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Volume 39 Issue 12

For some Pitt employees, work is no haven from the weather >

February 22nd, 2007

Perhaps Punxsutawney Phil was right after all and spring is just around the corner. But it will take more than a few days with temperatures in the relatively balmy 40s to convince plenty of Pittsburghers that the groundhog’s timing was just a bit askew rather than completely off the mark when he made his prediction. […]

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University Orchestra to premier pieces by 2 Pitt profs >

February 22nd, 2007

Two works written by music department faculty members will have their world premiere at a March 1 concert in the Bellefield Hall auditorium. The works, “Pulse Stream” by Amy Williams and “ardent life” by Roger Zahab, were commissioned by the Atlantic chapter of the Music Library Association as part of the group’s joint conference with […]

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Drue Heinz lit prize winner announced >

February 22nd, 2007

The 27th annual Drue Heinz Literature Prize was awarded to Kirk Nesset for his manuscript, “Paradise Road.” The winning submission was chosen by author Hilary Masters from nearly 300 entries and will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this fall. Nesset, who teaches creative writing and literature at Allegheny College, said the stories […]

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UPMC reports 15% gain >

February 22nd, 2007

Driven by growing patient volumes, higher insurance services membership and a strong investment portfolio, UPMC reported a 15 percent gain in total revenue, to a record $3.3 billion, for the six months ending Dec. 31. Excess margin — or margin from operations and investment activity — rose 52 percent to $342 million. UPMC added the […]

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PSC gets grant to aid science teachers >

February 22nd, 2007

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), a joint project of Pitt, Carnegie Mellon and the Westinghouse Electric Corp., has received $150,000 from the Heinz Endowments education program to help prepare area high school science teachers to use modeling and simulation tools in the classroom. The program, computation and science for teachers (CAST), will use the computational […]

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