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Yolanda Covington-Ward
Africana Studies Professor Wins Elliot P. Skinner Book Award

Yolanda Covington-Ward, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Africana Studies, is the recipient of the Elliott P. Skinner Book Award from the Association for Africanist Anthropology for her book Gesture and Power.

Alison Slinskey Legg
Dietrich School Senior Lecturer Receives NSF INCLUDES Grant

Alison Slinskey Legg (A&S '98G)--senior lecturer in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences--and a team of collaborators have been approved for $300 million in funding through the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES Program to encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to pursue STEM education and careers.

Open Door Project Presents "I'm Not Racist...Am I?" Film and Workshop, Oct 16

The Dietrich School’s Open Door Project is thrilled to announce our first event of the new academic year—a screening of the documentary I’m Not Racist…Am I?, followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker, and a workshop on cultural appropriation. RSVPs requested by October 9.

Blee Begins Deanship with Listening Tour, Focus on Diversity

Kathleen Blee—the Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies—is looking forward to learning new things, taking on new challenges, and finding new opportunities to make a positive difference.

Nominations Are Invited for Teaching, Research, Mentoring, and Public Service Awards

Nomination deadlines have been announced for the 2018 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service Awards and the Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

Dietrich School Professor, Graduate Student Recognized by ACLS

Christopher Nygren, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Colleen O'Reilly, a doctoral candidate from the same department, have been recognized by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as, respectively, an ACLS Fellow and a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow.

Dietrich School Chemistry Professor Named 2017 Cottrell Scholar

Daniel Lambrecht, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

Dietrich School, CGS Staff Invited to Discussion on Staff Diversity Climate Survey and Next Steps

Staff members of the Dietrich School and the College of General Studies are invited to hear the findings of the recent staff diversity climate survey and to share their ideas and recommendations about how the school can respond. Three sessions will be held during the week of June 26.

Dietrich School Staff Invited to Total Rewards Q & A Sessions

Michele Colvard, Executive Director for Staff Personnel and Senior Assistant Dean for the Dietrich School, will host an open Q & A session on the Total Rewards Project and the Job Analysis Questionnaire on Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14. No RSVP is necessary.

Dietrich School Doctoral Candidate Awarded Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Dietrich School doctoral candidate Samuel Gavin has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Kathleen M. Blee Named New Dean of Dietrich School and College of General Studies

Kathleen M. Blee has been named the Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the dean of the College of General Studies. She currently is the Dietrich School’s associate dean and a distinguished professor in the school’s Department of Sociology. Blee’s deanship will commence on Aug. 15, 2017.

Dietrich School Undergraduate Wins Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Dietrich School undergraduate David Leftwich, a junior double majoring in political science and psychology, is one of 10 college juniors in the nation selected for the prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship.

Dietrich School Undergraduates Named 2017 Boren Scholars

Dietrich School undergraduates Katherine Andrews, Matthew Eskuchen, Capri Gaines, and Nora Wagman have been named 2017 Boren Scholars.

Dietrich School Professor Awarded Gordan Book Prize

Todd Reeser, a professor in the Dietrich School's Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures and the director of the school's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, was recently awarded the Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize by the Renaissance Society of America.

Dietrich School Faculty Recognized for Teaching Excellence

On April 4, Dietrich School faculty members Lillian T. Chong, Gianni Downs, and Alison Slinskey Legg were recognized as winners of the 2017 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards, established in 1998 and endowed in 2008 with a $1.5 million gift from Dietrich School alumnus David Bellet and his wife, Tina, acknowledge, reward, and encourage outstanding undergraduate teachers.