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Volume 40 Issue 21

CGS Monroeville location moves >

June 26th, 2008

Pitt’s College of General Studies is moving its Monroeville satellite location from the Monroeville ExpoMart to Penn Center East on Route 22 in Wilkins Township. Four fall term classes are to be held in the new space. The complex already is home to several other schools including the University of Phoenix, Waynesburg College and Indiana […]

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Business clothing drive set for July 9 >

June 26th, 2008

The Pitt Volunteer Pool is sponsoring a career clothing drive on July 9 to aid efforts of Pennsylvania Women Work, an organization that promotes the economic self-sufficiency of single parents, displaced homemakers and individuals in transition. The organization is seeking donations of professional clothing for women and men that is appropriate for job interviews and […]

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Arts mural dedicated at UPB >

June 26th, 2008

‘BioDun Ogundayo, Pitt-Bradford professor of French and comparative literature, left, discusses the imagery in a new mural in UPB’s Blaisdell Hall with senior A.J. Laganosky. Laganosky, an interdisciplinary arts major, was among 10 students who designed and painted the mural during a summer term class taught by art professor and muralist Kong Ho. Dedicated earlier […]

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Winning CSSD projects recognized >

June 26th, 2008

Two Pitt technology projects were recognized this month as Laureates by the Industrial Distribution Group’s (IDG) Computerworld honors program. For two decades, the Computerworld honors program has acknowledged those individuals and organizations that have used information technology to benefit society. Since 2003, the Computerworld honors program has selected the University for more than 15 awards […]

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Appropriation deadline looms >

June 26th, 2008

Pitt’s trustees will meet June 27, but students and employees will remain in suspense about how the University’s state appropriation will impact their financial future. The board plans to take no budget action at Friday’s meeting, said John Fedele, Pitt’s associate director of news. Both the University and the state mark the end of their […]

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ULS puts film versions of plays online >

June 26th, 2008

A treasure trove of the world’s most famous film versions of plays is now online for access by the Pitt community through the University Library System. From productions of Shakespeare to rare in-depth footage focusing on the work of Samuel Beckett, the Theatre in Video link makes accessible in streaming video more than 250 film […]

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Perfetti to head LRDC >

June 26th, 2008

Charles Perfetti, University Professor of Psychology and professor of linguistics, has been named director of the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC). Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor James V. Maher announced the appointment last week. LRDC is an academic center that supports scientific research on instruction and learning and the improvement of instruction and […]

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PSC Wii project wins TeraGrid award >

June 26th, 2008

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) won the award for “Best Demonstration at TG08” during this year’s annual conference of the TeraGrid, the National Science Foundation’s program of cyberinfrastructure for U.S. science and education. A PSC team of two scientists and a Pitt student received the award for “WiiMD,” a project that merges the video-game technology […]

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