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Volume 40 Issue 19

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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TissuGlue: One innovator case study >

May 29th, 2008

Among the results of University research is chemical engineering professor Eric Beckman’s development of a tissue glue that’s being brought to market by a company he formed in 2005. During the Office of Enterprise Development’s spring Limbach lecture, Beckman offered his insights on what he’s learned during his entrepreneurial leave from the University, including what […]

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Caveats abound in review of salary comparison >

May 29th, 2008

The annual comparison of Pitt faculty salaries with selected peers has had yet another wild card tossed into the mix. This year’s data does not include salary figures from the six University of California campuses that are included among the administration’s Pittsburgh campus peer group of 34 public Association of American Universities institutions. Data for […]

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