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Pitt undergraduates launched the Pittsburgh Interdisciplinary Mathematics Review

Undergraduate students with the Department of Mathematics in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the University Library System at Pitt have launched a new peer-reviewed open-access journal.

Anthony Grace named an Inaugural Highly Ranked Scholar by ScholarGPS

Anthony Grace, a Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and professor of Psychiatry and Psychology in the Department of Neuroscience in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences has been ranked in the top 0.05% of all scholars worldwide according to ScholarGPS.

Graham Hatfull Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Graham Hatfull, an Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology and HHMI Professor in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences was elected to the elite membership of The National Academy of Sciences.

Emily Elliott has been selected as a fellow of the Ecological Society of America

Emily Elliott, a professor of geology and environmental science in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA)

Dean Adam Launches New Innovation Initiative

Full-time faculty and staff at the Dietrich School and CGS are invited to submit proposals for the Dietrich Innovation Initiative.

Earth Month Features: PittBio Outreach Program

The PittBio Outreach Program, created by the Department of Biological Sciences in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences has shaped the way for many young STEM students over the years, and one such student, Oday Abushaban, was so influenced by the program that Pitt was at the top of his list when applying for colleges.

The Dietrich School has Two New American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members

Two Dietrich School professors, Jeffrey Brodsky, Avinoff Professor of Biological Sciences in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Elizabeth Arkush a professor in the Department of Anthropology have just been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Emory Global Health Case Competition Winners

Four Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Juniors take home the 2nd place prize at the 2024 Emory Morningside Global Health Case Competition.

Earth Month Features: Water Collaboratory Publishes Paper on Regional Flooding

The Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water Research, Education, and Outreach, which was founded in January 2018 by faculty out of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Geology and Environmental Science with support from The Heinz Endowments, has released the white paper report “Flooding in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Knowledge Gaps and Approaches.”

2024 Commencement Speaker Adrienne Washington

The 2024 Graduate Commencement speaker is graduate alumna Adrienne Washington.

Earth Month Features: The Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory at Pitt will host a regional network to improve water quality

This story was originally featured on June 28, 2022, by Patrick Monahan in PittWire. Pitt’s Emily Elliott grew up near the Chesapeake Bay, which she said helped instill a respect for water — what it provides for people, the ecosystems it sustains and how it relies on the stewardship of those who live near it.

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Dietrich School Faculty Offer Earth Day Program on Sustainability in the Arts

On Monday, April 22 Dietrich School faculty members from the Film and Media Studies Program and the Departments of English, Music, and Studio Arts will discuss how sustainability and environmental concerns (and triumphs) impact the creative practices of Pitt faculty.

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Dietrich School Faculty, Students Receive Sustainability Awards

The Pitt Sustainability Awards were presented at a luncheon on April 19, honoring those who have made an extraordinary impact on sustainability at the University. Several Dietrich School faculty and students were recognized.

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New Dietrich School Program Aims to Promote Sense of Belonging

Department chairs and staff leaders at the Dietrich School have been creating new events to draw their personnel to campus, and those in charge of this new program think it is building a better sense of belonging after the long separation caused by the pandemic.

Earth Month Features: Pittsburgh's Three Rivers and Their Tributaries

The chemistry of rivers strongly influences water quality and how river water affects human populations and ecosystem health. Water quality in southwestern Pennsylvania inherits a legacy of contamination from varied industrial outputs and human activities.