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Volume 41 Issue 5

GSPIA turns 50: “We are our alumni,” dean says >

October 23rd, 2008

“The sun never sets on the ‘GSPIA Empire,’” boasted Dean John T.S. Keeler about the reach of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ alumni. “It isn’t as deeply enmeshed as the British Empire, but it is as vast. We have alums in more than 100 countries. My main theme is: We are our […]

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UPMC integrates burn, trauma care >

October 23rd, 2008

UPMC is integrating the burn and trauma services of UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Mercy. The reorganization establishes UPMC as the busiest trauma and burn center in the region and is an integral component of UPMC’s plan to enhance and expand UPMC Mercy’s subspecialty service capabilities. Andrew Peitzman, who has led trauma care at UPMC Presbyterian […]

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NSF funding: Decline felt here >

October 23rd, 2008

Federal support for academic science and engineering research and development (R&D) has started to lag behind inflation, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF). And that lag is beginning to have an effect at Pitt, despite the fact that the University continues to rank among the top schools in total funding. (See related article, this […]

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GSPIA turns 50: Looking back over 50 years >

October 23rd, 2008

Three of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs’ longest-serving employees — who combined represent more than 100 years of service to GSPIA — are awash with nostalgia as the school gets set to celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend. Donald Goldstein, who plans to retire from teaching next August after 35 years and […]

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NSF funding: Where Pitt stands >

October 23rd, 2008

While federal funding for academic research in real dollars is declining, Pitt continues to rank in the top 20 nationally in terms of National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. Jan Schaffner of Pitt’s Office of Research, who helps compile data submitted for NSF surveys, said that the University relies on two of the many NSF surveys […]

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CGS marks 50 years as a school >

October 23rd, 2008

Tomorrow, the College of General Studies is celebrating its birthday. Planned in tandem with the annual alumni weekend and homecoming activities, the CGS Student Government and current students, along with CGS alumni and their families, will celebrate the 50th anniversary — birthday cake and all — of the establishment of the college as a full-fledged […]

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Mercury lab thermometer exchange underway >

October 23rd, 2008

Exchanging silver mercury thermometers for red-spirit thermometers in the lab is the green way to go, say organizers of a new mercury thermometer exchange program for Pitt researchers. Pitt’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety, in conjunction with lab equipment supplier Fisher Scientific, have scheduled a series of collections across the Pittsburgh campus so lab […]

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CGS long-timers reminisce >

October 23rd, 2008

As the College of General Studies (CGS) readies for its celebration of 50 years as a Pitt school this weekend, four people with long-time CGS associations reminisced about their experiences. Tim Carr, an academic adviser on staff at CGS since 1975, recalled his early days working at the college when there were many more students […]

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World History Center opens >

October 23rd, 2008

Stressing the need for worldwide collaboration, the director of Pitt’s new World History Center said, “World history can grow only through interconnection with people around the world.” Patrick Manning, who also is the University’s Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History, showed off the World History Center’s web site (www.worldhistory.pitt.edu) at an Oct. 16 reception […]

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Highlights from CGS history >

October 23rd, 2008

• March 11, 1958 — Pitt’s Board of Trustees approves establishment of the School of General Studies; Viers Wilson Adams is named first dean. Five concentrations are offered — humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business and education. • 1966-68 — Nine majors are added: English, French, geography, history, mathematics, political science, psychology, sociology and Spanish. […]

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