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Volume 40 Issue 2

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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Drink bottle recycling benefits Braddock Carnegie Library >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt faculty members Carl Lagenaur of neurobiology and Laurel Roberts and John Hempel of biological sciences check on a drink bottle collection bin in Clapp Hall. Hempel, who chairs the Braddock Carnegie Library board’s restoration committee, is collecting 20-ounce drink bottles to help fund restoration efforts at the library — the first of 1,679 Carnegie […]

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Sanft named acting AD >

September 13th, 2007

Donna D. Sanft, senior associate athletics director for administration, student life and compliance, was named interim director of athletics by Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg. She succeeds Jeff Long, athletics director since 2003, who accepted a similar position at the University of Arkansas. Sanft’s association with Pitt’s athletics department includes time as a student-athlete, gymnastics head […]

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Health, safety and security expo set >

September 13th, 2007

Later this month passersby may wonder what the emergency is when local police officers, city fire officials, EMS responders and other safety and security personnel congregate at the William Pitt Union. But the cause of the gathering won’t be an emergency, it will be to learn how to guard against one at Pitt’s first Health, […]

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Observatory open house planned >

September 13th, 2007

Pitt’s Allegheny Observatory will hold its annual open house Sept. 28. Visitors can roam the observatory and peer into the night sky through the 30-inch Thaw Refractor telescope, a 47-foot-high telescope normally reserved for research. Members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will set up telescopes on the observatory lawn for the public. If […]

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Asian studies to house Confucius Institute >

September 13th, 2007

The Chinese Ministry of Education has named Pitt’s Asian Studies Center as the first Confucius Institute in Pennsylvania. Confucius institutes comprise a network of international initiatives developed by the ministry’s Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), and are dedicated to enhancing the understanding of the Chinese language and culture. The Confucius Institute at Pitt […]

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