Headlines & Highlights
Dietrich School Students Among Record Number of NSF Fellowship Recipients
Twenty-one University of Pittsburgh students have received 2013 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The fellowships have been awarded to eight seniors who graduated from the University April 28 and 13 students who are pursuing graduate studies at Pitt.
Dietrich School Researchers Determine that Amphibians Living Close to Farm Fields Are More Resistant to Common Insecticides
Amphibian populations living close to agricultural fields have become more resistant to a common insecticide and are actually resistant to multiple common insecticides, according to two recent studies conducted by a team of Dietrich School scientists.
Dietrich School Dean to Speak at Pitt Club Philadelphia Event, May 16
The Philadelphia Pitt Club cordially invites local Pitt alumni for cocktails and hors d`oeuvres on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m. N. John Cooper, Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will be among the featured speakers.
Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Lauren Resnick, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Class of 2013.
Graduating Dietrich School Student Named 2013 Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year
Graduating senior Katherine Malekoff, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban studies and sociology from Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University’s April 28 commencement ceremony, has been named the University of Pittsburgh's 2013 Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year.
Biological Sciences Professor Wins Undergraduate Teaching Award
Graham Hatfull, Eberly Family Professor of Biology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, is the recipient of the 2013 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. This recognition, given by the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes an exemplary educator in the field of microbiology.
Dietrich School Graduates Among African American Alumni Council Honorees
Marisa Bartley (A&S ’05), a business development officer for Citizens Financial Group, Inc. and Adam Iddriss (ENGR ’07, A&S ’07), a medical student at Johns Hopkins University, are two of the inaugural winners of the Rising African American Leaders Award.
City Council Honors Professor with "Toi Derricotte Day"
Pittsburgh City Council honored Toi Derricotte, professor, poet, co-founder of Cave Canem, the historic workshop/retreat for African American poets, and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, by naming April 16, 2013 "Toi Derricotte Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Dietrich School Alumna Wins Prestigious Young Writers Award
Katie Coyle (A&S '12G), a graduate of the Dietrich School's MFA program in fiction, has received the Hot Key Books Award for her novel Vivian Versus the Apocalypse. The prize, sponsored by UK daily publication, The Guardian, includes a £10,000 book deal.
Dietrich School Alumnus Alfred Moyé Wins Distinguished Alumni Service Award
Alfred Moyé, Dietrich School alumnus, former chemistry professor, and Pitt's one-time Dean of Student Affairs, has been recognized by the Pitt Alumni Association with the 2013 Bill Baierl Distinguished Alumni Service Award.