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Volume 38 Issue 7

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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Pitt plans new health & safety building >

November 23rd, 2005

Pitt will construct a three-story building to house the campus police department. The $6 million, 26,000 sq. ft. building, to be constructed on the parking lot adjacent to the Eureka Building at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Halket Street, was one of some $55 million worth of construction projects approved Nov. 11 by the […]

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GSPH gets biostatistician training grants >

November 23rd, 2005

The demand for biostatisticians is increasing while the number of qualified candidates in the U. S. appears to be decreasing. For the first time in 20 years, the federal government is funding training grants for biostatisticians, and the Department of Biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health has recently received two. The training biostatisticians […]

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Student wins Pitt’s 4th Rhodes Scholarship >

November 23rd, 2005

Pitt senior Justin Chalker has been named a 2006 Rhodes Scholar. The dual chemistry and history and philosophy of science major is among 32 students chosen from a nationwide pool of 903 applicants, and is one of only three selected from a public university. Chalker is an undergraduate teaching assistant under the direction of chemistry […]

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