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October 5 Science Revealed Program Examines Environmental Justice
How are water challenges in Pittsburgh neighborhoods connected to the larger global fight for environmental justice? Find out more at "Environmental Justice: Safe Water in Homewood and Throughout Pittsburgh" October 5, 2 p.m. Be a part of this important Dietrich School Science Revealed program featuring Emily Elliott, professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science and Director and co-founder of the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach that bridges efforts in water research, governance, and action at the University of Pittsburgh; Alyssa Lyon (A&S '12), Director of the Black Environmental Collective; Zinna Scott, community activist and Ambassador with ReEnergize Pittsburgh; and, NaTisha Washington, environmental justice organizer at One Pennsylvania. This event is organized in partnership with the Black Environmental Collective.
Nature Article on Saving Rare Plant Species Features Research of All-Dietrich School Team
Tia-Lynn Ashman, Distinguished Professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, led the team of researchers on a five-year effort to address whether and how the interactions between plants and the animals that pollinate them could contribute to maintaining plant biodiversity.
Black Lives in Focus Initiative Celebrates Black Lives Through Art, Community Engagement
KJ Gilmer's Say Her Name Memorial Gown, on display in the University Art Gallery through September 24, is one of the four inaugural projects in the University-wide Black Lives in Focus Initiative.