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Volume 40 Issue 2

Making Pitt Work: UPB master gardener Bob Harris >

September 13th, 2007

BRADFORD — One of the most enthusiastic teachers at Pitt-Bradford spends little time in the classroom. Instead, Bob Harris’s domain is the entire 317-acre campus where he pursues his lifelong passion for gardening. With a gentle manner and an easy smile, he dispenses snippets of knowledge — and perhaps a sample of an herb or […]

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Business schools launch new web sites >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt’s business schools have launched newly redesigned web sites. The new Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business’s web site address is www.business.pitt.edu/katz/, the College of Business Administration’s new address is www.business.pitt.edu/cba/ and a joint Pitt business schools web site’s new address is http://www.business.pitt.edu/.

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Pitt Environmental Law Clinic appeals forest plan >

September 13th, 2007

An appeal filed by Pitt’s Environmental Law Clinic is among those being considered by the U.S. Forest Service as it reviews comments on a land management plan for the Allegheny National Forest. The new forest plan, which would guide management of the 517,000- acre forest in northwestern Pennsylvania for the next 10-15 years, took effect […]

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Obituary: Beryl B. Haughton Jackson >

September 13th, 2007

Former nursing faculty member and Pitt alumna Beryl B. Haughton Jackson died Sept. 2, 2007. She was 83. Jackson retired from the University in 1991 after a decade as a faculty member in Pitt’s graduate program in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Born in Cambridge, Jamaica, as a child Haughton dreamed of being a nurse but put […]

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UPT prof launches peace project >

September 13th, 2007

Prompted by U.S. Rep. John Peterson’s statements that the war in Iraq is not an issue in his congressional district, a Pitt-Titusville professor is spearheading an effort to mobilize residents of northern Pennsylvania to speak out against the war. Mary Ann Caton, assistant professor of history and political science, has launched the 5th District Peace […]

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UPJ celebrates 80 years >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt’s Johnstown campus is gearing up for a whopper of a week to celebrate its 80th anniversary, including the inauguration of Jem Spectar as UPJ’s fifth president. From a “kick off island party” to a community picnic to the induction of the inaugural class in a new UPJ Athletics Hall of Fame — not to […]

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GSPIA hosts CIA officer-in-residence >

September 13th, 2007

Veteran CIA officer Frank Hofmann has traveled the globe during his 28-year intelligence career with assignments in East Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States. Following his latest stints in Pakistan and Afghanistan, he has found himself in perhaps a less likely place: Pittsburgh. Hofmann will spend the next two years as a visiting […]

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