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Headlines & Highlights

Dietrich School Junior Recipient of 2016 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship
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Dietrich School junior Ryan Salisbury, 20, is the recipient of the 2016 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship. Salisbury is a double major in biological sciences and music. He won the $5,000 academic scholarship based on a recording of jazz standards he submitted to a judging panel composed of members of the Pitt Jazz Studies Program faculty.
Dietrich School Alumnus Wins 2016 National Book Award for Poetry
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Dietrich School alumnus Daniel Borzutzky (A&S '97) is the recipient of the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry for his book, The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016).
"From the Crusades to ISIS," an Open Door Project Panel Presentation, November 17
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Join a multidisciplinary panel of Dietrich School experts on Thursday, November 17 at 3 p.m. in 3703 Posvar Hall to explore religious persecution within the broader historical context of Civil Rights in America.
Dietrich School Psychology Professor Receives $21.8 Million Grant to Study Exercise/Brain-Health Link in Older Adults
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Kirk Erickson, associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Psychology, is the recipient of a five-year, $21.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, to study whether exercise influences cognitive and brain health in cognitively normal older adults.