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Headlines & Highlights

Dietrich School Open Door Project Presents, "Free Speech and Dissent in Today's Political Climate," February 20
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Attorneys representing the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of the ACLU will discuss the set of guarantees protected by the First Amendment and how free speech goes hand-in-hand with engaged citizenship. Pamela W. Connelly, Pitt's Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, will provide introductory remarks. February 20, 4 p.m., University Club, Ballroom A
Chancellor Gallagher Recognizes Dietrich School Faculty Members for Teaching, Public Service, and Research
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Chancellor Patrick Gallagher has announced that Sean Garrett-Roe and Cindy Skrzycki are among the recipients of the 2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, Tony Novosel is among the recipients of the 2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award, and Haitao Liu is among the recipients of the 2017 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award.
New Pitt LGBTQIA+ Staff and Faculty Affinity Group Invites Members, Hosts February 23 Mixer
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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce the LGBTQIA+ Affinity Group for University professional staff and faculty. The group will offer the community an official, collective voice for LGBTQIA+ issues at Pitt, will serve as a liaison to upper administration, and will provide support for recruitment and retention of faculty and staff.
Department of Studio Arts Welcomes Two Exhibitions to University Art Gallery
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The Dietrich School's Department of Studio Arts presents two new exhibitions in the University Art Gallery with an Opening Reception February 9 and a Gallery Talk February 10. Liminal Conjunction is a new series of works by Visiting Assistant Professor Sophia Sobers and Dirty Work is a collaborative installation by artists Eleanor Aldrich (Tennessee) and Senior Lecturer Barbara Weissberger.
Open Door Project Panel Presentation Explores LGBTQ Rights, February 16
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Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts on Thursday, February 16 from 3-5 p.m. in 3703 Posvar Hall to discuss the past achievements, current priorities, and future challenges of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Americans and their allies.
Registration for Summer Sessions Begins February 13
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Summer Sessions at Pitt allow you to take upper-level courses to complete your degree; enroll in classes that fill quickly during the school year; complete general education requirements; explore new interest areas, and more!
Deborah Gillotti Recipient of Dietrich School Distinguished Alumni Award
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Deborah Gillotti (A&S ’77) has been named the 2016 recipient of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. This award deservedly recognizes her exceptional professional accomplishments and dedication to the University of Pittsburgh and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
Open Door Project Panel Presentation Explores Women's Rights, January 19
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Dietrich School faculty panelists Jean Carr, Emily Crosby, Maurine Greenwald, Marie Skoczylas, and Christel Temple will discuss the gains women have made since the passage of the 19th Amendment, and what obstacles they still face in achieving economic, political, and social equality. January 19, 3:30-5 p.m., Humanities Center (602 CL).
Dietrich School Alumna Receives 2017 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship
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Lauren Russell--research assistant professor in the Department of English, assistant director of Pitt's Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, and Dietrich School alumna--is the recipient of a prestigious $25,000 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Dietrich School Professor is Marvel Comics' First Black Woman Writer
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Yona Harvey, assistant professor in the Department of English, is one of two first-ever African American female writers for Marvel Comics. Earlier this year, Harvey and feminist writer Roxane Gay were tapped to write for the World of Wakanda, a spinoff of the popular Black Panther series first created in 1966.