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Volume 41 Issue 21

Distinguished Professors from med school named >

June 25th, 2009

Pitt has named four School of Medicine faculty members as Distinguished Professors, the highest honor that can be accorded a member of the professorship. They are Charles D. Bluestone, Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology; Olivera J. Finn, Distinguished Professor of Immunology; William C. de Groat, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, and Karen A. Matthews, […]

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Speaker shares strategies for African-American student retention >

June 25th, 2009

“Retention of African-American students is a crisis that we must respond to if we’re going to make a difference in the lives of African-American students,” Vice Provost and Dean of Students Kathy W. Humphrey told attendees at a recent minority student retention symposium on campus. “It is a crisis we must respond to if we’re […]

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Bellefield Boiler Plant converts to cleaner fuel >

June 25th, 2009

The Bellefield Boiler Plant is on schedule to stop burning coal by July 1. The deadline was part of a consent order announced in February by the Allegheny County Health Department, although power plant spokesperson Betsy Momich said the plan to convert the six boilers to natural gas was underway prior to that order. “Necessary […]

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Tritch nominated Board of Trustees chair >

June 25th, 2009

Stephen R. Tritch, chair of the Westinghouse Electric Co. since 2006 and a Pitt alumnus and trustee, has been nominated to be chair of Pitt’s trustees. Tritch started at Westinghouse in 1971, eventually rising to president and CEO. Last year he retired after six years in that dual-leadership position. He earned both his BS in […]

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Reach the Beach activity challenge begins >

June 25th, 2009

Surf’s up! A new summer-themed physical activity challenge, “Reach the Beach,” kicks off with registration today through June 30. Sponsored by the School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity (HPA) and the Benefits office, the program is open to faculty and staff at Pitt’s five campuses and the Mechanicsburg satellite location. Research associates, […]

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Manners awardees announced >

June 25th, 2009

The University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) has announced the winners of the ninth annual Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards. The awards were established in memory of the center’s assistant director, who died in 2000. UCSUR offers annual awards in two categories: research development grants to support pilot research in the social, […]

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