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Volume 35 Issue 10

Computer sleep mode saves $$$ >

January 23rd, 2003

While screen-saver icons of flying toasters and swimming goldfish make computers fun to look at when not in use, they do absolutely nothing to conserve energy. Pitt administrators have launched a campaign to alert computer users about a simple to obtain — and free — alternative. As part of a larger Pitt effort to conserve […]

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Service workers’ contract extended >

January 23rd, 2003

Pittsburgh campus service workers are now working under a contract extension. Their three-year pact expired Dec. 31, and union representatives have begun negotiations with Pitt on a new contract, according to a union official. The 350 campus custodians, which includes cleaners, maintenance workers, grounds-keepers and pool operators, are members of Division 29 of the Service […]

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TANGO! >

January 23rd, 2003

Born in the brothels of Argentina and Uruguay, the tango is about sex. “The closest thing you’ll find to a vertical expression of a horizontal desire,” wrote essayist Angela Rippon of the dance, notorious for its erotic rhythms, close embraces and intertwining of legs. But the tango also is about sorrow and loneliness. “A sad […]

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“Much Ado” about tango >

January 23rd, 2003

Lovers in Shakespeare’s comedies have been likened to dance partners — drawing close, then pushing each other away, posing, pouting, teasing, despairing, only to end up in each other’s arms by the final curtain. W. Stephen Coleman will crank up the dance imagery in directing Pitt’s upcoming production of a favorite Shakespearean comedy. Coleman has […]

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Faculty, students view Pitt’s global service learning program as win-win >

January 23rd, 2003

History professor Christopher Kopper taught a Pitt international service-learning course, “Holocaust Studies in Germany and Poland,” last summer. During the first week, Kopper lectured, led discussions and took his students — eight undergraduates and one grad student — on tours of historic sites in Berlin. Then the Pitt group spent a week at the former […]

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English tapped for national study of doctorate >

January 23rd, 2003

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching announced this month that Pitt’s English department is one of six English departments nationwide selected to participate in the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate (CID). CID, a multi-year research and policy project aimed at improving doctoral education at American universities, selected 32 partner departments nationwide in chemistry, […]

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