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Volume 41 Issue 3

CSI: Bradford Campus Unit >

September 25th, 2008

BRADFORD — The students in criminal justice professor Tony Gaskew’s Crime Scene Investigation I class exchange their backpacks for safety goggles and bright purple latex gloves as they await his introduction to the day’s work in the lab of Pitt Bradford’s brand-new crime scene investigation (CSI) house. They know they’ll be assigned a new case […]

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New fitness challenge planned >

September 25th, 2008

It’s time to get those jogging shoes out of the closet and join Pitt’s latest Fitness for Life health initiative. Sponsored by the Department of Health and Physical Education and the Benefits office, the “Pitt Steps It Up” walking challenge is a six-week, pedometer-based program for faculty and staff at the five campuses and the […]

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CL lighting up for festival >

September 25th, 2008

The Cathedral of Learning and Stephen Foster Memorial will become colorful lighted sculptures next month as part of the Pittsburgh 250 Festival of Lights. Two different designs will transform the buildings during the month-long festival. With six area buildings featuring artistic lighting installations and 15 others enhancing their existing lighting, the Pittsburgh festival is being […]

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Pitt prof apologizes for behavior at debate >

September 25th, 2008

In the aftermath of a shouting match between coaches at a national debate tournament that drew international attention online, Pitt has announced that communication professor Shanara Reid-Brinkley, director of the University’s debate team, will not act as a debate tournament coach or travel with competitive debate teams this academic year. In addition, Pitt will not […]

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SAC vote on term limits postponed >

September 25th, 2008

A lack of a quorum at the Sept. 17 Staff Association Council meeting prevented a vote on a proposal to eliminate term limits for SAC officers. Action by the full membership was tabled until SAC’s Oct. 15 meeting. SAC bylaws require a quorum of three-fifths of the group’s full members for votes or official action […]

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French ambassador discusses EU >

September 25th, 2008

French ambassador to the United States Pierre Vimont visited Pitt Sept. 15, speaking to a packed house in the William Pitt Union lower lounge. In his public address, sponsored by Pitt’s European Union Center of Excellence, Vimont discussed the positives and negatives of the European Union, the 27-member economic union that he had served as […]

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