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Volume 38 Issue 15

Can strategies be developed to detect suspicious behavior? >

March 30th, 2006

Could terrorists be thwarted by the automated equivalent of a nosy neighbor who peeps through the curtains at what’s happening on the street outside? Kevin Murphy, chair of Penn State’s Department of Psychology and director of the school’s Center for the Behavioral and Social Science of Terrorism, thinks so. In a March 16 talk sponsored […]

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Dog ate your W-2? Tax hotline can help >

March 30th, 2006

As this year’s tax filing deadline approaches, staffers on Pitt’s W-2 hotline are gearing up for a busy race to the finish. “The busiest week is the week leading up to [April] 15,” said payroll operations manager Jeanne Garver, who leads the group. The telephone hotline, manned by 10 payroll department employees beginning in early […]

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Bradford campus announces new marketing campaign >

March 30th, 2006

Pitt’s Bradford campus is moving “beyond.” UPB recently announced a new marketing campaign that campus officials said will help them better communicate the benefits of a Pitt-Bradford education. The new campaign will feature the theme “beyond,” which represents the myriad opportunities open to all students at Pitt-Bradford and captures the essence of the experiences that […]

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Transplant clinic renamed >

March 30th, 2006

At a chocolate ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, Frank and Athena Sarris, founders and owners of Sarris Candies, based in Canonsburg, opened the doors to the newly named Frank Sarris Outpatient Clinic at the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, located in UPMC Montefiore. The renaming of the outpatient clinic recognizes the Sarris family’s $5 million donation […]

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CGS initiative gets national recognition >

March 30th, 2006

The College of General Studies (CGS) has received national recognition for its initiative to enhance Pitt’s relationship with nontraditional students. The CGS Partnership for Student Success is a holistic model that encourages partnerships with nontraditional or adult students to help the students have the best academic experience possible. The program won the Outstanding Student Affairs-Faculty […]

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