Headlines & Highlights

Proposals Invited for 2015-16 Year of the Humanities
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As part of Pitt's celebration of The Year of the Humanities, Provost Patricia Beeson invites Pitt faculty, staff, and students to submit proposals for events and programs that reflect on how their work as scholars, teachers, and learners addresses what it is to be human.
Two Dietrich School Students Named 2015 Humanity in Action Fellows
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Two students from the Dietrich School have been awarded 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowships. Junior Robert A. Tessier and graduating senior Audrey-Marie H. Winn will conduct social-science and humanitarian-based research in the European cities of Warsaw and Amsterdam, respectively, during the summer of 2015.
Dietrich School Music Professor Named 2015 Guggenheim Fellow
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Amy Williams, associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Music, has been named a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow. Williams was one of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists selected from a pool of over 3,100 applicants. She intends to spend her fellowship year composing three new pieces and recording a second album of music devoted to her compositions.
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.