Skip to Navigation
University of Pittsburgh

Volume 40 Issue 15

Correction >

April 3rd, 2008

Due to an editing error, incorrect information appeared in the March 20 University Times story on the Real ID Act of 2005. Although May 2008 was an initial deadline for compliance, all but four states had received extensions for Real ID Act implementation. As of March 20, only Maine, Montana, New Hampshire and South Carolina […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15

Senate presidential candidates address the issues >

April 3rd, 2008

This year’s election for the University Senate presidency matches incumbent John J. Baker, associate professor, Department of Microbiology-Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine, against Nicholas G. Bircher, associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, School of Medicine. Bircher served as Senate president in 2003-04 and 2004-05. The Senate elections are being conducted via electronic balloting, […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15

Books, Journals & More: A Closer Look: Lynne Conner >

April 3rd, 2008

In standard texts on the history of the American theatre, Pittsburgh is barely an afterthought, according to theatre arts associate professor Lynne Conner, who recently discussed the treasure trove of findings in her third book, “Pittsburgh in Stages: Two Hundred Years of Theater.” “Even though I was a trained theatre historian, I knew nothing about […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15

Obituary: Beatrice E. (B.J.) Grier >

April 3rd, 2008

Beatrice E. (B.J.) Grier of Homewood, an administrator in the Department of Africana Studies, died March 26, 2008, of complications from lung cancer. She was 54. Grier had been employed at the University since 1971. She initially worked in the College of General Studies then joined the staff of Africana studies in 1981. Known for […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15

Faculty Assembly passes sustainability resolution >

April 3rd, 2008

Faculty Assembly wants Pitt’s administration to reaffirm its commitment to “going green.” A resolution proposed by the ad hoc sustainability subcommittee was passed unanimously at this week’s Assembly meeting. The subcommittee was formed by the Senate plant utilization and planning committee last year to review University-related sustainability issues, such as recycling, “green” building practices and […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15

Books, Journals & More: A Closer Look: Marianne Novy >

April 3rd, 2008

When she was 5 years old, Marianne Novy was told that she was adopted and that she should never tell anyone. She honored that directive from her adoptive until she was in her 20s. Carrying that secret has influenced her entire personal life, and later her professional life, said Novy, today a professor of English […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15

Obituary: Leslie Dawn Guthrie >

April 3rd, 2008

Long-time graphic artist in the Office of Public Affairs Leslie Dawn Guthrie died March 31, 2008, following a prolonged acute illness. She was 50. A 1976 graduate of Montour High School and a 1979 graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Guthrie was hired at Pitt as a graphic designer in 1983. She was art […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15

Pitt students win Truman, Goldwater scholarships >

April 3rd, 2008

Three Pitt students recently were named recipients of national scholarship awards. Eleanor Marie Ott was named a 2008 Harry S. Truman Scholarship winner; Todd Morton Moyle and Charles Richard Sleasman II won Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. Ott is Pitt’s 11th Truman winner and is one of 65 students from 55 U.S. colleges and universities to […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15

4 faculty win provost's mentoring awards >

April 3rd, 2008

Four faculty members have been named recipients of the 2008 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring. They are: Louise Comfort, professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs; Don DeFranco, professor and vice chair of education in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology; Leon Gleser, professor in the Department of Statistics, and […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15

Obituary: Harry J. Mooney Jr. >

April 3rd, 2008

Retired English professor Harry J. Mooney Jr. died March 18, 2008. He was 80. Mooney joined the faculty in 1962 as an assistant professor after completing his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Pitt. He became an associate professor in 1967 and was promoted to professor in 1970. He was the department’s director of graduate […]

Feature,Volume 40 Issue 15