Kamesha Spates
Dietrich School Faculty Member Examines the Increase in Suicide Rates Among Black Youth

Kamesha Spates, William S. Dietrich II Chair and associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Africana Studies, recently led a team of researchers to a region of northeast Ohio where suicide rates among the local Black population had more than doubled from 2011 to 2021.

Michael Hatridge
Dietrich School Faculty Member Named PQI Director

Michael Hatridge, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute.

Dean Adam Leibovich
Dean Leibovich Announces New Associate Deans

Dean Adam Leibovich has appointed Adriana Helbig, Hannah Johnson, Todd Reeser, and Natasha Tokowicz as Associate Deans. Meet the newest members of the Dean's Leadership Team.

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Female Physicists Aren't Represented in the Media. And That Hurts the Disipline

A new essay in The Conversation by Dietrich School faculty members Chandralekha Singh and Carl Kurlander asserts that the lack of media representation of female scientists perpetuates the status quo and stereotypes about who belongs in STEM fields.

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Dietrich School Alum Recognized for Her Dissertation

Alex Silver (A&S '21G), a graduate student studying cognitive psychology in Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), received one of two 2022-23 Doctoral Dissertation Research Excellence Awards from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS). The award acknowledges graduate student scientists who have conducted research of superior quality and broader societal impacts.

Alaina Roberts
Dietrich School Historian Featured in New Docuseries on American West

Alaina E. Roberts, associate professor of history in the Dietrich School, appears in all four episodes of a new docuseries on the American West.

Dietrich School Faculty Member Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from ESM

Phage researcher, clinical pioneer, and Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology in the Dietrich School, Graham Hatfull is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Gardner Middlebrook Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Society of Mycobacteriology (ESM) for his contributions to the study of tuberculosis and related diseases.

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Emmy Award-nominated Dietrich School Alumni Highlighted in Pittwire

Revisit the stories of five Emmy Award-nominated writers, journalists, artists and more. Nominees for the 75th Emmy Awards will be announced July 12.

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Dietrich School Faculty Members Receive Manners Awards

Dietrich School faculty members Daniel J. Bain, associate professor, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, and Rebecca G. Reed, assistant professor, Department of Psychology, are recipients of the 23rd annual Steven D. Manners Research Development awards from the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR).

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Dietrich School Faculty Member's Essay Explores Increase in Science Activism

Fernando Tormos-Aponte, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Sociology, has co-authored an article for The Conversation on how today's scientists are speaking out on a variety of political and social issues related to their own research fields and in solidarity with other social movements.

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New Book by Dietrich School Historians Highlights Lesser-Known Figures

In their new book, “Pittsburgh Rising: From Frontier Town to Steel City, 1750-1920," Dietrich School historians Edward K. Muller and Rob Ruck explore the lives of "men and women who lived and labored" in the shadows of Pittsburgh's famous and infamous.

Doris Felman
Dietrich School Alumna Helped Launch an Early Nuclear Submarine

Doris Felman's (A&S ’50) math and science skills helped to power one of the world's first nuclear submarines. She didn't stop there. Read more of her story from our partners at Pitt Magazine.

Dietrich School alum Steve Zumoff plays pinball
Dietrich School Alum Is Entrepreneur and Pinball Wizard

Dietrich School alum Steve Zumoff (A&S ’88) shares a few tips on how you, too, can get your name on top of the leaderboard.

Dietrich School, CGS Undergrads Among 2023 Brackenridge Fellows

Thirty-five Pitt undergraduates--including several from the Dietrich School and CGS--will receive $4,000 each and other support for their summer research as 2023 Brackenridge fellows. The fellowship, sponsored by the David C. Frederick Honors College, supports independently led research and creative projects and includes weekly seminars to enhance learning and idea exchange.

Marcus Rediker
Dietrich School Historian's Play Debuts in London

“The Return of Benjamin Lay,” a play co-written by Dietrich School Distinguished Professor Marcus Rediker, will make its debut in June at London’s Finborough Theatre. The plot finds Lay, a man with dwarfism who often referred to himself as “Little Benjamin,” returning almost 300 years after his death to confront those who suppressed his beliefs and to seek readmittance to the Quakers.