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Volume 38 Issue 16

Detre memorial set for April 28 >

April 13th, 2006

A memorial service for Katherine Detre, who died Jan. 24, has been set for 2:30 p.m. April 28 in Heinz Chapel. A reception will follow in the Hall of Architecture at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. At the time of her death, Detre was Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public […]

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Obituary: Ruben A. Tenicela >

April 13th, 2006

Ruben A. Tenicela, a pioneer in pain management and a long-time professor at Pitt’s School of Medicine, died March 27, 2006, of congestive heart failure. He was 76. A native of Huancavalica, Peru, Tenicela earned his medical degree from the University of San Marcos, Peru, in 1957. It was there he met the late Peter […]

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Getting published: Some advice on how to start >

April 13th, 2006

The 19th-century English aphorist Charles Caleb Colton is credited with the saying “There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it and to find sensible men to read it." Perhaps no one knows those difficulties more keenly than newly minted scholars seeking publication for the first […]

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A closer look: Maureen Passmore >

April 13th, 2006

In 1997, Maureen Passmore, then an undergraduate at Penn State, participated in a study abroad program to Ukraine, expanding on an interest originating in a class in Ukrainian culture and civilization. She found the Ukrainian people were still in recovery mode from the totalitarian Soviet Union, which had split up less than an decade earlier. […]

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Books, Journals & More >

April 13th, 2006

This annual University Times supplement recognizes faculty and staff who have written and edited books, as well as those whose efforts have extended into other areas, such as CDs, electronic publications, art exhibitions, plays and musical compositions. We regret that space constraints prohibit including other kinds of publications/creative endeavors. At the suggestion of a faculty […]

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A closer look: Joseph A. Luxbacher >

April 13th, 2006

Pitt’s men’s soccer coach is not only a veteran soccer player, but along the way has become a veteran writer as well. Joseph A. Luxbacher’s third edition of “Soccer Steps to Success” updates earlier editions of the book, which focuses on building soccer skills in youth and intermediate-level players. The old adage “write what you […]

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Senate session explores technology transfer >

April 13th, 2006

It’s no secret that Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University are important contributors to the Pittsburgh area’s economy. Employment at the two universities (including UPMC) combined is roughly the same size as southwestern Pennsylvania’s high-tech employment sector, at about 60,000. Both are among the top schools responsible for creating venture capital spinoff companies, and Pitt last […]

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April 20 SAC assembly to focus on health care >

April 13th, 2006

“Taking Care of Your Health Care” is the theme for the Staff Association Council’s (SAC) spring assembly. The assembly is set for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 20 in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room. Representatives from several Pitt units and various health agencies will be offering advice and making short presentations on their services. Presenters […]

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