Headlines & Highlights

Dietrich School Senior Named 2015 Emma W. Locke Award Winner
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Audrey-Marie H. Winn, a Dietrich School senior triple majoring in Chinese, philosophy, and English, is the recipient of Pitt's 2015 Emma W. Locke Award in recognition of her "high scholarship, character, and devotion to the ideals of the University."
English Department Faculty Member Wins 2015 Whiting Award
Jenny Johnson, a lecturer in the Dietrich School's Department of English, is the recipient of a prestigious 2015 Whiting Award for her achievements in poetry. Johnson's poems appear in The Best American Poetry 2012; Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics; New England Review; and, Waxwing. She has just completed her first collection, In Full Velvet.
Dietrich School Manager of Diversity Initiatives Receives Chancellor's Award
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Philippa Carter, manager of diversity initiatives in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of a 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Staff for Excellence in Service to the University.
Dietrich School Faculty Members Recognized by Chancellor Gallagher for Teaching, Research Excellence
Kenneth F. Schaffner, Marlene Cohen, and Kirk Erikson are recipients of 2015 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Awards; and, Gretchen Bender is the recipient of a 2015 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dietrich School Chemistry Professor Honored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement
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Jill Millstone, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, has received a Cottrell Scholar Award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Cottrell Scholar Awards honor early-career scientists as "outstanding teacher-scholars who are recognized by their scientific communities for the quality and innovation of their research programs and their academic leadership skills."
Dietrich School Undergraduates Invited to Lunch and Learn Event About Grad School
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Dietrich School undergraduates considering applying for grad school are invited to attend "Grad School 411," March 19 at noon in the Wm. Pitt Union, Room 548. The event, presented by current Dietrich School grad students at part of the 2015 Grad Expo, is an informal opportunity for undergraduates to learn first-hand about the graduate school experience. Lunch provided. Visit
Register for Summer Sessions Beginning February 16
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Get a head start on fall term, finish gen ed requirements, take classes in your major, or pick up extra credits to graduate sooner! Summer Sessions at Pitt allow you to enroll in two classes in a row without course conflicts, maximize your time by taking additional upper-division classes in your major, and schedule around vacations, jobs, and internships.
Dietrich School Professors Among 2015 Faculty Fellows in Sustainability
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Daniel Bain, assistant professor in the Department of Geology and Planetary Science, and Walter Carson, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, are among the recipients of 2015 Faculty Fellowships in Sustainability. Fellows are expected to contribute to research within and across disciplines during the fellowship period and will develop new sustainability-related courses.
Singing Valentines Benefit Heinz Chapel Choir Tour Fund
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Let the Heinz Chapel Choir serenade your Valentine with a personalized musical message. All proceeds benefit the Choir's Tour Fund. Order your singing Valentine today for delivery on Friday, February 13.
Dietrich School Faculty Members Play Key Roles in University's Black History Month Celebration
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Pitt will host the community, students, and special guests in a number of events in February to mark Black History Month. A panel discussion, film screening, and two lectures are free and open to the public. Pictured, right, is a still shot from Ghosts of Amistad, a documentary by Dietrich School professor Marcus Rediker, that will be screened on February 9.