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Pitt Researcher is Pushing the Boundaries of Quantum Physics

Gurudev Dutt, associate professor of physics and astronomy in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences has received a $2M grant from the Templeton Foundation and $470K from the Sloan Foundation to better understand the fundamental nature of gravity.

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Dietrich School Student Marian Kaelin is Going Above and Beyond in the Pittsburgh Community

Marian Kaelin, a junior in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences studying Urban Planning, has been recognized by Councilperson Bob Charland for her superior work interning with his office. She has not only been vital in her interning role, but she has gone beyond the work asked of her and is currently helping a senior resident who needs help with housing.

Gayle Rogers interviewed on WTAE

Gayle Rogers, the chair of the English department in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences was interviewed on WTAE.

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Sociology Professor published in "Nature"

Associate Professor of Sociology, Fernando Tormos-Aponte was published in "Nature" for his research on science advocacy.

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Lionel Pearson Fellowship Recipient

Alex-Jaden Peart, Dietrich School senior, is a recipient of a 2024-25 Lionel Pearson Fellowship.

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Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and Studio Arts Residency

Studio Arts and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies have come together for the first ever artist-in-residence program.

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Award Winning Costumes

Brittany Graham, the assistant manager of the costume shop for the Department of Theatre Arts in the Dietrich School was recently awarded at The Swedish International Film Festival.

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Internships That Have Made An Impact

Thanks to support from donors, students studying at Pitt were granted opportunities to pursue internships that helped them in their professional careers.

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Dietrich School Faculty Member Awarded NIH Grant Continuation

Anthony Grace, a distinguished professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Neuroscience and professor of psychology and psychiatry, received a $634,831 grant as a continuation of his study, “Gating of Information Flow Within the Nucleus Accumbens.”

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Seed Grantees

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced the recipients of grants totaling $2.5 million. The University of Pittsburgh is one of 10 schools who will be receiving $250,000 for a two-year seed grant to help make and implement plans that will help advance more diverse and equitable doctoral STEM programs.

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Structural Racism

Lorraine Blatt, a Graduate Student Researcher with the University’s Psychology Department was recently published in the American Academy of Pediatrics for her study on structural racism.

Internship Showcase

Last fall the Pittsburgh Media Partnership brought on two Pitt students for an internship in Journalism.

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Dietrich School Faculty Member's Secret Pittsburgh Class Expands to Include Podcast

Elise Lonich Ryan, a faculty member in the Dietrich School's Department of English, has expanded her popular "Secrets of Pittsburgh" class to include a podcast.

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Dietrich School Faculty Among Year of Discourse and Discovery Awardees

Dietrich School faculty members from the Departments of Communication and Linguistics are among the winners of the first round of funding for the Year of Discourse and Dialogue.

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Luciana DeJesus, a junior at the Dietrich School, won third place in the Pitt News Writing Contest

Luciana DeJesus, a junior at the Dietrich School, won third place in the Pitt News Writing Contest. DeJesus is a double major focusing on Classics and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies with a certificate in writing. The Pitt News Writing Contest is open to all students and offers a chance at being published and winning prize money.