Yolanda Covington-Ward
Dietrich School Faculty Member Led Committee in Developing New Anti-Racism Course

As calls for racial justice echo across the country, the University of Pittsburgh has developed a new course to allow students to gain an understanding of the county’s long struggle with anti-Black racism. Yolanda Covington-Ward, chair of the Department of Africana Studies in the Dietrich School, led a committee of faculty and students to develop the course.

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Center for Teaching and Learning Introduces Flex@Pitt Playbook

During the Fall 2020 semester, instructors and students should be prepared to move between in-person and online modes of instruction, as opportunities for in-class meetings, social distancing recommendations, and public health concerns can change at any time. Flex@Pitt is an instructional model that accommodates in-person and remote instructors and students.

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Dietrich School Introduces Test-Optional Admissions Policy for Fall 2021 Applicants

Students applying for admission to any major in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences for the fall of 2021 will have the option to include or not include their SAT or ACT scores as part of the application submission.

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Pitt's Resilience Planning in Response to COVID-19

The University of Pittsburgh is coming together to meet the challenges ahead and build a more resilient community and campus. Learn about the steps we’re taking—and your critical role in keeping Pitt healthy.

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University Draws on Own Experts to Guide Health and Safety Decisions

The new Healthcare Advisory Group (HCAG) is dealing with the many questions that must be addressed as the University of Pittsburgh moves forward with resiliency planning to return to campus.

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Dietrich School Staff Member Sarah Baumann Recognized for Leadership

Sarah Baumann, Office Manager and Assistant to the Chair in the Dietrich School's Department of English, has been named the winner of the 2020 Orosz Award for Excellence in Emerging Leadership.

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A Message from Dean Blee to the Dietrich School Community

Our country, our city, and our campus reel in response to yet another killing of yet another unarmed African American man, George Floyd. Our Dietrich School community is heartbroken and enraged beyond measure. But now, more than ever, is a time for action. And for the kind of bold, necessary change that is beyond mere tweaks and adjustments to the status quo.

Sara Kuebbing
Dietrich School Professor Named Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow

Sara Kuebbing, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, has been named a 2020 early career fellow of the Ecological Society of America.

Graham Hatfull
Dietrich School Biological Sciences Faculty Member Elected to AAAS

Graham Hatfull, Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology and HHMI Professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Class of 2020.

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Nominations Invited for the Orosz Award for Excellence in Emerging Leadership

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Orosz Award. The award will recognize Dietrich School and College of General Studies staff members in the early stages of their careers who have exhibited excellence in their performance and displayed leadership qualities among their peers.

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Vote for Dietrich School Grad Students for 3MT People's Choice Award

The 3MT competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. Twenty graduate students from across the University of Pittsburgh--half of whom are from the Dietrich School--are participating in this year's 3MT competition. Visit the link and watch each contestant's video presentation, then vote for your People's Choice winner.

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COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Get all of the latest updates and resources related to the University's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dietrich School Faculty Receive Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching and Research Awards

Dietrich School faculty members Yan Dong, Jules Gill-Peterson, Peng Liu, Jeff Aziz, and Jennifer Cousins are recipients of 2020 Chancellor's Distinguished Awards.

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Dietrich School Launches New Writing Institute

The Dietrich School recently launched a new writing institute to help create a “more vibrant writing culture” on Pitt’s campus. The William S. Dietrich II Institute for Writing Excellence, which is rooted in the Department of English’s Composition Program, will help Dietrich School professors advance their writing instruction and help them teach discipline-specific writing in their courses.

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Dietrich School Fulbright Recipients Contribute to Setting New Pitt Record

The University of Pittsburgh once again is among the nation’s top institutions for producing Fulbright students. According to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 14 students from Pitt won Fulbright scholarships in 2019.