Katie Oppenheimer
Dietrich School Undergraduate Named 2022 Goldwater Scholar

Katie Oppenheimer, a junior microbiology major in the Dietrich School, joins an impressive community of 417 students selected for the Goldwater scholarship from across the United States for the 2022-23 academic year.

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Dietrich School, CGS Launch New Student Awards

The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and College of General Studies each launched three new undergraduate award categories to acknowledge outstanding seniors in their schools. These students have demonstrated academic excellence, exemplified resilience in their academic and personal pursuits and displayed a substantial commitment to service by assisting their peers or the greater Pittsburgh community. A reception for the 19 winners was held April 13 at the University Club.

Four Dietrich School Faculty Recognized for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Dietrich School faculty members Jennifer Laaser, Erica McGreevy, Dana Och and Ellen Smith were recognized as Bellet Teaching Excellence Awardees.

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Two Dietrich School Faculty Members Named 2022 Guggenheim Fellows

Dietrich School faculty members Keisha N. Blain, associate professor in the Department of History, and Yona Harvey, associate professor in the Department of English, have been named 2022 Guggenheim Fellows.

Rebecca Reed
Dietrich School Faculty Member Named 2022 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science

Rebecca Reed, assistant professor of psychology in the Dietrich School, has been named a 2022 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science, the leading international organization devoted to advancing psychology across disciplines.

Gemma Marolda
Department of Political Science Faculty Member Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award

Gemma Marolda, faculty member in the Dietrich School's Department of Political Science, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Italy. Dr. Marolda will conduct research and be a guest lecturer at the University of Bari (UNIBA) as part of a project to study European migration policies and practices in the Central Mediterranean.

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Behind the Scenes in the Dietrich School Machine Shop

“We do consulting, engineering, designing and research. In industry shops, each of those is a separate position,” said Shawn Artman, supervisor of the Dietrich School's machine shop

Terry Smith
Dietrich School Faculty Member Receives 2022 Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award

Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory, received the 2022 Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award from the College Art Association, the premier professional body for art historians, artists and museum people.

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Upload Proof of COVID-19 Booster Shots

If you've been boosted, upload a new image of your vaccination card and your booster details online. Not boosted yet? The Pitt CoVax Vaccination Center is open five days a week (appointments preferred).

Waverly Duck
Faculty Member Wins North Central Sociological Association's (NCSA) Scholarly Achievement Award

Waverly Duck, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Sociology, won the North Central Sociological Association's (NCSA) Scholarly Achievement Award for his book "Tacit Racism." A three-member committee of NCSA judges called it a “wonderful piece of research and scholarship.”

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Dietrich School Faculty Members Among Recipients of Pitt Momentum Funds

Awards are made across the breadth of interdisciplinary scholarship at the University, and all eligible faculty are encouraged to propose new, innovate ideas that can contribute meaningful insight, understanding, or solutions to societal challenges. Teamed projects are reviewed by multidisciplinary faculty panels and individual projects are reviewed by one of four committees: Creative Arts, Performing Arts & Humanities; Engineering, Technology, Natural Sciences, and Mathematical Sciences; Health & Life Sciences; and Social Sciences, which includes Business, Policy, Law, Education, Informatics, and Social Work.

Jeff Brodsky
Dietrich School Faculty Member Recognized with 2022 Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award

Jeffrey Brodsky, Avinoff Chair of Biological Sciences in the Dietrich School, was honored for his research in cell biology and biochemistry, connecting basic research to health applications. Among his contributions to the field, Brodsky discovered a quality control system in a part of the cell that breaks down proteins that have folded incorrectly, a pathway related to many human diseases.

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The University of Pittsburgh issues a statement of support for Ukraine

The University of Pittsburgh stands with those across those across higher education in condemning Russia’s invasion of the independent and democratic nation of Ukraine.

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Dietrich School Economics Faculty Member Shares Firsthand Account from Kyiv

Dietrich School Department of Economics faculty member Tymofiy Mylovanov--former Ukrainian minister of economic development, trade and agriculture--shares his firsthand account from Kyiv after Russia invaded Ukraine.

Faculty member Robin Brooks
Dietrich School Africana Studies Faculty Member Leads Conversation on Class, Gender and Fiction

Black History Month celebrations at Pitt kicked off with an event featuring Dietrich School Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Robin Brooks discussing her latest book, “Class Interruptions: Inequality and Division in African Diasporic Women’s Fiction.” Brooks spent a year in Jamaica conducting research for the book, which Robert J. Patterson, chair and professor of Africana Studies at Georgetown University, described at the event as a “timely” and “fascinating” intervention between humanities and social sciences.