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Volume 41 Issue 7

Bus service remains a question >

November 20th, 2008

Two important dates are looming in the stalemate between the Port Authority of Allegheny County and its union workers. The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 85, comprising some 2,300 bus drivers, rail operators, mechanics and clerical workers, has called a meeting Nov. 23 for rank-and-file members to vote on whether to stop working in protest […]

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Teaching Excellence Fair: Ground rules for civility >

November 20th, 2008

Pitt’s eighth annual Teaching Excellence Fair, held Nov. 5, included presentations from winners of 2007-08 innovation in education grants and conversations on teaching methods and techniques with faculty, as well as workshops and technology demonstrations led by Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) staff. The event was sponsored by the Provost’s Advisory Council […]

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Hillman Library extends hours >

November 20th, 2008

Hillman Library will extend its 24-hour end-of-term schedule to two weeks beginning this term. Hillman will be open continuously from 7:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1 until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. The University Library System will provide free coffee and tea in the Cup & Chaucer after its regular closing time. The PITTCat online […]

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Teaching Excellence Fair: Students as teachers >

November 20th, 2008

Pitt’s eighth annual Teaching Excellence Fair, held Nov. 5, included presentations from winners of 2007-08 innovation in education grants and conversations on teaching methods and techniques with faculty, as well as workshops and technology demonstrations led by Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) staff. The event was sponsored by the Provost’s Advisory Council […]

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One last look at the Cathedral lights >

November 20th, 2008

Passersby stop to view a geometric pattern projected on the Bigelow Boulevard and Forbes Avenue facades of the Cathedral of Learning and the Stephen Foster Memorial. The second of two colorful illuminations created by German design firm Casa Magica as part of the Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights debuted on the structures Nov. 7. The […]

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Teaching Excellence Fair: Real-world applications >

November 20th, 2008

Pitt’s eighth annual Teaching Excellence Fair, held Nov. 5, included presentations from winners of 2007-08 innovation in education grants and conversations on teaching methods and techniques with faculty, as well as workshops and technology demonstrations led by Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) staff. The event was sponsored by the Provost’s Advisory Council […]

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Teaching Excellence Fair: What worked? What didn't? >

November 20th, 2008

Pitt’s eighth annual Teaching Excellence Fair, held Nov. 5, included presentations from winners of 2007-08 innovation in education grants and conversations on teaching methods and techniques with faculty, as well as workshops and technology demonstrations led by Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education (CIDDE) staff. The event was sponsored by the Provost’s Advisory Council […]

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