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Volume 41 Issue 14

New motor pool policy wrecks some field trip plans >

March 19th, 2009

Changes in the University’s policy on student use of University vehicles have left some professors scrambling to find qualified drivers for field trips this term and over the summer. The new policy requires drivers to be at least 25 years old and to have had a valid driver’s license for four years before they may […]

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Colavita memorial service set >

March 19th, 2009

A memorial service for Francis B. Colavita is planned for 3 p.m. March 26 in Heinz Memorial Chapel. Colavita, associate professor emeritus of psychology, died Feb. 16, 2009, as the result of a traffic accident. He was 69. Colavita began his career at Pitt in 1966 as assistant professor with a specialty in biological psychology. […]

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On teaching: Disabilities in the classroom >

March 19th, 2009

“When I start a class, I tell students I’m a hard of hearing person and here’s how we’re going to get along,” says School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences professor Katherine Seelman. In the classroom, Seelman, SHRS’s associate dean of disability programs and professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology, asks students to […]

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Poke memorial service planned >

March 19th, 2009

A memorial service for Carl F. Poke, one of the “founding fathers” of the Greensburg campus, is planned for 4 p.m. April 2 in Pitt-Greensburg’s Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. Poke died Feb. 23, 2009. He was 75. Poke was named assistant to the president in 1963 — UPG’s founding year — becoming […]

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Scholarly publishing: Plenary keynote speaker outlines concerns >

March 19th, 2009

“It’s not unreasonable to say that the scholarly publishing that most of us grew up with is either in collapse or in a forced transition that will be awkward until we find the new version,” said Provost James V. Maher as he introduced keynote speaker David E. Shulenburger at the University Senate’s spring plenary session […]

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Obituary: Frank John Draus >

March 19th, 2009

Frank John Draus, a long-time faculty member and administrator in the School of Dental Medicine, died March 4, 2009. He was 79. A native of Dupont, Pa., Draus came to Pitt in 1956 as a research assistant in the school, rising through the academic ranks to associate professor and professor. He held a number of […]

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