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Chemistry Professor and Researcher Featured in Mining for Work on Fentanyl Sensor

Alexander Star, lead researcher and professor in chemistry and bioengineering in the Dietrich School has been leading a research team to create a sensor that can detect the presence of fentanyl.

Professor Emeritus of Political Science was Interviewed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dietrich School Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Ronald H. Linden, was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an article on how Europe’s war right political wing is changing the country for the worse

Peter Strick Featured in Science News

Thomas Detre Professor & Chair of Neurobiology and Center for Neuroscience Co-Director Peter Strick were recently interviewed for Science News

Dietrich Professor of Physics received an AAPT Award for Physics Education

The University of Pittsburgh’s Chandralekha Singh, a distinguished professor of physics in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, has been named the John David Jackson Excellence in Graduate Physics Education Award winner for 2024.

Dietrich Professor Ranked Among Top Neuroscientists in the World

Dr. Anthony Grace, a Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and professor of Psychiatry and Psychology in the Dietrich School’s Department of Neuroscience was just ranked among the top neuroscientists on Research.com

Four Dietrich Students Have Been Annoucned as Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Winners

Eight University of Pittsburgh students were named to the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

Eulodia Dagua teaching two Pitt students, Pranav Rajupalepu (left) and Liam Weixel (right) how to wrap fish for cooking
Dietrich Student Liam Weixel Talks About His Experience Studying the Amazon

When I heard about the project—since named HeritageRoots—and its goal of collecting and compiling indigenous narratives into a virtual experience, I was intrigued by its ambition.

Pitt Researchers are Preserving Indigenous Cultures in a Race Against Climate Change

When you think of climate change and saving Earth from more disastrous consequences, you likely think of the melting of ice caps, or endangered animals. You probably aren’t thinking about endangered languages and cultures.

Grace Ward is teaching a workshop on 3D design with Blender3D to a group of Iyarina Field School staff and Pitt students
New Capstone Course Allows Students to Help Preserve Language and Culture

What do virtual reality, archiving, disappearing languages and indigenous cultures have in common? The Computing Technologies for Cultural Preservation capstone course that was just launched this past spring semester.

Two Dietrich professors announced as new National Endowment for the Humanities awardees

Three Pitt faculty members have received new grants for their research from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Two Pitt alums are 2024 Pulitzer Prize winners

Two alumni from Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences are among the 2024 winners of U.S. literature and journalism’s foremost award: the Pulitzer Prizes.

Former Pitt Alum and Bugs Bunny Voice Actor Visits Pitt's Campus

When Bugs Bunny walked into the William Pitt Union recently, there were no apparent PhDs around for him to ask the enduring question: “What’s up, doc?”

13 undergraduates from the Dietrich School earn Department of Studio Arts honors

The University of Pittsburgh Department of Studio Arts presented awards for this year’s student exhibition, “Changes with Exposure.”

PhD Student Becomes a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation fellow

Kale Serrato Doyen, who is pursuing a PhD in history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2024 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellowship.

Dietrich Professor Interviewed for WESA Article on Pittsburgh's Topography

Charles Jones, a teaching professor in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science in the Dietrich School was recently featured in a WESA article.