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Sangya Gyawali
Dietrich School Alumna Named University's First Schwarzman Scholar

Sangya Gyawali (A&S ’16), a lead analyst at BNY Mellon, has been named a 2020 Schwarzman scholar. Inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, the prestigious international graduate fellowship supports up to 200 scholars annually pursuing master’s degrees at the Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China’s leading science and technology university. Gyawali is the first Schwarzman scholar to come from the University of Pittsburgh.

Adam Leibovich
Three Dietrich School Professors Named AAAS Fellows

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has appointed three Dietrich School professors as members of its 2018 lifetime fellowship cohort. AAAS will recognize James Woodward, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science; Jeremy Levy, a Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Adam K. Leibovich, Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development in the Dietrich School and professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, during its annual meeting on February 16.

Tao Han
Dietrich School Distinguished Professor Named to APS Chair Line

Tao Han, Distinguished Professor of High Energy Physics in the Dietrich School's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected to the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) Chair line, starting as the APS DPF Vice Chair in 2019, Chair-Elect in 2020, DPF Chair in 2021, and then Past-Chair in 2022, for a total of four years' service.

Lia Petrose
Dietrich School Alumna Lia Petrose Named 2019 Rhodes Scholar

Lia Petrose (A&S '17), who earned degrees in neuroscience and economics from the Dietrich School, has been named a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship winner.

Pitt Cares: Community Resources

If you are impacted in any way by the tragic events at the Tree of Life Synagogue, please know that the University has resources available for you.

Dietrich School Professor Recognized by American Chemical Society

Hrvoje Petek, R. K. Mellon Chair in Physics and Astronomy and Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of the Ahned Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology from the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes outstanding and creative contributions by a nominee to fundamental discoveries or inventions in ultrafast science and technology in the areas of physics, chemistry, biology, or related fields.

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Department of Studio Arts Celebrates Milestone Anniversary with Alumni Exhibition

The Dietrich School's Department of Studio Arts is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with U N B O X E D, an Alumni Exhibition in the University Art Gallery. The opening reception Thursday, September 13 from 4 - 6 p.m. and the show runs from September 14 to October 12.

Viktoria Harms
Dietrich School Lecturer Recipient of AATG/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit

Viktoria Harms, lecturer in the Dietrich School's Department of German, has been selected by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut as one of the 2018 recipients of the AATG/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools of the United States.

Sandy Asher
Dietrich School Distinguished Professor Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Sanford Asher, Distinguished Professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2018 International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS) Raman Lifetime Award. The award was presented during the organization's annual conference in South Korea.

Emily Elliott
Dietrich School Faculty Members Lead New Water Research Initiative

In a region where rivers and waterways are intrinsically tied to infrastructure, commerce, transportation and public health, up-to-date research on those resources is critical and potential areas of concern are vast. Four researchers from the Dietrich School's Department of Geology and Environmental Science will bring together regional stakeholders, community activists, students, researchers and concerned citizens for the forum “Let’s Talk About Water” on Sept. 6. The event serves as the official launch of the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education and Outreach.

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Open Door Project Event: The Matter of Money

How do factors such as generational learning, relational styles, and emotional expression define and impact our experience with money? And how can we move beyond our experiences to best support our economically disadvantaged students?

Dietrich School Chemistry Professor Awarded NIH MIRA Grant

Peng Liu, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a five-year MIRA grant from the National Institutes of Health. Professor Liu's research group uses computational tools to study organic and organometallic reactions. They study how reactions occur, factors controlling rates and selectivity, and provide theoretical insights to help develop improved catalysts and reagents. 

Kay Brummond
Associate Dean Kay Brummond Recognized by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns

Kay Brummond, Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the Dietrich School, was recently recognized by the Spotlight on Women Leaders program, an initiative created by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns (PACWC) to celebrate, share, and inspire women’s leadership across the University of Pittsburgh.

Documentary by Dietrich School Professor to Premiere at LA Film Festival

Making Montgomery Clift, a documentary by Dietrich School Film and Media Studies Program Professor Robert Clift, will have its world premiere in September at the LA Film Festival.

Emily Elliott
Dietrich School Faculty Member Recognized by AGU

Emily Elliott, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Geology and Environmental Science, is the recipient of the American Geophysical Union's 2018 Sulzman Award for Excellence in Education and Mentoring.