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 For more information, contact Maryellen Gannon at

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

Yolanda Covington-Ward
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.

Alison Slinskey Legg
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.