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Volume 39 Issue 9

Ex-Schatten post doc sanctioned by HHS >

January 11th, 2007

A former postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Gerald P. Schatten at Magee Womens Research Institute (MWRI) has been sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for falsifying rhesus monkey stem cell research intended for publication in the journal Nature. An oversight review by the U.S. Public Health Service’s Office of Research […]

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On Teaching: Ethan Pullman >

January 11th, 2007

“I always was interested in languages,” said Ethan Pullman, a University Library System reference and instruction librarian. But that simple statement only skims the surface of the places his interest has taken him. The 40-year-old Palestinian native has spent 26 years in the United States, earning a bachelor’s degree in French at Youngstown State University […]

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One on One: John Camillus >

January 11th, 2007

“The essence of a professional school is the ability to merge disciplines,” said John C. Camillus of the Katz Graduate School of Business. “The area I’m involved in — strategy — is really bringing blue and yellow together to make green.” Camillus, who joined the Pitt faculty in 1977, has held the Donald R. Beall […]

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Retired prof “on the road again” >

January 11th, 2007

Plenty of people dream of traveling when they retire. Pitt-Johnstown economics professor emeritus Michael Yates has taken that dream to the extreme, disposing of most of his possessions and taking to the road after 32 years of teaching at Pitt-Johnstown. Yates has been wandering around the United States since his retirement in 2001. “My mother […]

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SAC questions Pitt salary policies >

January 11th, 2007

Why does an experienced employee sometimes make less salary than a new person hired from outside the University for a comparable staff position? Staff Association Council (SAC) members discussed Pitt’s seemingly inconsistent salary policies last month with Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor for Human Resources, at the group’s Dec. 13 meeting. In a nutshell, Frisch […]

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3 UPJ staffers win excellence awards >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt-Johnstown staff members Roxanne Blough, Andrea Leibfreid and Pam Sabol have been honored with awards for 2006 from campus President Albert L. Etheridge. Blough has received the President’s Award for Excellence in Service to the Community, and Leibfreid and Sabol have been given the President’s Award for Excellence in Service to UPJ. Blough joined the […]

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Undergrad research: Leader explains value >

January 11th, 2007

Undergraduate research opportunities are on the rise at colleges and universities nationwide as a body of research touting the many benefits of engaging students in research continues to grow. Recent data show that students who have had research experiences at the undergraduate level are more likely to go on to graduate school and have a […]

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Undergrad research: Michigan's experience could influence Pitt >

January 11th, 2007

Sandra Gregerman drew a wide range of listeners from across the University community at her November Teaching Excellence lecture in the School of Arts and Sciences. In addition, her research and experiences as the University of Michigan’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) director has sparked new dialogue and ideas on the Pitt campus. Pitt chemistry […]

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High oil prices prompt UPB to resurrect petroleum tech program >

January 11th, 2007

Pennsylvania may not be the first place to come to mind when one thinks of oil wells, but the state’s oil industry — born with the drilling of the first well in Titusville in 1859 — has jobs to fill thanks to high oil and gas prices. According to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association […]

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