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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.

Five Dietrich School Undergraduates Named Boren Scholars

Five Dietrich School undergraduates are the recipients fo 2018 Boren Scholarships. Congratulations to rising senior Emily Bucklen, and seniors Megan Harris, Juules Van Leusden, Olivia Peters, and Cian Stryker.

Dietrich School PhD Candidate Named Woodrow Wilson Fellow

University of Pittsburgh graduate student María Lis Baiocchi is one of 10 PhD candidates nationwide named as Dissertation Fellow in Women’s Studies by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Baiocchi is a doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and a doctoral certificate student in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program within the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Dietrich School Receives NEH Grant to Rethink Humanities Doctoral Education

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a nearly $25,000 grant to Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Holger Hoock, the J. Carroll Amundson Professor of British History, to support his project, “Humanities Careers: Re-Imagining Doctoral Education in the Humanities.” The grant will be matched by funding from the Dietrich School.

Dietrich School Students, Alumnae Among NSF Fellowship Honorees

Dietrich School graduate students Brett Baribault Bankson, Stefanie Lee Sequeira, and Alaina Nicole McDonnell, and alumnae Julianne Griffith and Aleza Wallace were awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, graduate students Amy Ryan, Kathryn Mae Rothenhoefer, Andrea Marie Fetters, Mariah Denhart, Timothy Stephen Coleman, Hope Elizabeth Anne Brooks, and Mary Elizabeth Rouse Braza, and alumnae Sarah Elise Post, Hannah Katherine Dollish, and Krista Bullard received Honorable Mentions.

Rickey Laurentiis
CAAPP Creative Writing Fellow Wins 2018 Whiting Award

Rickey Laurentiis, the inaugural Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, has won a 2018 Whiting Award for Poetry.