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Volume 41 Issue 13

Obituary: Peter E. Siska >

March 5th, 2009

Longtime chemistry professor Peter E. Siska died Feb. 27, 2009. He was 65. Siska began his academic career at Pitt in 1971, where he conducted pioneering research in molecular beam kinetics. He also was an award-winning teacher, earning the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 1987, an Innovations in Education Award in 2001 and a Bellet […]

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Electronic information explosion poses retrieval-effort challenge >

March 5th, 2009

The explosion of new information technologies has brought with it an explosion of information — in print or audio forms to be stored and retrieved in novel ways. Jason R. Baron, director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, discussed his role in improving the retrieval of relevant electronically stored information (ESI) in […]

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Obituary: Carl F. Poke >

March 5th, 2009

A memorial service will be held April 2 for Carl F. Poke, one of the “founding fathers” of Pitt’s Greensburg campus, who died Feb. 23, 2009. He was 75. The service is scheduled for 4 p.m in UPG’s Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center. Poke was named assistant to the president, dean for Academic […]

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Mass media not all black & white, P-G staffer says >

March 5th, 2009

“I’ll cut to the chase and address why an aging white guy is talking to you about race and the media,” said Mark Roth, senior staff writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, at a Center on Race and Social Problems Feb. 17 lecture. Roth, who has more than 30 years of experience as a newspaper writer […]

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Obituary: Francis Byrne Colavita >

March 5th, 2009

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. March 26 in Heinz Chapel for Francis Byrne Colavita, associate professor emeritus of psychology, who died Feb. 16, 2009, in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., as the result of a traffic accident. He was 69. Colavita’s wife, Harriet Phillips, 67, died at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, […]

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GENDER WAGE GAP: Conference looks at strategies for eliminating pay disparities >

March 5th, 2009

Wages for average working women in the region and the nation continue to lag behind their male counterparts. To explore the causes of the pay gap — and efforts to eliminate the disparity — Pitt hosted a daylong conference Feb. 20 titled “The Gender Wage Gap: Strategies for the Future.” Featured were two keynote speakers; […]

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