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Volume 39 Issue 8

On Teaching: Brian Vander Schee >

December 7th, 2006

As the saying goes, first impressions are lasting. With that in mind, Pitt-Bradford business management professor Brian Vander Schee is studying how his way of welcoming students on the first day of his introductory marketing class may make a difference in their perception of the class and perhaps in their overall performance. Vander Schee said […]

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Mentoring program development encouraged >

December 7th, 2006

Mentoring is not just for faculty and students anymore. Although mentoring relationships between senior and junior faculty, and between faculty and students are commonplace in an academic institution, units also benefit greatly by the improved staff social cohesion and social integration that mentoring can provide, said Jane Thompson, who last month led the workshop “How […]

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Campus-wide wireless on its way >

December 7th, 2006

Pitt will launch Wireless PittNet, the University’s campus-wide wireless Internet service, tomorrow, Dec. 8, by activating wireless network service in five campus buildings. Over the next 18 months, wireless network service will be installed in buildings across the 132-acre Pittsburgh campus and the four regional campuses. A technology fair will be held noon-4 p.m. Dec. […]

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County smoking ban has little effect on campus >

December 7th, 2006

When Pitt smokers return to campus following the holiday break, they will have to move at least five feet away from most building entrances to light up, under a county-wide smoking ban that goes into effect Jan. 2. (See Oct. 26 University Times.) Under the ordinance, passed by Allegheny County Council Sept. 26 and most […]

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UPB-LECOM articulation agreement signed >

December 7th, 2006

Administrators at Pitt’s Bradford campus and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) signed an articulation agreement last week that will enable Pitt-Bradford students to transfer after three years of study to LECOM to earn a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. After completing their first year at LECOM they will earn their BS degree from […]

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Former UPJ staffer sentenced >

December 7th, 2006

A Cambria County judge has sentenced former Pitt-Johnstown employee Jeffrey Haire for his involvement in a sexual relationship with a Cambria County teenager. Haire pleaded guilty in August to one count of corruption of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Haire was sentenced on Nov. 27 […]

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