Dietrich School Distinguished Professor Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
Sanford Asher, Distinguished Professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2018 International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS) Raman Lifetime Award. The award was presented during the organization's annual conference in South Korea.
Dietrich School Faculty Members Lead New Water Research Initiative
In a region where rivers and waterways are intrinsically tied to infrastructure, commerce, transportation and public health, up-to-date research on those resources is critical and potential areas of concern are vast. Four researchers from the Dietrich School's Department of Geology and Environmental Science will bring together regional stakeholders, community activists, students, researchers and concerned citizens for the forum “Let’s Talk About Water” on Sept. 6. The event serves as the official launch of the Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education and Outreach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.