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Cathedral of Learning in Winter
A Message from Dean Kathleen Blee

In light of allegations of concerns in the past and present climate of a department in our School, I want to assure you that I am actively addressing this matter and am fully committed to fostering an educational and employment environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. As the Chancellor indicated in communications to the community, the University is conducting a full investigation into the issues that were raised.

Dietrich School FRIT Professor Inducted Into the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques

David Pettersen, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, has been inducted into the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques in recognition of his contribution to the diffusion of French culture abroad.

Daniel Lambrecht
Dietrich School Chemistry Professor Wins ACS OpenEye Award

Daniel Lambrecht, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Chemistry, is the recipient of the ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in Computational Chemistry.

Russell Clark
Physics and Astronomy Senior Lecturer Wins 2018 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize

Russell Clark, Senior Lecturer in the Dietrich School's Department of Physics and Astronomy, is the recipient of the 2018 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising.

Edouard Machery
Dietrich School HPS Professor Receives Humboldt Research Award

Edouard Machery, a Distinguished Professor in the Dietrich School's Department of History and Philosophy of Science, is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award. The award recognizes lifetime achievements in research.

Dietrich School Physics and Astronomy Professor Named AAAS Fellow

Chandralekha Singh, a professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Karen Arndt
Dietrich School Biological Sciences Professor Named AAAS Fellow

Karen Arndt, a professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dawn Lundy Martin
English Department Professor Wins 2018 NEA Fellowship

Dawn Lundy Martin, professor in the Dietrich School's Department of English and co-director of the University's Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, has been awarded a 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship.

Creating an Inclusive Environment for Individuals with Hidden Disabilities

The Open Door Project is partnering with the Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Committee to present “Not Every Disability is Visible: Creating an Inclusive Environment for Individuals with Hidden Disabilities.” Wednesday, November 29, 1 – 2:30 p.m. in the University Club, Conference Room A.

Dietrich School Associate Dean Named 2017 APS Fellow

Adam Leibovich, Dietrich School Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Research Development, and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).

Department of Africana Studies Welcomes Molefi Kete Asante, October 5

The Dietrich School's Department of Africana Studies presents a lecture with Molefi Kete Asante, Professor and Chair, Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University, on Thursday, October 5, at 6:15 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Nominate a Social Justice Leader for the Iris Marion Young Award

The Dietrich School's Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, with support from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, invites nominations of any member of the University of Pittsburgh staff, faculty, graduate or undergraduate student community who works to promote social justice and democracy.

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Dietrich School Faculty Part of Homecoming Weekend Panel on Data-Driven Discovery

Join Professor Michael Colaresi, William S. Dietrich II Chair of Political Science and Professor Jeremy Levy, Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, for this exciting conversation.

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 mhg19@pitt.edu.

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 taylor@as.pitt.edu.