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Volume 41 Issue 8

IEE program at Katz aids entrepreneurs >

December 4th, 2008

Got the passion and the willingness to spend time and energy to make a marketable idea a reality? Michael Lehman can help. Lehman joined the Katz Graduate School of Business’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE) earlier this year after leaving his position as executive director of the Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. As director […]

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New signage directs Hillman Library patrons >

December 4th, 2008

Bright new signs are helping library patrons find their way at Hillman Library. Located mainly on the ground level and first floor, signs stenciled on walls and wrapped around structural pillars in bold red, orange, green and blue have replaced an understated color scheme. “It was so beige,” said librarian Jeff Wisniewski, who said the […]

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Making Pitt Work: Josh Cochran >

December 4th, 2008

Pitt’s senior administration grabs most of the headlines. The faculty here get noticed when they bring in research dollars, win teaching awards or publish in their fields. But behind the scenes, University staff, some 6,500 strong across five campuses, often toil in jobs ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. From mailroom workers to data […]

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New web site created for reporting smoking concerns >

December 4th, 2008

Pitt’s Clean Air Initiative has created a web site (www.ehs.pitt.edu/contact/concern.html) as a way for the University community to report safety and health-related concerns. The goals of the Clean Air Initiative are to address problems related to smoking and tobacco use on the Pittsburgh campus, including reducing the rate of smoking campus-wide; changing the social norms […]

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New study-abroad program launched >

December 4th, 2008

The Study Abroad Office has developed a new initiative called Pitt MAP, or Pitt multi-region academic program. The program will launch in spring 2010 with a semester-long trip to Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Beijing. The theme for the 2010 trip is State Memory/Private Lives. The curriculum will address the ways in which memory systems […]

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Knapp Room to be dedicated at Hillman Library >

December 4th, 2008

A plaque and portrait etching will be unveiled at 11 a.m. Dec. 15 as a room on Hillman Library’s ground floor is dedicated in honor of Amy E. Knapp, University Library System librarian and School of Information Sciences adjunct faculty member, who died May 31 following a battle with cancer. Knapp earned her bachelor’s degree, […]

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Obituary: Ana M. Guzman >

December 4th, 2008

Ana M. Guzman, retired associate vice chancellor of Facilities Management, died Dec. 1, 2008, following a brief illness. During her tenure leading Facilities Management from 1996 until 2005, Guzman presided over an unprecedented era of expansion on Pitt’s five campuses. After her retirement, Guzman continued her association with the University, serving as a consultant as […]

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