Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Geri Allen

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.
Brent Doiron and Anne-Marie Oswald

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.
Pisarcik

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.

Graduating Senior Profile: Jacky Chen

A U.S. Army National Guard member, Chen graduated with a neuroscience degree. When he's not organizing TEDx events on campus, he's probably in the lab researching drugs to treat neuromuscular disorders.
Pitt graduate Tamara Farrell

Graduating Senior Profile: Tamara Farrell

A graduate with degrees in economics and statistics and in gender, sexuality and women's studies, Tamara Farrell made the most of her time at Pitt in leadership positions and mentoring young students from diverse backgrounds.

Graduating Senior Profile: Zachary Grewe

Inspired by a talk on local queer history, Grewe began archiving gay and lesbian newspapers, magazines and other documents. He graduated April 30 with dual degrees in gender, sexuality and women's studies and psychology.
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Multiuse Phone Case Wins Startup Money

Student-designed MediCase lands the grand prize among the array of innovations presented in the Randall Family Big Idea Contest.