Headlines & Highlights

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.
Department of Studio Arts to Host Welcome Back and Homecoming Event, October 24
The Department of Studio Arts will host a Welcome Back and Homecoming Event for Studio Arts majors, minors, alumni, and friends on Friday, October 24th from 3:30-5:30pm. The event will take place on the front lawn of the Frick Fine Arts Building.
Dietrich School Alumnus, National Academy of Engineering Prize Winner, to Speak October 16
Dietrich School Department of Chemistry alumnus Abul Hussam (A&S '82G), winner of the $1 million Grainger Challenge Award from the National Academy of Engineering, will present, "Arsenic Poison in Drinking Water: Solving a Health Crisis through a Simple and Effective Filtration Technology," on Thursday, October 16 at 4 p.m. in Chevron 150. All are welcome.
44th Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert, October 27-November 1
The University of Pittsburgh Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert—one of the region’s premier jazz events—will run from October 27 to November 1 and feature a free series of lunchtime concerts, lectures/demonstrations, a film screening, and community-outreach activities, culminating with a gala concert.
Dietrich School Theatre Arts Professor Awarded Fellowship by the American Association of University Women
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded a 2014-15 American Fellowship to Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Theatre Arts.
Team Led by Dietrich School Biologist Receives NSF Grant to Improve Biology Education
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Dietrich School faculty member Samuel Donovan and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The College of William and Mary were recently awarded a $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project.
Dietrich School Alumna is 2014 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program Grand Prize Awardee
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Dietrich School alumna Gianna Paniagua (A&S '13) has been awarded the 2014 grand prize by the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program. Established in 2002, the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program recognizes and showcases the work of emerging young artists, ages 16-25, who are living with disabilities.
College of General Studies and Office of Veterans Services Present “Conflict Zone" Exhibit, October 15-31
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The College of General Studies and the Office of Veterans Services present “Conflict Zone,” a groundbreaking look at war, October 15-31 at the University Art Gallery. "Conflict Zone" is a collection of images from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan captured by some of the world’s leading combat photographers and journalists.
Dietrich School Alumnus, MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, Presents "The Art of Leadership"
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Dietrich School alumnus and University trustee William E. Strickland, Jr. (A&S '70) has been working for more than 45 years to mold and shape lives for the better through the creation of community art and job training centers. Strickland will share his unique insights as the next speaker in the University of Pittsburgh’s American Experience Distinguished Lecture Series, October 8.