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Headlines & Highlights

Dietrich School Undergraduate is Recipient of 2013 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship
Dietrich School senior Nicholas Amoscato, a tenor saxophonist, is the recipient of the 2013 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship. The $5,000 tuition prize is awarded annually to a Pitt music student and is based on submitted tapes of jazz standards that are judged by a panel of nationally recognized jazz musicians.
Pitt Presents Its 43rd Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert Under Direction of New Pitt Jazz Studies Director Geri Allen
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The University of Pittsburgh Annual Jazz Seminar and Concert—one of the region’s premier jazz events—will kick off in October with a free series of lunchtime concerts, lecture/demonstrations, a film screening, and community outreach activities, culminating November 2 with a gala concert in Carnegie Music Hall.
Wangari Maathai Trees and Garden Honors the Late Nobel Laureate and Dietrich School Alumna
Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg will dedicate The Wangari Maathai Trees and Garden at 4:30 p.m., September 25 by unveiling a memorial plaque at the garden. The dedication ceremony will be held during Pitt’s Homecoming week and is open to the public.
Internationally Renowned Pitt Philosopher to Be Honored By the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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In recognition of his outstanding achievements in philosophy and commitment to German-American cooperation in this field, Adolf Grünbaum, Andrew Mellon Professor of Philosophy of Science, will be presented with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany at a by-invitation-only ceremony on September 18.
History of Art and Architecture Professor to Discuss Findings from The Florence Duomo Project on September 18
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University of Pittsburgh art historian Franklin Toker will discuss his findings from The Florence Duomo Project during a September 18 lecture.
Celebrate Homecoming 2013 with the Dietrich School, September 23-29
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The Pitt Alumni Association invites you to this year’s homecoming festivities! Events are scheduled for the week of September 23, culminating with the homecoming football game against the University of Virginia on September 28. Find out more!
Dietrich School Team Examines Animal Interactions to Better Predict Ecological Outcomes
By observing the interplay in a common predator-prey system, a team of biologists found that it was the interactions between the personality types of two species that best predicted survival outcomes—and not the personality types of either species alone. Their findings were highlighted in the September print issue of Behavioral Ecology.
National Book Award Winner Joins English Department
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Terrance Hayes, 2010 National Book Award Winner, has joined the Dietrich School's Department of English as a professor. He received his MFA in poetry from Pitt.
2013 University of Pittsburgh/BNY Mellon Jazz Scholar Named
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Nicholas Amoscato, a Dietrich School senior double majoring in music and computer science, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 University of Pittsburgh/BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship.
Nominations Welcomed for Iris Marion Young Award
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Annual award recognizes leaders in the struggle to achieve social justice and celebrates the life and legacy of former Pitt faculty member.