Flash Classes

Our outstanding faculty includes world-renowned scholars in every discipline of the arts and sciences. We've invited some of them to present hyper-abbreviated lectures on the topics of their choosing--a format we call, "Flash Classes,"--to give students, alumni, colleagues, and friends a sense of the true depth and breadth we have at the Dietrich School. Enjoy these mini lectures, and if there are departments and programs you'd like to hear from, contact Carol Mullen.

Michael Glass, Urban Studies: "What is Urban?"

Francesca Savoia, French and Italian Languages and Literatures: "Reading Italian...Aloud!"

Chandralekha Singh, Physics and Astronomy: "Learning to Think Like a Physicist"

Alan Sved, Neuroscience: "Of Brain and Kidneys."

Abdesalam Soudi, Linguistics: "The Power of Language"

Liann Tsoukas, History: "Understanding the 1970s"

Amy Murray Twyning, English: "History in Literature"

Robin Brooks, Africana Studies "Let's Talk About Privilege"

Erika Fanselow, Neuroscience "Is Useless Knowledge Really Useless?"

Kristin Kanthak, Political Science "Why Diversity Matters in Politics"

Thomas Morton, History of Art and Architecture: "What is Architecture?"

Daniel Shaw, Psychology: "The Pitt Parents and Children Laboratory"

Alaina Roberts, History: "The Tulsa Massacre"

Paul Floreancig, Chemistry: "Why You Should Be Passionate About Organic Chemistry"

Gianni Downs, Theatre Arts: "Strengthening Your Creative Muscles"

Gayle Rogers, English: "Why You Should Become a Speculator"