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Volume 39 Issue 9

Pitt, CMU launch joint PhD program >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are launching a joint doctoral degree program in structural biology and biophysics. Structural biologists use powerful, highly sophisticated technologies, such as x-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, to reveal the three-dimensional structure of proteins and other molecules. Biophysicists apply physics principles along with mathematical models and […]

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Ex-Schatten post doc sanctioned by HHS >

January 11th, 2007

A former postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Gerald P. Schatten at Magee Womens Research Institute (MWRI) has been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for falsifying rhesus monkey stem cell research intended for publication in the journal Nature. An oversight review by the U.S. Public Health Service’s Office of Research […]

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Dental school honored for clinic's work >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine recently received Excellence in Organization Activity recognition from Achieva. Achieva is a non-profit group within a family of organizations that collectively comprises western Pennsylvania’s largest provider of comprehensive services and support for persons with disabilities and their families. The School of Dental Medicine was chosen for the honor specifically for […]

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On Teaching: Ethan Pullman >

January 11th, 2007

“I always was interested in languages,” said Ethan Pullman, a University Library System reference and instruction librarian. But that simple statement only skims the surface of the places his interest has taken him. The 40-year-old Palestinian native has spent 26 years in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree in French at Youngstown State University […]

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Greensburg gets $2 million grant >

January 11th, 2007

The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation has awarded Pitt-Greensburg $2 million, the largest gift in the regional campus’s history. The money will help fund an addition to McKenna Hall, the campus computer center. The Richard King Mellon Foundation and the Timken Foundation of Canton also have contributed to this project. The Mellon Foundation has given $500,000, […]

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One on One: John Camillus >

January 11th, 2007

“The essence of a professional school is the ability to merge disciplines,” said John C. Camillus of the Katz Graduate School of Business. “The area I’m involved in — strategy — is really bringing blue and yellow together to make green.” Camillus, who joined the Pitt faculty in 1977, has held the Donald R. Beall […]

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Obituary: Marianne F. Maegle >

January 11th, 2007

Marianne F. Maegle, a 40-year staff member in the Office of the Registrar, died Dec. 26, 2006, of complications following surgery. She was 61. Maegle came to Pitt in 1966 as a clerk in the Registrar’s office. Over the years, she progressed to senior clerk, senior secretary, administrative aide, administrative assistant and supervisor prior to […]

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Retired prof “on the road again” >

January 11th, 2007

Plenty of people dream of traveling when they retire. Pitt-Johnstown economics professor emeritus Michael Yates has taken that dream to the extreme, disposing of most of his possessions and taking to the road after 32 years of teaching at Pitt-Johnstown. Yates has been wandering around the United States since his retirement in 2001. “My mother […]

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Obituary: Frederick C. Thayer >

January 11th, 2007

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs emeritus professor Frederick C. Thayer died Dec. 23, 2006, following a stroke. He was 82. Thayer graduated in 1945 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and during his 24-year military career in the Army and Air Force completed a master’s degree in political science at Ohio […]

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