Waverly Duck
Dietrich School Faculty Member Wins Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

Waverly Duck, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Sociology, has won the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction’s Charles Horton Cooley Book Award for “Tacit Racism.”

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Chancellor Gallagher's July 23 Message on Pitt's Virus Control Program

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the University of Pittsburgh’s fundamental strategy has focused on minimizing the risk of infection related to the coronavirus while maximizing our ability to carry out our mission activities of teaching, research and service.

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Dietrich School, SCI Partner on Joint Data Science Major

This fall, current and incoming Pitt students can begin pursuing a joint Data Science major between the Dietrich School and the School of Computing and Information. Sixty-one credits in courses across several departments will prepare students to enter the burgeoning field of data science with the necessary competencies drawn from statistics, mathematics, and computer and information science.

Richard Rauh
Dietrich School Alumnus Donates Rare Book Collection to ULS

Actor, bibliophile, philanthropist and two-time Dietrich School alumnus Richard E. Rauh (A&S ’62, ’64G) has donated his extraordinary collection of rare books and manuscripts valued at more than $1.4 million to the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS).

N. John Cooper
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research--and Former Dietrich School Dean--Steps Down

N. John Cooper is stepping down as Pitt’s deputy vice chancellor for research, effective Aug. 1, 2021. Cooper has held that post since January 2018. Prior to that, he served as dean of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences for 19 years.

Cathedral of Learning
Dietrich School Initiatives Among 20 Projects Receiving Pitt Seed Funding

“Once again this year, proposals for Pitt Seed Grant funding were exceptional,” said Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd. “That said, this year’s selected projects—focused on transformative ideas in the social justice, equity and inclusion spaces—are particularly exciting, and I look forward to seeing the results of those efforts.”

UFO and Cathedral of Learning
Dietrich School Experts Weigh in On Unidentified Flying Objects

In June, a public report about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), also known as UFOs, will be delivered to the U.S. Congress’ Intelligence and Armed Services committees. The document is expected to evaluate reported UAP sightings from U.S. military members and include analysis from the Pentagon. This news, recently featured on 60 Minutes, has fueled a flurry of speculation, excitement and conspiracies among the public. But interest in UAPs is certainly not new. Curiosity around unusual objects in the sky spans decades and crosses political aisles. To help unpack the science, politics and psychology of this phenomenon, Dietrich School experts weighed in.