Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

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Three Times Faster: New Computer System Promises to Accelerate Researchers' Work

Pitt's Center for Research Computing is one of the first places in the country to access Intel's powerful new computing systems, allowing research of larger, more complex problems.
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Seven Alumni Make Pittsburgh Business Times '30 Under 30' List

For its inaugural 30 Under 30, the Pittsburgh Business Times selected seven Pitt alumni as city influencers. They include...

From Schenley Place to Outer Space: Team Developing Computers for Space Station

The Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing researches systems that can be broken apart and reassembled, like Legos, and also withstand an extraterrestrial environment.

Two Students and One Alum Win Graduate Scholarships for Study from Germany

Two Pitt students and a recent alumnus have been awarded Graduate Scholarships for Study from Germany’s Deutscher Akademischer...
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Jazz Pianist, Composer Remembered as Passionate Performer and Educator

Internationally lauded musician Geri Allen, director of the University of Pittsburgh's Jazz Studies program, died on June 27.
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Chronicles of Violence: Professor Explores Brutal History of the American Revolution

Holger Hoock, British Empire specialist and Pitt history professor, takes an unvarnished look at the violent history of the American Revolution — a theme rarely examined in the heroic stories of the War of Independence.
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Students Explore History of Civil Rights

A group from Pitt recently took a 2,300-mile journey through historical sites in the South called “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights.” This "classroom on the road" offered students opportunities to speak with some of America's most famous civil rights advocates.
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Signal from Noise: Math Professor Wins Fellowship to Delve Into the Noisy Brain

Math professor Brent Doiron has become an emerging force in theoretical neuroscience. His research plans include teaming with assistant neuroscience professor Anne-Marie Oswald.
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Alumna Earns German Chancellor Fellowship

First-generation college student Susan Pisarcik is one of just 10 honorees from the United States. The award will pay for a fieldwork project where she will study the refugee population in rural Germany.
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New Dean Announced for School of Arts and Sciences and College of General Studies

Kathleen M. Blee, a Pitt faculty member and associate dean for graduate studies who has researched activist groups and racial violence for more than 30 years, starts her deanship in August.