Headlines & Highlights

Dietrich School Junior Wins 2015 Udall Scholarship
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Dietrich School junior Sage M. Lincoln has been awarded a 2015 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship for her outstanding academic record and research in environmental studies. Lincoln is one of 50 students in the nation to receive the honor, and she is Pitt’s eighth Udall Undergraduate Scholar in the last 20 years.
Dietrich School Senior Named a Junior Fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Patrick Farrell, a Dietrich School senior triple majoring in economics, political science, and Chinese, has been selected for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program. The Junior Fellows program is designed to provide substantive work experience for students interested in a career in international affairs.
$1 Million Grant to History of Art and Architecture Will Spur Collaboration and Research
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A grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Department of History of Art and Architecture will help to develop stronger partnerships between the department and the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh as well as other venues, resulting in more collaborative research and public engagement.
Dietrich School Students and Faculty Among Presenters at April 6 Sustainability Symposium
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Dietrich School students will present the work they’ve accomplished during the University’s Year of Sustainability at the eighth annual Student Sustainability Symposium from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. The event is free and open to the public.
Bellet Teaching Excellence Awardees to Be Honored at Dinner on April 14
Dietrich School faculty members Paul Floreancig, professor in the Department of Chemistry, and Michael R. Glass, lecturer in the Urban Studies Program, are winners of the 2015 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award. The honorees will be recognized at a dinner this month.
Dietrich School Undergraduate Named 2015 Goldwater Scholar
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Joseph P. Johnston, a Dietrich School student majoring in physics and mathematics, is among an elite group of 260 undergraduates nationwide who have been named 2015 Goldwater Scholars. Two other Dietrich School students earned honorable mentions in the scholarship award competition.
Studio Arts Student Exhibition Opens April 1, Runs Through April 25
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The 2015 Studio Arts Student Exhibition will open with a reception on Wednesday, April 1st, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the University Art Gallery in the Frick Fine Arts Building. The work of graduating studio arts majors will be featured along with exceptional works by majors and non-majors from the range of studio arts courses.
Janice M. Holder Named 2015 Dietrich School Distinguished Alumna
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The Honorable Janice M. Holder (A&S '71) has been named the 2015 recipient of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. This award deservedly recognizes her exceptional professional accomplishments and dedication to the University of Pittsburgh and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
Dietrich School Undergraduate Receives Ambrosio Award
Joelle Smith, a Dietrich School junior double majoring in English and communication, is the winner of the 2015 Anthony and Concetta Ambrosio Award. As the recipient of the Award, Smith will receive a stipend of $5,000 and a summer internship with CBS News in New York.
Dietrich School Professors Recognized for Excellence in Mentoring
Panos Chrysanthis, professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Peter Wipf, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemistry, are among the recipients of the 2015 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring. The award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree.