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Volume 40 Issue 1

UPG safety director takes busman's holiday >

August 30th, 2007

According to an old saw, a mail carrier always takes a long walk on a day off. So, what does Tom Horan, director of Safety and Security at the Greensburg campus, do on his days off? He teaches police officer candidates at the state Police Academy and trains those who teach mandatory police continuing education […]

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ULS sessions focus on info literacy >

August 30th, 2007

At one time, library research consisted of searching through a limited few choices: newspapers, magazines and reference books. That’s no longer the case, with e-books, podcasts and blogs joining a growing list of online choices for today’s information seekers. As the choices grow, the need to navigate effectively becomes increasingly critical, especially in academic research. […]

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Pitt info requested in student loan probe >

August 30th, 2007

The New York State Attorney General’s office continues to broaden its review of the relationships between universities and their vendors, requesting or subpoenaing information from schools, student loan firms and study abroad providers. Student loans Pitt is among 40 schools that received information requests or subpoenas as part of a widening investigation into the relationship […]

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What's New? – People >

August 30th, 2007

The hustle and bustle that marks the beginning of each academic year is here again. But the Pitt community has not slept through the summer months, which saw everything from the cleaning of the Cathedral of Learning to the establishment of new academic programs to the hiring of employees. The University Times asked deans and […]

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What's New? – Places >

August 30th, 2007

Following are some of the ongoing and recently completed construction and renovation projects on the Pittsburgh campus, based on information provided by the Office of Facilities Management. Classroom Upgrades: The annual classroom improvement program resulted in physical renovations, technology upgrades and new furnishings for various classrooms in Langley Hall, Salk Hall, Clapp Hall, Allen Hall […]

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What's New? – Things >

August 30th, 2007

The African studies program, in conjunction with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, is planning a Teach Africa Youth Forum Oct. 30 in which students in grades 6-12 may interact with African studies faculty, policy makers, experts from Africa, African artists and the local African […]

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Volunteers sought for Day of Caring >

August 30th, 2007

The 17th annual Pitt Day of Caring is set for Sept. 28. More than 400 Pitt volunteers, including family members and friends, are expected for one of the area’s largest community service projects. This year’s Day of Caring will feature more projects than ever, both in local neighborhoods close to campus and at agencies of […]

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