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Volume 39 Issue 15

JURIST Conference: Law & the media: Convergence or collision? >

April 5th, 2007

“As a matter of process, the law and the web are a wonderful blend of content and technology, perhaps one of the best examples of the merit of the Internet: The law is vast and the Internet is endless,” said Emmy Award-winning former CNN broadcast journalist Charles Bierbauer. Now dean of the College of Mass […]

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UPJ conference center named “One-Stop Shop” >

April 5th, 2007

The conference center on the Johnstown campus has been designated as a certified “One-Stop-Shop” by the Association of Collegiate Conference Events Directors-International (ACCED-I). With 1,500 members representing more than 600 institutions of higher education, ACCED-I is the largest association of colleges and universities with conference and event services. The ACCED-I designation recognizes the ability of […]

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Two Pitt undergrads earn Goldwater scholarships >

April 5th, 2007

Two Pitt students are among the new 2007-2008 Goldwater Scholars named nationwide. Stanley F. Steers, a physics and music major, and Benjamin O. Gordon, a mechanical engineering major, are among the 317 awardees named by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. They bring to 36 the total number of Goldwater scholarships […]

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Pittsburgh pulls in new car-sharing program >

April 5th, 2007

Borrowing the car soon could have a new meaning in Pittsburgh and it doesn’t involve asking Dad for the keys. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is taking the lead in bringing car-sharing to town. Seattle-based Flexcar anticipates a spring launch of its service as part of its plan to expand its business in the eastern […]

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Boulevard of the Allies bridge project begins >

April 5th, 2007

The first lane closings associated with the Boulevard of the Allies bridge replacement project have begun, signaling the start of two years of roadwork designed to transform the crumbling and decrepit span into an attractive gateway to Oakland. “Leave yourself some additional time the first few days until people figure it all out,” advised Pennsylvania […]

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Books, Journals & More >

April 5th, 2007

BOOKS ARTS and SCIENCES The Architecture of Aftermath by Terry Smith, history of art and architecture. The University of Chicago Press. Before Renaissance: Planning in Pittsburgh, 1889-1943 by Edward Muller, history, and John F. Bauman, University of Southern Maine. University of Pittsburgh Press. This book examines a half-century during which progressive planners, public officials and […]

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Oak Hill deal reached >

April 5th, 2007

Pitt officials, Hill District residents and city officials hammered out a deal this month, ending a protracted and sometimes bitter dispute over Oak Hill — an 80-acre residential area adjacent to Pitt’s upper campus. Residents wanted to expand the housing project built at Oak Hill (formerly Allequippa Terrace) between 1996 and 2002, while the University […]

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Books, Journals & More/ A closer look: Dana Killmeyer >

April 5th, 2007

An unnamed narrator is mucking horse manure on a farm in the Everglades. “We all have to start somewhere,” she’s told by her companion and mentor, Beau. This is how readers are introduced into a disconcerting, but enticing world of flora and fauna, ‘gators and iguanas, dogs and ibises, by Pitt staff member Dana Killmeyer […]

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U.S. News ranks Pitt grad schools >

April 5th, 2007

Several Pitt disciplines and subspecialties were included among the nation’s top graduate schools in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. Each year, the magazine measures graduate programs in five major disciplines (business, education, engineering, law and medicine), using quality indicators such as peer assessments, entering students’ test scores, faculty/student ratios and reputation ratings drawn […]

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