of Pittsburgh and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
Dietrich School Professor Studies the Impact of Excessive Deer Populations on Plant Biodiversity
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A research team led by Susan Kalisz, professor of evolutionary ecology in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that examines how excessive deer populations hurt native plant biodiversity.
Dietrich School Students Among Winners of Thrill Mill's "Business Bout"
Dietrich School undergraduates are among the Pitt entrepreneurs honored by Pittsburgh-based start-up incubator, Thrill Mill.
Computer Science Professor Awarded 2014 Google Faculty Research Award
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Congratulations to Diane Litman, professor in the Department of Computer Science and director of the Intelligent Systems Program, who is the recipient of a 2014 Google Faculty Research Award for her work in natural language processing.
2014 Bellet Awards Recognize Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Charles E. Jones, lecturer in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science, and Rick A. Relyea, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and director of the Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, are winners of 2014 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards.
Dietrich School Graduate Among Distinguished Alumni Fellows
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University of Pittsburgh Trustee Robert M. Hernandez (A&S ’66), retired vice chair and chief financial officer, USX Corporation, has been named a Distinguished Alumni Fellow by the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association.
National Cyber Symposium to Feature Dietrich School Faculty Member, March 12
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Pittsburgh jazz legend Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) will be the focus of a March 12 cyber symposium which will use Internet2 and PittNet to engage musicians and scholars around the country. The national symposium was conceived by Geri Allen, associate professor of music and director of Pitt’s Jazz Studies Program.
Long-time Dietrich School Administrator Recognized with Chancellor's Award
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Christine Metil, administrator, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Associate Director, Russian and East European Summer Language Institute, is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Staff Excellence in Service to the University.
Dietrich School Faculty Members Among Chancellor's Distinguished Research and Service Awardees
Faculty members from the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and History have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions.
Theatre Arts Professor Hosts Reading, Book Signing on February 27
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Join Kathleen George, professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, as she reads from and signs copies of her newest mystery novel, A Measure of Blood, on February 27 at 4 p.m. in The University Store on Fifth.