Dietrich School Physicists Investigate Light Vortices in New Paper
Plasmonic vortices, which may have a role in formation of the structure of the universe, are the subject of an invited perspective published January 6 by Dietrich School physicists in the journal ACS Photonics. Led by Atreyie Ghosh, a graduate student in Professor Hrvoje Petek’s Laboratory of Ultrafast Dynamics, the paper looks at the current state of research and suggests a way to move forward and enhance the field’s understanding of fundamental physics of light.
Eight Dietrich School Students Named Humanities Center Fellows
Eight Dietrich School students were named Humanities Center undergraduate research fellows. The class of 2023-24 includes scholars in majors from classics to neuroscience. The Humanities Center fellowship consists of a spring seminar, when students will develop a research project; a summer research experience funded by a $5,000 stipend; and a second fall seminar, in which fellows craft their research outcome. Each fellow is also connected to a mentor with experience in their field of inquiry.
A Message from the Vice Provost for Student Affairs
The past few weeks have weighed heavily on the hearts and minds of many of us, particularly those in our API, Black, and other marginalized communities. Our social media and news feeds, inboxes, mobile devices, and televisions have been inundated with breaking news full of commentary and images of human violence. As of today, there have been more mass shootings in America so far this year than in any previous year.
Dietrich School Faculty Member, Students Collaborate on Book
Language Science Press has published a book that resulted from a collaboration between Shelome Gooden, professor in the Department of Linguistics, and a group of Pitt students. Gooden is also assistant vice chancellor for research in the humanities, arts, social sciences and related fields.
"Science Revealed" Program, February 6, Tackles Environmental Contaminants
In "Reaping What We Spill, Leak and Spew," our expert panelists from various schools at the University of Pittsburgh will discuss how researchers can measure levels of contaminants in the environment, how they can determine the health effects that result, and how these factors are or can be affected by policy and regulations. RSVP required--visit as.pitt.edu/sciencerevealed.
Dietrich School Alum Receives 2022 German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award
Samantha Shipeck (A&S '15) is the recipient of the 2022 German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award. This award recognizes up-and-coming teachers for excellence in teaching, creativity, outstanding dedication, and enthusiasm for the German language.
World Historical Gazetteer Project Awarded NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant
Ruth Mostern, director of the World History Center in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $350,000 Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Mostern’s grant will fund the expansion, development and outreach of the World Historical Gazetteer — a digital platform containing an index of world historical place names within a network of linked data and user tools to facilitate collaborative research.
Dietrich School Faculty Receive Kaufman Foundation Awards for New Initiatives
Andrea Berman, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, and Michael Hatridge, associate professor in the school's Department of Physics and Astronomy, have received two-year, $300,000 New Initiative Research Grants from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation.
Startup Co-founded by Dietrich School Grad Won 2022 TransTech Showcase
Ecotone Renewables, a startup co-founded by Kyle Wyche (A&S ’19), won first place at the 2022 TransTech Energy Evolving Energy Technology Showcase.
Dietrich School Faculty Member Named Humboldt Fellow
Armin Schikorra, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Mathematics, has been named a Humboldt Research Fellow.
Dietrich School Faculty Members Honored for Graduate Mentoring Excellence
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences recently recognized two faculty members with the 2022 Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring: Jamie Hanson, an assistant professor of psychology and Cory Holding, a teaching professor in composition.
Dietrich School Alumna Named 2022 Publisher of the Year
Dietrich School alumna and Trib Total Media president and CEO, Jennifer Bertetto (A&S ’97), received the Publisher of the Year award from Editor and Publisher during the 2022 News Media Business Summit in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Bertetto has led Trib Total Media, a digital newspaper platform serving Southwestern Pennsylvania, since 2015. Under her leadership, the company has won three regional Emmy Awards.
The Times UK Names Dietrich School Professor's Book One of 2022’s Best
“The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work,” the latest book by Dietrich School Mellon Professor of Economics Lise Vesterlund, was listed by The Times as a top 12 business book for 2022.
Science Revealed Presents "Reaping What We Spill, Leak and Spew," February 6
In "Reaping What We Spill, Leak and Spew"--part of the Dietrich School's Science Revealed series--expert panelists from schools across the University will discuss how researchers can measure levels of contaminants in the environment, how they can determine the health effects that result, and how these factors are or can be affected by policy and regulations. RSVP by February 3
Nominations Open for Partnerships of Distinction Award
Once again, Pitt’s Award for Partnerships of Distinction is open for nominations. The award, now in its 5th year, recognizes outstanding partnerships that are exemplars of community engagement, demonstrating significant community and institutional impact. Up to three awardees may be chosen annually. Each award consists of a $2,000 operating grant to support partnership activities. All awardees are honored publicly. In 2023, the award will be conferred during the University’s annual Community Engaged Scholarship Forum on March 7, 2023.