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Researchers’ Breakthrough Model Reveals Evolution of Ancient Nervous Systems

G. Bard Ermentrout, Pitt Distinguished University Professor of Computational Biology and a professor in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mathematics, served as co-investigator for the project, which examined 19 different species of the predatory sea snail Conus.

University Marks Annual Stephen Foster Day January 13

The life and accomplishments of Pittsburgh native Stephen Foster will be celebrated Jan. 13 as the region marks the 147th anniversary of the composer’s death. Foster was born in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh on July 4, 1826, and became a world-renown songwriter.

Astronomers Determine Color of the Milky Way

Jeffrey Newman, professor of physics and astronomy, and Timothy Licquia, a PhD student in physics, reported their findings during a presentation at the 219th American Astronomical Society (AAS) Meeting in Austin, Texas.

University of Pittsburgh Ranked a "Best Value" by Kiplinger's

The University of Pittsburgh ranks as the top value in Pennsylvania for in-state students in The Kiplinger 100: Best Values in Public Colleges, 2011-12, published in the February 2012 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Rosi Leads Team in Discovery of Porous Materials

The delivery of pharmaceuticals into the human body or the storage of voluminous quantities of gas molecules could now be better controlled, thanks to a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers.

Studio Arts Student Exhibit, January 11-February 3, 2012

Exhibition of work from students participating in the Summer 2011 Studio Arts Field Study in Wyoming.

Dutt Shares Quantum Computing Findings in New Paper

In a paper published online in Nature Nanotechnology, Gurudev Dutt, assistant professor in Pitt’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and his colleagues document important progress towards realizing a nanoscale magnetic imager comprising single electrons encased in a diamond crystal.

Anthony Grace, Christian Schunn Named Fellows of the AAAS

Dietrich School faculty members Anthony Grace and Christian Schunn have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for the contributions they have made toward the advancement of their respective fields.

Dietrich School Alumni Recognized at Brackenridge Celebration

William S. Dietrich II, Edgar Levensen, Paul Bridges, Deborah Jeanne Gillotti, Joseph C. Lang, Jr., and Darla Jean Twale were among the honorees at the annual ceremony.

Pitt Men's Glee Club Holiday Concert, December 10

Pitt’s Men’s Glee Club performs its Holiday Concert at 8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 159 N. Bellefield Ave., Oakland.

Nicholas Rescher to Be Honored by Germany With the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit

Internationally renowned philosopher will be presented with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit by Busso von Alvensleben, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, at a private ceremony on December 8.

Dietrich School 2012 Grad Expo Invites Submissions

Abstracts are now being accepted for the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences 12th annual Grad Expo. Submissions are due by Monday, January 30, 2012.

"This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing," through December 4

Pit Rep Theatre presents this English-language premiere of a contemporary fairy tale about three sisters, abandoned in the forest and forced to find their own way in the world.

World Music Festival, December 4

Join the University of Pittsburgh’s world music ensembles for music making, dancing, and refreshments!

Dietrich School Students, Graduates Among Fulbright Grant Winners

For the second consecutive year, the University of Pittsburgh is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant winners among research universities, placing 7th among U.S. public research universities and 17th among all U.S. universities, public and private, outperforming its 2010 record, when it placed 12th among publics and 27th among all U.S. universities.