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Volume 39 Issue 9

Pitt, CMU launch joint PhD program >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are launching a joint doctoral degree program in structural biology and biophysics. Structural biologists use powerful, highly sophisticated technologies, such as x-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, to reveal the three-dimensional structure of proteins and other molecules. Biophysicists apply physics principles along with mathematical models and […]

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Dental school honored for clinic's work >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine recently received Excellence in Organization Activity recognition from Achieva. Achieva is a non-profit group within a family of organizations that collectively comprises western Pennsylvania’s largest provider of comprehensive services and support for persons with disabilities and their families. The School of Dental Medicine was chosen for the honor specifically for […]

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Greensburg gets $2 million grant >

January 11th, 2007

The Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation has awarded Pitt-Greensburg $2 million, the largest gift in the regional campus’s history. The money will help fund an addition to McKenna Hall, the campus computer center. The Richard King Mellon Foundation and the Timken Foundation of Canton also have contributed to this project. The Mellon Foundation has given $500,000, […]

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Obituary: Marianne F. Maegle >

January 11th, 2007

Marianne F. Maegle, a 40-year staff member in the Office of the Registrar, died Dec. 26, 2006, of complications following surgery. She was 61. Maegle came to Pitt in 1966 as a clerk in the Registrar’s office. Over the years, she progressed to senior clerk, senior secretary, administrative aide, administrative assistant and supervisor prior to […]

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Pitt, city work on Oakland housing issues >

January 11th, 2007

Pitt is considering a number of new options to help city officials crack down on landlord abuses in student-laden south and central Oakland. The University continues to work with city officials to improve conditions in neighboring residential areas, which long have suffered from landlord abuses, building code violations and other problems including two fatalities from […]

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Obituary: Frederick C. Thayer >

January 11th, 2007

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs emeritus professor Frederick C. Thayer died Dec. 23, 2006, following a stroke. He was 82. Thayer graduated in 1945 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and during his 24-year military career in the Army and Air Force completed a master’s degree in political science at Ohio […]

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