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Volume 40 Issue 2

UPT prof launches peace project >

September 13th, 2007

Prompted by U.S. Rep. John Peterson’s statements that the war in Iraq is not an issue in his congressional district, a Pitt-Titusville professor is spearheading an effort to mobilize residents of northern Pennsylvania to speak out against the war. Mary Ann Caton, assistant professor of history and political science, has launched the 5th District Peace […]

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UPJ celebrates 80 years >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt’s Johnstown campus is gearing up for a whopper of a week to celebrate its 80th anniversary, including the inauguration of Jem Spectar as UPJ’s fifth president. From a “kick off island party” to a community picnic to the induction of the inaugural class in a new UPJ Athletics Hall of Fame — not to […]

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GSPIA hosts CIA officer-in-residence >

September 13th, 2007

Veteran CIA officer Frank Hofmann has traveled the globe during his 28-year intelligence career with assignments in East Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States. Following his latest stints in Pakistan and Afghanistan, he has found himself in perhaps a less likely place: Pittsburgh. Hofmann will spend the next two years as a visiting […]

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Drink bottle recycling benefits Braddock Carnegie Library >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt faculty members Carl Lagenaur of neurobiology and Laurel Roberts and John Hempel of biological sciences check on a drink bottle collection bin in Clapp Hall. Hempel, who chairs the Braddock Carnegie Library board’s restoration committee, is collecting 20-ounce drink bottles to help fund restoration efforts at the library — the first of 1,679 Carnegie […]

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Sanft named acting AD >

September 13th, 2007

Donna D. Sanft, senior associate athletics director for administration, student life and compliance, was named interim director of athletics by Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg. She succeeds Jeff Long, athletics director since 2003, who accepted a similar position at the University of Arkansas. Sanft’s association with Pitt’s athletics department includes time as a student-athlete, gymnastics head […]

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