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Volume 40 Issue 14

Moleculart combines McGowan networking with art >

March 20th, 2008

Networking events are a staple in the business and professional world. No doubt it’s invaluable to have a forum at which colleagues can interact and expand their circle of contacts. But how to avoid the same-old, same-old and give participants a chance to do more than chat and exchange business cards? The McGowan Institute for […]

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Move more, eat less to lose weight, Jakicic says >

March 20th, 2008

Weight race team members have lost nearly 2.5 tons of excess weight as the 12-week competition passes its midpoint. After six weeks, more than 1,300 participants have shed a total of 4,620 pounds. The weight race challenge has prompted employees across the University to pay attention to diet and exercise in an effort to either […]

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Dreyer-Lude, Oaks discuss Bellet-winning teaching techniques >

March 20th, 2008

Two faculty members have been named winners of the 2008 Tina and David Bellet Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award. Melanie Dreyer-Lude, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, and Jeffrey Oaks, lecturer in the Department of English, are this year’s winners. The Bellet teaching awards were established in 1998 with a $200,000 donation […]

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Phishing attempt nets few, if any, at Pitt >

March 20th, 2008

Although a recent attempt to trick University email users into divulging sensitive information — a practice known as “phishing” — prompted Computing Services and Systems Development to post a security alert few, if any, users were fooled, said CSSD director Jinx Walton. The phishing scam came in the form of an email purportedly from the […]

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Most continuing faculty raises beat inflation in FY08 >

March 20th, 2008

For the first time in three years the majority of continuing faculty saw raises that kept up with inflation. A report by Pitt’s Management Information and Analysis office on fiscal year 2008 continuing faculty raises showed 85 percent (1,466) of the 1,725 continuing faculty (excluding medical school faculty in the basic sciences) received increases that […]

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Hoffman wins UPG staff award >

March 20th, 2008

Leigh Hoffman, assistant dean of student services, director of orientation and co-curricular programs and judicial coordinator at the Greensburg campus, is the recipient of the 2007-08 President’s Distinguished Service Award for Staff. The award honors UPG staff who have demonstrated “a consistent pattern of extraordinary dedication to the University above and beyond the candidate’s job […]

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Neurology prof jailed in sex sting >

March 20th, 2008

Pitt neurology faculty member R. Wesley Farris II remains jailed following his arrest in a sex sting in which he is charged with arranging to meet a child for sex through phone calls with an undercover agent posing as the uncle of a 10-year-old girl. According to the complaint filed in federal court in Pittsburgh, […]

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Steam line installation continues to disrupt traffic >

March 20th, 2008

Road closings on Darragh Street near Salk Hall are coming to an end. The road will remain closed between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Friday as work continues on the installation of a new steam line near Salk Hall. Starting Monday, the excavation work will shift to Terrace Street. One lane will be […]

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