Three Dietrich School Professors Recognized for Excellence in Mentoring
Dietrich School faculty members William Layton (Department of Mathematics), John Markoff (Department of Sociology), and Michael Sayette (Department of Psychology) are recipients of the 2019 Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
Dietrich School Professor Analyzes Facebook's Impact on Politics, Activism
The social media behemoth Facebook, which started as a social networking site for college students, has morphed into a global tech powerhouse with more than 2 billion users over the last 15 years. Lara Putnam, professor and chair of the Dietrich School's Department of History, is an expert on grassroots politics and the rise of political activism, most markedly among college-educated women. As Facebook turns 15, she also analyzes how the social media platform has transformed politics and how Americans approach activism.
Urban Studies Program Coordinator Wins Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Advising
Dietrich School faculty member Carolyn Carson, coordinator and undergraduate advisor in the Urban Studies program and senior lecturer in the Department of History, has been awarded the 2019 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising.
Nicole Mitchell to Lead Jazz Studies
The Dietrich School has named Nicole M. Mitchell, an award-winning creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator, as its William S. Dietrich II Endowed Chair in Jazz Studies, effective July 1, 2019. Mitchell also will be the director of the Jazz Studies Program and a professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Music. She becomes the third director in the program’s 49-year history, succeeding the late Geri Allen, who passed away in 2017.
Two Dietrich School Faculty Members Receive NSF CAREER Awards
Jennifer Laaser, assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, and Roger Mong, assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Physics and Astronomy, are the recipients of NSF CAREER Awards. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
Dietrich School Alumna Named University's First Schwarzman Scholar
Sangya Gyawali (A&S ’16), a lead analyst at BNY Mellon, has been named a 2020 Schwarzman scholar. Inspired by the Rhodes scholarship, the prestigious international graduate fellowship supports up to 200 scholars annually pursuing master’s degrees at the Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China’s leading science and technology university. Gyawali is the first Schwarzman scholar to come from the University of Pittsburgh.
Three Dietrich School Professors Named AAAS Fellows
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has appointed three Dietrich School professors as members of its 2018 lifetime fellowship cohort. AAAS will recognize James Woodward, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science; Jeremy Levy, a Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Adam K. Leibovich, Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development in the Dietrich School and professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, during its annual meeting on February 16.
Dietrich School Distinguished Professor Named to APS Chair Line
Tao Han, Distinguished Professor of High Energy Physics in the Dietrich School's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been elected to the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) Chair line, starting as the APS DPF Vice Chair in 2019, Chair-Elect in 2020, DPF Chair in 2021, and then Past-Chair in 2022, for a total of four years' service.
Dietrich School Alumna Lia Petrose Named 2019 Rhodes Scholar
Lia Petrose (A&S '17), who earned degrees in neuroscience and economics from the Dietrich School, has been named a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship winner.
Pitt Cares: Community Resources
If you are impacted in any way by the tragic events at the Tree of Life Synagogue, please know that the University has resources available for you.
Dietrich School Professor Recognized by American Chemical Society
Hrvoje Petek, R. K. Mellon Chair in Physics and Astronomy and Professor of Chemistry, is the recipient of the Ahned Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology from the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes outstanding and creative contributions by a nominee to fundamental discoveries or inventions in ultrafast science and technology in the areas of physics, chemistry, biology, or related fields.
Department of Studio Arts Celebrates Milestone Anniversary with Alumni Exhibition
The Dietrich School's Department of Studio Arts is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with U N B O X E D, an Alumni Exhibition in the University Art Gallery. The opening reception Thursday, September 13 from 4 - 6 p.m. and the show runs from September 14 to October 12.
Dietrich School Lecturer Recipient of AATG/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit
Viktoria Harms, lecturer in the Dietrich School's Department of German, has been selected by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and the Goethe-Institut as one of the 2018 recipients of the AATG/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German in schools of the United States.
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.