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Headlines & Highlights

Dietrich School Chemistry Professor Named 2017 Cottrell Scholar
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Daniel Lambrecht, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Dietrich School, CGS Staff Invited to Discussion on Staff Diversity Climate Survey and Next Steps
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Staff members of the Dietrich School and the College of General Studies are invited to hear the findings of the recent staff diversity climate survey and to share their ideas and recommendations about how the school can respond. Three sessions will be held during the week of June 26.
Dietrich School Staff Invited to Total Rewards Q & A Sessions
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Michele Colvard, Executive Director for Staff Personnel and Senior Assistant Dean for the Dietrich School, will be hosting open Q & A session on the Total Rewards Project and the Job Analysis Questionnaire on Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14. No RSVP is necessary.
Dietrich School Doctoral Candidate Awarded Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
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Dietrich School doctoral candidate Samuel Gavin has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Kathleen M. Blee Named New Dean of Dietrich School and College of General Studies
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Kathleen M. Blee has been named the Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the dean of the College of General Studies. She currently is the Dietrich School’s associate dean and a distinguished professor in the school’s Department of Sociology. Blee’s deanship will commence on Aug. 15, 2017.
Dietrich School Undergraduate Wins Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
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Dietrich School undergraduate David Leftwich, a junior double majoring in political science and psychology, is one of 10 college juniors in the nation selected for the prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship.
Dietrich School Undergraduates Named 2017 Boren Scholars
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Dietrich School undergraduates Katherine Andrews, Matthew Eskuchen, Capri Gaines, and Nora Wagman have been named 2017 Boren Scholars.
Dietrich School Professor Awarded Gordan Book Prize
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Todd Reeser, a professor in the Dietrich School's Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures and the director of the school's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, was recently awarded the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize by the Renaissance Society of America.
Dietrich School Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence
On April 4, Dietrich School faculty members Lillian T. Chong, Gianni Downs, and Alison Slinskey Legg were recognized as winners of the 2017 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards, established in 1998 and endowed in 2008 with a $1.5 million gift from Dietrich School alumnus David Bellet and his wife, Tina, acknowledge, reward, and encourage outstanding undergraduate teachers.
Dietrich School Mathematics Professor Named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by Department of Defense
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Brent Doiron, an associate professor in the Dietrich School Department of Mathematics, has been named a 2017 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow by the US Department of Defense. The fellowship program "provides research awards to top-tier researchers from U.S. universities to conduct revolutionary 'high risk, high pay-off' research of strategic importance to the Department of Defense."