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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.

Kabirul Islam
Dietrich School Faculty Member Receives Three-Year NSF Grant

Kabirul Islam, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, is the recipient of a three-year, $650,000 grant to develop an integrated chemical biology research and educational program to answer a central question in mammalian biology: how identical DNA present in an organism creates diverse cell lineages.

Bob Brandom
Distinguished Professor Elected to British Academy

Robert Brandom, Distinguished Professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Philosophy and Fellow of the University's Center for the Philosophy of Science, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

Waverly Duck
Dietrich School Faculty Member Named Carnegie Library Trustee

Dietrich School faculty member Waverly Duck has been chosen for a three-year term on the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees. Duck is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology whose fields of interest include urban ethnography.

Ann E. Cudd
Dietrich School Three-Degree Alumna Ann E. Cudd Elected Pitt Provost

Ann E. Cudd, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University, has been named provost and senior vice chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh. She was elected by the University’s Board of Trustees at its June 29 annual meeting. Cudd received her PhD in philosophy and master’s degrees in economics and philosophy from the Dietrich School and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy at Swarthmore College.

Helbig and Heller
Dietrich School Music Professors Named ACLS Fellows

Dietrich School Department of Music faculty members Adriana Helbig and Michael Heller have been selected as 2018 American Council of Learned Society Fellows.

Jill Millstone
Dietrich School Chemistry Professor to Deliver Kavli Foundation Lecture

Jill Millstone, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, has been selected to deliver The Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture during the American Chemical Society National Meeting in August. The Kavli Foundation Lecture Series promotes groundbreaking discovery and public understanding of the world’s mounting challenges and how chemistry can provide solutions.

Aura S. Jirau
Dietrich School Doctoral Candidate Among Winners of AHA Summer Blog Contest

Aura S. Jirau, a PhD candidate in the Dietrich School's Department of History, is among the winners of the American Historical Association (AHA) 2018 Summer Blog Contest. The Contest is designed to highlight the voices of graduate students and to emphasize the importance of communicating the work of historians, broadly defined, to a variety of audiences and in a variety of media.

Dietrich School Alumna Selected as 2018-19 AAWW Margins Fellow

Dietrich School alumna Jen Lue (A&S ’11), has been selected as one of four 2018-19 Margins Fellows by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. The Margins Fellowship is an opportunity for emerging Asian American creative writers to build a home for their writing on the Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s online magazine The Margins, receive guidance and support for their careers, and build community with fellow writers at AAWW.

Sophia Choukas-Bradley
Dietrich School Psychology Professor Wins Grant to Study Body Image, Social Media in Teens

Division 7, the official developmental psychology section of the American Psychological Association, has selected Sophia Choukas-Bradley, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Psychology, as this year’s winner of the Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology. The $1,000 award is given annually to one or two early career scientists.

Dietrich School Undergrad, Alum Named 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows

Dietrich School undergraduate Adi Mittal and alumna Daria M. Sullivan have been named 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows.