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Women's History Month in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates: Rebecca Skloot

Pitt Alumnae, Rebecca Skloot (A&S ‘07G), became a best-selling author in 2010 when she published her first book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Skloot is a science writer and attended Portland Community College to become a Veterinary Technician. She received her Bachelor's in biological sciences from Colorado State University, and her MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Women's History Month in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates: Zelda Rubinstein

Pittsburgh native, Zelda Rubinstein, was an actress best known for her roles in the Poltergeist films, Teen Witch, and Sixteen Candles. She was also an outspoken activist for people with dwarfism and the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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Women's History Month in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates: Becky Gonda

Alumna, Becky Gonda (A&S ‘11G), is also a current Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Outreach in the Dietrich School’s Department of Biological Sciences. Her outreach efforts include the Biology Department’s PittBio Outreach Program.

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Women's History Month in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates: Dr. Rachel Bezanson

Observational astronomer, Dr. Rachel Bezanson is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh and member of the UNCOVER program.

The McKay Lecture Series Is Back!

Join the Dietrich School's Department of Economics for the next part of their McKay Lecture series sponsored by the McKay Fund.

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Women's History Month in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates: Delanie Jenkins

Delanie Jenkins is an Associate Professor in the Department of Studio Arts in the Dietrich School and a member of the Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory. She earned her BA in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Dr. Anthony Novosel Voted Best Professor in the Pitt News

Part-time instructor in the Dietrich School’s History Department, Anthony “Tony” Novosel was just voted best professor by Pitt students.

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Women's History Month in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates: Julie Sokolow

Julie Sokolow (A&S ’10) is an award-winning documentary film director, writer, and musician. Sokolow completed her bachelor’s in psychology, English writing, and film studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, graduating with summa cum laude honors.

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Women's History Month in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates: Dr. Jennifer Laaser

The University of Pittsburgh welcomed Dr. Jennifer Laaser in 2016 as an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department. Dr. Laaser runs the Laaser Lab at Pitt which studies the intersections between physical chemistry, polymer physics, and polymeric materials.

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Daniel Williams Featured in ESRI's ArcUser Magazine

Daniel Williams, Ph.D., an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Dietrich School’s Department of Geology and Environmental Science was featured in ESRI's ArcUser magazine’s Fall 2023 issue.

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Women's History Month in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates: Geri Allen

Geri Allen (A&S ’82) was an American Jazz pianist, composer, and Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies in the Music department in the Dietrich School.

Dietrich School faculty members among 2023-2024 Momentum Fund Awardees

The Pitt Momentum Funds are a collaboration between the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of the Provost and support researchers and scholars in fields from creative arts and humanities to the social sciences, to STEM and the health sciences.

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Women's History Month in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates: Japa Pallikkathayil

Japa Pallikkathayil is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Dietrich School. She started working for Pitt in 2012 as an assistant professor, and previously taught at NYU starting in 2008 while finishing her PhD at Harvard.