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Volume 39 Issue 2

Undergrad researcher slips past high gas prices >

September 14th, 2006

High prices at the gas pumps have caused many a driver to cringe at the thought of filling up, but one Pitt student is cruising without a care in the world: He’s driving for free in a car powered by vegetable oil. This summer, sophomore Pat Lambert converted a diesel-powered 1984 Mercedes 300 SD to […]

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UPB grant aids disadvantaged students >

September 14th, 2006

Pitt’s Bradford campus has been awarded a four-year $880,000 federal grant to administer a federal program that will help disadvantaged young people complete middle or high school and enroll in postsecondary education. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Through the TRIO educational talent search program, qualifying students will receive academic, financial, […]

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Search for new UPG president begins >

September 14th, 2006

Pitt has formed a search committee for the president of the Greensburg campus. The new president, who will report to the provost, will succeed Frank A. Cassell, who is retiring June 30. (See July 20 University Times.) The search committee is being chaired by Robert F. Pack, vice provost for Academic Planning and Resources Management. […]

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Contemporary writers series starts Sept. 22 >

September 14th, 2006

The Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series begins its ninth season at Pitt Sept. 22 with a 10th anniversary celebration of Cave Canem, a retreat for African-American poets. The Black Took Collective (BTC) featuring poets Duriel Harris, Dawn Lundy Martin and Ronaldo Wilson will open the series. Co-founded at the 1999 Cave Canem retreat by Harris, Martin […]

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Voter registration deadline approaches >

September 14th, 2006

The deadline for new-voter registration is 5 p.m. Oct. 10 for those who want to vote in the Nov. 7 general election. If an individual has never registered before, or has changed names or addresses since registering or wishes to change political party affiliation, voter registration forms must be submitted to the Allegheny County Board […]

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Pitt remains No. 7 in NIH funding >

September 14th, 2006

According to figures released this week by Pitt’s Office of Research, Health Sciences (OORHS), for fiscal year 2005, Pitt ranked No. 7 nationally in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding among educational institutions and their affiliates. The University also ranked 7th in fiscal year 2004, using the same comparison. Affiliates consist of a group of […]

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