Headlines & Highlights
Student Art Exhibit, January 23-February 15
Exhibition of work from Studio Arts Research Fellows and from students participating in the Summer 2012 Studio Arts Field Study in Wyoming. Frick Fine Arts Building, University Art Gallery. Opening reception is Wednesday, January 23, from 4-6 p.m.
Statistics Professor Named Fellow of AAAS
Allan R. Sampson, professor of statistics in the Dietrich School, was honored for his distinguished contributions to statistical methodology, advancing innovative statistical techniques in neuroscience and clinical trials, and fostering the studying and teaching of statistics.
Dietrich School Grad Expo Invites Submissions, Deadline: January 21, 2013
Abstracts are now being accepted for the 13th annual Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Grad Expo, a celebration and showcase of the rich and varied graduate student research happening within the Dietrich School.
Dietrich School Senior Named 2013 Marshall Scholar
Paras Minhas, a senior in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, has received a 2013 Marshall Scholarship, one of the most competitive and prestigious merit scholarships available to graduating U.S. seniors.
Sports Historian Named a Runner-Up for Literary Sports Writing
Rob Ruck, sports historian and senior lecturer in the Department of History in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School ofArts and Sciences, has been named a runner-up for the 2012 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing.
English Professor Recognized by Joint Pittsburgh Foundation/Heinz Foundation Award
Toi Derricotte, professor in the Department of English, has been awarded the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award.
Pitt Ranked a Top Producer of Fulbright Winners, Nine of Current 15 Awardees are Dietrich School Graduates
The University of Pittsburgh is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant winners among research universities, placing 8th among U.S. public research universities and 15th among all U.S. universities, public and private, outperforming its 2011 record when it placed 17th among all U.S. universities. The ranking was announced this month by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Mellon Professor Selected as Inaugural Fellow of American Mathematical Society
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Mathematics Thomas C. Hales is the world’s only mathematician to crack the 400-year-old mystery of the Kepler conjecture—a theory proposing that a pyramid formation is the most efficient way to stack spheres. Even the 17th-century German astronomer Johannes Kepler couldn’t prove his own idea when he published it in 1611.
Remembrance Day National Roll Call Event, November 12
The University will once again honor American troops who have died in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan by participating in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 12 in the lower lounge of the William Pitt Union
Humanities Center Presents Wlad Godzich Presents November 2 and 6
Wlad Godzich, Distinguished Professor of Literature at University of California, Santa Cruz, will present two lectures.