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Volume 38 Issue 7

Teaching excellence fair: Teaching tips >

November 23rd, 2005

Award-winning Pitt faculty showed off their teaching wares Nov. 9 at the fifth annual Teaching Excellence Fair, a half-day smorgasbord of faculty initiatives and innovations related to teaching and the use of instructional technology. Co-sponsored by the Provost’s office and the provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) and coordinated by the Center for Instructional […]

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Teaching excellence fair: Launching student learning >

November 23rd, 2005

A professor enters the classroom several minutes before the start of class. Some students are there already, milling about, talking or doing the daily crossword puzzle — their minds on anything but the course material. As the professor begins the class, students take a while to settle down and discontinue socializing. Other students saunter in […]

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Teaching excellence fair: Using Blackboard tools >

November 23rd, 2005

Finding innovative teaching methods that get through to students raised in the fast-paced, information-rich world of music videos, instant messaging and the Internet is becoming increasingly important as a new generation of information consumers lands on college campuses. Today’s students are more apt to click onto a web site than to pick up a book […]

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Teaching excellence fair: Speaking of numbers >

November 23rd, 2005

It’s no mystery that communication skills are an important part of every profession and that the ability to express ideas clearly is one mark of an educated person. Math majors are no exception, but when a team of professors from Pitt Johnstown sought to tailor a public speaking course to the practical needs of math […]

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Teaching excellence fair: Teaching outside the classroom >

November 23rd, 2005

For undergraduates making the transition to adulthood, classroom experience is merely the tip of the iceberg in preparing for the real world. “Teaching outside the classroom for me is something that I do every day. It is an unavoidable component in my teaching experience,” said theatre arts professor Melanie Dreyer-Lude. “If we think of teaching […]

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Hazo stepping down from post >

November 23rd, 2005

“This is my last hurrah,” said Robert C. Hazo at last week’s panel discussion sponsored by the American Experience program, part of the University Honors College. Hazo announced that he is stepping down as director of the program, which he founded in 1970. “This is my fourth and final retirement. But this one is non-negotiable,” […]

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Prof severs ties with S. Korea researchers >

November 23rd, 2005

School of Medicine professor Gerald Schatten cited a breach of trust about possible egg-donor recruitment irregularities as the reason for severing his 20-month collaboration with a South Korean research team led by veterinarian Woo-Suk Hwang. Schatten, who also directs the Pittsburgh Development Center, stated in a prepared release, “I regret to announce that I have […]

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