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Volume 40 Issue 19

Mentors, mentees tell what works >

May 29th, 2008

Who better to offer advice on mentoring than those who’ve already walked in those shoes, either as a mentor or as a mentee? Participants in the Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education’s Summer Instructional Development Institute (SIDI), “Mentoring Student Research,” on May 8 received advice not only from experienced mentors, but also from a […]

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ULS announces 5 millionth volume >

May 29th, 2008

The University Library System (ULS) announced that its five millionth volume is “Making the Impossible Possible: One Man’s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary,” by William Strickland. Strickland is a Pitt alumnus, trustee and chair of the ULS board of visitors. He also is president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell […]

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Law speaker Justice Todd stresses integrity >

May 29th, 2008

Stressing the value of personal integrity, the rule of law and the need for balance between one’s professional and personal life, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice told newly minted Pitt lawyers they are entering a great and noble profession. “While becoming a lawyer may bring you great benefit, you bear great responsibility as well,” in […]

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A&S funds Cave Canem >

May 29th, 2008

The School of Arts and Sciences has awarded $200,000 to support Cave Canem Foundation’s retreat for African-American poets at Pitt-Greensburg, 2008-2012. Pitt professor of English Toi Derricotte co-founded Cave Canem with poet Cornelius Eady to remedy the under-representation of African-American poets in MFA programs and at writing workshops. The Cave Canem retreat annually serves 54 […]

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Pitt wants to control future Semple Street parties >

May 29th, 2008

Pitt plans to intensify efforts to control the annual “Semple Fest,” a student-driven after-finals street party that got out of hand this year. According to John Wilds, assistant vice chancellor for community and governmental relations, the April 18 event was the third year for Semple Fest. “It was kind of a frightful thing for the […]

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Tech transfer office helps innovators >

May 29th, 2008

Pitt’s technology transfer efforts are centered in the Office of Technology Management, which helps innovators find commercial applications for their discoveries. OTM’s strategic relations manager Dan Bates puts it another way: He says the office’s job is about “getting your ideas out into the world.” Bates and technology marketing manager Carolyn Weber offered information for […]

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