Headlines & Highlights
Distinguished Professor Wins Humboldt Award
Tia-Lynn Ashman, a Distinguished Professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, has received the prestigious Humboldt Research Award, which recognizes her entire academic record to date. The award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, based in Germany, comes with a cash prize of 60,000 euros (around $61,200)
Dietrich School Alumna Named VP of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility of Carnegie Museums
Dietrich School alumna Gina Winstead (A&S '05) says her goal in her new role is to make sure that visitors to the four Carnegie Museums — Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum — are able to have the same positive experience she had, regardless of their background.
Dietrich School Graduates Among Distinguished Alumni Fellows
During a June 22 ceremony, the University of Pittsburgh celebrated five new Distinguished Alumni Fellows for 2020 and 2021. The honor recognizes those who have excelled personally and professionally and exhibited outstanding service to the University. Honorees include Dietrich School alumni David Frederick (A&S ’83), Michael Bryson (A&S ’68), and Jack (A&S ’69, MED ’73) and Georgia Smith (A&S ’70).