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Volume 40 Issue 17

Commencement 2008: “Find what you love,” Marino tells Pitt grads >

May 1st, 2008

With his newly minted Doctor of Broadcast Journalism honorary degree in hand, Pitt alumnus, sports icon and Oakland native Dan Marino addressed this year’s University’s commencement congregation on some of life’s lessons. “One of the most important things as you enter the real world is to find what you love to do. It may take […]

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Forbes Ave. traffic restrictions to last through August >

May 1st, 2008

Single-lane traffic on Forbes Avenue between Moultrie Street and McDevitt Place is expected to continue through late August. Two lanes of Forbes Avenue were closed earlier this week to allow work crews to construct new drainage facilities and a retaining wall on Forbes Avenue. The work is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s $29 […]

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Commencement 2008: “Change the world,” GSPIA speaker urges >

May 1st, 2008

“Your presence here today means not only that you are hardworking, but courageous and independent,” a national political commentator told new graduates of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) last week. “Your presence means you believe there is such a thing as the common good. You have chosen to stand up and […]

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UPT nursing program accredited >

May 1st, 2008

Pitt-Titusville’s associate degree nursing program has been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The achievement indicates that the program has clear and appropriate educational objectives and is working to accomplish them. The UPT program, implemented in 2005, is designed to be completed over five terms within two years on a full-time basis, […]

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Baker wins 3rd term as Senate president >

May 1st, 2008

John J. Baker has been re-elected University Senate president for a third term. Baker is an associate professor in the Department of Microbiology-Biochemistry, School of Dental Medicine. Susan B. Hansen, professor of political science, was elected vice president, and Lisa Marie Bernardo, associate professor, health and community systems, School of Nursing, was re-elected secretary. Winners […]

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Upgrading Benedum >

May 1st, 2008

Contractors have removed the O’Hara Street staircase that led to the Benedum Hall plaza as part of the University’s $64.3 million upgrade to Benedum Hall, which houses the Swanson School of Engineering. The work includes $16.8 million for an addition to house the Mascaro Sustainability Initiative. The structure will be built on the plaza, connecting […]

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Weight race ends; activity challenge planned >

May 1st, 2008

Notice something missing at Pitt? More than three tons’ worth of excess faculty and staff weight has disappeared thanks to the MyHealth Weight Race that concluded last week. Across the University community, baggy clothing that’s not intended as a fashion statement and belt-tightening unrelated to state funding have become apparent as the weight race drew […]

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GAP grants awarded >

May 1st, 2008

Three $20,000 Global Academic Partnership (GAP) grants have been awarded to fund international conferences/workshops. The grants are intended to strengthen interdisciplinary research and curriculum development on critical global issues while enhancing international scholarly ties and raising the international profile of the University. The grants will fund the following projects: • “The Arts, Human Development and […]

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Belnap elected to AAAS >

May 1st, 2008

Nuel D. Belnap, Alan Ross Anderson Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, professor of history and philosophy of science, and fellow of the Center for Philosophy of Science, is among 212 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Belnap was named to the philosophy and religious studies section of the humanities and arts […]

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GSPH funds computational & systems modeling projects >

May 1st, 2008

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) has created a program in computational and systems modeling that provides start-up funding to investigators who are applying simulations and predictive models to public health. The goal is to address and solve problems such as obesity, poor food choices and inadequate use of vaccination. “Quantitative tools have become […]

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