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Volume 39 Issue 17

Prof elected to National Academy of Sciences >

May 3rd, 2007

Professor of pharmacology Angela M. Gronenborn is among 72 members elected May 1 to the National Academy of Sciences. Gronenborn, an expert in nuclear magnetic resonance, is the Rosalind Franklin Professor and chair of the Department of Structural Biology. Gronenborn joins fellow Pitt professors Susan Amara and Robert Drennan, who were elected to the academy […]

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Pitt, Port Authority discuss ride pact >

May 3rd, 2007

The Port Authority of Allegheny County and Pitt officials are working on a contract renewal for fare-free bus rides. Last month Port Authority officials requested meetings to set a fee schedule for the agreement that allows Pittsburgh campus employees and students to ride buses and light-rail vehicles county-wide for free. The current three-year contract expires […]

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Commencement 2007: Pitt confers 6,000 degrees >

May 3rd, 2007

Pitt’s Class of 2007 was told by the nation’s first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that patriotism is not an ideal but a way of life, and that unity does not mean unanimity, nor does disagreement mean disloyalty. Regardless of students’ differing positions on the Iraq war, “You have kept your campus […]

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Making Pitt work: Career Services adds employer outreach >

May 3rd, 2007

The tassels have been turned, the Silly String has been swept from the floor of the Petersen Events Center and the University’s most recent graduates have gone. Those headed for new careers have relied on their education, experiences and skills to impress their new employers and get the jobs for which their years at Pitt […]

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Katz anticipates entrepreneurial age >

May 3rd, 2007

“You will face entrepreneurial ventures and entrepreneurship everywhere you turn for the next 50 years,” the chair of Syracuse University’s entrepreneurship program told a Pitt audience this week, adding that the at-risk student will be the one who graduates unprepared for the entrepreneurial age. Entrepreneurship is among the areas Katz Graduate School of Business Dean […]

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Networking on Pittsburgh's rivers >

May 3rd, 2007

The Katz Graduate School of Business is floating a new idea this spring that aims to develop business connections as well as biceps. A team of faculty, staff, students and alumni from the business school have= joined the likes of local corporations such as Westinghouse, American Eagle Outfitters, FedEx and Allegheny General Hospital as part […]

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$29.5 million in capital projects okayed >

May 3rd, 2007

The property and facilities committee of Pitt’s Board of Trustees last week approved more than $29.5 million in capital projects and renovations, including projects at the Bradford and Greensburg campuses. The committee must approve property transactions in excess of $500,000 and University construction projects costing more than $1 million. Pittsburgh campus projects approved by the […]

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State report issued on construction of The Pete >

May 3rd, 2007

State Auditor General Jack Wagner issued a report last week on the costs associated with problems during Pitt’s Petersen Events Center construction, which has been plagued with allegations of cost overruns, flawed designs and shoddy workmanship. The Wagner report, submitted to Gov. Edward G. Rendell, recommends “necessary corrections” in the operation of the Department of […]

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Radiologist charged in Internet sex case >

May 3rd, 2007

A UPMC radiologist was arrested last week and charged with propositioning via the Internet an undercover agent posing as a 13-year-old girl, according to documents released by the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office. Kenneth James Tolman, 49, a graduate medical resident at UPMC who was training in Pitt’s Department of Radiology, is charged with three counts […]

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