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Volume 38 Issue 8

Music library scores Moe manuscripts >

December 8th, 2005

Librarian Jim Cassaro may want to add a word of thanks to hungry termites and poet Alfred Corn when he catalogs the latest large donation to the music department’s library. Both played a role in prompting Pitt music professor Eric Moe to donate the drafts and manuscripts of his musical compositions to the Theodore M. […]

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Provost responds to regional faculty criticism >

December 8th, 2005

Provost James V. Maher did not attend the Nov. 29 Faculty Assembly meeting, but was asked by the University Times to comment on statements made by regional campus faculty leaders at that meeting. Provost Maher issued the following statement in response: “The presidents of the campus senates at Bradford and Greensburg raised budget issues in […]

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Pitt-UPMC docs make Best Doctors list >

December 8th, 2005

More than 300 physicians in 36 specialties from Pitt’s School of Medicine and UPMC are included in the list of “Best Doctors” in the Pittsburgh area compiled by Best Doctors, Inc., of Boston, provider of information about the best medical care available. The current listing is the result of a survey in which more than […]

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On Teaching: Business professor Ray Jones >

December 8th, 2005

Yesterday, Dec. 7, was the 64th anniversary of the “day which will live in infamy” as the starting point of the United States involvement in World War II. Last August, the country marked the 60th anniversary of the war’s end on Aug. 14, 1945. The unconditional surrender of the Japanese government followed within 10 days […]

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Nordenberg to receive district CASE leadership award >

December 8th, 2005

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg has been selected to receive the Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II. He will receive the award at the CASE annual awards gala Feb. 6 at the Hilton Pittsburgh. The CASE award recognizes “outstanding efforts in promoting the understanding and support […]

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Long-term staff recall years at Pitt >

December 8th, 2005

Philip Hopbell once went 17 years without missing a day of work. “I enjoy my job,” says Hopbell, a 40-year Pitt staff veteran who is manager of central receiving services in Business Operations. “I’m often the first one here and the last to leave.” Attitude is key, agrees Dwight W. Fong, a Pitt Book Center […]

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Welsh Nationality Room donations nearing goal >

December 8th, 2005

David M. Roderick, former chair and CEO of U.S. Steel Corporation, has solicited gifts from three major Pittsburgh institutions toward the establishment of the Welsh Nationality Classroom. U.S. Steel Corp., the Richard King Mellon Foundation and UPMC each have contributed $50,000. The committee has raised approximately $400,000 of its $450,000 goal. Roderick recently gave a […]

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University recognizes long-term staff >

December 8th, 2005

50-year award • Graduate School of Public Health Paul C. Magee ————— 40-year awards • Office of the Chancellor Sandra S. Bayus • School of Arts and Sciences Nancy A. Robinson • School of Education Shirley J. Breitigam • University Center for International Studies E. Maxine Bruhns • University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute William P. […]

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Pitt ranks 6th in business start ups >

December 8th, 2005

Pitt was the sixth most prolific college or university in the country in the number of start-up companies created in fiscal year 2004, according to the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2004 survey of licensing and commercialization activities. With 10 companies created in 2004 as a result of Pitt research, the University tied with […]

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