Grace Fleury
Dietrich School Junior Named Goldwater Scholar

Grace Fleury--a Dietrich School junior majoring in chemistry--is Pitt’s 64th Goldwater Scholar. The award, which is the most prestigious scholarship aimed at STEM students, covers a year of tuition, books, fees and room and board. Fleury is one of 413 winners this year out of a pool of more than 5,000 applicants.

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Dietrich School Departments Hosting Graduation Celebrations

Several Dietrich School departments are hosting receptions to celebrate their graduating students. Use the link to find out what our departments have planned.

Mark Pastin
Dietrich School Alumnus Mark Pastin is Graduate Commencement Speaker

Mark Pastin (A&S ’70), founder and president of the Council of Ethical Organizations, will provide the commencement address for the Dietrich School's graduate-level candidates during the school's April 27 ceremony at the Fitzgerald Field House.

Katy Nesbitt
Dietrich School Alumna Katy Nesbitt is Pitt's 2023 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Dietrich School alumna Katy Nesbitt (A&S ’15G), the first American woman to referee at the World Cup, will be the University of Pittsburgh’s 2023 undergraduate commencement speaker. The ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at the Petersen Events Center.

Dietrich School Faculty Member Named 2023 Guggenheim Fellow

Adam Lowenstein, professor in the Dietrich School's Department of English and Film and Media Studies Program, has been named a 2023 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.

Graham Hatfull
Call in the Phages! Dietrich School Faculty Member Featured in WIRED

“As [resistance] concerns grow, there are not a lot of options out there,” says Graham Hatfull, Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology, HHMI Professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, who maintains one of the largest phage collections in the United States and researches their utility against mycobacteria, which cause diseases such as tuberculosis. “That’s really drawn focus to phages, because they seem to be one of the more promising aspects out there.”

Chancellor-elect Joan T. A. Gabel
Joan T. A. Gabel Named 19th University Chancellor

Joan T.A. Gabel, president and chief executive of the University of Minnesota System and Twin Cities campus, will become the University of Pittsburgh’s 19th chancellor. Gabel will be the first woman to lead the University since its founding in 1787. She starts July 1.

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Dietrich School Science Revealed Event, April 19, Tackles ChatGPT

A few months ago, a seemingly revolutionary technological milestone occurred when ChatGPT was released online. There has been much debate about how this program and others like it may pose a threat or an opportunity for our education system. Our session will present the research-informed ideas of several Pitt experts on the broader topics of how this technology may affect the way we think, write and speak, and the associated impacts on society. Use the link to RSVP.

Kate Lasky
Dietrich School Alum is James Beard Nominee

Kate Lasky (A&S '11), co-owner and co-chef of Pittsburgh's Apteka restaurant, is a nominee for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic by the James Beard Foundation. Apteka was named the Best New Restaurant of 2016 by Pittsburgh Magazine, and Kate and her partner Tomasz Skowronski were named Rising Star Chefs by Pittsburgh Magazine and Star Chefs.

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Dietrich School Students Receive Critical Language Scholarships

Dietrich School undergraduates Dannial Cardillo and Hiba Siddiqui have been named 2023 Critical Language Scholars.

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Dietrich School Faculty Member Recognized for Groundbreaking Work

Nicole Constable, chair of the Dietrich School's Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of the 2022 Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award. Constable is a groundbreaking scholar whose work focuses on the plight of domestic workers in Asia. She has authored four books about the lives of domestic workers, who are overwhelmingly female, the challenges they face, and their struggle for greater rights.

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Dietrich School Faculty Member, Water Collaboratory Honored for Community Engaged Scholarship

Michael Glass, director of the Dietrich School's Urban Studies Program, and the Pitt Water Collaboratory, were among honorees recognized during the 2023 Community Engaged Scholarship Forum, which celebrates students, faculty and staff who have significantly impacted their communities.

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Dietrich School Faculty Among 2023 Chancellor's Distinguished Awardees

Dietrich School faculty members Jeanne Marie Laskas, Michael Meyer, Liann Tsoukas and Aidan Wright are among 14 Pitt faculty members recognized for exceptional achievements in research, service, and teaching.

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GSWS Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary with March 24 Event

The Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program will host a day-long 50th anniversary event on March 24. “Looking Back, Looking Forward: 50 Years of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at Pitt” will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at William Pitt Union and Alumni Hall. Among the speakers is Dietrich School and CGS Dean and former director of the (then) Women's Studies Program at Pitt, Kathleen Blee.

Nicole Constable
Dietrich School Anthropologist Honored with Sheth Award

Nicole Constable, professor and chair of the Dietrich School's Department of Anthropology, is the recipient of the Sheth Distinguished Faculty Award for International Achievement. Constable’s work focuses on the plight of domestic workers in Asia. She has authored four books about the lives and challenges faced by domestic workers, overwhelmingly female, and how these workers have struggled for greater rights.