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Volume 41 Issue 8

Your handwriting: Putting the analysis to the test >

December 4th, 2008

Certified handwriting analyst Mary C. “Mitzie” Biertempfel agreed to provide “quickie” analyses of handwriting samples taken from three well-known Pitt volunteers: Richard Colwell, president of the Staff Association Council; Patricia D. Kroboth, dean of the School of Pharmacy, and Stephen P. Zupcic, coordinator of Pitt’s Volunteer Pool. Biertempfel was not told whose handwriting she was […]

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Boulevard bridge, buses up and running >

December 4th, 2008

The Boulevard of the Allies bridge was opened Nov. 24, easing 18 months of traffic inconvenience at the west entrance to Oakland. Construction of the $29-million project to replace the deteriorating bridge and ramps began in April 2009. In other transit news, representatives of the Port Authority of Allegheny County and leaders of the union […]

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IEE program at Katz aids entrepreneurs >

December 4th, 2008

Got the passion and the willingness to spend time and energy to make a marketable idea a reality? Michael Lehman can help. Lehman joined the Katz Graduate School of Business’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) earlier this year after leaving his position as executive director of the Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. As director […]

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New signage directs Hillman Library patrons >

December 4th, 2008

Bright new signs are helping library patrons find their way at Hillman Library. Located mainly on the ground level and first floor, signs stenciled on walls and wrapped around structural pillars in bold red, orange, green and blue have replaced an understated color scheme. “It was so beige,” said librarian Jeff Wisniewski, who said the […]

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Making Pitt Work: Josh Cochran >

December 4th, 2008

Pitt’s senior administration grabs most of the headlines. The faculty here get noticed when they bring in research dollars, win teaching awards or publish in their fields. But behind the scenes, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data […]

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