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Volume 40 Issue 1

Life in the slow lane (sort of) for UPG safety director >

August 30th, 2007

Homicide, arson and robbery are pretty much just memories for Tom Horan, director of Safety and Security at Pitt’s Greensburg campus. “The pace is a little slower here,” he admitted. Horan formerly was a police officer in Rostraver Township then a detective at the Westmoreland County Detective Bureau, where he investigated all types of criminal […]

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Pitt gets $16 million grant for HIV center >

August 30th, 2007

The National Institutes of Health has awarded the School of Medicine a $16 million, five-year grant to establish the Pittsburgh Center for HIV Protein Interactions. Research at the center will give scientists detailed new insights into the life of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and have important implications for developing new drug targets. The […]

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UPG safety director takes busman's holiday >

August 30th, 2007

According to an old saw, a mail carrier always takes a long walk on a day off. So, what does Tom Horan, director of Safety and Security at the Greensburg campus, do on his days off? He teaches police officer candidates at the state Police Academy and trains those who teach mandatory police continuing education […]

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Voter registration deadline Oct. 9 >

August 30th, 2007

The deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 6 municipal and judicial general election is 5 p.m. Oct. 9. Those who are eligible to vote but have not registered before, whose name or address has changed or who wish to change political party affiliation, must submit the voter registration form to the Allegheny County Board […]

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ULS sessions focus on info literacy >

August 30th, 2007

At one time, library research consisted of searching through a limited few choices: newspapers, magazines and reference books. That’s no longer the case, with e-books, podcasts and blogs joining a growing list of online choices for today’s information seekers. As the choices grow, the need to navigate effectively becomes increasingly critical, especially in academic research. […]

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Obituary: William Ragan Stanton >

August 30th, 2007

William Ragan Stanton, emeritus professor of history, died July 29, 2007. He was 82. Stanton, a native of Belton, Texas, was a Navy veteran and a graduate of Baylor University, where he earned a degree in history. He earned his master’s and PhD degrees in American civilization at Brown University, publishing his thesis, “The Leopard’s […]

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