Headlines & Highlights
National Cyber Symposium to Feature Dietrich School Faculty Member, March 12
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
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
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.
Dietrich School Professors Receive Sloan Research Fellowships
Marlene Cohen, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience; Sergey Frolov, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and, Michael Neilan, assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics have been named 2014 Sloan Research Fellows.
Pitt Black History Month Observance Honors Three Retired Dietrich School Faculty Members
Performances in dance, jazz, and poetry will highlight a Celebration of the Arts, a by-invitation-only event on February 24, that honors the achievements of Nathan Davis, Toi Derricotte, and Vernell A. Lillie.
Summer Sessions Registration Begins February 17
Summer sessions are designed specifically so that students can enroll in two classes in a row without course overlap; take additional upper-division courses in their major; complete core requirements; explore specialized topics or a new area of interest; and pick up extra credits during the 4-, 6-, and 12-week sessions.
Dietrich School Alumnus Patrick D. Gallagher Named Pitt's 18th Chancellor
The University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Patrick D. Gallagher, PhD, the 18th Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Pittsburgh.
Nobel Prize Winning Former Faculty Member is Honors Convocation Keynote Speaker
Alvin E. Roth, who began and completed much of the economics research for which he won the 2012 Nobel Prize while serving as Pitt’s first Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Pittsburgh’s 38th annual Honors Convocation, to be held at 3 p.m. February 28 in Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland.
Pitt Innovation Challenge Welcomes Inventive Minds and Visionary Ideas
In a community-wide competition to spark fresh ideas that engage people in their own health care, the University of Pittsburgh is offering $300,000 in funding to three winners in its first Pitt Innovation Challenge, or PInCh.