Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

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Provost Recognized for Transformative Impact

Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Patricia E. Beeson plans to step down from her administrative positions and return to the Department of Economics faculty in 2018.

Historian's Work Celebrates Unsung Heroes

Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History Marcus Rediker is drawn to people forgotten or ignored by traditional historians. His latest book focuses on Benjamin Lay, the first revolutionary abolitionist.
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Celebrating the Power of Black Artistry

The University, in collaboration with Pitt's Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, is set to honor Thaddeus Mosley (A&S '50) with the Distinguished Professional Achievement Award.

Pitt Sophomore Receives Support to Study Epilepsy

Jacqueline Bridges is one of six undergraduates nationwide to be named a 2017 Education Enrichment Fund Scholar by Citizens...
Ermentrout in a yellow hazmat suit

They Did the Monster Math

In a perennial favorite lecture, G. Bard Ermentrout teaches students to end a theoretical zombie or vampire apocalypse with mathematical equations.
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Geologists Uncover Lasting Effects of Historical Industries in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Researchers from Pitt have found that trace bits of potentially hazardous metal from long-ago industries could be reintroduced into neighboring areas after severe storms and flooding.
Pitt faculty member Margee Kerr

Researchers Examine the Fun of Fear

Some people love "scary-fun" experiences like haunted houses. Pitt researchers Margee Kerr and Greg Siegle are finding out why — and using their research to make local attractions even scarier.