Headlines & Highlights

Dietrich School Open Door Project Presents Diversity Experience Training, November 18
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This session is designed to introduce Pitt faculty, student, and staff participants to the transformative model of Intergroup Dialogue and to support participants in gaining courage to have uncomfortable conversations through the creation of safe spaces that deepen relationships within and across social identities in meaningful ways.
Harvard Sociologist William Julius Wilson Discusses Segregation, Unemployment, and Discrimination, October 19
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The Dietrich School's Department of Africana Studies presents William Julius Wilson, one of the nation's most accomplished and looked-to analysts of race, inequality, and poverty, on October 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.
"From Birmingham to Black Lives Matter," an Open Door Project Panel Presentation, October 20
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Join a multidisciplinary panel of Dietrich School experts to explore the Black Lives Matter movement within the broader historical context of Civil Rights in America, Thursday, October 20 from 3-5 p.m. in 501 CL.
Bellet Award Nominations Accepted October 1-31
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The Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards recognize outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate studies in the Dietrich School. Students and faculty are encouraged to submit nominations between October 1 and 31
Dietrich School Invites Nominations for Ampco-Pittsburgh Advising Prize, October 1-31
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The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will accept nominations for the Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising from October 1-31. This annual award recognizes outstanding faculty academic advising of Dietrich School undergraduate students.
Dietrich School Open Door Project Presents, "How to Be a Muslim Ally," October 12
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The Dietrich School Open Door Project invites the entire Pitt community to attend "How to Be a Muslim Ally," presented by The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, October 12, from 3 - 5 p.m. in the University Club, Ballroom B.
Dietrich School Professor Awarded Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
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English Professor Lynn Emanuel has been awarded the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The honor recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year and carries a $25,000 award. The prize was awarded for Emanuel’s most recent book of poetry The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected.
Nominations Invited for Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service Awards
This year, the University will once again present the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service Awards to accomplished members of the University's faculty. These awards are designed to highlight exemplary teaching, research, and public service achievements. Nomination guidelines and deadlines are available on the Provost's Office Web site.
Dietrich School Kicks Off New Initiative with September 15 Panel Discussion on Election Year Rhetoric
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Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman joins a panel of Dietrich School faculty experts to discuss “Election Year Rhetoric: Vitriol, Violence, and Voter Anxiety," on Thursday, September 15. The event is the first "Third Thursday" presentation sponsored by the Dietrich School's new diversity and inclusion initiative, the Open Door Project.
Dietrich School Professor Named Co-editor of AJS Review
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Adam Shear, director of the Dietrich School's Jewish Studies Program and associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies, has been named one of two editors of the Association for Jewish Studies’ AJS Review, published by Cambridge University Press.