Headlines & Highlights

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).
Dietrich School Chemistry Professors Receive 2014 Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences Award
Dietrich School faculty members Geoffrey Hutchison and Daniel Lambrecht received a 2014 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Special Grant Program in the Chemical Sciences award for their effort on "Creating an Open Quantum Chemistry Repository." Their work aims to create an open mobile-ready, web-based database of accurate, quantum calculations of molecules.
Dietrich School Faculty Member, Undergraduate Honored for Contributions to Social Justice and Democracy
Irene Frieze, professor of psychology and women’s studies, and Joseph Thomas, a senior majoring in biology and political science, were honored with the 2014 Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement. The award recognizes contributions to social justice and democracy by Pitt alumni, faculty, staff, or students. The awardees were celebrated at a November 6 reception.
Dietrich School Students Developed and Installed a New Exhibit Coming to University Art Gallery, Nov 11
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Undergraduates in the Museum Studies Exhibition Seminar in the Dietrich School's Department of History of Art and Architecture designed, planned, and installed a new exhibit on artist Gertrude Quastler. "Restrike: Uncovering the Life and Work of Gertrude Quastler" runs Nov 11--Dec 5 at the University Art Gallery. The students will host a free public reception at the gallery at 6:30 p.m. Nov 10.
Dietrich School Biologist Studies the Blind Ambition of the Tiger Beetle
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Speed is an asset for a predator. Except when that predator runs so fast that it essentially blinds itself. Daniel Zurek, a postdoctoral researcher in Nathan Morehouse’s lab in the Department of Biological Sciences, explores the speed-related vision issues of the tiger beetle in a new paper published November 5 in Biology Letters.
Iris Marion Young Award Ceremony on November 6 to Feature Panel on Race and Education in Pittsburgh
Join us November 6 at 4 p.m. at The Twentieth Century Club for the annual Iris Marion Young Award Ceremony, honoring those in the Pitt community who are politically engaged inside and outside of academia. This year's event includes a panel discussion on Race and Education in Pittsburgh, featuring Curtiss Porter, Chief Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, City of Pittsburgh.
October 30 Internet2 Jazz Master Class Includes Students from Dietrich School and Berklee College of Music
Master drummer, producer, and Berklee College of Music Professor Teri Lyne Carrington will simultaneously work with students at the Dietrich School and Berklee in Boston. This Internet2 demonstration will allow students to play together in real time from two different sites.
College of General Studies Celebrates Nontraditional Student Week, November 3-8
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Join the College of General Studies in recognizing National Nontraditional Student Week, November 3-8, 2014. Celebrate Pitt Sports during this 12th annual celebration honoring the hard work of those Pitt students who are pursuing an education while managing other priorities, like work, family, and community responsibilities.
Department of Theatre Arts Presents AVENUE Q, November 6-23
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Avenue Q's cast of puppets, politically incorrect lyrics, and hilarious upending of children's television laughed its way into three Tony awards. Now, Dietrich School Professor Bria Walker brings this Broadway hit to the University of Pittsburgh Stages. Tickets are on sale now.
Dietrich School Professor Discusses Florence Cathedral Excavations, October 23
Franklin Toker, professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture, directed archaeological excavations under Florence Cathedral for half a decade. Join him on October 23 at 4 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Building Auditorium to hear how, with his students and colleagues, he is turning archaeological data into entirely new chapters in art history.