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Volume 41 Issue 5

NSF funding: Decline felt here >

October 23rd, 2008

Federal support for academic science and engineering research and development (R&D) has started to lag behind inflation, according to the National Science Foundation (NSF). And that lag is beginning to have an effect at Pitt, despite the fact that the University continues to rank among the top schools in total funding. (See related article, this […]

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Katz staffers treat Game 7 Gang attendees to ballpark eats >

October 23rd, 2008

Katz Graduate School of Business staff members Jim Cronin and Margie Jonnet greeted lunch guests outside Mervis Hall as part of the annual celebration of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 1960 World Series victory over the New York Yankees. To treat the Game 7 Gang revelers to an extra special celebration during Pittsburgh’s 250th birthday year, Jonnet […]

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NSF funding: Where Pitt stands >

October 23rd, 2008

While federal funding for academic research in real dollars is declining, Pitt continues to rank in the top 20 nationally in terms of National Science Foundation (NSF) funding. Jan Schaffner of Pitt’s Office of Research, who helps compile data submitted for NSF surveys, said that the University relies on two of the many NSF surveys […]

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AAAC honors 5 faculty, staff >

October 23rd, 2008

The African American Alumni Council will honor five Pitt faculty and administrators with the Sankofa Award Oct. 26. The award honors members of the University community who have exhibited outstanding educational support and service to students of African descent. Honorees are Toi Derricotte, professor of English, award-winning poet and co-founder of Cave Canem, a workshop/retreat […]

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Mercury lab thermometer exchange underway >

October 23rd, 2008

Exchanging silver mercury thermometers for red-spirit thermometers in the lab is the green way to go, say organizers of a new mercury thermometer exchange program for Pitt researchers. Pitt’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety, in conjunction with lab equipment supplier Fisher Scientific, have scheduled a series of collections across the Pittsburgh campus so lab […]

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UPB prof, wife endow scholarship >

October 23rd, 2008

Jeff and Joan Guterman have endowed a scholarship to benefit students in the program Jeff Guterman directs at Pitt-Bradford, where he is an associate professor of communications. The Jeffrey and Joan Guterman Broadcast Communications Scholarship will provide scholarships to undergraduates who have a grade point average of at least 3.0 and are enrolled at or […]

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World History Center opens >

October 23rd, 2008

Stressing the need for worldwide collaboration, the director of Pitt’s new World History Center said, “World history can grow only through interconnection with people around the world.” Patrick Manning, who also is the University’s Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History, showed off the World History Center’s web site (www.worldhistory.pitt.edu) at an Oct. 16 reception […]

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3 emeritus trustees nominated >

October 23rd, 2008

The nominating committee of the Board of Trustees last week recommended three alumni — Steven C. Beering, J. Roger Glunt and Dick Thornburgh — as candidates for election as emeritus trustees of the board. The full board will vote on the nominations Oct. 31. • Beering is president emeritus and professor of pharmacology at Purdue […]

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UPT cop offers advice on keeping kids safe online >

October 23rd, 2008

There’s no underestimating the role computers play in children’s lives today. Some 24 million children use the Internet on a weekly basis, according to a study by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The study found 89 percent used the Internet for sending and receiving email, while 81 percent played games, 76 […]

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