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Headlines & Highlights

Free Screening of Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels, Scheduled for February 9
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A screening of Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels, produced by Tony Buba and based on The Amistad Rebellion: At Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Penguin, 2012) by Pitt Distinguished Professor of History Marcus Rediker, will take place on February 9 at 8:30 p.m. in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Professor Rediker will introduce the film and take questions afterwards.
Dietrich School Distinguished Professor Wins 2015 Anneliese Maier Research Award
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Robert Brandom, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and a fellow in Pitt’s Center for the Philosophy of Science, has won a 2015 Anneliese Maier Research Award, presented by Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Three-Part Lecture Series on Evolution Begins January 26
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A three-part lecture series, “Race, Sex and Human Evolution,” sponsored by Pitt’s Humanities Center, the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, the Department of Anthropology, the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, and others will examine the biases underlying our commonly held ideas.
Dietrich School Biologists Link Flower Pigmentation to Climate Disruption
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In their paper in the inaugural issue of Nature Plants, Department of Biological Sciences Professor Tia-Lynn Ashman and PhD student Matthew Koski, explore 19th-century zoologist Constantin Wilhelm Lambert Gloger's ecological rule for animals and how it applies to flowers.