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Physics Professor Leads Team in Inventing New Electronic Switch

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have invented a new type of electronic switch that performs electronic logic functions within a single molecule. The incorporation of such single-molecule elements could enable smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient electronics.

Anglophone Asian Novels Conference, December 2-4

Presenters include Elleke Boehmer, Oxford University; Philip Holden, National University of Singapore; and, Patrick Parrinder, University of Reading. Conference is free but space is limited and participants must register.

Cosmopolitics Conference, December 2

Cosmopolitics: Unity, Diversity, and Global Subjects, an International Colloquium co-organized by The Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research and the Critical Race Theory Series at Duquesne University, and the Graduate Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

Dietrich School Undergraduates Invited to Participate in Focus Groups

Undergraduates in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences are invited to share their thoughts about their academic experiences at the University of Pittsburgh.

Department of Chemistry Seeks Summer Interns

Department seeks qualified undergraduates for summer internships.

Professor Part of Quantum Physics Research Team Featured in Nature

W. Vincent Liu, associate professor of physics, is part of the research team that made advances in better understanding correlated quantum matter that could change technology as we know it, according to a study published in the Nov. 20 edition of Nature.

Dietrich School Alumnus Named Rhodes Scholar

Cory J. Rodgers majored in biological sciences, history and philosophy of science, and Africana studies.

Faculty and Staff Encouraged to "Read Green"

New environmentally-friendly initiative enables faculty and staff to receive many University paper-based mailings directly via e-mail.

Humanities Center Presents Lucy Fischer, November 18

Lucy Fischer, Distinguished Professor of English and Film Studies, presents “Abel Gance’s La Roue (1923): Modernity, Movies, Machine, Mind.”

Nominations Sought for Iris Marion Young Award

Award honors philosopher and social theorist Iris Young.

Board of Trustees Honor Dietrich

During its Oct. 28 meeting, Pitt’s Board of Trustees honored the late William S. Dietrich II with a moment of silence—and then a standing ovation—following the approval of a Board resolution changing the name of Pitt’s largest school to the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Department of Mathematics Engaged in Fight Against Parkinson's Disease

Pitt mathematicians, working with neurobiology researchers, are using computational models, experiments, and analysis of models and data to study the way that signals are transferred between the basal ganglia, a collection of nuclei found in the brain that helps with motor control, and the thalamus, its downstream target in the brain.

French and Italian Hosts The Idea of France Conference

More than 75 papers will be delivered during the interdisciplinary conference that opens at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 with Laurence Grove, French program director and director of the Centre for Emblem Studies at the University of Glasgow. His talk is titled “The Idea of France in Comics Old and New.”

González-Azcárate Recipient of 2010-11 Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Prize

Betina González-Azcárate, who in 2011 earned her PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, is the recipient of the 2010-11 Eduardo Lozano Memorial Dissertation Prize.

Pitt Research Team Finds Ways to Reduce Computing Energy Consumption While Saving Money

Lowering energy consumption associated with computer data storage (specifically, cloud computing) and saving millions of dollars are possible now, thanks to new memory technology, a field that computer science and engineering researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have been exploring.