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Volume 39 Issue 3

Projected labor shortages not a concern >

September 28th, 2006

Federal labor projections indicate that both teaching and administrative jobs in post-secondary education will outpace the average labor force growth in the coming years, but Pitt administrators aren’t worried about a shortage. While employment is projected to grow 13 percent between 2004 and 2014, post-secondary education administration jobs are expected to increase 21.3 percent and […]

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Starrett poetry prize winner announced >

September 28th, 2006

Pittsburgh author Nancy Krygowski is the 2006 winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, awarded by the University of Pittsburgh Press for an outstanding first full-length book of poetry. Her manuscript, “Velocity,” was selected from several hundred entries and will be published by the Press in fall 2007. Established in 1981, the Starrett prize […]

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On teaching: Cindy Andes >

September 28th, 2006

“Lots of visuals can trigger all kinds of writing,” says Pitt-Titusville’s Cindy Andes. And, if her premise is true, students in her English classes should spend little time staring at a blank sheet of composition paper. The long-time assistant professor of English and humanities herself is a visual — on a recent summer afternoon a […]

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Emergency medicine endows new chair >

September 28th, 2006

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the School of Medicine has established the Ronald D. Stewart Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine Research. Stewart is professor and director of medical humanities at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. A faculty member here from 1978 to 1987, Stewart is being honored for establishing the Center for Emergency Medicine […]

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Mascaro initiative opens green facilities >

September 28th, 2006

Stepping onto the 11th floor of Benedum Hall isn’t high on the list of the University’s most aesthetic experiences. Visitors to its classrooms, labs and offices are plunged into a world of utilitarian block walls, commercial tile flooring and bare fluorescent tube lighting from the moment they step off the elevator. Overhead, ductwork, plumbing pipes […]

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Science 2006 events >

September 28th, 2006

THURSDAY 5 Exhibit Ballrm. Alumni, 8 am-4 pm Spotlight Session I-RNA: Cellular Strategies for Making It, Modifying It & Using It; 3rd fl. Science Lecture Hall, Alumni, 9 am “Alternative Splicing & Biological Control,” Paula Grabowski, biological sciences “Biogenesis & Functions of MicroRNAs,” Bino John, medicine “Analysis of Proteins That Couple Chromatin Changes to Transcription […]

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Suit over Allegheny College student's suicide exposes issues >

September 28th, 2006

In a case watched closely on college campuses, a Crawford County jury ruled Aug. 31 that an Allegheny College counselor and consulting psychologist were not at fault in the suicide of a student under their care. The civil suit was filed by Deborah and Charles Mahoney III, who alleged the defendants’ negligence contributed to the […]

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Lozano, Tobias, Perlman memorial services planned >

September 28th, 2006

A memorial service for Eduardo Lozano is set for 10 a.m. today, Sept. 28, in Heinz Chapel. Lozano, who retired in June after 39 years at Pitt, died Aug. 25, 2006. (See Aug. 31 University Times.) A reception (jackets required) will take place at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association following the service. A memorial service is […]

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Constitution Day looks at judicial independence >

September 28th, 2006

Judicial independence was the topic at Pitt’s School of Law and more than 100 law schools nationwide as colleges and universities marked this year’s Constitution Day with special programming. “This topic is both timely and critically important to the continued vitality of our nation’s system of government,” law school Dean Mary A. Crossley told a […]

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Obituary: Lynn Schwartz Katz >

September 28th, 2006

Education professor Lynn Schwartz Katz, 69, of Upper St. Clair, died July 31, 2006, following a lengthy illness. Katz retired in 1999 as an associate professor of educational psychology after 37 years at the University, although she continued to teach and advise students following her retirement. She also worked for 40 years as a consulting […]

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