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Volume 37 Issue 17

University names law dean >

April 28th, 2005

Pitt has named Mary A. Crossley, who holds an endowed professorship at Florida State University College of Law, as the new School of Law dean, the first woman dean in the school’s 110-year history. Crossley’s appointment is effective in July. She will succeed David J. Herring, who is returning to the law school full-time faculty […]

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Obituary: Mary P. Edmonds >

April 28th, 2005

Noted Pitt biochemist Mary P. Edmonds, professor emerita of biological sciences, died April 16, 2005, of complications related to a heart attack. She was 82. Edmonds’s research on messenger RNA (ribonucleic acid) led to the discovery of protein sequences that allow RNA to carry genetic instructions from a cell’s nucleus to the cellular mechanisms that […]

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Faculty, staff voice support for club >

April 28th, 2005

More than 160 faculty and staff have signed a petition supporting the establishment of a faculty-staff club. The dissolution of two clubs in Oakland spurred a campaign to re-establish a faculty-staff club. The Pitt Club, a University faculty and staff club, now defunct, served its last lunch in Gardner Steel Conference Center in late 2003. […]

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Obituary: Felix “Bebe” Miller >

April 28th, 2005

Felix H. “Bebe” Miller, a retired clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the School of Medicine and a volunteer fundraiser for the University, died April 25, 2005, from myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. He was 76. “He injected humor in day-to-day interactions and this made him an effective educator,” said Steve Caritis, director […]

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SAC announces officers’ slate >

April 28th, 2005

The slate of candidates for the Staff Association Council (SAC) officers has been announced. Running for re-election as president is Richard Colwell. He will be opposed by Barbara Mowery, former president of SAC. Incumbent Angela Peskie is running for vice president for marketing and communications against Kara Richardson, who serves on SAC’s marketing and communications […]

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Bellefield exercise facilities to expand >

April 28th, 2005

Faculty and staff irked by being shut out from the workout facilities at the Petersen Events Center soon will have more recreational options at Bellefield Hall. The Senate benefits and welfare committee, then chaired by Herbert Chesler, had argued during the Petersen Center’s construction and after its opening in 2003 that The Pete’s recreational facilities […]

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Semester at Sea seeks donations >

April 28th, 2005

After a 50-foot wave rocked the Semester at Sea ship in January, waylaying the vessel in Hawaii, the ship again steamed ahead and is expected to conclude its voyage today, April 28, in Fort Lauderdale. But overcoming adversity came at a cost: $1.5 million for additional expenses such as repairs to the program’s ship, the […]

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Making Pitt Work: Steamfitter Paul Werley goes underground >

April 28th, 2005

You can’t see it, but it’s there: Under Forbes and Fifth avenues and many of the streets in between and beyond, a spider web of pipes threaded through a maze of tunnels blows the cool breeze into Pittsburgh campus offices and classrooms when it’s hot and lets off steam to warm campus buildings when it’s […]

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