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Volume 40 Issue 20

Pitt employees check out of the grocery line to shop at work >

June 12th, 2008

Grocery shopping may not be the most exciting chore, but a person’s got to eat. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average grocery shopping trip takes 45 minutes for women, 37 minutes for men. Some Pitt employees are finding ways to get their shopping done in less time and with less gasoline. […]

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Obituary: Jacob N. Burbea >

June 12th, 2008

Pitt mathematics professor Jacob N. Burbea died June 3, 2008, at UPMC Shadyside of complications from lung disease. He was 66. Burbea’s area of expertise was in mathematical analysis. Colleague Frank Beatrous said geometric function theory, several complex variables, vortex dynamics, information theory and operator theory were among the areas in which Burbea’s work had […]

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Oakland farmers' market begins next week >

June 12th, 2008

The Oakland Farmers’ Market returns June 20 with more than a dozen vendors featuring homegrown and homemade local products such as fresh produce, cut flowers, free-range eggs, artisan cheeses, baked goods, salsa, homemade pierogies and various grass- and forage-fed meats including beef, poultry, goat and lamb. The market will be held 3:30-6:30 p.m. each Friday […]

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Globetrotting librarian shares skills in Vietnam >

June 12th, 2008

Robin Kear’s first trip abroad was all that was necessary to spark her innate wanderlust. As a Chatham College freshman, she spent six months studying in France’s Loire Valley and followed that with a shorter study trip to Morocco in her junior year. Little did she know that her love for travel would mesh with […]

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New spur to Underground Railroad bike route mapped >

June 12th, 2008

A new Pittsburgh-Erie spur has added 152 miles to the 2,058-mile Underground Railroad bicycle route completed last year by the Montana-based Adventure Cycling Association in conjunction with Pitt’s Center for Minority Health (CMH). The bicycle route highlights sites of historic significance and is designed to encourage active lifestyles as a culturally relevant way to promote […]

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UCSUR names Manners awardees >

June 12th, 2008

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has announced the winners of the eighth annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. The awards were established in memory of the center’s assistant director, who died in 2000. UCSUR offers annual awards in two categories: research development grants to support pilot research in the social, […]

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