Headlines & Highlights

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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Dietrich School Departments, University Art Gallery Celebrate 450th Birthday of Galileo on February 15
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The Departments of Studio Arts and Music, along with the University Art Gallery, will present a celebration of Galileo through visual arts and live music on Saturday, February 15 from 3-5 p.m. in the University Art Gallery.
Professor of French Elected Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America
Professor Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski from the Dietrich School's Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures has been recognized for her distinguished contributions to medieval studies.
Dietrich School Professor's Innovative Science Curriculum Lauded in New Study
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Students at 70-plus colleges nationwide have discovered more than 3,000 previously unknown bacteriophages through a novel biology course developed by Graham Hatfull, the Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology in the Department of Biological Sciences.
Dietrich School Alumna is the New Face of Prius
Kellee Maize (A&S ’02), a former communication major, has signed a three-year deal as the new face of Prius. Read more about this exciting musician and entrepreneur in the current issue of Pop City.
Discipline Based Science Education Research Center Established at Dietrich School
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The Discipline Based Science Education Research Center will impact and strengthen teaching in the school’s natural science departments. Under the leadership of Founding Director Chandralekha Singh, dB-SERC will work with faculty members to develop and implement ways of teaching courses that are grounded in research on teaching and learning.