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Dietrich School Science Revealed June 2 Event Explores Inequities in Health Care

Two Dietrich School faculty members will discuss how our physical and psychological well-being can compromise our immune systems, make us more susceptible to viruses — and make vaccines less effective — during the next Science Revealed presentation. Science Revealed — an online series of free public conversations from the Dietrich School— continues with faculty members Anna Marsland from the Department of Psychology and Abimbola Fapohunda from the Department of Africana Studies offering “Perspectives on Health: (In)Equity Across Communities” from noon to 1 p.m. June 2.

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Help Make Pitt More Accessible for Everyone

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in four adults in America has a disability, which could include low vision, mobility difficulties, cognitive or age-related issues and hearing loss, among many others. But accessibility isn’t just for addressing disabilities: Features such as curb cuts in sidewalks help people pushing strollers or carts, and alt-text can help anyone understand an image if it isn’t displaying properly.

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May 20 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 20 is the 10th anniversary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Web sites and web applications are crucial to our academic, administrative, and research work, and the University of Pittsburgh is committed to ensuring equal access by making its web sites and all other electronic and information technology accessible to all users.

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Dietrich School, CGS Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, May 4, 2021

This ceremony, recorded on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, recognizes undergraduate students from the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the College of General Studies.

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Dietrich School, CGS Seniors Win the University's Top Leadership Awards

Rhiannon Bonnabell Stangl, a senior in the College of General Studies, is the 2021 recipient of the Emma W. Locke Award and Morgan Ottley, a senior in the Dietrich School, has been named the winner of the 2021 Omicron Delta Kappa Senior of the Year Award.

Kirk Savage
Dietrich School Professor Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kirk Savage, professor in the Dietrich School's Department of History of Art and Architecture, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. With this selection, Savage joins an exclusive group of world leaders who promote nonpartisan recommendations that aim to advance the public good. Other 2021 members include media entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, linguist Deborah Tannen, writer and photographer Teju Cole and theater critic Hilton Als, among other important scholars.

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Dietrich School Undergraduate Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Dietrich School undergraduate Mark Farino is one of two University of Pittsburgh students who have been named recipients of the 2021 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which support outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the fields of engineering, mathematics and the natural sciences. Farino, who is majoring in physics and mathematics and minoring in French, plans to continue with graduate study in physics and aspires to academic career in teaching and researching particle physics.

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Mathematics Department Chair Elected to 2021 Class of SIAM Fellows

Jonathan Rubin, professor and chair of the Dietrich School's Department of Mathematics, was recently elected to the Class of 2021 Fellows of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Rubin, one of 28 new fellows, was recognized for his contributions to mathematical neuroscience, mathematical biology, and dynamical systems theory.

Kay Brummond
Associate Dean and Chemistry Professor Recognized by ACS

Kay Brummond, associate dean for faculty in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and professor in the school’s Department of Chemistry, is the recipient of the 2021 American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. In particular, ACS recognized Brummond, “for serving as a pathfinder, an agent of change, and mentor to women at all stages of their careers in the chemical sciences.”