Call for Nominations: Bellet Teaching Awards
Beginning October 1 through October 31, 2017, the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will accept nominations for the 2018 Tina & David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards. These annual awards recognize extraordinary achievement and innovation in undergraduate teaching. Winners receive a one-time stipend of $6,000. Faculty and students may submit nomination letters to Dietrich School Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies John A. Twyning at asundergrad.pitt.edu. For more information, contact Maryellen Gannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominate an Outstanding Academic Advisor for the Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize
From October 1 through October 31, 2017, the Dietrich School will accept nominations for the Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising. This annual award recognizes outstanding faculty academic advising of Dietrich School undergraduate students. The recipient receives a one-time cash award of $4,000. For more information, contact Z Taylor at email@example.com.
Africana Studies Professor Wins Elliot P. Skinner Book Award
Yolanda Covington-Ward, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Africana Studies, is the recipient of the Elliott P. Skinner Book Award from the Association for Africanist Anthropology for her book Gesture and Power.
Dietrich School Senior Lecturer Receives NSF INCLUDES Grant
Alison Slinskey Legg (A&S '98G)--senior lecturer in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences--and a team of collaborators have been approved for $300,000 in funding through the National Science Foundation's INCLUDES Program to encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to pursue STEM education and careers.
Open Door Project Presents "I'm Not Racist...Am I?" Film and Workshop, Oct 16
The Dietrich School’s Open Door Project is thrilled to announce our first event of the new academic year—a screening of the documentary I’m Not Racist…Am I?, followed by a Q & A with the filmmaker, and a workshop on cultural appropriation. RSVPs requested by October 9.
Blee Begins Deanship with Listening Tour, Focus on Diversity
Kathleen Blee—the Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies—is looking forward to learning new things, taking on new challenges, and finding new opportunities to make a positive difference.
Nominations Are Invited for Teaching, Research, Mentoring, and Public Service Awards
Nomination deadlines have been announced for the 2018 Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching, Research, and Public Service Awards and the Provost's Award for Excellence in Mentoring.
Dietrich School Professor, Graduate Student Recognized by ACLS
Christopher Nygren, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Colleen O'Reilly, a doctoral candidate from the same department, have been recognized by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as, respectively, an ACLS Fellow and a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow.
Dietrich School Chemistry Professor Named 2017 Cottrell Scholar
Daniel Lambrecht, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, has been named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Dietrich School, CGS Staff Invited to Discussion on Staff Diversity Climate Survey and Next Steps
Staff members of the Dietrich School and the College of General Studies are invited to hear the findings of the recent staff diversity climate survey and to share their ideas and recommendations about how the school can respond. Three sessions will be held during the week of June 26.
Dietrich School Staff Invited to Total Rewards Q & A Sessions
Michele Colvard, Executive Director for Staff Personnel and Senior Assistant Dean for the Dietrich School, will host an open Q & A session on the Total Rewards Project and the Job Analysis Questionnaire on Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14. No RSVP is necessary.
Dietrich School Doctoral Candidate Awarded Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Dietrich School doctoral candidate Samuel Gavin has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2017 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Kathleen M. Blee Named New Dean of Dietrich School and College of General Studies
Kathleen M. Blee has been named the Bettye J. and Ralph E. Bailey Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the dean of the College of General Studies. She currently is the Dietrich School’s associate dean and a distinguished professor in the school’s Department of Sociology. Blee’s deanship will commence on Aug. 15, 2017.
Dietrich School Undergraduate Wins Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
Dietrich School undergraduate David Leftwich, a junior double majoring in political science and psychology, is one of 10 college juniors in the nation selected for the prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship.